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BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 21,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.
The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers. To learn more please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.
D.L. Newslow & Associates, Incorporated
D.L. Newslow & Associates offers superior auditing, consulting, and training workshops regarding food safety, quality management, and HACCP systems. Each workshop is customized to accommodate the specific background and industry of actual attendees. Classes are offered in Orlando, FL or onsite at the client. D.L Newslow now offers the new Food Safety HACCP Manager Certification Exam, the Professional Food Safety Manager Certification course and exam and the Food Handler Certification exam. The company also offers basic and advanced HACCP courses, HACCP Prerequisite, Internal Audit, FSSC 22000, SQF, and BRC workshops to name a few. www.newslow.com
Food Directions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Food Directions LLC is a boutique government relations firm specializing in agriculture, food safety, and nutrition policy, led by Beth K. Johnson. Headquartered in Washington, with deep relationships within Federal agencies like FDA and USDA, and on Capitol Hill, Food Directions is plugged into the ever-changing dynamic that is D.C. By providing counsel and strategic direction, Food Directions can assist you in navigating the cluttered, and sometimes overwhelming, food policy environment. www.fooddirectionsllc.com
Food Industry Consulting
Food Industry Consulting (FIC) was established in 2008 by Sonia Akbarzadeh after many years working with major food companies such as Yum! Restaurants, Pepperidge Farms, and Furlani’s Foods. FIC's team of food safety experts have been helping clients achieve exceptional results using the company's proven implementation approach. FIC's comprehensive food safety training programs, led by approved trainers, are available online, on-site, and in the classroom. These in-depth trainings include BRC, SQF, HACCP, and FSMA. Customized training can be tailored to the clients' specific products and processes. www.food-industry.ca
Greenberg Traurig, LLP / Antonio Gallegos
Within Greenberg Traurig, Antonio Gallegos provides regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, and trial strategies for the food, nutrition, medical device, pharmaceutical, and sports industries. He represents businesses and individuals in lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations, government investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions. Antonio also advises on compliance with regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and similar state-level agencies. www.gtlaw.com
International Featured Standards
IFS Management is one of the world’s leading safety & quality standards organizations for food & non-food supply chain certification. Founded and based in Berlin, Germany, IFS maintains a global network of offices (France, Italy, Poland, USA (St. Louis, MO), Canada, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Argentina, & China) to provide in-market support of its standards. IFS develops and provides tools for suppliers to prepare for certification, and a globally implemented Integrity Program structured to support the entire supply chain throughout the certification process. IFS is owned through a collaboration of German, French, and Italian retail federations, but is driven through direct feedback from industry, including manufacturing, storage & distribution, packaging, broker, certification body, and independent sectors. www.ifs-certification.com
More than 350 companies run their manufacturing operations on the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. From cam shafts to craft beers, from high-performance diesel engines to aircraft parts, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps companies automate the shop floor and inform the top floor. The company designed its ERP solutions literally from the ground up to connect suppliers, manage materials, control machines and deliver the accounting and business intelligence manufacturing organizations need. Whether your goal is to be more competitive, drive efficiencies, introduce innovation, or be more responsive to customer needs, Plex can help you deliver what’s next.www.plex.com
Safe Quality Food Institute
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world as a rigorous, credible food safety management system. It is the only certification system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that offers certificates for primary production, food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management. This enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain. www.sqfi.com
Marc C. Sanchez, CIHCC, LLC
Marc Sanchez represents FDA-regulated companies in the food, dietary supplement, beverage, cosmetic, medical device and drug industries. With a focus on international trade, he advises clients on the regulatory requirements and strategic corporate considerations that affect the importation, distribution and exportation of FDA regulated products. Marc is a frequent national speaker on FDA compliance issues affecting the food, dietary supplement, and medical device industries. He is also considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety Modernization Act, which has fundamentally changed food law in the U.S. www.FDAatty.com
Soterian Systems offers public and private training classes for accredited IHA HACCP and FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).The company navigates clients through the process of developing, implementing and continuous improvements with GFSI and FSMA food safety programs, including physical plant upgrades, equipment compliance and plant hygienic zoning fulfilling industry best practices, code and regulatory requirements. Soterian Systems provides a robust selection of template packages and audit tools for GFSI schemes and FSMA Food Safety Plans and supporting documents. The Soterian team also assists clients with microbial challenge studies to validate unique food safety potential hazards within the facility and/or equipment. www.soteriansystems.com
Wasserman & Associates
Wasserman & Associates solve problems for businesses and associations facing regulatory, legal, or political challenges, including a focus on solutions with a global dimension. The company provides integrated global public affairs, government relations, and media/public affairs services. Whether working directly with your leadership or supplementing your government relations staff, the Wasserman team has worked successfully with a broad range of international and domestic businesses and non-profits to resolve “Washington issues” or “Global issues,” requiring unique expertise. Wasserman & Associates is known for its ability to quickly and effectively develop and execute targeted strategies whether through the Congress, the agencies, international organizations, the media, coalition development or a combination. www.wassermandc.com