JSK - Food Safety Blog

Blog regarding Food Safety, Management Systems , interpretations of standards as well as personal reflections,

New allergen Reference Doses for VITAL® Program Version 3.0

VITAL Scientific Expert Panel has adjusted the reference dose for several allergens, both up and down and the values will be included in the Vital 3.0 which is scheduled for release 24 October. Read MORE HERE

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Understanding the difference between PRP, OPRP & CCP – An introduction

The company Safefood 360 has a good article about understanding the concepts of PRP, OPRP and CCP. It is, however, important to think about what standard you are following, since it depends a lot on on which standard you work after and it is above all changed in the latest edition of ISO 22...

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Sampling for food safety - a practical guide 2019 (Campden BRI)

Campden BRI has published a new Guidline for sampling. A difficult area where it is much needed with advice on how to do it and how many samples to take etc. I have not read it myself, but the Campden's guidelines tend to be good and thoughtful. Read MORE HERE

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UNDERSTANDING AIR QUALITY REQUIREMENTS AND AIR FILTER SPECIFICATIONS IN FOOD PRODUCTION

BRC has published a new Guideline for air quality and filter requirements according to new ISO standards for this. Available for free to download for those who have access to BRC Participate or you can buy it in BRC Bookshop.

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New ISO 22 000:2018 Conversion Course

I will cover the new 2018 edition with focus on what's changed compared to the old edition.Main changes New structure and many new headlines and new content Clearer distinction between the requirements for HACCP and for Business Management (Two PDCA cycles) Separate risk assessment from...

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Food Defense Plan Builder 2.0

The Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) version 2.0 is a user-friendly tool designed to help a food processing plant in the development of a food defense plan specific to their plant and can help them meet the requirements of US legislation. The Food defense Programme guides the user through the...

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Crisis management-8 different situations

The US FDA has developed the Food Related Emergency Exercise Bundle (FREE-B) which is a compilation of 8 scenarios based on both deliberate and accidental contamination of food. It is designed to help state authorities and public health agencies assess existing food preparedness plans. For...

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BRC Guide on Migration from packaging

BRC has published a guide explaining what migration is, how it works, legislation etc. is available for free to download for those who have access to BRC Participate or you can buy it in BRC Bookshop.

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BEUC-European consumer organisation calls for action against paper and board food contact materials

All materials which come into contact with foodstuffs shall have no adverse effect on the food. For plastic packaging There is overall EU legislation but for paper and cardboard products there is no common EU legislation. You can read the full report here

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Do we forget the person behind the statistics?

It is so easy to focus on control programs against pathogens, hygiene controls, etc. and then think that we anyhow can’t control everything and that it’s sufficient with samples according to legal requirements etc, but as I usually say 99.9% safe products is not enough. We may think about the...

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