A food safety self audit is the best way to prepare for a food safety inspection or third-party audit. It’s better to catch issues yourself and fix them on your own time, instead of an inspector catching them and causing a plant shutdown or recall. Food safety self audits follow the same pattern as food […]
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Food Allergy Tips – Protect your Customers and Your Business
Food allergies are a major factor in the lives of millions of Americans. Allergic reactions range from minor discomfort to full anaphylaxis. There are over 170 foods that have been identified as causing allergic reactions, but the majority of reactions come from the Big Nine: milk, eggs, nuts, fish, crustaceans, shellfish, wheat, soy and sesame. […]
Don’t Be Scared of A Food Safety Inspection: How to Prepare and What to Do
As a food business, you likely get a regular food safety inspection done by your state or county and by the FDA. We know that these inspections can feel daunting. But, they don’t need to cause anxiety. With proper preparation, they’re an opportunity to improve your food safety practices . We all share the goal […]
Start with the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices to Build a Strong Food Safety Plan
Having a good food safety program is key to food business success. Yet, it’s hard to know where to start with creating your plans and documents. The FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are a set of standards that regulate food safety. They serve as a model for creating a successful food safety plan. The GMPs […]
Grow Your Business with Food Safety
A good food safety program allows you to scale up your food business without sacrificing the quality or consistency of your product. With a larger reach, you can get your product into more kitchens, solve more consumer problems, and make more of a profit to keep growing. Most conversations about scaling up focus on capital, […]
How Strong are the SOPs for your Food Manufacturing Process?
SOPs are the core of your food safety plan for your food manufacturing process. Learn how to create strong SOPs.
A Strong Recall Plan is a Food Business’s Best Friend
Recalls are inevitable, but they don’t have to be a death sentence for your food business. A strong recall plan will mean that you can avoid panic and have a well managed food recall.
Make the Most of Harvest Season with Safe Food Preservation!
Food preservation allows you to make the most of harvest season. Practice proper food safety when canning, drying, and freezing to have safe, local food all year round.
Scaling up your food production? Have you identified your food safety ‘what ifs’?
If food safety is the process of ensuring that our food does not harm us in the short term, then how do we figure out those potential locations of harm? Especially when scaling up, knowing the answers to your ‘what ifs’ is a critical piece of the the food safety puzzle.
HACCP vs Food Safety? Find the right plan for your business
A proper food safety plan is necessary for business growth and success. Determining whether you need HACCP or a Food Safety Plan shouldn’t stop you from taking that next step. Let us show you how to determine what you need.