Food Quality Magazine July 2016 - Page 3

ISSUE 03 | JULY 2016 Food Quality Magazine Introduction Welcome to this issue of Food Quality Magazine. If you see this magazine for the first time, you may ask the question, “Why another magazine?“, and you have a reason to ask. There are plenty of magazines on food quality and food safety topics. However, from 20 years of auditing experience, it is clear that there is a large number of food companies, having difficulties in following all necessary information in this time of information boom. They are constantly looking for information sources, which will keep them acquainted in the important areas to ensure their food safety and quality management systems are well developed, implemented and up to date to the latest requirements of the standards applied. This was the reason, QUALIFOOD, a company with decades of experience in consulting and auditing to GFSI approved standards decided to publish the magazine. The magazine is focused on key standards used in the food industry in area of food quality and safety. The GFSI`s (Global Food Safety Initiative`s) approved standards are one of the most important standards in the food industry. You will find in our magazine regular updates on the BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000, SQF, GlobalGAP standards, together with articles describing the implementation of individual requirements. The magazine is a long term media partner of GFSI`s Global Food Safety Conference. Hope to see you next February - March at next conference in Houston. In this issue, you will find articles on different subject including food fraud, traceability in practice or practical implementation of the IFS Food standard. In regular sections “Food Industry News“, “Food Safety Crises“ and “Events“, you will find updates on important news, events, publications and crises relevant to the focus of our magazine. I believe you will find this magazine useful in your daily work. If so, the magazine will fulfill its goal, which is to help the food companies by providing them important and up to date information in simple, understandable and practical ways. We decided on free subscription to enable all sizes and levels of companies, from any part of the world, access to information. If you enjoy the magazine or any specific articles, we would be happy if you help us by sharing them on social media. Miroslav Šuška How to Subscribe for FREE? Simply enter your email on We hate SPAM. Therefore we will NEVER send you spam, we will just inform you about comming issues and selected interesting food safety events. You will always have the possibility to cancell your free subscription. Food Quality Magazine is issued quarterly (January, April, July, October) and is distributed to all subscribers on the basis of free subscription by registration at or registration at trade fairs / conferences.  QUALIFOOD s.r.o. reserves the right to use email addresses supplied for promotional activities. Publisher: QUALIFOOD s.r.o., nám. Míru 111/17, 787 01 Šumperk, IČO 26822563, e-mail, www. ISSN 2336-4602. For adverts see media plan on or contact us at Authors may contact us at The copyright for material appearing in Food Quality Magazine is held by QUALIFOOD s.r.o. Production of editorial material, in whole or part, from this publication requires prior written permission of the copyright holder. QUALIFOOD s.r.o., its editors and contributors accept no liability for the contents of Food Quality Magazine and the views expressed in it are statements and opinions of the authors and do not necessarily constitute representations of fact. The publishers accept no liability for late or non delivery. Images: archive of publisher or authors of articles if not stated otherwise here: page 23: GFSI. Copyright QUALIFOOD s.r.o. The magazine is published digitally. This issue was published on 31.7.2016. ‚