Partnership, Resources, Commitment: With Food Safety Management it’s One for All and All for One

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Thu, Nov 26, 2015

For our last roundup of the month, we thought it would be appropriate to focus on food, given today’s holiday! We have compiled articles that share the same mission in keeping food safe for all. The articles we’ve gathered place a hearty focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its new changes, how to influence others in food safety and three key elements to get you started in food safety management.

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Tags: Industry Roundup

7 Ways That Life Science Companies are Managing Supply Chain Risk (SlideShare)

Posted by Alexandre Alain on Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Supply chains within the Life Sciences sector have transformed in recent years, expanding into what can be vast global networks.

This has put supply chains under considerable stress from a host of threats, including localregulations, counterfeiting and outdated manufacturing processes.

Key to resolving such issues is risk management in supply chain, via the introduction of new processes and solutions. Click through the SlideShare below to learn more...

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Tags: Life Sciences, Europe

Food Fraud: How Safe Are We?

Posted by Traci Slowinski on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

(FSMA: Protection Against Intentional Adulteration)

In keeping up the same theme as my last couple of blogs, I wanted to talk about another upcoming FSMA rule—focused mitigation strategies to protect against intentional adulteration. A very common example of intentional adulteration is food fraud. This proposed rule (which is in its final development stages) will require that both domestic and foreign facilities address vulnerable processes in their operations to prevent harmful acts to the supply chain. In other words, a food safety system will need to address intentional hazards from sources such as bioterrorism, acts by disgruntled employees, consumers, competitors and organizations or people out for economic gain.

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Tags: Traci's Tidbits, Food and Beverage

Looking Back on EtQ’s 19th Annual User Conference

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

EtQ’s 19th Annual User Conference, held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Arizona, was a special event for us here at EtQ. For the past 20+ years we have focused on building a company that strives to put the customer first. We make every effort for our products, processes, services and support to display this goal.

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Tags: Quality Management

Ethical Sourcing in Food and Drink - Is Your Reputation at Risk from Your Food Suppliers?

Posted by Traci Slowinski on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Effective Food Supplier Risk Management and Greater Transparency Have Never Been so Crucial, as New Legislation Comes into Force...

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Tags: Europe

FSMS Draft: Essential Tech Tools for Your Food Safety Team

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Whether you’re an NBA fan, an NFL fan or a fantasy league aficionado (or all of the above), draft season is a big deal. Pro teams and fantasy leaguers make their picks and hope for the best, looking to stock their teams with the best and brightest of the year’s crop of players.

Similarly, if you’re in charge of building a Food Safety Management System (FSMS), you’re tasked with putting together the tools that are essential for protecting food safety. But with so many options and features where software systems are concerned, it’s difficult to tell which tools will be your star players.

To help you evaluate your options, we’ve put together the top tech tools for building your FSMS dream team.

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Tags: Food and Beverage

Risk Management's Role in EHS Compliance,  the Lorax Guide to EHS and More

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

This month, our roundup consists of previous blog posts related to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). So, if you have not gotten the chance to read up on how risk is applied to EHS, the benefits of the cloud on EHS or how to keep your incident rate on!

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Tags: Blog Roundup, EHS

Discover Total Compliance Visibility

Posted by Glen Fraser on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Aggressive cost reduction programs have survived the end of the downturn. Globalization and fluctuations in corporate ownership generate continuous change, and diversification and the development of global supply and distribution networks mean fragmented supply chains.

This backdrop of ongoing disruption represents a moving target when managing risk, compliance and quality.

Today’s quality managers may be struggling with inconsistent risk and quality management processes, trying to harmonize departmental practices, or keeping up with the proliferation of standards and regulations that impact their industry. Throughout all this, many are blindsided by a lack of visibility into other sites and functions, which operate with varying degrees of independence.

It’s more important than ever for organizations to adopt effective strategies and technologies that will open up business processes to scrutiny, to achieve...

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Tags: Europe

Rogue Drone Reports Are Growing: What the Aviation Industry Can Do

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Recently leaked data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reveal an alarming trend: almost 700 close calls between airplanes and rogue drones so far in 2015, more than three times the number reported in 2014.

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Tags: aviation

7 Manual EHS Processes Slowing You Down

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

We’ve become a nation obsessed with all things artisanal, from hand-crafted furniture hewn from sustainably harvested wood to hand-made Italian leather shoes, and even artisanal toast with ricotta and jam (yes, this is real, and it will cost you more than $7 a slice in parts of New York City).

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Tags: EHS