Four Key Food Safety Steps for Foodservice Workers

Posted by Zosi Team on May 11, 2021 9:22:00 AM

The federal government estimates that there are 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually in the United States. Each year, these foodborne illnesses result in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Although most healthy people recover from foodborne illness in a fairly short amount of time, others develop chronic or even life-threatening health problems.

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Three Strategies for Workplace Harassment Prevention

Posted by Zosi Team on May 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Think workplace harassment could never be an issue in your facility? Think again. Two recent studies by The Daily Campus report that one in three women experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Of these, over 70% did not report it.

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Topics: Workplace Harassment

Sustainability Solutions for Produce Manufacturers

Posted by Zosi Team on Apr 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM

You’ve probably noticed more than a few farm-to-table restaurants popping up in your city. This trend is a direct result of modern-day consumer behavior and shifting values. At home, we’re increasingly aware of and concerned about every point in the food supply chain, from sustainable agriculture to eco-friendly food packaging.

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Welcome To the New Us

Posted by Zosi Team on Apr 21, 2021 9:08:27 AM

You may be thinking that Alchemy Academy looks a little different today, and you’re right. Today marks our official transition to Zosi, a completely redesigned and re-engineered brand and learning marketplace.

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Topics: Zosi

SQF Substitute Practitioners Explained

Posted by Zosi Team on Apr 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Under the  Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code, Edition 9, substitute practitioners are now a mandatory component of your organization’s regulatory compliance. According to, Part B of the new SQF Code , site managers must designate a primary and at least one substitute practitioner for every site. 

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Topics: Food Safety, SQF Certification, SQF Practitioner

Cultural Sensitivity During Your Visit from the Rabbi

Posted by Zosi Team on Mar 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

So, you’ve decided to include kosher foods in your production. You’ve studied guidelines, perfected processes, and even read our blog on what to expect during your kosher inspection, but there may be a missing piece of the puzzle. The rabbi who visits your facility will be an Orthodox Jew. Thus, it is critical to familiarize every employee with cultural sensitivity issues pertaining to the rabbi’s visit.

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Topics: Kosher Courses, Kosher, Kosher Certification

The Case for Audits: Potential Pandemic Blind Spots

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Much ink has been spilled detailing the impacts of COVID-19 on the food industry. News outlets, blogs, webinars, and more continue to relay stories about food processors overwhelmed with COVID-positive employees and grocery stores working around the clock to keep shelves stocked. With hospitals struggling to provide access to care, food safety is now perhaps more critical than ever.

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Topics: Prerequisite Programs, Internal Audit Training, Internal Auditing

Passover Prep: Special Kosher Certification Explained

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In kosher production, there are special circumstances that warrant extra concerns and requirements. One of these is Passover. Passover spans eight days each spring and is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. During Passover, kosher consumers do not eat or possess any "chametz" or leavened grain (or its derivatives). 

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Topics: Kosher, Kosher Certification, Kosher Production

How to Avoid the Top FDA Regulatory Violations of 2020

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In an unprecedented year for the food industry, regulatory compliance is top of mind as we all work to keep our employees, consumers, and products safe. 

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Topics: Regulatory Violations, FDA

Food Defense Qualified Individual: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Under the Food Safety Modernization Act Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) regulation, commonly referred to as the IA Rule, covered facilities must develop and implement a food defense plan.

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Topics: Food Defense, Food Defense Manager, FDQI, IA Rule

Listeria Prevention: Best Practices for Avoiding and Responding to Contamination

Posted by Zosi Team on Jan 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Food processors regulated by FDA must comply with The Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human foods regulation. 

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Topics: Environmental Monitoring, EMP, Listeria Prevention, Risk Assessment

How to Improve Performance with Inclusive Leadership

Posted by Zosi Team on Jan 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Diversity is all around us. Whether we’re on the processing floor or resigned to watching television in our living rooms, inclusivity has risen to the forefront of the world stage.

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Topics: Leadership, Diversity, Inclusive Leadership

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