Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) and GLOBAL.G.A.P.

Representatives from ApRecs recently joined peers from across the United States and South America in Salinas, CA at the GLOBALG.A.P. US Technical Committee work shop. We participated in an in depth workshop to harmonize the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce rule with the GLOBALG.A.P. v5 Scheme and are pleased to report that for those involved […]

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ApRecs Team Announces Binder.ag

NEW FOOD SAFETY TOOL COMING SOON- “… harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it…” The Team at ApRecs has been working on a number of things this summer and not just the long list of improvements we blogged about already. This week Centricity, LLC (owners of ApRecs) announced Private BETA […]

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Beyond Food Safety – Sustainability

In Chicago at the United Fresh Expo, a group of passionate contributors met at the GLOBAL G.A.P. 2015 Tour. Previously, I recapped the first session, “Food Safety Harmonization – 6 years later” – this post summarizes the second session Moderated by Robert Denny II a leading Environmental Policy & Risk Reduction Consultant. “Define for me […]

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Sense + Nonsense of Farm Certification

Last week at the United Fresh Produce Association GLOBAL G.A.P. Tour in Chicago we heard from leaders in Agriculture about the challenges of Food Safety and Sustainability Certification.  With representatives present across the spectrum, perspectives were varied but on point. After the keynote addressing the role of audits in the industry, GLOBAL G.A.P. President Kristian […]

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AGx Conference: Introduction and Closing Remarks

The AGx Conference was a sponsored ApRecs event held in conjunction with the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting. Below is a transcription of Drew Zabrocki introducing and closing the conference. Drew Zabrocki has a history of creating and developing technology companies with a focus on communications, security, health and safety.  Drew is the Director […]

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Are You Hyperthinking Your Field Data?

The world is changing fast and just catching up isn’t enough to succeed. Successful people know how to stay ahead of changing circumstances. With the right thinking tools, you can adopt that mindset too! HyperThinking helps you manage different challenges: from appreciating contradictory perspectives to managing conflicts, from increasing the quality of meetings to understanding your clients and co-workers. At the […]

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Why Employees Hide Food Safety Problems

Why might employees be reluctant to report food safety violations? Why would they be unwilling to come forward with non-conforming records and procedures? The reason is that what many organizations have trained them to do.  Have you developed habits and attitudes that allow your company to not only hide but to increase the problems and […]

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Can Food Safety be done Profitably?

Jerry Rosenthal started on his process improvement journey where he entered the world of medical device and worked with such companies like Cardinal Health. Jerry’s expertise is primarily in regulated environments such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical production and packaging. Jerry has been successful at taking principles and tools from manufacturing and applying them to […]

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