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ISO-22000 Food Safety Management Certification Now Offered by SCS

Latest Addition to SCS' Suite of Food Safety Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted third-party certification body and pioneer in the fields of food safety, quality, and sustainability, is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a certifier under the ISO 22000:2005 international standard for food safety management. The standard provides robust food safety management requirements for growers, food manufacturers, processors, packers, retailers, and other entities across the human food and animal feed supply chains.

Family Farms: Passing on the Legacy

Succession planning ensures farms pass between generations smoothly.
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Half a Century of Hard Work

Farming is more than just a job. It’s an all-encompassing lifestyle, and it’s not uncommon for farmers to work for 50 years or more on their farms. That’s 50 years of waking up before sunrise, eating lunch in the combine, harvesting till midnight, and working long hours repairing equipment. It’s also 50 years of managing property, equipment, and livestock, often with decades spent establishing relationships with employees, neighbors, suppliers, bankers, advisors, brokers, breeders, and more.

Does Your Food Safety Auditor Have the Right Stuff?

Food safety expert Heena Patel explores what you need from your auditor, and vice-versa
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Food safety weighs heavily on all companies that produce, handle or sell food. A single incident can cost a company, and sometimes an entire industry, serious reputational harm and business disruption. Think Chipotle in the US, or MacDonalds and KFC in China. The ripple effects of a food safety scare can be enormous. The 2011 listeriosis scandal was traced to a single Colorado producer, but damaged the entire US cantaloupe industry.

Make the World a Better Place in 2016

5 Fair Trade New Year’s Resolutions to Fit Every Lifestyle
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With the New Year comes the opportunity reflect on our lives and make resolutions that bring about positive change through new habits and commitments.  And while that resolution you made last year to eat less and exercise more was relatively effective (for the first 3 weeks at least…), why not take this opportunity to put a little Fair Trade spin on your resolutions and make an even bigger change?  One that has a ripple effect that will reach all the way around the globe.  Resolve to buy Fair Trade and join us in making 2016 the year of responsible consumption. 

Agronomist Luis Diego Aguilar Mora works for the Nespresso AAA Program to improve farming practices in Costa Rica

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An agronomist in Costa Rica

Luis Diego Aguilar Mora does not work far from where he was born and raised on a farm in the province of Cartago in central Costa Rica. Here, coffee cultivation has been one of the leading industries since the 19th century, with some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee beans growing along the lush hillsides of Orosí Valley.

Nespresso Made First Payments to Colombian Farmers’ Pilot Retirement Savings Plan

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A remote coffee-growing community

Like many of Colombia’s greatest coffee-producing regions, Caldas is situated high up in the mountains where the unique micro-climate protects the production of the finest quality coffee. The farmers that live and work there operate small farms of around 2-3 hectares, on average. And the landscape is challenging; at such high altitudes and with scarce road infrastructures, people often have to rely on the use of donkeys to climb to their farms, transport their goods and get around.

Huffington Post: 3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

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October is a month full of months ... and days. There's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout.

3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

by Jenna Larson
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October is a month full of months … and days. There’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout. There are a lot of things to celebrate in October, and in a way, Fair Trade Month connects them all. October is a month that shows how much people care — about other people, about living beings, about our food and about the planet. This too is the heart of Fair Trade.

Join the #BeFair Twitter Party

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/8 at 5PM PT
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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Advocating for Honey Bee Health During Pollinator Week

By Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Health Lead at Monsanto
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Summer comes quickly in the Midwest. Recently, the temperatures jumped into the 90s, we have had plenty of rain, my lawn is growing like crazy, blackberries in the garden are starting to turn from green to red to black, and my honey bee colonies in my backyard are foraging on all of the beautiful blooming flowers and bringing that taste of summer back to the hive.

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