Entries by George Howlett

Glass & Plastic Control: What’s the point?

Let me present two examples from my own personal past. The first scenario starts with a government food inspector’s surprise visit a number of years ago. At the time, I did everything that a QA manager was supposed to do. I made sure that I had a pre-determined monthly glass & plastic audit carried out, […]

IT Solutions for Food Safety Mangement

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: George Howlett. IT Solutions for Food Safety Mangement, October 2012, which has been published in the final form at: http://www.foodquality.com/details/article/2785461/IT_Solutions_for_Food_Safety_Mangement.html ———————————————————– The last decade has seen a major shift in how the safety of our global food supply is managed. High profile food safety incidents […]

Interpretation of Validation/Verification

There is much confusion about the meaning and use of these terms when applied to food safety management. They are often used interchangeably to describe the same function or activity. Global Standards and codes of practice use them with an assumption that the user already has a clear understanding of their meaning – which is […]