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As you may know, the FAMI-QS code has gone through an update to version 6. The Secretariat announced that there will be a 3-year transition to version 6 from version 5.1. The transition already started on October 2, 2017. As your certification body, we would like to provide you with the following timetable of activities and clarifying information.


In November, Eurofins was privileged to join with FSSC to host a webinar reviewing the changes to ISO 22000:2018 and FSSC 22000 V5. A key component of the information presented was the transition timeline, which can be viewed here.


For microbiology both quantity and quality matter, and microbiological methods are classified as being either quantitative or qualitative. Which category they fall into is based on what type of data is actually collected and reported.


Here we are in the third post of a six-post series focusing on pet food, pet treat, and pet supplement testing considerations. We have explored guaranteed analysis and other testing considerations such as shelf life and microbes. This time around I’ll expand on a topic that people often view as less a food safety issue and more of a palatability issue: Rancidity.


The success of such programs hinges not only on consistent implementation and testing, but also on the effective swabbing of your plant. Below are the top 5 mistakes our experts see plants make when sampling and submitting swabs and sponges for testing.


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