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.Read More
Tags: Industry Roundup
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has put supply chains under considerable stress from a host of threats, including localregulations, counterfeiting and outdated manufacturing processes.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...Read More
(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.Read More
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.Read More
Tags: Quality Management
Effective Food Supplier Risk Management and Greater Transparency Have Never Been so Crucial, as New Legislation Comes into Force...Read More
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.Read More
Tags: Food and Beverage
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 down...read on!Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More