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Summary: Food Safety Culture by the GFSI

The following summarizes a report on food safety culture by the GFSI, as well as describing managerial tools to enhance Food safety culture in the organisation.

Real-time food safety system certification

To be certified, audits are mandatory with IMIS Food companies can do that themselves and assure real-time food safety compliance. Here are the benefits

The new MSME economy Post-Pandemic Drivers for Growth

The new MSME economy Post-Pandemic Drivers for Growth was written by the APEC Business Advisory Council and released in October 2022. Hereby a summary of it.
Global strategy for food safety summary

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030

Read here about the summary of WHO Global Strategy for food Safety 2022-2030 and how QAssurance can contribute to it.
iMIS Mock UP E-learning food safety for employees online

iMIS E-learning Food Safety for employees online

Several topics are covered in this E-learning module, food safety, , food defense, pest control and more.
SDGs indicators for food and agriculture

Progress on food and agriculture: SDG indicators by FAO

Read here a summary of the FAO report on "Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators" which proposes and trends on indicators.
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Visiting Youth World Food Day 14th of October

There will be a great discussion about food at the Youth World Food Day. Food security, sustainability and awareness are essential topics every age to discuss. 
The Food Export team goes to Rwanda

The Food Export team goes to Rwanda

The Food Export traveled to Rwanda with the purpose of , checking the iMIS Food status at Winnaz, and attending the Poultry Africa .

Did the QA manager change into a QA issue manager?

The following article describes, the term QA manager and argues whether the qa manager is increasingly becoming a QA issue manager who solves issues all the time.

Brain drain in the Quality department

The whole global food supply chain suffers from brain drain in the QA department. QAssurance can help maintain the system even without the experts.

NLinBusiness event: NL international business day

On the 9th of september Nele and George went to the NL international business day event hosted by NLinBusiness, to learn about new markets and to network.

Visiting the Fairafric chocolate factory in Ghana

As part of the Food Export Program Nele Adade visited Fairafric, a chocolate manufacture close to Accra, Ghana to learn more about their work.

Search for innovation location partners in Germany

Together with our nuTIQ we bring iMIS to all German speaking countries. Therefore, we are looking for 10 site partners in DE, CH and AT.

SEO project QAssurance website and top 10 pages

In the last half year, QAssurance has changed the drastically. Next to the outline, the new design improved the overall SEO score on all pages.

iMIS Food Service & Retail: A total compliance platform

iMIS Food Service and Retail is customized to aid companies in the food service and retail industry with iMIS for .

Checklist for the coming FDA food traceability rule

A stringent food traceability law will go into effect on November 7 imposed by the FDA. It will apply to the "high- items" linked to food-borne illnesses.

Remarks by FDA Deputy Commissioner at the IAFP

In August 2022, Frank Yiannas, the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response gave a speech at the International Association for Food Protection.

Innovation in agri-food chains Asia and the Pacific

The article examines innovation taking place along the entire food supply chain, including production, manufacturing, and retailing.

3th training with Profound GMP / HACCP in Uganda

On August 2nd, we collaborated with Profound by doing a training. The content was about HACCP and GMP. The participants were from SME food companies in Uganda.

BioFach visit 2022: International Organic Fair

In July, QAssurance employees Andrada Mierlut and Nele Adade visited the in Nürnberg for networking purposes and supporting nuTIQ at the fair.

Transdisciplinary co-creation for food safety challenges

Co-creation, knowledge sharing, and transdisciplinary partnerships will bring us forward to tackling the forthcoming problems in the FMCG industry.

Digital traceability for sustainable value chains

Companies need transparency throughout their supply chains. Traceability implies inter cooperation across the whole value chain and requires collaboration.

Enabling market potential FMCG in the Philippines

The following page shows a post of Cherry Atilano, about the signing an agreement between AGREA and QAssurance about working together.

Digitalisation in Agriculture for emerging countries

Digitalisation in agriculture offers the potential to build more efficient, ecologically , and inclusive agri-food systems inline with
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An internship at QAssurance? How was it looking back?

Have look back at our past interns. What are they doing now and how did they like the experience at QAssurance and their at the company.

QAssurance at ‘Africa Works!’ 28th of June 2022

On 28th June 2022, QAssurance participated in the Africa Works conference in The Hague, organized by NABC.

The Dutch get a bronze medal in FSSC suspensions

In a short period of time, many Dutch FSCC  firms were suspended. Globally, BRC and IFS, FSCC 22000 are one of the primary standards used.

Deming circle and Certification management

The next page discusses how to apply the, plan, do , check, act circle or the Deming circle to food certification management.

Food System Resilience within a Learning Organization

Building Food System Resilience within a Learning is written in the International Association for Food protection in the summer 2022.

NABC (Netherlands-African Business Council)

The NABC, has the expertise and knowledge working in African countries, therefore we became a member to ensure we can improve our food security program.
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iMIS Lab: Obtain the ISO 17025 within one year

Here we discuss the implementation of our newly launched product, iMIS Lab, to aid laboratories to comply with lab standards and lab legislation.

iMIS Food Online for New Ventures

Hereby, our iMIS Food Online version specialized in new business ventures. This page will summarize the components and the phases of implementation.

