Preventative Controls for Allergen Risk Mitigation Under FSMA
President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private
consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global
Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop
65, Business Integration and Due Diligence. Formerly, Vice President,
Food Safety (Officer), 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. This included fast-tracking to
FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act)
and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for the US and Canada
compliance. Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after
holding successively senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola,
Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to
joining Weston Foods held the 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.
A three-layered approach to Allergen Management will be described, with the latest approaches for cleaning, Validation, monitoring, and Preventative Controls now required under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) to incorporate in your Food Safety Plan. Insights for testing, laboratory review as well as cleaning practices will be covered. Participants will take away comprehensive knowledge of how to set up a robust Allergen Control Plan.
Allergen-related Recalls have been elevated to a Class I under the new FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), raising the importance of having a robust Allergen Management Program to minimize risks in your organization. This session covers regulatory requirements, best practices, and World-Class Allergen Minimization insights to aid Food Safety, Operations, and technical professionals.
- Allergen Landscape
- Designing Allergen Program
- Risk Assessment
- Validation Essentials
- Verification and Monitoring Programs
- Cleaning Approaches
- Qualitative Testing
- Testing Methods and Evaluating Labs
- Robust Allergen Control Plan
- Success Takeaways
Course Level - Basic to Advance
Who Should Attend
Quality and Food Safety staff/mgt., PCQI members, Operations leads/supervisors, Sanitation leads/supervisors, plant management, warehousing managers/leads, maintenance and engineering leads/supervisors, procurement team leads, crisis coordinators, and senior leadership in Food Industry wanting to understand the potential business impact on new FSMA requirements.
Why Should You Attend
Allergen mishaps in manufacturing are now a Class I Recall by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), considered an adulterant in foods. It is the largest area for recalls in the US and growing at a staggering rate. Anyone wanting to know how to approach, improve or review their Allergen Management Program should participant to understand the latest information for Best Practice preventative controls.