The one question I am always asking myself when I am writing food safety plans for my clients “What If?”: What if the temperature isn’t exactly at 165 F when cooking chicken? What if the sanitizer concentration is slightly less than the manufacturer recommends? What if the food safety plan is only followed for every […]
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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!
Food quality is harder to define than food safety as it is product, consumer, manufacturer and regulator specific. This is why product specifications are so important.
The fifth CDC risk factor was “food from unsafe sources”. The article discusses approved supplier lists, and ingredient standards.
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 […]
Food safety coaching offered in Philadelphia in Aug. At this 6 hour clinic we will demystify the prerequisite programs required for state and federal food safety regulations that affect your business,
For every form you fill out, you need instructions on how to complete the form accurately and what to do if the numbers are not within your specs. These instructions are standard operating procedures or SOPs for short.
What are good manufacturing practices and how can you use them to help your food business?
Prerequisite programs should be in place before writing a food safety plan. What are prerequisite programs?