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#1 MsFS


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

I've been asked to give a short 5-10 min talk about FSMA to our Summer Interns.  Seemed fine until they specifically asked for it to be "fun" facts. 


I'm at a loss (probably because I'm too busy with FSMA to have any fun)..... please help if you have any suggestions!


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#2 jdpaul


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:50 PM

1. FSMA was designed around preventive controls; a proactive attempt to reduce the likelihood of food safety hazards from occurring; eliminating non-conformances and corrective actions. The old system relied primarily on reaction after the non-conformance already occurred - corrective actions were then implemented.


2. FSMA requires the food safety system and preventive controls to be designed by a preventive control qualified individual. Training can be done through a standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA or shown through job experience where such job experience allows the PCQI to implement a food safety system..



Can't really think of anything "fun" so to speak.


I guess one of the fun facts would be that FSMA has been one of the broadest changes in food laws for 70 years; thanks to Mr. President Obama signed January 4th, 2011

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#3 Scampi



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:38 PM

***The FDA (finally) has the power to mandate a recall (correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think they had that level of power before FSMA)


From an FDA slideshow as to reason to implement the change

Food supply more high-tech and complex

15 percent of U.S. food supply is imported
More foods in the marketplace
New hazards in foods not previously seen

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#4 nwilson


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:24 PM

I presented this content to my executive management.



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#5 MIguel A. Rodriguez

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:06 PM

That's a very weird request, but I think is a fair one. If you had to sit in a room for a training talk, at least should be enterteining.
I always use cartoons to releif the audience of 'boring' matters.

#6 Charles.C


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:54 AM

I presented this content to my executive management.


Indeed successfully highly obfuscational. :smile:

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#7 Peaches


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:03 PM

Maybe a before and after with a little detail around each bullet point.  I've attached some ideas that I used when I had to give a short presentation to a group that had very little background in the subject.  


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