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HACCP Principle No. 7: Compliance requires the right records

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards. To ensure… Continue Reading

Nightmare prevention: Comprehensive, compliant records

The fourth in a four-part series brought to you by Par Technology Corp.

Area hospitals in Chicago see a string of illnesses due to E coli O157, with more cases quickly popping up across the state. A look into the sick patients’ activities reveals they all ate sprouts at a popular sandwich chain, triggering an investigation down the supply chain. It isn’t long till the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

New normal this fall: Assess, control, verify and document

The movement of U.S. food safety efforts away from a reactive, punitive measures to a preventive system of safeguards has many food company owners fizzing. The Food Safety Modernization Act — known as FSMA in written materials and pronounced “fizz-ma” by business and regulatory people — is the source of the trepidation along the food… Continue Reading

The ROI of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Technology Solutions

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The Situation: Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls cost the food industry $7 billion dollars annually. The majority of these costs aren’t just from “worst case” recall scenarios where people fall ill and lawsuits occur. A large portion of these costs are created by internal reworking, commodity loss, inventory replacement, removing goods from shelves, lost sales… Continue Reading