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Best Practices for Effectively Implementing an ATP Sanitation Verification System 12 January 2018 - 06:27 PM
Increasingly, the focus for food and beverage production facilities is on having a robust, formalized environmental monitoring program. One of the key components of any EMP is a structured ATP verification monitoring program. While the majority of food and beverage production facilities in the developed world utilize ATP sanitation monitoring systems, their employment is often unstructured and sub-optimal.
Neogen, in conjunction with industry experts, has developed a handbook titled, “Best practices for effectively implementing an ATP sanitation verification program”, that provides real-world guidance for facilities wishing to enhance their EMP through a more formalized and structured approach.
Topics covered will include:
- Validation Vs verification
- Cleaning to a validated standard
- Swabbing and establishing baselines
- RLU’s as an indication of cleanliness
- Migrating from validation to verification
- Using the results to improve cleaning
- Interpreting test results
- Complementary environmental testing
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Incident Management 21 December 2017 - 09:02 PM
The philosophy of food safety and quality management is one of prevention, whereby the safety and quality of food products are assured via the use of processes such as HACCP, Vendor Assurance etc. However, on occasion it is necessary to respond reactively to an incident in order to ensure consumer and business protection. Although incidents are very varied in their causes and effects, a common process can be used to help the Incident Owner manage the incident professionally. We will give a brief on food safety incidents that are identified in our supply chain or markets, which have the potential to damage brands or our business, or harm our consumers.
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People-skills to support engagement and commitment to food safety 10 December 2017 - 06:41 PM
Your management system is in place. Training is completed regularly. People mostly do what they’re supposed to. What else can you do? In this webinar you’ll learn how breakthroughs in neuro-science are changing our understanding of engagement and commitment, and what you can do to apply this knowledge to support food safety initiatives in your workplace.
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Environmental Monitoring 17 November 2017 - 05:17 PM
Although we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world, foodborne illness remains common in the United States where foodborne illness outbreaks affect millions and kill thousands of people. These outbreaks also undermine consumer confidence in affected products, result in large recalls, and diminish market demand. A substantial number of foodborne illness outbreaks result from poor hygiene practices. Microorganisms can survive in food processing and handling environments. They are generally introduced into the food environment through raw materials, pests, air, water, and employees. During this webinar find out ways that we can identify these hazards and stop them in their tracks.
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FSMA and Foreign Supplier Verification program (FSVP) 05 November 2017 - 05:31 PM
Are you a Broker or Agent? What about an Importer of Record from a foreign supplier? If you are, then understanding the rules around FDA's FSMA and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) are critical to your business. Join DNV GL to understand the deeper impact of how this program affects your business and some of the methods to prepare your systems to meet FDA requirements.
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Determination of Preventive and Control measures in Food Safety 13 October 2017 - 05:58 PM
An essential presentation for any food safety manager who is responsible for risk assessment and determination of control measures within a food safety plan. The presentation will demystify much of the language and complex logic normally associated with risk assessment models and decision trees, which prevent many food companies from obtaining their objective of producing robust and appropriate control measures.
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Compressed Air Testing: How to Pass Your Next Audit 29 September 2017 - 05:56 PM
Many food safety organizations (SQF, BRC, FSSC, primusGFS, IFS) are including compressed air monitoring as one of their requirements. Ruby Ochoa, President and Owner of Trace Analytics, will address what these requirements are, which compressed air standards you should be using, how to create a monitoring program, and how HACCP principles apply to your compressed air system. Come see what you should be doing to prepare for your next audit.
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Developing a Supply Chain Program for Regulatory and GFSI Compliance 15 September 2017 - 04:10 PM
New food safety regulations and changes to international Food Safety Management schemes are placing more of the responsibility for supplier control directly on the customer. The supply chain program must provide assurance that hazards requiring a control (in the supply chain) are significantly reduced or eliminated. Does your supplier control/assurance program meet these new requirements? How can you align your current supplier program with the new preventive controls? This session will help you to identify steps you can take to bring your supply-chain control program into compliance. The session will identify some tips and tools for identifying any gaps or opportunities within your current Food Safety Management System to ensure that you are in conformance with both the regulations and your GFSI program requirements.
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Training Employees on Food Safety and Quality 08 September 2017 - 06:28 PM
Ensure that your entire team is on the same page when it involves Food Safety and Quality. Having a good training plan is essential to your overall operation. This webinar will review several food safety programs and make sure your QA technicians, maintenance crew, line workers, temporary workers, and hourly personnel are all working together when it comes to safety and training in your workplace.
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FSSC 22000 – An updated Tool for Today’s Regulatory Environment 18 August 2017 - 04:41 PM
Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a GFSI benchmarked certification program based on the ISO 22000 family of international standards. FSSC 22000 certification provides evidence of a company’s capacity to meet its food safety responsibilities with a robust, but flexible Food Safety Management System. A recent revision to the FSSC 22000 requirements has been completed to bring the international standard (ISO) in line with the updated benchmarking requirements of GFSI and to provide oversite to the 100+ Licensed Certification Bodies and 15.000+ certified organizations certified. The update will also help FSSC 22000 certified companies all over the world meet the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes including those presented by FSMA in the US. In this webinar, Jacqueline Southee, US Liaison for FSSC 22000 will outline how the revisions to FSSC 22000 have been incorporated into Version 4 and how the audit can help companies achieve compliance.
