“Hi Tom, I was just calling again to see if you were able to get that updated non-GMO certification that we need?” Look around your company and identify the team members who have to nag others repeatedly to fill out the form correctly, or turn in the receipts by the due date. You know – … Continue reading Better Supply Chain Compliance—Without Nagging Your Suppliers
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?
On August 1, Food Processing magazine published an in-depth article that includes longtime Tamlin client Renfro Foods and Renfro’s president, Doug Renfro. The article highlights the differences between business data and business intelligence. It has interesting case studies about food manufacturers who successfully turned their data into actionable insights to save substantial money and increase … Continue reading A Shout-Out to Renfro Foods
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
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software In most commentaries, it’s not a good idea to reveal your conclusion before you’ve already made a compelling case for your argument. But in this instance, it’s going be different. Right from the beginning, I want to say “Farm to Fork Safety” isn’t just an industry term. … Continue reading Is “Farm to Fork Safety” just an industry buzz term?
By Linda Bryan, CEO, Tamlin Software The first step isn’t always the hardest. Sometimes, in fact, it’s one of the easiest. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a case in point. The final rules are in place, and deadlines are looming. And with its phased approach and extra ramp-up time allotted for smaller companies, … Continue reading Five Things Small Food Companies Should Know about FSMA Compliance…Today!
By Linda Bryan, CEO, Tamlin Software If you’re a small- to mid-sized food manufacturer, you already know why it’s important to comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). But you might think it’s out of your reach, both in terms of what it will cost and what it will require in additional work and … Continue reading ERP Software and GFSI Compliance: A Match Made in ROI
If you’re a small- or mid-sized food processor, GFSI compliance isn’t just important. It can literally be critical to your success. Short for the Global Safety Food Initiative, GFSI represents a series of standards that can level the playing field in terms of food-safety assurance, no matter how large or small a food manufacturer may … Continue reading GFSI Compliance Brings Big Benefits to Small Food Processors