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

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

How to Meet HACCP Requirements for SQF

Posted by Zosi Team on Dec 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQFI) new code further bonds your SQF certification with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance. With audits beginning in May 2021, does your team fully understand Edition 9 requirements?

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Topics: HACCP, SQF Edition 9, SQF

2020 Review and 2021 Forecast: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

Posted by Jeff Chilton on Dec 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The following entry comes from the desk of Intertek Alchemy’s own VP of Consulting, Jeff Chilton.

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Topics: Food Safety, Crisis Management

Food Safety Crisis Management 101

Posted by Zosi Team on Dec 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

In the latter half of 2020 alone, three multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks are sweeping the food industry. According to the CDC, 72 people have reported illness to date. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Crisis Management

SQF Edition 9: 6 Key Changes for Food Manufacturing Professionals

Posted by Zosi Team on Dec 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

SQF Edition 9 is finally here! As facilities begin to implement the new code into their food manufacturing facility, it’s important to view this set of standards as an opportunity for continuous improvement. 

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Topics: Internal Auditing, SQF Edition 9, SQF, Audits

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