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Overview of FDA FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), rule which became effective in September 2016 for the food industry, however what lessons have been learned from these last several years since enacted. This session will not only cover the highlights on Preventative Controls and leading recommended preparation steps, but will dovetail World Class compliance programs. Covered will be the handling of FDA FSMA requirements, what’s needed on building your food Safety Plan, focus on hazards or Hazard Analysis Risk Preventative Controls (HARPC), Supply chain Preventative Controls and importance of documentation requirements now critical for regulation compliance.
· New World Post FSMA, understanding new regulations
· COVID, a Bump in the Road or a New Normal
· Robust Food Safety Plan, Know Your Site and Programs, what you need to build your own Food Safety Plan
· Required Documentation
· Sanitation Program to mitigate risks and watch-outs
· Environmental Monitoring Programs Essentials
· Other Needed Risk Mitigation Programs
· Employee Training Program Importance
· Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)
Why Should You Attend:
The regulations have shifted from FDA focused approaches primarily on GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) to a preventative one placing responsibility on the food industry to mitigate their potential hazard risks for foods. Understanding the essential requirements will aid in helping food manufacturing organizations to be best prepared to comply with new regulations and minimize their risk potential.
Areas Covered in the Session:
·Minimal requirement recommendations for FSMA and Enhancements
·Key Essentials to build your own playbook, the Food Safety Plan
·HARPC, what’s new from former HACCP approach
·Documentation that are vital for new regs
·Sanitation, Environmental Monitoring, Training Programs, and other recommended requirements
·Supply chain Preventative Controls Best Practices
Who Will Benefit:
Gina Reo, President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Crisis Management, Business Integration and Due Diligence M & A Compliance Risk Assessments.
Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety, Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy for fast-tracking compliance to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance.
Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global.