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Keeping your restaurant staff and customer safe during COVID-19

By | 2020-04-28T23:58:45+00:00 April 28th, 2020|

Food safety and quality have always been one of the main concerns of food service operators. Most restaurants have excellent food safety practices in place: cleaning and sanitation, supplier safety programs and employee training. Many components of these programs are internal and not visible to the customer. These days, however, restaurant operators must ensure that [...]

Developing Allergen Management System- Basic Steps

By | 2019-09-04T22:07:45+00:00 September 4th, 2019|

Implemented and functioning allergen management program is a required element of well designed good manufacturing practices system. It is a requirement of the GMP system, any GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) standard such as SQF, BRC and others and any private standard used by most customers. Allergen management system is required to ensure that your [...]

Building or updating your food safety plan

By | 2019-06-05T22:30:55+00:00 June 5th, 2019|

Having a strong food safety system in place is a law and a must- have for all major food retailers. When I work with my customers on updating food safety and quality control system, I always refer to FDA FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) templates and guidance.  Below find my recommended steps to get underway [...]

Selecting a qualified food safety and QA consultant

By | 2019-06-04T15:36:33+00:00 June 4th, 2019|

As a growing company, selecting the correct consulting partner to work with is paramount. Hiring the best quality assurance (QA) consultant will help you ensure that your operations are ready to meet customer, distributor, and government requirements. What’s more, you will be able to produce safe and consistent high quality product that consumers demand. Here [...]

Developing Quality Assurance Program for Infused Edibles operation- a Roadmap

By | 2019-06-05T22:19:31+00:00 May 24th, 2019|

Product quality plan for cannabis infused edibles The state of CA requires that all infused edibles operations develop and implement product quality procedures for their operations.[1]  This plan then needs to be submitted as part of the licensing application process, also known as form BCC-LIC-017, Non-Laboratory Quality Control Procedures.  The questions in this form seem [...]

3 Reasons why food safety matters for cannabis manufacturing

By | 2019-06-05T16:48:57+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

by Katie Das As someone coming from the food industry I take it for granted that everyone understands why food safety compliance is an essential requirement for food manufacturing.  Regulations (such as FSMA and others) and retailer or customer’s suppler assurance program require most operations to ensure compliance (via 3rd party audits to standards such [...]

Food Safety and Quality- an essential branding tool for marketers

By | 2019-06-05T22:20:00+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

By: Katie Das In the past 20 years I have spent time working in almost every function of the food industry: R&D and product development, consumer research, marketing, general management and finally food safety and quality assurance.  The common thread has been my passion for helping companies big and small to make and sell [...]