Tip of the Week: Techniques for Effective Food Plant Inspections Part 1

Tip of the Week: Techniques for Effective Food Plant Inspections Part 1

AIB International’s lead instructors for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, often ask participants what surprises or challenges they expect. Prior to the course, many do not fully realize their role and level of responsibility as the primary PCQI. Participants also are surprised by the number of resources that are available through FDA and FSPCA.

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Recipe for a Successful PCQI

Recipe for a Successful PCQI

As a lead instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, I often ask participants what surprises or challenges they expect. Prior to the course, many do not fully realize their role and level of responsibility as the primary PCQI. Here's a quick recipe for PCQI success.

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BUNdamental Checkpoints for Quality Hamburger Buns

BUNdamental Checkpoints for Quality Hamburger Buns

Burgers and hamburger buns remain a constant of the modern American diet. This trend is only expected to rise so we created an online course titled Hamburger Buns Online.

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Tip of the Week: Control Strategies to Address Listeria monocytogenes Contamination in the Food Processing Establishment

Tip of the Week: Control Strategies to Address Listeria monocytogenes Contamination in the Food Processing Establishment

Think of this list as the guidelines for best practices for your facilities’ control strategies.

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Our 7 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2017

Our 7 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2017

We're reviewing our most popular blog posts so you can catch up on anything you might have missed, gain inspiration, or guidance that helps propel you in the new year.

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FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions

FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions

The FDA is exercising enforcement discretion to allow time to consider changes or other approaches to address concerns regarding the application of certain activities or entities.

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Tip of the Week: What is Listeria Monocytogenes?

Tip of the Week: What is Listeria Monocytogenes?

Despite improvements in production, processing, handling, and distribution in recent years, protecting consumers from L. monocytogenes food poisoning still remains a challenge. A successful Listeria control program depends on several important factors.

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Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation

Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation

The success of any validation study depends on the HACCP plan, GMPs, sanitation program, employee hygiene practices, pest control program, and good hygiene post-process handling procedures. It is important to conduct process validation after ensuring that these controls are established in a facility.

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Tip of the Week: What We’ve Learned About Antimicrobial Packaging Material

Tip of the Week: What We’ve Learned About Antimicrobial Packaging Material

Antimicrobial packaging is designed to curtail incidences of foodborne illness while providing a method of packaging food in a safe and legal manner. 

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Is Your Dough Showing Symptoms of Stress?

Is Your Dough Showing Symptoms of Stress?

When producing breads and rolls, many different ingredients impact the finished product. Let's look at some key players namely: yeast, salt, and sugar.

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