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Food Safety  |  Food Safety Testing

3 Reasons Food Safety Software Makes Audits Easier

The very thought of a food safety audit is enough to make a plant manager shudder. It’s often a dreaded ordeal requiring lots of time and effort. Plus, there’s the stress of making sure your audit successfully reflects all the work you’ve done to prevent contamination in the plant. But there’s no getting around audits, and with new FSMA rules being implemented, you should prepare to deal with them much more frequently. But here’s the silver lining -- you CAN significantly reduce the hours and headaches that go into preparing for an audit and increase your success rate. But, to do this seemlessly, you must take advantage of a well-matched software tool. Here are three prime reasons why food safety software can make your audit process significantly easier.

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Food Safety  |  Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing

How Important is Food Safety to Your Customers?

2016 saw a 22% food recall surge over the previous year, reaching approximately 764 total recalls in the U.S. and Canada, or more than 2 per day, according to research by Food Safety Magazine. It’s true that recalls are happening more frequently today than ever before, for reasons including stricter compliance regulations and ramped-up testing approaches. This stronger focus on testing has positively led to a greater discovery rate of contamination. This is actually a good thing because it means today’s food safety efforts are much more accurate and effective at identifying contamination and protecting the population. Nonetheless, recalls can be alarming to your customers, and the last thing you want to risk is their trust in your brand.

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How to Find & Prevent Contamination in Food Processing Plants

Do you know how to find and prevent contamination in your plants?

Use this checklist to help avoid Tens of Millions in damage costs, severe brand equity loss, and unexpected food audits.

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DETECT  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Sample6

How to Perform Quality Food Safety Testing In-shift

why is in-shift data important? Right now, food processors don’t have the ability to properly respond in shift because they don’t receive the data until the next day or later if they’re using traditional test methods. Therefore your corrective actions are lagging the incident by 24-48 hours. Why is this important? A “hot spot” may migrate in the normal course of producing food due to a variety of factors such as foot traffic, product flow, sanitation (that isn’t seeking out to clean this particular hotspot) etc.

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CONTROL  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained  |  Sample6  |  remediation

How to Improve Collaboration Between Sanitation and Testing Teams

We are all aware that communication is one of the most important aspects of a successful relationship. This statement is especially true when it comes to managing the food safety challenges in a food and beverage manufacturing plant. With the right tools communication and collaboration can be easy.

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CONTROL  |  DETECT  |  FSMA  |  Food Safety  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained  |  Sample6

How Sample6 is making the Industry Safer

Our approach is three-fold: First and foremost, we protect your brand! Second, we help you comply with existing and new rules and regulations! Third, we reduce your risk while producing food and serving customers!

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CONTROL  |  DETECT  |  FDA  |  Food Safety  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained  |  Sample6

How to Enjoy a Food Safety Audit

 “Many food and beverages manufacturers are poorly prepared to comply with the record keeping requirements mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a new survey”. How can you enjoy a food safety audit when the majority of manufacturers are unprepared you ask yourself? Most people equate a food safety audit with a visit to the dentist, an audit by the IRS or something else equally tedious and potentially painful. But it does not have to be this way.

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