CompWALK will be exhibiting at Booth #550 at the 2019 International Association for Food Protection Annual Conference in Louisville, KY. The show takes place from July 21-24, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
We found that quality and compliance managers were tasked with documenting certain activities and data points on a regular basis; sometimes weekly, daily or even every hour. Depending on your facilities activities, you could have restroom cleaning logs, worker training logs, temperature monitoring logs…and the list goes on.
Columbia, Maryland-based software development firm NextLOGiK will present two food safety software solutions for growers, CompWALK and CompWALK.farm, at the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) 2019 Conference.
This July, the PrimusGFS Version 3.0 was successfully benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and officially recognized against the GFSI Guidance Document 7.1 Edition. PrimusGFS is regarded as one the most recognized food safety auditing schemes in the Western Hemisphere, especially among fresh produce producers. PrimusGFS is a voluntary food safety standard that…
With recent scares of salmonella in Goldfish, Listeria outbreaks and beef recalls, it is important now more than ever to maintain vigilant about food safety. From farm to storefront, there has been a growing emphasis on quality, regulation, and consumer safety, and with the implementation of FSMA over the past few years, this focus has only…
Because of the complexity and range of the U.S. food and agricultural network, it is often more difficult to uncover definitive answers than an initial assessment indicates. As policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety Jaydee Hanson told Slate Magazine, “It is not unusual for it to take so long to track down the…
On April 13th, the FDA and the CDC issued statements warning consumers, retailers, and restaurants to avoid all romaine originating from the Yuma region in Arizona because of a possible connection to E. coli outbreaks that have been occurring for the past weeks. As of late April, the FDA was still working to resolve the outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce that has been steadily spreading throughout the nation.
Setting food safety objectives (FSOs) can be difficult, especially with all of the different categorizations, definitions, and exemptions that may apply to your facility. With so many different regulations and rule subsections, it can be easy to miss a requirement or accidentally construct an insufficient food safety plan. Nonetheless, it is imperative that the proper procedures are implemented and practiced in order to keep your consumers safe and happy.
In recent FSMA news, the latest deadline for compliance with the FSMA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule is swiftly approaching. By April 6, 2018, small businesses are expected to be in compliance with the rule in order to pass FDA inspections.
Food producers are starting to feel the effects of FSMA, with some deadlines looming just this fall. Temperature is such a vital element of food safety and even minor fluctuations can mean major consequences. Monitoring these temperatures manually is a strictly reactive approach. When temperatures dip/raise outside of an acceptable range, it is only discovered after it has happened, not knowing what temperatures the area reached and for how long. This is no longer an acceptable method of temperature monitoring.