The globally recognized AIB International Consolidated Standards for Inspections have been updated to incorporate the latest industry best practices, new regulations, and food safety requirements. The updated consolidated standards will be released on July 25, 2022, and inspections against the updated version will begin January 1, 2023.

Major updates include moving written programs to the Adequacy section, dividing the Food Safety Programs standard into two separate standards for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC), expanding the Food Defense standard to provide more guidance for a program that can be applied globally, and creating a separate Regulated Food Defense standard to meet the U.S. Intentional Adulteration requirements.

AIB International initially developed the Consolidated Standards for Inspections under the title of the Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs for the food industry. AIB then tailored the standards to meet the requirements for an additional eight industry segments in the food supply chain.

In 2022, as part of AIB International’s commitment to ensuring the integrity of the food supply chain, the company updated five of its Consolidated Standards, including the Consolidated Standards for Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs, Beverage Facilities, Non-Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities, Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities, and Food Distribution Centers. The remaining Consolidated Standards will be updated in 2023.

To disseminate information and educate industry about the updated standards, AIB International is providing free webinars, private sessions, and general communications. As of July 25, 2022, a free copy of the updated Consolidated Standards for Inspections will be available for download.

Those who are interested in participating in AIB’s free webinar can register for the North America session (July 28, 11 a.m. CST), the European, Middle East and Africa session (July 25, 11 a.m. BTS), the Asia-Pacific session (July 25, 2 p.m. SGT), or the Spanish session for Latin America (July 28, 12 p.m. CDMX).

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