Making the Connection between FSMA and GFSI Requirements

Miranda Peguese

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This webinar will explore the complex relationship between GFSI and FSMA and will outline how GFSI certification can help manufacturers reach regulatory compliance.

Why Should You Attend:

The Global Food Safety Initiative is a critically important leader on food safety. For over a decade, GFSI has been advancing food safety by acting on one key idea, which is that the fundamental basis for food safety in today’s global food system is active food safety and supply chain management by the food industry. More recently, the Food Safety Modernization Act has recognized the primary responsibility and capacity of the food industry to make food safe. It also spells out the essential and complementary role of government. FSMA directs FDA to build a new, modern food safety system that includes a level playing field of standards all must follow for preventing food safety problems and a multi-faceted tool kit for gaining high rates of compliance with those standards.

While there is no question that GFSI certification will help to drive food safety initiatives and processes toward FSMA compliance, it is important to understand that there are major differences between the two. Being GFSI certified does not equate fulfillment of FSMA final rules. Additionally, no two GFSI schemes or their requirements are exactly alike, but because they all are based on GFSI standards, some general comparisons can be made.

This webinar will assess several of the major GFSI schemes, highlighting the similarities between GFSI standards and FSMA Preventive Control Rules. But there are differences for other rules and, in some cases, the GFSI schemes will be more prescriptive than the FSMA rules. The course will also highlight the areas in which FSMA is more specific, or just different, to help attendees understand areas where you may need to refocus initiatives or processes for regulatory compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn relationship between the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Understand the commonly used GFSI audit schemes and how each audit scheme aligns with the Food Safety Modernization Act

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • The different types of GFSI audits and how the requirements of the various audits align with FSMA requirements
  • The link between GFSI compliance and FSMA preparedness
  • The impact of GFSI and FSMA requirements on both domestic and foreign food facilities

Who Will Benefit:

Senior leadership and management teams for food manufacturing facilities governed by GFSI audit requirements and/or FSMA regulations including:

  • Quality Managers and Supervisors
  • Regulatory Managers
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Production and Operations Personnel
  • Sanitation Managers and Supervisors
  • Warehouse and Transportation Leadership
  • Third Party Consultants servicing related facilities
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Speaker: Miranda Peguese, Principal Consultant, Zoetic Global Consulting

Miranda Peguese brings in-depth knowledge and a rich experience to her role as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of leadership roles in quality assurance, food safety, regulatory compliance, and sanitation. During her tenure, Miranda, an experienced multi-site quality management professional, has worked with companies in North America, South America, and Europe, assisting with the implementation and adherence of internal and external programs and standards. Miranda has worked with industries in the baked goods, dairy, frozen foods, fresh produce, beef processing, and food distribution sectors and maintains a number of food safety credentials including PCQI, Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ), SQF Practitioner, Certified Retail Food Safety Manager, FDA Food Defense 101 Certification, HACCP Certification, SPC and Six Sigma

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