Food Safety Consortium

Food Safety Supply Chain Management Track

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:00 AM

FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification

Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Speaker(s): David Acheson, MD Partner, Managing Director, Food Safety and Import, Leavitt Partners
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s):Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail, Food Safety Service Providers, FSMA

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:45 AM

FDA's Compliance Policy Guide for Salmonella in Food for Animals: Review & Supply Chain Concerns

Start Time: 10:45 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Speaker(s): Trish Wester, President, PA Wester Consulting
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s):Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail, FSMA

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:30 AM

Accelerating GFSI Compliance Through Automated Supplier and Product Risk Scoring

Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 12:15 PM
Speaker(s): Howard Popoola - VP Quality Assurance, Topco Associates
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail, FSMA, GFSI

Topco Associates manages over 1,600 supplier and co-manufacturing locations to help 54 grocery chains—with 4,000+ retail locations and $145 BILLION in sales—bring over 68,000 private label SKUs to market. Learn from Howard Popoola, Topco’s VP of Quality Assurance, how automated supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management helps illuminate supplier and product risk, while simultaneously easing GFSI compliance.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 1:15 PM

How Safe is Your Food Contact Packaging? Supply Chain Packaging Concerns

Start Time: 1:15 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Speaker(s): Jane Griffith, Consultant, QA & Food Safety, ASI
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Processing, Food Safety Service Providers, FSMA, GFSI

The presentation will focus on processes that a supplier/food manufacturer need to implement to ensure that the food contact packaging is safe to use and complies with regulations. The presentation will discuss:

  • What to expect from your packaging supplier – including specification and raw material testing
  • Review and understand US regulation on food contact materials
  • Learn about PAS 223 and essential standards/requirements to meet IFS and FSSC 22000 product packaging standards
  • The supplier’s responsibility to understand individual packaging attributes and their intended use. How to assess or test for the packaging attributes.
  • Learn how to select food contact packaging that protects and enhances your Brand Image

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2:00 PM

Food Safety in Social Media. Don't be the last to know there is a problem.

Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM
Speaker(s):
Vanessa Coffman, Education Manager, STOP Foodborne Illness
Deirdre Schlunegger, Chief Executive Officer, STOP Foodborne Illness
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Processing, Food Safety Service Providers, FSMA, GFSI

There’s a new app in town—the Foodborne Chicago app—that’s helping Twitter users who eat and dine in Chicago to report an establishment to the Board of Health and to followers of the app if they suspect they’ve got food poisoning. This is just one example of food safety in social media. What does this mean if someone is posting food safety & quality comments about your Brand? Do you even know about it?

This session explores the fast growing impact of social media on food safety & quality.

  • Overview of social networks -- what’s possible
  • How STOP Foodborne Illness uses social media
  • Innovative things other companies/groups are doing with social media
  • Case study #1 -- what can go wrong
  • Case study #2 -- what can go right and tips to use social networks effectively

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 3:15 PM

Food Fraud

Start Time: 3:15 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Speaker(s): John Spink, PhD Director, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:00 PM

Commodities Hazards/ Validated Microbiological Testing Strategy

Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 4:45 PM
Speaker(s): Marty Mitchell, President, Certified Labs
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:30 AM

Applying Metrics to Material Risk Assesment: Material Risk vs. Supplier Risk

Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 10:15 AM
Speaker(s): David Acheson, MD Partner, Managing Director, Food Safety and Import, Leavitt Partners
Location: Utopia Ballroom C
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail

Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:15 AM

Food Risk Modeling: Animal Health & Food Safety

Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker(s): H. Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Director Food Risk Modeling and Policy Lab, Iowa State University
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail, GFSI

Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:00 aM

Automating FSQA at Florida Caribbean Distillers: Biz Drivers, Results, Lessons Learned

Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:45 AM
Speaker(s):
Crista Lowry, Compliant Regulatory Supervisor, Florida Caribbean Distillers
Barbara Levin, SVP and Co-Founder, SafetyChain Software
Location: Utopia Ballroom B

An Interview with Crista Lowery, Compliance Regulatory Supervisor, Florida Caribbean Distillers

At Lake Alfred, FL-based Florida Caribbean Distillers, food safety and quality assurance aren’t just tasks that need to be checked off – they are inherent components of the company culture. With initiatives that include FSSC 22000 certification, employee training and technology investments, the company is setting new standards for safety and quality in the alcoholic beverage industry.

In this session, Barbara Levin, SVP and CoFounder of SafetyChain Software, will interview Crista Lowery on how the company is leveraging technology to help:

  • Manage the document overload associated with compliance from thousands of suppliers and myriad specifications for its many customers
  • Ensure that SOPs, CCPs, PRPs and other requirements are followed
  • Electronically analyze FSQA test results in realtime and take timely CAPAs
  • Have a centralized, time/date stamped repository of FSQA data for trending and on-demand response to regulatory, 3rd party and customer inquiries or audits

Achieve and comply with FSSC certification, compliance and audit-readiness and more

Thursday, December 05, 2013 1:15 PM

Managing Supply Chain Visibility

Start Time: 1:15 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Speaker(s): Grant Woolf, VP Strategy and Product Management, FreightWatch International
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail

Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:00 PM

Raw Materials Food Management: An Intergrated Approach

Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM
Speaker(s): Jerry Roberts, Consultant
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Processing, FSMA, GFSI

Over the last 15 years, companies’ supply chain competitiveness have led to rapid globalization of raw material sourcing, and in several instances food manufacturers and suppliers lack an effective and capable infrastructure to assure the food safety, quality and security of globally sourced raw materials.  This capacity deficit is due to various factors such as: financial pressures, knowledge and ethical considerations. The risks associated with globalized sourcing strategies have escalated at a rate disproportionately faster than globalization itself, impacting significantly both public health and companies’ financial bottom line.  FDA has reported a doubling in the number of food import entries from 12 million to 24 million in the four-year period from 2007 to 2011.   The Federal Food Safety Working Group Progress Report, issued December 2011, stated that, “…Food imports are growing rapidly and now comprise 15 percent of the total U.S. food supply...” While finished goods are part of this growth, nonetheless, raw materials constitute a large part of the imported food category and continue to grow rapidly.

The FDA is moving forward to define requirements and regulations to assure the safety of imported foods as directed by the FSMA. Leading food manufacturers, suppliers and distributors are advised to be proactive in developing and implementing integrated supply chain management programs to protect their trademarks and preserve brand equity.

The presentation will highlight an integrated, cost effective approach for globally sourced raw materials, to assure suppliers consistently meet or exceed a company’s desired food safety, quality and performance standards as well as regulatory requirements.

Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:45 PM

Recall Containment How to Contain a Recall - the stuff you didn't plan for!

Start Time: 2:45 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Speaker(s): Shawn Stevens, National Food Safety Lawyer and Attorney, Gass Weber Mullins LLC
Location: Utopia Ballroom B
Track(s): Food Service, Food Processing, Food Retail, FSMA

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