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What Is The Difference Between Integrated Pest Management And Pest Control?
Pest control is the strategy adopted by public or private facilities such as restaurants, businesses, stores, etc., to eradicate and disinfect the space in case of an infestation with the help of harsh chemicals and pesticides. Pest control functions to remove any unwanted species only if their presence is caught in sight. The ownership of carrying out the pest control process is usually given to a PMP. On the other hand, IPM or Integrated Pest Management is a more holistic approach adopted by businesses and other organisations to systematically implement pest management and control strategies to meet certain objectives. Businesses usually start applying pest management methods before any possible chance of contamination so that the possibility of such happening is eliminated at once. The facilities operating on IPM usually partner with the PMP to maintain the standards of pest control management. While on the one hand, pest control works only when there is visual evidence of any exRead More
Why Is Correct Labelling Important For Food Safety?
Every time you do groceries, you refer to labels or information mentioned in the packages to look for expiry or manufacturing dates. What if the vendor forgot to mention the manufacturing date? Or have you ever thought if they mistakenly forget to label food allergens disclaimers? Such disasters can be life-threatening for someone. This article is thus going to inform you about the importance of food labelling and its multidimensional benefits for food safety.Read More
Traceability in the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”
The saying “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold” could not be truer when it comes to food safety management. If we look at the history of food safety in the U.S., we can see how significant food safety...Read More
Could COVID-19 be the biggest food supply chain disaster ever?
COVID-19 is already having a significant impact on the way consumers view the food supply chain and where their food is coming from. Consumers have their “risk goggles” on and now more than ever have the time and inclination to.Read More
Hear Rob R.O.A.R
To take control of his anxiety Rob has learned to awaken the lion in him. He has learned how to R.O.A.R (Relax, Observe, Attune, and Release). Rob uses this tool to regain balance whenever he is feeling anxious or...Read More
Rob’s Magic Morning
When Rob first started working from home he found that half his morning was gone before he even got started. Rob had to win back the morning so he could win back the day.Read More
Working from Home
Learn from Rob as he learns how to work from home during times of uncertaintyRead More
The most important food safety leadership lesson I ever learned.
Stop firefighting and lead! I recently had the privilege of spending a day with an amazing food safety leader. I had never met or worked with this person before, but I soon came to realise that I was in the...Read More
Signs you are suffering from “Food Safety Audit Fatigue”
… and ways to combat this common syndrome What! Another Audit? “It’s like I get one auditor out of my office and another one is waiting. All I seem to do these days is answer the same questions over and...Read More
Food Safety Leadership – eBook
The key to world-class food safety is strong food safety leadership and there is a significant need for support in developing the critical skills required to be a highly effective food safety leader. To address the food safety leadership...Read More
Digital Food Safety Plans: Leveraging technology to overcome one of the major challenges of farm food safety compliance
Understanding that paperwork and food safety compliance is not naturally in a farmer’s wheelhouse, EyeOnRisk has created the first “easy-fill” digital Food Safety Plan builder specifically for Australian growers that is protected by the security of the blockchain.Read More
Who are your Food Safety Leaders?
If you asked, “Who is responsible for Food Safety at a company?”, then a common answer you could get is “Everyone!”. In a way I understand this answer as everyone has a responsibility to play their part in food safety.Read More
The Root Cause of Root Cause Analysis Failures in the Food Industry
My experience working in the food industry as a food safety professional has allowed me to see the inner workings of how the food industry goes about managing non-conformances received during internal and external food safety inspections and audits. As part of the corrective and preventative actionRead More
10 Fun Ways to Unlock Your Creative Potential and Become a Better Problem
Going from Ha-ha to A-ha! We face problems every day. Many of these problems are straight forward and with a certain amount of logical thinking you can see the patterns and use your experience to solve them. However, for more..Read More
Three simple ways you can improve your food safety and GMPs
What is GMP in the food industry? GMP is the acronym for Good Manufacturing Practices. There are many definitions for the GMPs in the food industry and in essence,Read More
What Is Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)?
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, or HACCP, is a system used to identify and control food safety hazards.Read More
What Are Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)?
Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are a set of guidelines and regulations that aim to ensure that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.Read More
What Is HARPC, And How Does It Compare To HACCP?
If you are a food business that is exporting to the US or considering exporting to the US you may have been asked to develop a HARPC food safety planRead More
Trends in Food Safety – What can we expect in 2023?
I am not a clairvoyant nor do I possess any magical powers or abilities to see into the future. However, looking back at 2022Read More
Sesame Seed Becomes The 9th Major Food Allergen Recognised By The USA
Millions of people are suffering from adverse reactions due to food allergens. Globally, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergies. It results in some discomfort, but it can become fatal.Read More
Food Safety Recall Trends In 2022
Food recalls are actions taken to remove the sale, distribution, and consumption of certain foods from the market that poses a safety risk to consumers.Read More
Difference Between Food Allergies And Food Intolerances
Allergies are becoming more common day-by-day and can be incredibly risky. In fact, allergies can cause life-threatening situations for some people.Read More
What Are The Food Safety Basics?
According to a recent World Health Organisation publication, nearly 600 million people fall sick every year, while 420,000 people die due to food contamination.Read More
What Is 5S, And How Can Good Housekeeping Help Food Safety?
There is generally a good understanding of the importance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems in the support of maintaining food safety.Read More