How To Avoid Frequent Food Safety Compliance Mistakes

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jun 05, 2019 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy


With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) set to transform the food safety system of the United States, companies in the food and beverage industry have big questions around what inspections and compliance will look like under the new law. And while the policy itself is reportedly still being tweaked, the new requirements from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will almost certainly mean both more citations for food safety violations and an increase in the number of product recalls.

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ETQ Reliance 2019 Now Available

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jan 29, 2019 / by Morgan Palmer

We are excited to announce the release of ETQ Reliance 2019, a major upgrade to our flagship QMS SaaS product. The latest release of ETQ Reliance includes an entirely new User Interface (UI) and updates that improve personalization and collaboration.

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4 Tips to Consider for Hosting Your Family’s Best Thanksgiving Dinner Yet

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 23, 2016 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Integrated Food Safety Management System (FSMS) software provides a simplified way to streamline compliance. Wouldn’t it be great if we could simplify Thanksgiving just the same? What if I told you with a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan we can?

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5 Best Practices for Improving Supply Chain Visibility

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Aug 09, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Foodborne illness will sicken 1 in 6 of us each year, often striking the most vulnerable members of the population like the young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

How many of these illnesses result from a failure on the part of the manufacturer versus that of suppliers? Many scandals involving major U.S. brands implicate suppliers, with lack of visibility into their processes a major contributor to the problem. To help companies address this, let’s look at 5 best practices that increase supply chain visibility.


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Training vs. Placing the Blame in the Food Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 20, 2016 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Food safety management is not to be taken lightly. Recently, I read an article that states 600 million people worldwide fall ill from contaminated food each year and of that number 420,000 die. This statistic should be an extreme eye opener to the importance of good food safety management.

The article titled, WHO Emphasizes Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases, states the importance of investing in training food producers and suppliers as well as the public. One example is investing in the training of street vendors, as opposed to penalizing them for faulty handling in the event of an adverse event later.

An automated Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is beneficial in ensuring employees are fully trained, enabling an organization to be proactive in keeping risks at bay and providing visibility into the process.

Here’s how you can ensure that your organization is proactive in not just training, but other processes that are critical to ensuring food safety. 

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Simple Rules for Reducing Risk within the Food Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 18, 2015 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Rules and regulations…they seem like a pain, but in the end they help keep an organization healthy, safe and running to its greatest potential.  One of the best ways to keep up with rules and regulations is through employee training. Training employees on the proper protocols and procedures makes for an effective and wholesome organization.

In the food industry in particular,  it is extremely important to practice the hygienic stocking of food. Here are some of the most effective practices to ensure food safety..

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The Need for an Automated HACCP Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 04, 2015 / by Emily Ysaguirre

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6 Applications to Keep Your FSMS Running Smoothly

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jul 08, 2015 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

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Food Safety Myth Busters: Let's Bust Some Myths About the FSMS

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 28, 2015 / by Traci Slowinski

Myths pervade every aspect of our lives.  From ancient times up to today, humans use storytelling to teach and learn.  Sometimes stories get distorted or people make up stuff when they are unsure about something.  This is how myths are perpetuated.  We are here today to dispel some of the myths surrounding Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS). 

Let's bust some myths.

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