You work hard to keep your food production processes as safe as possible: From HACCP plans to SOPs, your systems are designed to produce safe, high quality products. But, what happens between production and the arrival of your food at someone’s door? Do you have shipping and packaging plans that take food safety into account? […]
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Now you have decided who you want to work with as a food safety consultant, we discuss how to work with them successfully.
Food safety is a critical element of business success, but isn’t something you have to do alone. A food safety consultant can provide the support and expertise you need to thrive. As a small business owner, you have a lot to juggle. From recipe development to negotiating with vendors and buyers to posting on social […]
If you’re contemplating starting a business, you may want to begin operating out of your home kitchen. Maybe you have a snack mix that’s so good your friends say you should sell it. Or your jams and jellies have won prizes and now it’s time to bring them to a bigger audience at the local […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
SOPs are the core of your food safety plan for your food manufacturing process. Learn how to create strong SOPs.
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.
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.