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5 Steps to Working Together as a Team 

Posted by Alex Hanley on Feb 2, 2018 10:09:00 AM

Have you ever watched a team, any team, anywhere, that seemed to be working together effortlessly? People smiling, work getting done and they look like they’ve got it all figured out. Do you think it’s impossible to have that type of teamwork when it comes to food safety in your plant? There are high-performance teams out there and you can mimic their habits.

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Topics: Food Safety Management, Goals, audit readiness, food safety culture, Food Safety

What is management's role in food safety?

Posted by Alex Hanley on Jan 13, 2017 11:53:08 AM

In an initial meeting with a new client several months ago, the plant manager told me he was challenged to clearly communicate his commitment to food safety when faced with an audit. Whatever he said, it seemed it was never enough to satisfy the auditor.  He also confessed to losing sleep over the fact that although he was very committed (and he was!) and doing everything he could, he still worried about a food safety recall. He felt unclear about whether his team was doing everything possible to prevent one.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Management, audit readiness

How do I prepare for a Food Safety audit?

Posted by Sara Roach-Lewis on Nov 15, 2016 3:42:35 PM

Are audits a stressful time in your plant? Are you spending a tonne of time and money prepping for the audit each year? Do you ever wonder what your auditor is actually thinking when they are reviewing records and asking the same question three different ways?

Yes, me too! Luckily, two doors down I have access to our company founder, Alex Hanley so I asked for both of us. Alex is a former food safety auditor who has seen the inside of hundreds of food manufacturing plants over the past 15 years.

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Topics: audit readiness

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