The FDA’s Proposed Rule for Additional Traceability adds more recordkeeping across the food manufacturing supply chain for some foods—including fresh produce and some refrigerated foods It also includes a new requirement to provide records more quickly to the FDA when asked—ASAP or within 24 hours at most, in the form of an electronic sortable spreadsheet. … Continue reading How New Proposed FDA Traceability Rules Could Save You Money
The big question we’re hearing from food manufacturers is, “Does SQF 8 apply to SQF Level 2 or Level 3 or both?” The answer is both! SQF Code Edition 8 applies to all certification, re-certification and unannounced SQF audits beginning January 3, 2018. Some of the confusion is due to the new, redesigned levels and food … Continue reading Who Does SQF Edition 8 Apply To?
As the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance August 2017 date approaches, we would like to share with our readers how SQF Certification will prepare them to be FSMA compliant. Specifically, ‘What do I need to do to go from SQF Certification to FSMA compliant?” In a November, 2015 SQF Institute article (http://www.sqfi.com/2015/11/02/sqf-level-2-certification-gets-you-ready-to-be-fsma-compliant/), the Institute … Continue reading Take the First Step to move from SQF (Level 2) to FSMA
Here in Texas, BBQ is an institution. Wycliff Douglas Foods, Inc. provides BBQ sauce with that special hickory smoked, dark succulent flavor and deep aroma. Through the years, sales have expanded and for Wycliff Douglas CEO Nick Schwabe, that meant continually ramping up production to fulfill the demand for their product. Very quickly Schwabe was … Continue reading Food Processor succeeds with new ERP implementation
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer, Tamlin Software Farm-to-fork traceability isn’t just a food industry buzz phrase. It’s a very real concern for every company in the food industry supply chain—both in terms of backward and forward traceability alike. Without farm-to-fork traceability, it’s impossible to know where harmful products came from or where they eventually end up. … Continue reading The Three Common Mistakes Food Processing Managers Make with Backward Traceability
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software Bigger might not be better, but sometimes bigger really can be easier. If, for example, market forces and regulatory agencies require a bundle of added resources to keep up with industry compliance standards, it’s far easier to carry the load if you’re a large operation with deep … Continue reading Three Compliance Questions Every Food Manufacturing Company Should Ask about Software for Food Processors