Many food companies look upon government food safety regulations as a burden that must be borne – but is this actually the case? What if the common food safety methodologies, combined with the right software, could transform the regulatory burden into a competitive advantage? Let’s take a look at how food industry ERP software like […]
New requirements come into effect for all food producers and processors in February — do you have time to ensure compliance the smart way?
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is now offering up to $100,000 in cost-sharing grants for Ontario-based food producers and processors – but you should note that the application window is extremely short!
Since the new FSMA rules regarding Preventive Controls (PC) were introduced last year, food companies are facing some confusion around how to comply to these requirements. An alternate format of a food safety plan that includes PCs was put forward by the FSPCA but has muddied the waters further. So what’s really going on? What […]
We are pleased to announce a new series of features for Icicle this summer (or winter for our users in the Southern hemisphere) that will help our users maximize the efficiency of their operations through new Production Forecasting and Production Status interfaces, a Global Inventory View, and new Meetings interfaces. Production Forecasting & Status When […]
With the March 26 deadline looming, food processors across the province are currently scrambling to meet B.C.’s new food safety regulations. Under amendments made to B.C.’s Public Health Act in 2013, every food premise in the region will be required, by law, to develop, maintain, and follow a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based food […]
It used to be easy to get around even having a food safety program, but now government, retailers, and consumers alike are demanding higher standards from food producers. Companies that don’t want to lose their market and export share need to recognize that the field has changed and the deadlines are upon us. A comprehensive […]
Icicle was featured in this month’s poultry edition of Meat Packing Journal, the international magazine for the meat and poultry industry. Our software feature on allergen control management was exclusively profiled (which you can learn about in full here), and one of our Ontario-based clients, Hayter’s Turkey Farms, was interviewed in-depth to showcase their successful, […]
by Stephanie Neil, Automation World Food safety is on the forefront of everyone’s minds these days as Chipotle Mexican Grill publically struggles to get to the bottom of several food poisoning incidents that has the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.) and Prevention investigating another strain of E.coli outbreak at the restaurant chain. According to a […]
We launched three new exciting Icicle features in November. Check them out below. #1: Control Radiological and Intentionally-Introduced Hazards for HARPC Compliance What’s the difference between HARCP and HACCP? While HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is an international standard, HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls) is the legislative FDA requirement brought forward under […]