Preparing for the Worst: Risk Assessments and Why They’re Needed

By Margaret Balfour While the concept of HACCP-based risk assessments for food safety (chemical, biological and physical) has been very well established globally, much of the food industry has yet to come to terms with the development of risk assessments focusing on vulnerability, authenticity and threats.  To further complicate matters, multiple terms are used globally for…

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Its not “terrorists”​ that are your problem , its disgruntled employees. TACCP, metal detectors and what you can really do about it……

Published on September 15, 2018 Amazingly busy week. Started at the AIFST conference in Melbourne, which was an excellent meeting. Was in the taxi back to the airport when I heard about the strawberries. Onto the phone to my clients in that sector. Trace checked every delivery back to source farm- all documented. By yesterday, that…

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What’s around the 2018 corner?

by Margaret Balfour The past few years have seen some significant changes in the requirements of retailer and GFSI Standard and 2018 is shaping up to be another big year of change. The BRC Global Standard Food Safety Issue 8 is to be released in mid-2018 and as BRC Approved Training Providers, ICS are prepared…

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