Using Food Safety Data To Leverage Lean Practices

This is a new ApRecs webinar session that will serve as an introduction for Packers/Shippers/Processors (PSPs) to explore how their organization can leverage Food Safety information within a Lean Organization. Sign up For the Next Webinar Many Packers/Shippers/Processors (PSPs) are familiar with Lean and have implemented Lean within their facility. Visual Controls, 5s and Training within Industry […]

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Liability is Changing, Is it a Good Thing?

A recent article in The Packer, Auditor liability Changing as Courts, Companies Speak Up states that: The responsibilities of food safety auditors, brought into the spotlight by the deadly cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak of 2011, are increasing as their customers and the courts review who is liable in foodborne illness outbreaks. About 250 attendees at the […]

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Poka-Yoke for Reducing Risk

In previous blog posts this month, I discussed using FMEA (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis) to create awareness of the risks that you may face and how to deal with them. Last week, I began diving into how do you begin addressing a known problem and determining the root cause of the problem. The question […]

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Risk Management – Identifying Root Causes

In previous blog posts this month I have been discussing using the FMEA (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis) worksheet to create awareness of the risks that you may face and how to deal with them. When we start addressing the discoveries of the associated risks, one of the first applications we begin is addressing a […]

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Food Safety Starts with Risk Management – RPN Numbers

In previous blog posts, Food Safety Starts with Risk Management and Food Safety Starts with Risk Management – FMEA Worksheet, I discussed the use of FMEA to create an awareness of the risks that you may face and how you to choose to deal with them. This particular blog post will discuss how you arrive […]

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