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Handling Regulatory Visits Regulatory visits can be stressful, especially when it comes to an unannounced audit. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) is authorized to visit any of its registered and licensed sites without the need to announce the visits, as per the Safe Food for Canadian...

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Introduction to Internal Audit Internal audit is the process by which food safety systems are analyzed against the written program to ensure the program is implemented correctly. Internal audit is a required component to meet food safety audit requirements for GFSI recognized certification schemes such as SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000. It is recommended that the internal audits are conducted by another department independent from the audited department. This makes perfect sense as...

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Metal Detector or X-ray is a common processing step for food manufacturing to sort and reject food products that contain physical contamination such as rocks, metal fragments, plastic fragments, glass etc. ​ This processing step works for larger manufacturers who have the space for the machine and the ability to monitor, verify and validate the...

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Many of you have asked -how do I meet the Safe Food for Canadian Requirements (SFCR) with an existing food safety management system? Indeed, there are a number of food safety documents that we use in our day-to-day operations to ensure compliance with multiple regulatory and voluntary certifications. So, it did makes sense to incorporate the requirements for the...