HACCP module eases food safety compliance
Source of Article: http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Product-Categories/Cleaning-Safety-Hygiene/HACCP-module-eases-food-safety-compliance
By Mike Stones, 09-Mar-2009
Food and beverage companies will find it easier to comply with safety standards thanks to a new Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points module launched by computer specialist EtQ for its Quality /Food Safety Management Software, claims the manufacturer.
The module helps organizations manage process controls to reduce the risks of defects throughout the food production process from farm to fork, says the company. It includes the facility to record and track prerequisite programs, use risk assessment to conduct hazard analysis and to set critical control points.
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“EtQ recognized the growing need in the food industry for HACCP compliance and implemented our HACCP module to provide…industry with an automated system for all HACCP processes,” said Morgan Palmer, chief technology officer at EtQ. “Also, our web browser- based food safety management system takes an organization through the full lifecycle of achieving and maintaining compliance to such standards of as SQF 1000, SAF 2000, ISO 22000 and related initiatives facing food manufactures today,” he added.
The Safe Quality Food Institute is a global food safety and quality certification and management system. The program provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. It provides suppliers with the means to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, claims the company.
Additional modules are available from EtQ including Document Control, Corrective Action, Audits, Calibration and Maintenance, Employee training and Supplier Rating and Training “The Supplier Rating module enable organizations to track the overall food safety of their suppliers ensuring compliance throughout the supply chain,” according to the company.
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