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What is the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle?

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM

PDCA stands for Plan Do Check Act. The PDCA cycle is a four-step, iterative quality management method used in business for the control and continuous improvement of processes and products. It’s also known as the Deming cycle, the Shewhart cycle, the control cycle, or PDSA, which is Plan Do Study Act.

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Topics: Food Safety, GFSI

FDA-Recognized Food Allergens

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 15, 2021 9:06:14 AM

Under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) the FDA recognizes the following food allergens in the US:

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Topics: FDA, Food Safety, Allergens

A Quick-Guide to Common Kosher Symbols

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 8, 2021 9:04:51 AM

Whether you are a kosher food manufacturer or a kosher consumer, a basic understanding of kosher food labels is necessary to ensure the products you handle at work or home abide by kosher dietary laws. Certifying agencies use distinctive symbols to label kosher-certified foods. However, some additional universal designators help consumers immediately identify ingredients in your products.

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Topics: Kosher, Kosher Production

Zosi Live: Virtual Roundtables for Manufacturing Professionals

Posted by Zosi Team on May 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM

At Zosi, we aim to offer diverse learning solutions for your entire workforce. The fact is, online training is never one size fits all. So, we’re bringing back our live virtual roundtable series with a new name to match our freshly-minted identity: Zosi Live.

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Improving Risk Communication for Your Consumers

Posted by Zosi Team on May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Food safety, both at home and at large, is an increasingly complex enterprise. These dynamic and multifaceted systems necessitate increased transparency in communicating food safety information to all parties from farm to fork. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Risk Communication, Foodborne Illness Outbreak

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. 

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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 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

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