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. […]
Category: Prerequisite Program
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 […]
SOPs are the core of your food safety plan for your food manufacturing process. Learn how to create strong SOPs.
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.
Quality assurance and quality control are essential functions in a food business as they ensure that products that meet company specifications reach the customer. Read my latest blog post that explains what functions of a QA/.QC program and the advantages of having a QA/QC program. Small food businesses still need to carry out these functions and may use consultants to fulfill the role of a QA/QC manager. Enjoy!
The fifth CDC risk factor was “food from unsafe sources”. The article discusses approved supplier lists, and ingredient standards.
Discussion of how to prevent foodborne illness by holding food at the proper temperature. The first of five articles on the CDC Foodborne Illness risk factores.
When writing Good Manufacturing Practises, my first stop is to check out the FDA’s guidance documents. These documents provide helpful advice as, while they not legally binding, they explain FDA’s current thinking on a topic to do with food regulations or dietary supplements. Specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited within the documents. The topics […]