News from the Q | Quality Assurance International Newsletter | December 2015

Industry News

Sustainable Foods Summit Addresses Ingredients, Marketing Developments and Sustainable Packaging

The Sustainable Foods Summit (January 20-22 in San Francisco) focuses on sustainability best practices, food ingredients, sustainable packaging and marketing developments such as a free-from foods market update and outlook and consumer insights into food labels.
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NSF HACCP Training Helps STAR-K Auditors Learn Food Safety Practices

STAR-K, which provides joint organic and kosher certification with QAI, recently had its Kashrus administrators trained in HACCP by NSF International. These inspectors are now well-versed in fundamental food safety practices in addition to kosher practices.
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What’s New in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 – Are You Ready?

Whether you’re contemplating certifying to the quality or environmental standards ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, or are certified to an earlier version, we’ve created tools to help you understand the updates and gauge your readiness for certification. > Read More


Nominate a Colleague for an NSF Food Safety Leadership Award

Know a person or company that demonstrates outstanding achievement in food safety innovation, training and education, or lifetime achievement? Nominate them for an NSF 2016 Food Safety Leadership Award! > Read More

Regulatory Updates

Eleven Materials Removed From National List

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recently voted to remove 11 materials previously allowed by the National Organic Program in crops, livestock and handling. The anticipated effective date is June 27, 2017. > Read More

Canadian Organic Standards Revised

The Canadian Organic Standards (COS) were updated on November 25, 2015 to provide clarification and reflect current practices in organic production. We will contact you regarding specific changes and timelines for implementation. > Read More

Get the New Version of the IACB EU Standard

The Equivalent European Union Organic Production and Processing Standard for Third Countries has been updated for the second time in 2015. Download the latest versions to verify your operation’s ongoing compliance to this standard. > Read More

In the Spotlight: Get to Know Megan Wiswesser

To help you get to know QAI better, we feature a QAI team member in each e-newsletter. This issue introduces Megan Wiswesser, Certification Project Manager. > Read More

Upcoming Events

Stop by and visit us at these upcoming events!

Sustainable Food Summit
San Francisco, CA, January 20-22

Asilomar, CA, January 20-23

Guelph Organic Conference
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, January 28-31

Natural Product Expo West
Anaheim, CA, March 9-13


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