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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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 2.1.1.4, 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. 

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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

Six Core Competencies of Leadership

Posted by Zosi Team on Jan 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Chances are you're starting this year intent on making it your best year ever. Maybe you've resolved to lose 20 pounds, take up the banjo, or accomplish any other goal you've long dreamed of checking off.

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Topics: Leadership

Food Safety Crisis Management Simulation: A New Way to Train

Posted by Zosi Team on Jan 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Around the world, food safety has transformed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the edge of a hopeful new year, crisis management planning has risen to the forefront of the food industry. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Crisis Management, Simulation

How Do I Become an SQF Practitioner?

Posted by Zosi Team on Dec 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code, every SQF-certified company must appoint an SQF Practitioner. Your company designated you their SQF Practitioner. But what does an SQF Practitioner do, and what are the requirements for becoming an official SQF Practitioner?

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Topics: HACCP, SQF, SQF Certification, SQF Practitioner

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