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Idea of the week - from fighting fires to innovation: an analogy for learning (The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program)
Most quality and continual improvement practitioners talk about evolving organizations to excellence and what is the best pathway to get there. 

Because recently I got the opportunity to participate in a survey about changing the name of the Baldrige criteria I thought that it will be a good idea to share some of their resources.

NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (graphics)

Like you can notice in the graphics performance excellence include various aspects within the organization like leadership, planning, measurement (and analysis and managing knowledge), customers, workforce, operations and most importantly results.

How many in the group had the opportunity to work in qualifications for this criteria? How mature are the processes at your organization?
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Kelly
IFT Connect is Coming

Dear AF Core Team,

 

You’vetold us that you want a secure way to connect virtually with other members ofthe food science community, but that you also want the community interface tobe faster, easier, and more intuitive than our current online community system.We listened!

 

IFTwill launch our new community platform, IFT Connect, on September 29, 2014. Asa member of the AF Core Team , you will be automatically subscribed to your online workgroup. Inthe new system, you’ll be able to reply to discussions via email and access thesite via your mobile devices.

 

Beloware links to a quick demo, frequently asked questions about the transition, anda small library of “how to” videos and documents that will help make sureyou’re ready to go when the new community launches. We’ll also be offering livedemos via webcast that you can register to attend. Dates, times, andregistration links are listed below.

 

Wehope you will enjoy using this new system. If you have questions, we canaddress them on our next workgroup call, or you can contact me directly forassistance. Please note that the current IFT online Community is availableuntil September 29. However, any content posted after September 19, 2014, willnot be transferred to IFT Connect.

 

 

Best,

Kelly 

 

IFTConnect Resources

 

Demo Video

 

 

Transition FAQs

 

 

How-ToVideos

·  How to Participate in a Group Discussion

·  How to View and Download Resources

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

 

 

How-ToDocuments

·  How to Join a Division Group

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

·  How to Start a Discussion

·  How to Participate in a Discussion

·  How to Use People Search

 

 

Live Demos

We’llbe offering ongoing complimentary website demos for IFT members. If you’reinterested in attending, please register for one of the below times:

 

October1

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October2

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October7

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October9

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October15

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

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October22

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

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October29

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

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Kelly
IFT Connect is Coming

Dear Board of Directors,

 

You’vetold us that you want a secure way to connect virtually with other members ofthe food science community, but that you also want the community interface tobe faster, easier, and more intuitive than our current online community system.We listened!

 

IFTwill launch our new community platform, IFT Connect, on September 29, 2014. Asa member of the Board of Directors, you will be automatically subscribed to your online workgroup. Inthe new system, you’ll be able to reply to discussions via email and access thesite via your mobile devices.

 

Beloware links to a quick demo, frequently asked questions about the transition, anda small library of “how to” videos and documents that will help make sureyou’re ready to go when the new community launches. We’ll also be offering livedemos via webcast that you can register to attend. Dates, times, andregistration links are listed below.

 

Wehope you will enjoy using this new system. If you have questions, we canaddress them on our next workgroup call, or you can contact me directly forassistance. Please note that the current IFT online Community is availableuntil September 29. However, any content posted after September 19, 2014, willnot be transferred to IFT Connect.

 

 

Best,

Kelly 

 

 

 

IFTConnect Resources

 

Demo Video

 

 

Transition FAQs

 

 

How-ToVideos

·  How to Participate in a Group Discussion

·  How to View and Download Resources

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

 

 

How-ToDocuments

·  How to Join a Division Group

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

·  How to Start a Discussion

·  How to Participate in a Discussion

·  How to Use People Search

 

 

Live Demos

We’llbe offering ongoing complimentary website demos for IFT members. If you’reinterested in attending, please register for one of the below times:

 

October1

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October2

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October7

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October9

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October15

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October22

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October29

·  10:00 a.m.  CT

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Jianrong
FDA releases updated proposals to improve food safety and help prevent foodborne illness in response to public comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to four rules proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food,Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.

FDA is proposing new ways to make the original proposals more flexible, practical and targeted. The changes are based on the input received during an unprecedented level of outreach to stakeholders and valuable input received from farmers and others directly affected by the rules.Thousands of comments were submitted electronically during the comment period.

The changes include:

Produce Safety: More flexible criteria for determining the safety of agricultural water for certain uses and a tiered approach to water testing.

Produce Safety: A commitment to conduct extensive research on the safe use of raw manure in growing areas and complete a risk assessment. Pending those actions, FDA is deferring its decision on an appropriate time interval between the application of raw manure and the harvesting of a crop and removing the nine-month interval originally proposed.FDA also proposes eliminating the 45-day minimum application interval for composted manure that meets proposed microbial standards and application requirements.

Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Foods:Requirements that human and animal food facilities, when appropriate, test products and the food facility’s environment, as well as implement certain supplier controls.

Foreign Supplier Verification Program: A more comprehensive analysis of potential risks associated with foods and foreign suppliers, and more flexibility for importers in determining appropriate supplier verification measures based on their evaluation of those risks.

The FDA will accept comments on the revised provisions for 75 days after publication in the Federal Register, while continuing to review comments already received on the original proposed rules. No additional comments will be accepted on the original proposals. FDA will consider both sets of comments—on the original proposed rules and on the revisions—before issuing final rules in 2015.

The agency is planning to hold a public meeting on the revised proposals on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in College Park, Md. Details will be forthcoming.

For Additional Information:

Fact Sheets

Federal Register Notices

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11 hours ago
Katie
New Online Community System Launches September 29
Hi Lead 360,

I'm happy to report that we are a little more than one week away from our new community!  IFT will launch our new community platform, IFT Connect, on September 29, 2014. As a member of Lead 360, you will be automatically subscribed to your online workgroup. In the new system, you’ll be able to reply to discussions via email and access the site via your mobile devices.
 
Below are links to a quick demo, frequently asked questions about the transition, and a small library of “how to” videos and documents that will help make sure you’re ready to go when the new community launches. We’ll also be offering live demos via webcast that you can register to attend. Dates, times, and registration links are listed below.
 
We hope you will enjoy using this new system. If you have questions, we can address them on our next workgroup call, or you can contact me directly for assistance. Please note that the current IFT online Community is available until September 29. However, any content posted after September 19, 2014, will not be transferred to IFT Connect.
 
 
Best,
Katie
 
 
 
IFT Connect Resources
 
Demo Video
 
 
Transition FAQs
 
 
How-To Videos
·   How to Participate in a Group Discussion
·   How to View and Download Resources
·   How to Adjust Email Alerts
 
 
How-To Documents
·   How to Join a Division Group
·   How to Adjust Email Alerts
·   How to Start a Discussion
·   How to Participate in a Discussion
·   How to Use People Search
 
 
Live Demos
We’ll be offering ongoing complimentary website demos for IFT members. If you’re interested in attending, please register for one of the below times:
 
October 1
·   5:00 p.m. CT
 
October 2
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
·   5:00 p.m. CT
 
October 7
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
·   5:00 p.m. CT
 
October 9
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
·   5:00 p.m. CT
 
October 15
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
·   5:00 p.m. CT
 
October 22
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
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October 29
·   10:00 a.m.  CT
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