Food Safety

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

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

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

Improving Risk Communication for Your Consumers

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

SQF Substitute Practitioners Explained

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

Food Safety Crisis Management Simulation: A New Way to Train

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

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

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

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

Food Safety, Security, and Defense in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Safety, Security, and Defense in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Zosi Team on Nov 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As COVID-19 cases soar across the country again, we’re reminded not only of the impacts pandemics can have on the healthcare system, but also on the food industry as a whole. 

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Topics: Food Defense, Food Safety, COVID-19

The Who, What, When and Why of PCQIs

The Who, What, When and Why of PCQIs

Posted by Zosi Team on Aug 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule ensures safe manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of foods meant for human consumption in the US. 

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Topics: PCQI, Food Safety, PCQI Certification, PCQI Training

Sanitation Program Best Practices for the Produce Industry

Sanitation Program Best Practices for the Produce Industry

Posted by Zosi Team on Aug 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

These days, knowledge of foodborne illnesses extends far beyond the food industry professionals. Consumers are more informed and cautious than ever before, with outbreaks sickening millions each year.

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Topics: Food Safety, Sanitation, Produce Sanitation

Recognize the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Safety

Recognize the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Safety

Posted by Zosi Team on Jul 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Can you spot the difference between food safety and food defense? While both have an important place in your facility, each presents distinct characteristics and consequences.

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Topics: Food Defense, Intentional Adulteration, Food Safety

Addressing the 5 Dimensions of Food Safety Culture

Addressing the 5 Dimensions of Food Safety Culture

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Safety culture, more specifically food safety culture, has been a focus more and more in the workplace as a key factor in providing the best possible product for your consumers. 

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Topics: Food Safety, GFSI

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