Implications of Food Safety Management Systems including GFSI, SQF, FSSC 22000, HACCP and Prerequisite Programs
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Implications of Food Safety Management Systems

Implications of Food Safety Management Systems including GFSI, SQF, FSSC 22000, HACCP and Prerequisite Programs

High-profile food safety scares in the marketplace have pushed the food industry towards improvement. Change is hitting the entire industry at an unprecedented level. The major food manufacturers and distributors, as well as the largest retailers in the world such as Wal-Mart, Tesco, Delhaize, Ahold, Migros, Metro, and Carrefour, have agreed to adopt Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. Wal-Mart and Sams Club Select, the largest U.S. grocery chain, is leading the way by becoming the first to adopt GFSI standards.

It is clear that organizations that do not adopt these standards will lose out in the marketplace. Organizations such as Dean Foods and others have adopted SQF for themselves and their suppliers. In the opinion of many, the entire food industry will require SQF certification within the next five years.

In the US, the food industry has adopted a wide variety of standards including ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Requirements and ISO 22000 Food Management Systems Requirements. More recently, an ISO 22000-based FSSC 22000 has become Conditionally Approved by the GFSI. For many suppliers, this can present a significant challenge as they are not sure how GFSI, FSCC 22000 and SQF relate to their business. These new changes and challenges impact your organization and your Top Managements decision making. Food companies need to have a clear strategy for themselves. You or your organizations key decision makers are encouraged to join us to discuss this and other key strategies food companies are embracing today.

Omnex recommends that organizations adopt either SQF or a combination of SQF/ISO 9001 or ISO 22000/FSSC 22000 standards. The retail giants and large food producers have spoken: organizations that do not adopt these standards and change will find themselves losing out in the marketplace. The following topics will be covered in our webinar:

  • What GFSI Standards Are and Why They Will Impact You
  • Standards the Food Industry Should Know: SQF, ISO 9001, and ISO 22000/FSSC 22000 Including Prerequisites and HACCCP Standards
  • Setting Strategy for Your Organization
  • Other Changes You Should Be Ready For
  • Moving Forward Today

If you are looking for the information you need to implement these standards without the expense or time commitment of a full training seminar, be sure to register today!

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