Navigating FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), Preventative Controls & Food Safety Plan Essentials

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW18K1109

  • Expectations covered for new requirements for FSMA Audit by Regulators
  • New Hazard Analysis Risk Preventative Controls (HARPC) or Food Safety Plan basics introduced
  • Supply chain Preventative Controls outlined
  • Legal Authority of FDA detailed, including watch-outs
  • Importance of documentation requirements described
  • Employee preparation and training essentials explained
  • Closing a Successful Audit, including managing #483’s and confidentiality
  • FDA PC Audit findings

Overview of the webinar

FDA implemented the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2016. FSMA places primary responsibility on owners and operators of food facilities to control hazardous risks. FDA introduced enhanced requirements to ensure food processors have adequately eliminated these potential risks in their food plants. This course will examine new FDA authority, introduces examples of Preventative Controls, leading Best Practices for recommended preparation steps for handling the new FDA FSMA requirements. Also, the latest FDA PC audit data will be shared.

Who should attend?

  • Quality Control/Assurance and Food Safety professionals
  • Operations managers/supervisors
  • Regulatory professional
  • R & D or Product Developers professionals
  • Corporate quality managers
  • Operations personnel
  • Plant management personnel
  • Third parties developing HACCP plans
  • Validation specialists
  • Food Industry Consultants
  • Quality system auditors

Why should you attend?

Hugh liability potential for food companies not compliant with new FSMA regulations and Zero Tolerance with new Swabathons make it an imperative for organizations to have a robust compliance program in place. Senior Leadership, as well as facility teams, need to be knowledgeable of regulations, new authority and requirements. 

Faculty - Ms.Gina Reo

President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), is private consultant for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Crisis Management, Business Integration and Due Diligence M & A Compliance Risk Assessments. 

Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety, Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy for fast-tracking compliance to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labelling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance. 

Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Best foods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global. Education: MBA (Dual), International Business and Management; BS, in Business Administration Mgt., St. Peter’s University.


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