7 Steps to be IMPACTFUL as a Quality Manager

7 Steps to be IMPACTFUL as a Quality Manager

Introduction how manager can solve the problem Do you have a feeling you are managing quality for your organization just for compliance reasons, just to have a certificate on the wall? This happens in many organizations. What people fail to see is that real, impactful...

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What Does CAPA Stand For?

CAPA, What Does CAPA Stand For? One of the questions I often get is: " WHAT does CAPA stand for?". CAPA is the short name for Corrective and Preventive Actions. Many of us are focused on the CA-part to implement corrective actions. However, the PA-part to implement...

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The Challenge With Reaching Your Goals

Food Safety And The Challenge of Goals Time flies when you are having fun and time flies when you are busy solving issues. How did you experience your last few months? Where you very busy with appraisal meetings with your staff? Secondly, did you and your staff make a...

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The Right QA-Person

The Right QA-Person To Perform The Right Task In the last couple of years many things have changed. A lot of companies had to pivot. We saw issues with not having enough staff to perform the job, ingredients that were not available, energy and transportation costs...

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The Challenge with Allergen Cross-Contamination

What is the biggest challenge with Allergens? According to a poll I created at LinkedIn many of us find the following challenging:   What is Cross-Contamination? The definition of Cross-Contamination is according to the Cambridge Dictionary 'the process by which...

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The Challenge with Allergen Management

What are the Challenges with Allergen Management? You probably know someone who has an intolerance or an allergy for something. Let’s focus on allergens in the food industry. Although all foods have the potential to cause an allergic reaction, most food allergies are...

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Foreign Body in Products

New Equipment to Prevent Foreign Bodies Do you recognize the following? ‘I am so excited. You know we received this non-conformity that we haven’t our foreign bodies under control. Well, I just signed off the budget to buy a new X-ray. So, this will solve our problem....

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Everyone Has CCP’s

Yes, Everyone Has CCP's, and Still We Find Foreign Bodies in Our Products Do you recognize the following? Many of us receive complaints on an ongoing basis and often even on a daily basis. The complaints are various, however many of the complaints contain foreign...

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The Challenges with Zoning

How to solve your challenges with Zoning In many facilities it is a challenge to implement a good way of routing of people and materials. WHY is this a challenge? And HOW can you change this? Are you working in a 'Brown-Field' or a 'Green-Field' location? What is a...

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Image of the QA department

Image of the Quality Department is ... boring I often hear people say that quality and food safety is boring, only costs money and everything has to be according to QA department's wishes. Or even that the employees of the 'Quality' Department are boring or only busy...

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Personal Hygiene Management and Gowning

How to get the right level of Gowning everywhere Many people will understand that gowning is important for working in cleanrooms. But WHAT about gowning in a Medium Care zone or a Low Care zone or else in your facility? WHAT rules should you implement? HOW can you...

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