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Food Safety Fridays Webinars

Webinar recordings from the Food Safety Fridays Program.


FDA's Sanitary Transport Rule: Who it Applies to and its Impact on the Food Transportation Industry

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 f...

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Conducting a vulnerability assessment for intentional contamination

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 pro...

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Training for FSMA’s Food Safety Preventive Controls Compliance: Is it working?

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 participant...

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Risk Assessment under BRC

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 pro...

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Root Cause Analysis, how science can help us with the investigations

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 identify...

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Assessing suppliers through routine and non-routine audits

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 neces...

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Trending Root Cause Analysis for Continual Improvement

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...

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Food Safety Plans, doing the Hazard Analysis right

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...

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Preventive Controls and HACCP

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 loca...

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Effective Food Safety Management System Auditing

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...

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How to understand and comply with FSSC 22000

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...

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5 Areas that Influence Commitment to Food Safety

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 t...

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Metal Detection, X-Ray or Both Making the Right Choice

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...

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HARPC - What You Need to Know!

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 a...

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Food Safety Horizon Scanning: Developments That Could Save Your Business!

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...

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Internal Audits as an Employee Awareness Tool

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 a...

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Managing Unannounced Audits under the GFSI Standards

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? W...

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How ISO 9001:2015 can improve your food safety management

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 rev...

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A Brief History of Quality

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 internat...

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program for Food Importers

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...

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Understanding the FDA Sanitary Transportation Regulations

FDA will publish Sanitary Transportation Regulations based on the Food Safety Modernization Act in March 2016. While the scope of these regulations are limited to certain food types, the information is important for all transportation operations seekin...

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Tips to measure food safety culture and food safety behavior

Food safety culture is a risk factor. Even if you have all the resources you need for your food safety system, people can make it or break it. A food safety culture can range from strongly negative to strongly positive. What is yours like and what can...

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Auditors, on which tools can we count?

Some of the most important functions that an auditor is required to fulfill include planning, collecting evidence, and reporting. These activities require skills and can be acquired with the use of series of tools that can be categorized in two major g...

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GMO & Food Safety

This webinar presents an introduction into Genetically Modified Organisms and Foods; including:

- What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods?
- Why are GM foods produced?
- Are GM foods assessed differently from trad...

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Validation of Food Safety Control Measures

This webinar discusses the importance of validating food safety control measures to ensure food safety management system capability. Validation of food safety control measures is essential to ensure that a food safety management system will be capable...

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