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FDA's Sanitary Transport Rule: Who it Applies to and its Impact on the Food Transportation Industry 13 January 2017 - 07:51 PM
The FSMA rule on Sanitary transport of human and animal food advances FDA’s effort to protect foods from farm to table by keeping product safe from contamination during transportation. This presentation will discuss the requirements and likely impact for all stakeholders including, brokers, loaders, transporters, and receivers.
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Conducting a vulnerability assessment for intentional contamination 16 December 2016 - 06:09 PM
Do you know what risks and weaknesses lie beneath the surface at your food facility? This webinar will help you identify security hazards throughout your operation – from structural flaws to program limitations – so that you can assign physical and procedural security countermeasures to mitigate the risk. Learn about common vulnerabilities in food facilities and integrate risk management planning at all levels to safeguard your plant against threats of intentional contamination. After the webinar, you’ll know more about how to:
• Identify hazards
• Assess the risks
• Analyze risk control measures
• Make risk control decisions
• Implement controls to eliminate the risk
• Integrate risk management planning at all levels
• Routinely review vulnerabilities
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Training for FSMA’s Food Safety Preventive Controls Compliance: Is it working? 09 December 2016 - 04:54 PM
How effective is the training for FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food training in motivating facilities to comply with the requirement for developing and implementing a Food Safety Plan? Based on Level II (follow up surveys with class participants) and Level III (follow up surveys with participants’ supervisors), the perceived effectiveness of the trainings presented for U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule will be reviewed. Director of Training for California based SCS Global Services and a Lead Instructor for the PCHF, Margaret Kolk, will conduct surveys of course participants two months post training. Surveys will be sent to the supervisors of course participants three months post training. This webinar will present the results of these surveys for trainings beginning in January, 2016 and ending in July, 2016.
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Risk Assessment under BRC 14 October 2016 - 05:27 PM
Did you know that the BRC Food Standard refers to risk assessment nearly 100 times, but offers almost no advice on how these risk assessments should be carried out? This presentation offers an extensive analysis of risk assessment under BRC, and it provides you with a full breakdown of all areas where the BRC standard requires you to carry out a risk assessment. Up until now, there has been little guidance available on how to risk assess non-HACCP elements of your food safety management system; elements such as cleaning and auditing programs. To improve the situation, this presentation gives solid, easy-to-follow advice on how to carry out the risk assessment of these items in a systematic way.
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Root Cause Analysis, how science can help us with the investigations 24 September 2016 - 03:21 PM
It is commonly known that root-cause analysis can be done with tools like the 5 Whys or Cause-and-Effect Analysis. The advantage of using these tools is that we can organize the information found in the investigation more efficiently. But just identifying potential causes is not a guarantee of effective problem solving, because improper selection of preventions for the causes may result in re-occurrence. The objective of this webinar is to review the application of scientific methods to effectively investigate and identify the causes of food safety problems as well as using science to properly select and manage control methods.
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Assessing suppliers through routine and non-routine audits 02 September 2016 - 04:07 PM
Most companies have produced guidelines and specific codes of practice which detail the management control system that they expect to find in their suppliers of branded goods. They also define the conditions of the structure and equipment that is necessary to comply with legal requirements and ensure product safety consistently. Auditing is simply a check according to defined criteria to ensure that the supplier is complying with codes and guidelines. Audit is usually designed to provide the company with a due diligence defence. This webinar will show you simple steps how to assess your supplier through two types of audits – routine one and non-routine.
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Trending Root Cause Analysis for Continual Improvement 21 August 2016 - 07:05 PM
As part of the continual improvement of a system, root cause analysis is an essential tool. As part of this it is necessary to understand how well any root cause analysis conducted is performing, however, many cannot answer this question for a variety of reasons. This could be due to variability in RCA approach, variability in the definition of success or inability to correlate results from completed RCA’s. This webinar reinforces the importance of root cause analysis as a technique to prevent recurring non-conformances and introduces the concept of trending results to confirm that RCA’s conducted and completed have had a positive impact on the businesses bottom line.
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Food Safety Plans, doing the Hazard Analysis right 22 July 2016 - 04:13 PM
It is generally suggested that after implementing a list of Good Manufacturing Practices a Process-based food safety plan should be implemented to identify the potential hazards at the various steps, and to determine methods for control. To achieve an effective management of the hazards they need to be clearly understood, and this is not always achieved. The idea of this webinar is to review the various food safety hazards in more detail using a classification rationale, and to discuss tools that can assist in the completion of this task more effectively.
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Preventive Controls and HACCP 15 July 2016 - 04:42 PM
The FDA released their final rules for risk-based preventive controls in September 2015 and compliance dates for some business begin as early as September 2016. As a result, all FDA-registered US food manufacturing facilities as well as facilities located in foreign countries and exporting to the US will have to update their food safety programs to meet new FSMA requirements. Although most food facilities are already providing hazard analysis through their HACCP Plans, FDA’s HARPC requirements are quite different. Learn about FSMA’s requirements for hazard analysis and preventive controls rule so that you can make changes and updates to your programs before your compliance deadline arrives. After this webinar you’ll know more about:
- Written Analysis of Hazards
- Identification of Preventive Controls
- Monitoring of Preventive Controls
- Corrective Actions for Ineffective or Absent Preventive Controls
- Verification of Preventive Controls
- Preventive Control Records
- Radiological Hazards
- Validation of Process Controls
- Qualified Individual
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Effective Food Safety Management System Auditing 02 July 2016 - 09:03 AM
Some of the most notorious food safety tragedies happened at sites that had been audited by internal and external auditors. When we read the investigative reports and are exposed to some of the non-conformities found to have led to these incidents, we can’t help but to ask ourselves, how could these violations have gone unnoticed by the auditors? Food safety auditing is a trade that must be mastered. It involves skills beyond those required for performing an inspection, and the differences between inspecting and auditing must be clear in order for the audit to be more than a glorified inspection. This lecture will shed light on some of the key elements required to perform an effective food safety audit and can be beneficial for auditors and auditees alike.
