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Global Food Safety Conference 2010

QADEX are delighted to be attending the Global Food Safety Conference 2010 which takes place next week in Washington DC.

This conference is organised by The Consumer Goods Forum and is focused on how we can better manage food safety in a global context.

As a business we are strong advocates of the benefits to global food safety of having suppliers operating to a recognised food standard. To this end we have a functionality within the QADEX Supply Chain Assurance module to allow suppliers who hold a GFSI recognised food safety certification to fast track through the supplier self auditing process by only having to provide information which is covered outside the scope of these food safety standards. Over 90% of QADEX users utilise this functionality, thus rewarding suppliers who have invested in gaining certification against a recognised standard.

But what about the vast number of suppliers who do not have a certification, when they complain about the burdens of multiple audits we have a simple answer, gain certification to a recognised standard, until then stop complaining.

Sometimes we have users who are unsure which food safety schemes are recognised. GFSI currently recognises:
– BRC Global Standard Version 5
– Dutch HACCP (Option B)
– FSSC 22000 (conditional recognition only)
– IFS Version 5
– SQF 2000 Level 2
– GlobalGAP (Fruit and Vegetable Scope Options 1 and 2 only)
– SQF 1000 Level 2 (against version 4 of the GFSI Guidance Document)

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