Within a business, the organizational work culture integrates larger groups of people, not individuals alone, and this reflects on how these groups interact and behave. Food businesses are no different, […] Read More >>
Important update for anyone who manufactures, packages, labels, or imports sesame or products that contain or may contain (come into contact with) sesame into the United States. On April 23, […] Read More >>
Are you concerned that the dietary products that you consume are safe and that the environment in which they are manufactured is up to a particular standard? Well, you should […] Read More >>
Changes are coming to food importers of meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed eggs, processed fruits and vegetables, honey, maple, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other unstandardized food products. Starting March 15, 2021, […] Read More >>
To quote Henry David Thoreau, “it is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.  The question is:  What are we busy about.” The Safe Food Quality Institute (SQFI) […] Read More >>
Consider this hypothetical situation: you’ve got this great food product, maybe it’s one of the best on the market, or perhaps it’s a one of a kind with no real […] Read More >>
Novel foods are defined as “foods that have not been historically consumed or have been produced using new processes” and are becoming more common in the food industry. Advances in […] Read More >>
Here Are Some Things to Consider Ahead of an SQF Certification First off, congratulations on your decision to take on the challenge of becoming an SQF Certified site. As a […] Read More >>
dicentra Global Certifications (dicentra GC), an ISO 17065 accredited certification body based in Toronto, Ontario, has announced a new partnership with World Quality Services (WQS) Group, a key player in […] Read More >>
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) handbook was recently published to help businesses understand the requirements and the implications they may have. Now that 2019 is just around the […] Read More >>
Last weekend’s Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) East 2018 Conference, Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the natural health, organic and specialty food industries. There were two days of conversations […] Read More >>
At dicentra, we get many requests for assistance with new product development and formulation changes. Developing a new product or adjusting a formulation can be one of the most satisfying […] Read More >>
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations under SFCA comes into force on January 15, 2019. Are you ready?   On June 13, 2018, the Minister of Health announced the publication of […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released updated guidance on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and its associated regulations. Included in the release is a step-by-step […] Read More >>
      On January 04, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their position on enforcement discretion for certain Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Regulations. Specifically, […] Read More >>
As consultants, we are often asked by clients about Food Safety Liability. In particular, clients are interested in knowing what risks are associated with failing to comply with certain regulations […] Read More >>
    Service(s) related to this article:  Food Safety & Quality, FSMA Consulting Services FDA issues new guidance documents for several items under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) If you […] Read More >>
  Service(s) related to this article:  Food Safety & Quality, Food & Beverage, FSMA The latest deadline for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) just passed on May 30, 2017 […] Read More >>
On November 14, 2016, Health Canada released the consultation document “Toward Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels for Canadians” outlining their proposal to introduce mandatory requirements for labels that appear on “Front of […] Read More >>
Going Gluten-Free?
January 25, 2017 By
Gluten a common name for proteins found in wheat, rye and barley – which also means “glue” in Latin. Found commonly in breads, cereals, pastas and many other processed foods […] Read More >>