Food safety

Allergen management for the big 8 allergens +1 new

Food allergy reaction is a serious public health concern and is considered a food safety hazard. Learn what are the big 8 allergens and what is the...

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What are the 4 steps of food safety? Tips to follow

4 steps of food safety help prevent the spread of any type of contamination in a food establishment. See all the steps, the importance, and tips to...

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7 HACCP principles - What are the steps of HACCP?

The seven HACCP principles are achieved by analyzing food hazards in your manufacturing process and addressing them accordingly. See all the HACCP...

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What is EHO & how to prepare for EHO inspection?

An EHO inspection can be announced in advance or suddenly without any notice. The EHO inspection will become the basis for your food hygiene rating.

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What is HACCP? - The Ultimate Guide (Free e-book)

HACCP is a preventive tool that helps you manage your operations by identifying, analyzing, and addressing food safety hazards. Learn more about...

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Restaurant standards for opening a restaurant

Restaurant standards serve as the basis for what the customers will expect from your food business. Learn how to effectively open a restaurant.

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Is HACCP a voluntary process?

Regardless of HACCP being a voluntary system in some locations, food safety management systems are a requirement for all food businesses.

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Food handlers test answers

A food handlers test is an evaluation tool for food handlers to gauge their aptitude in handling food and food safety. Read more about it.

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What does FIFO stand for in food?

First-In, First-Out food storage system or FIFO for food was designed for food businesses only to serve customers the freshest and safest dishes.

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Ready to eat TCS food must be marked

Ready to eat TCS food is a major food type that requires time and temperature control for food safety. See when and how TCS food must be marked.

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Where can a food worker wash her hands?

One of the fastest ways of spreading contamination in any kitchen is through a food handler's hand. Learn where, when and how should a food handler...

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TCS food meaning & tips

TCS foods are a group of products that require the factors of time and temperature to control the growth of microorganisms that are related to them.

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What is cross contact? How does it happen?

Cross contact can occur in many different ways. It can be direct contact with an allergenic food or an indirect contact through an uncleaned utensil.

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Why are food regulations important?

Food safety regulations also lay standards for the importation of foods to protect the economy and consumers of a nation.

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What is food contamination?

Food contamination can be categorized as biological, physical, and chemical, depending on its nature and origin. Its effects can become far-reaching.

The "correct" ways to call HACCP

Our team at FoodDocs has encountered many different “interpretations” of how the most famous food safety program is spelled (and pronounced).

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How to prevent foodborne illness?

In addition to serving quality foods, learning how to prevent foodborne illnesses from occurring is part of the responsibility of food handlers to...

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HACCP Compliance: What is it & how to achieve it?

HACCP compliance opens several doors to HACCP compliant companies for international trade associations. Learn more how to get HACCP compliant.

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What is the temperature danger zone for food?

Within the temperature danger zone for food, pathogens can multiply at a fast rate and can spoil foods within the first 2 hours.

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How do you avoid cross contamination?

The best way to avoid cross contamination is to implement a comprehensive food safety management system (FSMS). 5 ways how to avoid cross...

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Three types of hazards that make food unsafe

Learn more about the three types of food safety hazards, how to prevent them, and the most significant cases related to them.

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Food safety hazards - The ultimate guide

Food safety hazards are any substance or material that can work its way into any food item and cause any foodborne illness or injury.

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The 4 C's of food safety

The 4 C's of food safety are cleaning, cooking, cross-contamination, chilling that can protect every customer from foodborne illnesses.

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Food hygiene certificate - All you need to know

Having a food hygiene certificate is proof of your absolute commitment to a solid approach to food safety and protecting public health. 

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Corrective action plan in food safety

In making a corrective action plan, appropriate tasks are prepared to address operations that may have potential deviations.

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Basic food hygiene regulations to follow

Although food hygiene regulations are not mandatory, your business must be able to show a certain level of competence in this area.

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Seafood HACCP - All you need to know

To identify whether your food processing business qualifies for a seafood HACCP plan, take a look at some examples of seafood products.

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The History of HACCP - Timeline & Facts

The history of HACCP goes back to the 1950s and has since then revolutionized food safety. It was drafted to resolve food safety issues in space.

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HACCP training online

HACCP online training is an excellent alternative to more traditional training. You can train yourself and your team remotely at a time convenient to...

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What is HACCP training?

To keep yourselves and your customers safe, it is vital that you and your team have HACCP training so that you are safely following your HACCP plan.

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What is a food inspection report?

A food inspection report can significantly affect your food business operations. It could face significant consequences or become appraised.

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How to start a food truck business?

How to start a food truck business? By following some straightforward rules and using smart digitial tools, you can make your business a success.

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What is a critical control point?

A critical control point is any manufacturing step that serves as a control for food safety hazards by eliminating or preventing them from occurring.

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Food Safety Guidelines PDF - Free download

In this food safety guideline, we talk about which types of contamination greatly affect quality. Download this food safety guidelines PDF for free.

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Getting HACCP certification online

Getting HACCP certification online is a great benefit to your company. The main one is - cost, plus you also save yourself a huge amount of time.

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HARPC Basics: A beginner's guide to HARPC

The HARPC program follows the main principle of the FSMA law which is to shift the focus of the food industry.

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The HACCP process - all you need to know

The HACCP process can seem daunting, but it is vital that you implement a HACCP process in order to keep your customers healthy.

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How to get a 5-star food hygiene rating?

The key to a 5-star food hygiene rating is properly implementing a food hygiene system that prioritizes the welfare of your customers.

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What is HACCP certification?

A HACCP certification is awarded to a food business that has a complete and comprehensive HACCP plan and has undergone a stringent audit.

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What are the 7 FSMA regulations?

FSMA regulations aim to shift the focus of food producers and handlers towards the prevention of food safety issues before they happen.

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Critical control point examples

Learn everything about critical control point examples for biological, chemical, and physical hazards.

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What is food hygiene? Food hygiene in 2022

Is food hygiene the same as food safety? Technically, they are not the same. Although in some cases, food manufacturers use these terms...

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FSMA compliance checklist

For your food business to ensure FSMA compliance, a set of documented processes are needed to be prepared.

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European vs American food safety standards

Food safety standards are a set of principles that a food must meet if it is to be appropriate for human consumption, permissible additives, etc.

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How to use HACCP software to grow your business?

HACCP food safety program is easier to make using a HACCP software. The process requires you to accomplish 4 easy steps to create a HACCP program.

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Food safety specialist vs HACCP software

Food safety specialist is not the only way to keep food safety under control. Let’s compare traditional, paper-based solutions and a digital HACCP...

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HACCP certification requirements

To receive your HACCP food safety certification, it is vital that you fill certain criteria and meet specific requirements.

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How much does HACCP certification cost?

The cost of HACCP certification varies depending on a number of factors, with one of the main costs being the audit itself.

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How to pick the perfect food safety management system?

Each company has different requirements, so different solutions suit different business profiles. What to keep in mind when choosing a food safety...

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FoodDocs helps to save up to $3,114 per year

The digital food safety management system helps to save around 8 working hours per week on daily tasks, which is equivalent to $3,114 per year.

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Managing food safety in the time of COVID-19

Instructions how to manage food safety in the time of COVID-19 - for Shops, Shopping Centers and Caterers, Including Restaurants and Cafes.