Verifying & Validating HACCP - Greensboro, NC

We are hosting our Verifying & Validating HACCP course in Greensboro, NC on September 18-19, 2014.

Below is the agenda:


  • Registration
  • HACCP Overview
  • Verification of Prerequisite Programs
  • Hazard Analysis Methods - Ingredient, Process & Risk Based
  • CCP Verification
  • HACCP Regulatory Requirements (USDA / FDA)
  • HACCP Integration into GFSI Schemes - SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000


Developing & Implementing HACCP - Greensboro, NC

We are hosting our Developing & Implementing HACCP course in Greensboro, NC on September 16-17, 2014.  

Below is the agenda:


Complimentary Webinar: Developing an Optimized Operational Food Performance Culture

Chilton Consulting Group & SafetyChain Software Present:

How to Achieve Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement on Food Safety, Quality, Yield & Productivity


Achieving optimal operational food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) performance can be a struggle given todayís FSQA complexities combined with the pressure for food companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it can be done!


Press Release - Chilton Consulting Group announces Jorge Acosta joins the firm as a Senior Consultant and other staffing additions.

Chilton Consulting Group is pleased to announce that Jorge Acosta has joined the consulting firm as Senior Consultant effective January 6, 2014. Mr. Acosta is a certified auditor in numerous GFSI schemes including SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000 and is also an Approved Training Provider for BRC courses related to Food, Packaging and Storage & Distribution. Mr. Acosta will be helping Chilton Consulting Group expand our consulting markets further in Mexico, Latin America and South America in addition to working in the United States and Canada. Mr.

SQF Becomes First Internationally Accredited Third-Party Assessment Program to Require Unannounced Audits

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute, announced today the incorporation of an unannounced audit protocol to be included in the next revision of the SQF Code (SQF). With the support of its Technical Advisory Council, representing SQF stakeholders, SQF will become the first internationally accredited third-party assessment program to require unannounced audits. Robert Garfield, senior vice president, SQFI, issued the following statement:

HACCP Plan Validation

  Do you know the difference between the two elements of validation? Does your Element 1 Design Validation Data for Scientific or Technical information effectively support your hazard analysis, CCP process step selection and critical limits chosen? Does your Element 2 Execution Validation Data demonstrate your processes match the Element 1 data? Do you have recent internal initial validation records within the past year?

Food Safety and Quality Objectives and Reviews

  All GFSI schemes such as SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000 require companies to establish and review food safety objectives.  While consulting and auditing at numerous food processing facilities throughout the world, we have seen significant variations in how companies approach this requirement. The variations relate the specific objectives that are measured and the frequencies of the management reviews of these objectives.

FSMA Update

On January 4, 2013, FDA issued two major proposed FSMA rules regarding preventive controls in human food and produce safety.

FDA Issues Final Rule On Administrative Detention Of Food For Human And Animal Consumption

FDA has issued a final rule on February 5, 2013 on Criteria Used To Order Administrative Detention of Food for Human or Animal Consumption. In this Final Rule, the FDA adopts, without change, the interim final rule (IFR) entitled‘‘Criteria Used to Order Administrative

Detention of Food for Human or Animal Consumption’’ that published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2011, (the 2011 IFR).

Disposition Of Non-Ambulatory Disabled Cattle

FSIS has issued Notice 09-13 entitled Disposition of Non-Ambulatory Disabled Cattle.

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