Guest lecture HVHL University of Applied Sciences

QAssurance went back to Larenstein for a second time, only this time George gave the about food safety compliance. We made the presentation available for everyone down below.

Global Food Supply Chain : The latest trends

As the food producers, you have to deal with a range of parties, the trends in the Global Food Supply Chain elaborates.

The Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR)

GFSR is a global food safety resource provide information and training on food safety trends, regulatory compliance, industry standards, and more.

Salmonella in milk: Hazard history and records

The following page will show an of historical evidence about salmonella in milk, as well as a snap shot of iMIS Hazards with relevant cases.

Lecture Wageningen University: Food Safety Compliance

Associate Prof. Kasper Hettinga invited Cees for a guest lecture about food safety compliance to create a realistic perspective from a company perspective.

GMP Online Webinar for African SMEs/Smallholders

To enable SMEs in East Africa Good Manufacturing Procedures are key to maintain the quality of the food products and the power of the enterprises.

Food Safety Congress with nuTIQ and the GBA Group

The following page discusses the requirements of a specification and procedure. This example procedure can be used as part of the PRPs.

Collaboration between QAssurance and Agrea

We partnered with Agrea to expand services to the Philippines, home to one of the largest agri-sectors in Asia, and develop opportunities for Southeast Asia

Food Safety Online training material

It is critical that information be shared among stakeholders in order to improve food security, food safety and local economy by theory and practice.

ProFound collaboration with QAssurance

To unite forces QAssurance has collaborated with ProFound, the company has an immense knowledge and experience in working in developing countries.
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1-2 Taste collaboration with QAssurance

QAssurance launches a partnership with 1-2 Taste, to achieve global reach for iMIS Food. 1-2 Taste offers a digital trade platform worldwide

Food Safety Status in African countries

This presentation sums up the Food Safety status in Africa. It covers Food Safety management status, governance, actors involved, and certification status.
Food Safety Compliance scorecard

Online Food Safety Compliance Scorecard

Do you have any idea how the Food Safety Culture in your company is performing? Calculate now and score your company in the new tab.

Salmonella in an egg, no surprise

QAssurance records as a reaction to the ECDC and EFSA Salmonella in a chocolate egg Investigation.

Food Safety learning application in the organization

To create a learning environment a holistic approach to business performance, demand and supply relations, legislation and certification is needed.

Food Export Program case Winnaz

On the page, more information is given about the program with the Winnaz Rwanda case. A video is accompanied to have a clear idea of the program.
Food Safety in Nigeria

The Safe Food Imperative By Andrada Mierlut

The Safe Food Imperative report is a call for greater prioritization of Food Safety and public targeted investment in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Market attractiveness: African emerging countries

In this article you can read more about African emerging countries and their market attractiveness.
Food Safety certification

Food Safety certification status in African countries

In this article you can read more about the current Food Safety certification status in Africa and how iMIS Food Global enhances Food Safety

QAssurance goes surfing at beach Ter Heijde!

Team QAssurance goes surfing! Last week, the whole team of QAssurance had a nice event. Instead of Friday afternoon drinks at the office, they went surfing at beach Ter Heijde.
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BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000 Certification: overview of 11 countries

This page will contain information about Food Safety certification in different countries. In total there are 38.461 companies in eleven countries.
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FOGA Organic Gum implementing iMIS Food Global

FOGA Organic Gum from Sudan started the implementation of iMIS Food Global. The iMIS Food server in Rotterdam is set up for FSSC22000 certification.
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Nigeria: Status Food Safety issues and challenges

In this article you can read what the current state and challenges of Food Safety in Nigeria is and what initiatives there are to improve this situation
Food Safety projects in Africa

Food safety projects in African countries

The GFSP report reveals that more than half of the donor-funded food safety projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasis on export markets food safety.
Current situation Food Safety in Africa

Food Safety status in African countries

Food safety is linked either directly or indirectly to the fulfilment of the SDGs, to ending hunger and poverty, promoting good health and well-being.
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Where it all started! A QAssurance history lesson!

In 2006, Martijn and Cees visited the Preikestolen in Norway, what started the beginning of QAssurance.
Food Audit costs

Save on the costs of a food audit. Is that possible?

To give food companies control over external parties, we share with you the days that are normally required for an food audit, as well as costs savings.

Food Safety Compliance and Systems Thinking methodology

Systems thinking is a scientific approach that tries to maintain an overview of the whole, instead of concentrating on individual stakeholders in the system.
Food Safety Latin America

Latin America, current food safety compliance status

Food Safety Compliance status in Latin America has been summarized in a table. We looked at different standards and looked at the difference between regions.
Food materials for EU market clearance

Food materials for European market clearance

European Food Law is a hard and wide-ranging subject to study. The General Food Law Regulation makes sure that people's lives are well protected.

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