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Food Safety and Employee Safety - a behavioral approach to create synergy by integrating two agendas 21 July 2017 - 04:47 PM
This basis for risk assessment is "Identify – Evaluate – Control" – this is true for any kind of risk, including food safety risks and risks associated with employee safety and health. In both cases catastrophe can occur due to technical failure or human error. A behavioral based risk management approach stipulates the human behavior is involved in all failure, even if it is classified as "technical". A behavioral based management system should not be separately implemented for food safety and employee safety. This redundancy prevents pooling of resources and lowers effectiveness. In this webinar we will focus on those areas that can and should be integrated and learn how to effectively implement an Integrated Management System.
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Compressed Air System Risk Assessment: Do I need to Test? 14 July 2017 - 06:14 PM
More than 70% of production facilities use compressed air in the manufacturing process. Experts like the Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) agree that the primary contaminants to monitor are particles, water, and oil (PWO). The primary sources of contamination in a compressed air supply include the intake air quality and the compressor itself. Other significant sources include distribution piping, storage receivers, and point-of-use items such as valves, gauges, flexible tubing, and fittings. Does your system filter these contaminants out? Where does your compressed air system add additional contaminants that need to be monitored or filtered? Are these contaminants detrimental to your product? Where are your HACCP critical control points, and are you monitoring them?
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Implementing a Food Safety Management System compliant with BRC 12 July 2017 - 06:15 AM
Based on 25 years of working with BRC requirements, this webinar will provide guidance to current BRC requirements and how to develop a food safety and quality management system compliant with BRC standards. The webinar will be useful to organisations wishing to comply with the BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturers. There will be practical examples demonstrated and a question and answer session to discuss any difficulties that you may have with complying with the requirements of the standard
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How to avoid stupid audit non-conformances 16 June 2017 - 05:28 PM
Any type of audit of your work systems and practices can be a daunting process to go through. After 20+ years of auditing regulatory, compliance and certification standards, I have often reflected on why one company can obtain a good audit result when another company performs poorly. What I have observed is that there are common practices that have contributed to both successful audit outcomes and audit failures. Regardless of the type of audit, there are a range of easy to implement strategies that will ensure your Company gets through this process. The strategies and information contained in this presentation will help you to avoid stupid non-conformances and be more organised for your next audit.
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Conducting Internal Audits 09 June 2017 - 05:47 PM
Gain the upper hand when you understand significant differences between self-inspections and internal audits and can identify and correct potential non-conformances before your certification auditor finds them. During this webinar, we will touch on how to manage your Internal Audit Program in coordination with other management systems, such as corrective action and management review. This presentation will be helpful for all internal audit team members and management who support the internal audit protocol.
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Ensuring Readable Date/Lot Code Information 20 May 2017 - 05:15 PM
Label-related defects are the most common cause of product recalls, and also happen to be the most preventable. One of the more challenging inspections is with expiration and date coding from ink jet printers. Products moving down an unstable line and improperly oriented to the printer head could result in unreadable information. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges in reading and verifying critical information such as date codes and highlight solutions to these issues.
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Validation of Cleaning Programs 05 May 2017 - 06:44 PM
Validation of Cleaning Programs is now a mandatory requirement under most GFSI food safety standards. Luckily, Safefood 360° has compiled everything you need to know to keep your external auditors more than happy.
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How to Prepare for an Unannounced Food Safety Audit 28 April 2017 - 05:27 PM
Industry and trade associations have been buzzing for months about how FDA and state food regulatory agencies will implement FSMA’s rules, particularly with the new Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Preventive Controls rules effective in September of 2016. Some inspection activities may be truly different, but preventing and limiting the effects of foodborne disease will not change. During this webinar learn how to react and meet expectations for all of the rules and regulations for your facility.
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Overview of Statistical Process Control (SPC) for the Food Industry 21 April 2017 - 05:45 PM
Statistical process control (SPC) is a method to improve or achieve quality control in a manufacturing process. Support productivity and quality improvement in your facility by designing and implementing a customized SPC program. This session will provide an overview of the SPC techniques and their application in the food industry, including process variation and how to measure it with SPC, control charts and basic concepts including types and uses. Additionally, this session will cover process capability, linking customer and internal specifications to process variations.
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3 Requirements for Commitment to Food Safety 07 April 2017 - 05:24 PM
You’re committed to food safety but there’s only so much you can do alone. Who takes the lead, when and where? What can you do to support and motivate your bosses, peers and line workers? How will you know they really are committed? In this interactive webinar you’ll expand your knowledge about the people-side of food safety discussed in previous webinars on food safety culture, and identify what you can focus on to make a difference.
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