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Why Your Delivery Drivers Need Food Safety Training

Why Your Delivery Drivers Need Food Safety Training

Posted by Zosi Team on Dec 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM

While the popularity of delivery driving reaches new heights with companies like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub becoming the norm, delivery service is nothing new. Chances are, you’ve ordered pizza far before the advent of such companies. In the same vein, to-go orders continue to see a rise in popularity.

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Topics: Delivery Driver

Food Defense 101: Understanding Food Defense Roles and Stakeholders

Food Defense 101: Understanding Food Defense Roles and Stakeholders

Posted by Zosi Team on Nov 16, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Different professionals from the public and private sectors contribute to food defense. Many of the familiar stakeholders involved in food safety incidents will be required in a food defense incident, but because intentional adulteration is a crime or an act of terror, additional groups will need to be engaged.

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Topics: Food Defense, Food Defense Manager, FDQI

How to Prepare for a Kosher Inspection by Department

How to Prepare for a Kosher Inspection by Department

Posted by Zosi Team on Nov 4, 2021 9:24:03 AM

So, you’ve chosen to pursue kosher certification. Your visit from the rabbi is looming, so what can you do to prepare for the kosher inspection? Each department must keep up with certain routine tasks to ensure that the facility is ready for a visit from the rabbi representing the kosher certification agency.

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Topics: Kosher Certification

Getting a Grasp on ISO 22000

Getting a Grasp on ISO 22000

Posted by Zosi Team on Oct 27, 2021 1:00:00 PM

To fully understand the certification requirements of FSSC 22000, it is important to include an overview of ISO 22000, since it helps form the basis of the standard. ISO 22000 is a risk-based methodology that aims to prevent undesirable results in production by taking advantage of opportunities within a facility. 

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Allergen Management Tips for Food Manufacturers

Allergen Management Tips for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Zosi Team on Oct 19, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Allergenic foods pose a serious safety risk to your consumers, causing sometimes life-threatening medical reactions when exposed. As the CDC continues to report a rise in food allergies across age demographics, successful allergen management is an integral piece of food manufacturing.

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GAPs 101: Eight Basic Good Agricultural Practices

GAPs 101: Eight Basic Good Agricultural Practices

Posted by Zosi Team on Oct 13, 2021 9:40:13 AM

In May 1997, as part of the President's Food Safety Initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, and Environmental Protection Agency all sent to the president a report that identified produce as a key area of concern. 

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Topics: Produce Safety, Produce Sanitation, Agriculture Water, Agriculture

Environmental Sustainability Best Practices at Home and Work

Environmental Sustainability Best Practices at Home and Work

Posted by Zosi Team on Oct 5, 2021 1:00:00 PM



Environmental sustainability is a team effort. When you incorporate environmental sustainability into your daily routine, whether at home or work, you're not only helping the environment for future generations but you're also saving money and promoting company efficiency.

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Food Defense 101: Key Activity Types

Food Defense 101: Key Activity Types

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Food processors who fall under the Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule) must conduct a vulnerability assessment as part of their food defense plan. A vulnerability assessment measures potential public health impact (e.g. severity and scale), degree of physical access to the product, and the ability of an inside attacker to successfully adulterate your products. 

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Topics: Food Defense

What is Food Defense Risk Analysis?

What is Food Defense Risk Analysis?

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Risk analysis is a process that helps manufacturers identify and manage potential problems in their process or facility. A food defense risk analysis model has three components: risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Risk assessment refers to rating the severity and likelihood of a certain hazard or threat. Risk management refers to making decisions on how to control hazards and implement mitigation strategies. 

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Topics: Food Defense, Intentional Adulteration, IA Rule, Risk Assessment, Risk Communication

What Makes an Effective Internal Auditor?

What Makes an Effective Internal Auditor?

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 14, 2021 10:38:44 AM

Your internal audit is only as good as the people completing it. Thus, the individuals selected must have the industry qualifications and auditing experience necessary to perform an effective internal audit. We’ve broken down the benchmarks for well-trained, qualified internal auditors by personal attributes, knowledge and skills, as well as experience and training below, so that you can get the most return on your internal audit investment.

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Topics: Internal Auditing

HACCP vs HARPC: What's the Difference?

HACCP vs HARPC: What's the Difference?

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Confused about the difference between HACCP and HARPC? You’re not alone. Both stem from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a robust food safety legislation act enacted in 2011. The ultimate goal of each is to proactively identify food safety problems in your facility and correct for each. HACCP and HARPC are often used interchangeably, albeit incorrectly, in food processing circles. Here are the key differences.

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Topics: HACCP

Prerequisite Program Examples for Your HACCP System

Prerequisite Program Examples for Your HACCP System

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Prerequisite programs, or PRPs, are essential to the development of effective HACCP systems. In theory, PRP’s act as the foundation of this system – the stronger a facility's foundation, the stronger its food safety plan. 

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Topics: HACCP

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