By: Lori Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) BRC and SQF will each issue new editions to the two most popular Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards for food processors in 2014 – 2015. SQF will release edition 7.2 of the SQF Code this March with an effective date of July 2014 for all new and continuing certifications.... Read more »
DFA of California offers and delivers comprehensive training programs not only in the form of public courses but also on-site training to meet your facility’s needs. We deliver customized programs for leading manufacturers, retailers, and distribution companies. Not only can smaller companies send key individuals to be trained on specific topics at the public trainings,... Read more »
Will it work and is it effective? Simply put, that is the definition of validation! The food safety program outlined by the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule emphasizes validation of hazard control measures, such sanitation and pathogen-reduction steps in processing. The Validation Academy class will discuss a range of approaches to validation and the steps needed... Read more »
As of mid-February, HACCP and GFSI Certification Audits performed by DFA of California will have a new home; introducing DFA Global Certifications, LLC. DFA is excited about its new business launch, which has been in the planning process since June 2013. DFA’s subsidiary Certification Body will serve member and non-member facilities by offering HACCP and... Read more »
It’s that time of the year again! The Specialty Crop Trade Council has started the negotiation process for the 2014-2015 service contracts with our current carriers and NVOCC’s. We will also be reviewing proposals from other carriers and NVOCC’s as part of our negotiations. Our current service contracts expire on March 31, 2014, however we... Read more »
Last year, Lauren Crivelli of Fresno State University was a deserving recipient of the DFA|SCTC Scholarship. Contributions made to the DFA/SCTC Foundation through silent auction donors and bidders helped Lauren with her ever increasing college tuition. The funds generated by DFA|SCTC have lessened Lauren’s financial burdens and allowed her to focus on her studies. Please... Read more »
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Frank Burgwin left the engine running on his locked Freightliner and rushed into a truck stop to grab a takeout hamburger in Arkansas. When he returned to his freightliner, his tractor and the flatbed with 48,000 pounds of aluminum had vanished. An off-duty Consolidated Freight Driver gave Burgwin a ride and they found the tractor... Read more »
Most firms are familiar with requests from their customers or GFSI scheme requirements for conducting a traceability exercise that includes either a forward trace of food product through distribution to the customer or a backwards trace of a finished product to raw materials. However, how efficient and effective firms are at completing this exercise is... Read more »
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The word “recall” has the ability to send shockwaves throughout a company; they are costly, risky and can threaten the livelihood of a company. Therefore it is imperative that a company manages a recall well because its actions and reactions can literally mean the difference between existence and extinction. To put it simply, it is... Read more »
By: Sam Keiper Over the past several decades, much attention has been paid to improving food safety procedures at food manufacturing levels. However, during this same period, the realization has increased that good food safety practices are essential to all aspects of the food chain. The desire to improve food safety practices in the transportation... Read more »