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Welcome to the Wonderful World of GFSI Benchmarked Standards
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of GFSI Benchmarked Standards

The Global Food Safety Initiative was launched in 2000 and one of its core functions is to bring a level of harmonisation between the different food safety standards.
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Eeny Meeny Miny Moe – Which Food Safety System Standard do you choose…
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Eeny Meeny Miny Moe – Which Food Safety System Standard do you choose…

This week we have decided to provide some guidance on how to choose the right food safety certification standard for YOUR organisation.
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Internal Auditing 101
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Internal Auditing 101

80 days to Christmas and 86 days until the end of this year which we assume, most of us are quite keen to get over… We thought it wise to reflect and deliberate on a very important aspect of any food safety management system, fellow Food Biters – the ancient art of internal audits. With 2020 hurtling to an end, now would be the best time to review your current internal system and get ready for 2021!
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Is certification adding value to your organisation
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Is certification adding value to your organisation

So, you have a certified food safety management system – but is it adding value?
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Why do companies still have food safety incidents despite food safety system certifications
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Why do companies still have food safety incidents despite food safety system certifications

It is no secret that food safety related incidents are the cause of millions of deaths globally. In different parts of the world we have people dying because they have no food, but in other parts people are dying from the food they ate!
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When Food Safety Team Members LIVE Food Safety
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When Food Safety Team Members LIVE Food Safety

At Food Bites we understand more than anyone how important food safety and the buy-in of every single individual is when it comes to delivering a safe product.
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Finally! Food Safety Team Meetings that Work!
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Finally! Food Safety Team Meetings that Work!

Over the years we have realised that organisations who “get food safety right” have food safety teams who have the innate ability to communicate effectively. One of the platforms they choose to use, is regular food safety team meetings.
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Food Safety Leaders – Leading your Team with Confidence
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Food Safety Leaders – Leading your Team with Confidence

Remember that the role assigned to this individual is that of a leader and NOT a manager.
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Food Safety Teams – Start Here
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Food Safety Teams – Start Here

The ideal food safety team is multi-disciplinary and represents the various functions or departments in an organisation.
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Time management and Productivity 101
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Time management and Productivity 101

In our endeavours to “find more time”, “save time” and “make time” we have found, tried, and tested some life changing tips.
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The art of meeting deadlines
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The art of meeting deadlines

How many of you have sat in meetings where deadlines are extended for no good reason? Don’t be shy – raise your hand, nod your head, you can’t deny it!
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Mock Recalls and Traceability Exercises – Tips for Success
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Mock Recalls and Traceability Exercises – Tips for Success

Most Food Safety Management Standards require that the effectiveness of the system you have in place is tested at least once per year across the range of products you produce.
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Using complaint data for improvement
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Using complaint data for improvement

What gets in the way of using complaint data for improvement? Many organizations identify complaint reduction as a food safety or quality objective but very few successfully manage to establish a downward trend.
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Root cause, “schmoot cause!”
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Root cause, “schmoot cause!”

Root cause, “schmoot cause!” Yes, that is the general attitude we experience toward the topic of this week’s Food Bites. Don’t stop reading, we promise this one will be worth it – like really “Rands and cents” worth it!
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Supervisors – Unsung Heroes
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Supervisors – Unsung Heroes

The true value of Supervisors is underestimated especially when we consider that these are the individuals who are required to lead their teams and motivate them to follow specific food safety practices and rules.
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Food Safety Culture
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Food Safety Culture

The concept of a food safety culture is not really that new and with most GFSI-recognised standards like BRC, IFS and FSSC already ....
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COVID-19 and your FSMS
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COVID-19 and your FSMS

Last week we promised to share some insights about COVID-19 and how you can use your food safety management system (FSMS)...
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Welcome to Food Bites!
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Welcome to Food Bites!

Why the Blog? Well, we know that there is a lot of food safety-related information out there and wading through everything to get...
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