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How to understand and comply with FSSC 22000 24 June 2016 - 03:52 PM
FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates a company has a robust and effective food safety management system (FSMS) in place to meet the requirements of regulators, customers and consumers. This webinar will update attendees on the changes contained in Version 4 of the FSSC 22000 standard and provide practical insight that will help you comply with the latest requirements.
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5 Areas that Influence Commitment to Food Safety 24 June 2016 - 03:20 PM
The letter of senior management commitment was signed and filed. But written commitment isn’t enough to have a food safety management system that works. What else does senior management need to do, and how will that influence food safety behavior all the way to the front line? And then there's what few experts talk about -- the roles of middle managers, supervisors, front line workers and others…what are their roles in bringing food safety programs to life? Join this webinar to learn how both management commitment and work unit commitment to food safety are critical to food safety behavior, other factors that influence commitment, and ways to increase commitment to food safety throughout a company – top down and bottom up.
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Metal Detection, X-Ray or Both Making the Right Choice 21 June 2016 - 06:16 PM
Food and Pharmaceutical product manufacturers have an obligation to comply with industry legislation and regulation. It is necessary to have effective inspection processes in place where there is a clear risk of contamination. The choice of protection and inspection equipment to identify potential contaminants can have a huge effect on product quality and safety and on consumer confidence. One of the key inspection choices that manufacturers face is whether to install a metal detection system, an x-ray inspection system, or both. This presentation will help you to decide.
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HARPC - What You Need to Know! 06 May 2016 - 04:07 PM
Do you feel ready for the changes introduced by FSMA regulations? One of these challenges is the introduction of HARPC, which means making specific changes to your HACCP plans. The challenge is not the lack of information, but rather the overwhelming amount of it. This presentation will summarize the key things you need to know about HARPC in one package. The presentation walks step by step the key differences between the two plans and offers a step by step instruction to getting your plans FSMA-ready!
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Food Safety Horizon Scanning: Developments That Could Save Your Business! 29 April 2016 - 04:10 PM
If the food you produce is safe, your business is safe. In today’s environment it is critical that you identify and understand all food safety threats on the horizon. Only then can you establish the preventive controls that will keep your business safe. Join us for this provocative session where we explore the future trends, regulatory changes and global concerns to shape the food safety landscape in the coming years. It will give you a competitive edge and help you protect your brand from potential recalls or legal actions. Stay informed, stay ahead and stay safe!
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Internal Audits as an Employee Awareness Tool 15 April 2016 - 05:13 PM
Internal audit is a requirement of any implemented standardized system, especially when we talk about food safety systems. A good internal audit program is the foundation of a strong and long lasting system. For an audit program you will need to have auditors, and who will be the best then the people who are already familiar with the process in the company. This webinar will show management representatives how to implement a strong auditing program, how to train your employees into auditors and how to use internal audit as a simple but useful tool for upgrading of employee awareness.
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Managing Unannounced Audits under the GFSI Standards 08 April 2016 - 04:16 PM
In today’s world where transparent food safety systems are being demanded by suppliers and customers alike, more and more food companies are being subject to unannounced food safety and quality audits. Is your business ready for an unannounced audit? What can you do to prepare for and manage an unannounced audit of your systems and processes? What are some key strategies to cope with unannounced audits and emerge as a winner after the audit? This webinar will provide some helpful tips to ensure all your systems are up-to-date at all times so you are ‘always audit ready’.
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How ISO 9001:2015 can improve your food safety management 19 March 2016 - 09:21 AM
Many establishments operating throughout the food supply chain are certified to ISO 9001 and the majority of these are co-certified to any one of the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) schemes available. In September 2015 ISO published the latest revision of ISO 9001, Requirements for Quality Management Systems. Transition to this new version will gradually take place until September 2018. The new version of 9001 represents a fresh approach to managing quality and can be integrated with the organization’s FSMS more effectively. In this lecture we will learn the major changes in the Standard and ways to take advantage of them for the benefit of improving the FSMS.
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A Brief History of Quality 04 March 2016 - 05:17 PM
This webinar will provide quality practitioners with a chronological history of quality from its earliest beginnings in mass manufacturing and the need for standardization and efficiency to the present day and the proliferation of national and international quality standards. Topics covered by the webinar will include:
- A History of Managing for Quality
- The rise of statistical methods in quality
- Quality and World War II
- Post-war developments in quality
- Kaoru Ishikawa and quality circles
- In search of zero defects
- Beginning of the quality crisis
- U.S. discovers quality and quality gurus
- Quality and Six Sigma
- Quality awards and certifications
- Quality standards
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Foreign Supplier Verification Program for Food Importers 19 February 2016 - 06:02 PM
Understand the requirements for importers and exporters and plan your steps to assure timely compliance with the new food import requirements. FDA’s rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVPs) for Importers of Food was finalized in November 2015 and compliance dates for some businesses begin in May 2017. The rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the US has been produced in a way that meets US safety standards. Learn about FSVP objectives and requirements, consequences of failing to comply, and challenges for meeting this new rule during this fast-paced webinar.
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