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.
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.
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.