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 FSMA

ASK THE EXPERT: FSVP - What You Need to Know Now

Nancy Scharlach of Soterian Systems provides a condensed training for FSVP, covering what documents are required and what to specifically request from foreign suppliers. Examples of a FSVP plan is provided, along with tips for verification.

Modifying Your HACCP Plan for FSMA Compliance

HACCP and HARPC manager & instructor, Alicia Swanson, discusses the key elements of FSMA, the difference between in requirements for a Food Safety Plan versus a HACCP plan, and practical applications of HACCP's seven principles.

Who Ya Gonna Recall? FDA Enforcement Review

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA lawyer with FDA Atty, discusses the FDA FSMA guidance released in January 2018. Highlights include growing trends as a result of the guidance, communication requirements in regards to Written Assurances and Disclosure Statements, and discussion on the new guidance for Supply Chain requirements.

Lessons Learned Implementing Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Tim Lomabardo, lead staff scientist with Covance Food Solutions and consultant for FDA and USDA regulatory support, discusses applicable animal food regulations. Highlights include training requirements for QI, high risk areas of CGMP, common gaps for Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls, and compliance dates for various sized businesses.

Ask the Expert November

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA regulatory attorney covered the latest news from FDA and answered questions live. Highlights include FDA's latest guidance, deadlines for compliance, and the latest learnings from recent FDA inspections.

Better Safe Than Sorry- Produce Safety Rule

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA regulatory attorney covered the latest news from FDA anbou the Produce Safety Rule. Highlights include FDA's latest guidance, deadlines for compliance, and the clarifications of definitions.

Ask the Expert Open Mic

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA regulatory attorney covered the latest news from FDA and answered questions live, "open-mic" style. Highlights include FDA's latest guidance, deadlines for compliance, and the latest learnings from recent FDA inspections.


Understanding the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA regulatory attorney reviews FDA's policy regarding participation in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) by importers of food for humans or animals. Topics include the benefits VQIP importers can expect to receive and instructions for completing a VQIP application.

Understanding Verification vs. Validation in Sanitation Controls

Evan Rosen, VP of Food Safety & Quality Assurance at PacMoore Products, Inc., will discuss the need to verify or validate cleaning and sanitizing methods in the FSMA-era. Topics include differing expectations between GFSI & FSMA and recordkeeping recommendations.


Hot Topics & Updates

Marc Sanchez, FDA and USDA regulatory attorney, will share the latest news on FSMA and insights on how to speed up or improve your company's compliance. Topics include FDA's Draft Listeria Guidance and Update on Inspections, 483s, & Warning Letters.

How to Build a Food Defense Combat Plan

Tim Lombardo, food safety consultant and lead FSCPA Preventive Controls trainer, will help you learn how to build a food defense "combat plan" that demonstrates your facility is adequately protected against those who would threaten consumers and put your bottom line at risk.

Blowing the Whistle: How & When to Do the Right Thing

Marc Sanchez, FDA and regulatory attorney, explores the whistleblower protections and procedures to follow so you're prepared if you ever need to utilize these protections.

Top Violations Found in Mock FDA Inspections

AIB's Innovation Manager, Len Steed, highlights real customer case studies, why their clients choose to put their teams to the test, how the client's team reacts when the inspector shows up, and the knowledge gaps their clients are able to fix as a result of the preparedness inspection.

The Future of FSMA Under the New Congress

Marc Sanchez, FDA and regulatory attorney, helps identify possible “soft spots” for FSMA and other regulations that may be vulnerable to revision or elimination under the new Congress.

What Foreign Suppliers Need to Know to Comply with FSMA's FSVP

Shawn K. Stevens of Food Industry Counsel LLC helps you and your suppliers understand the steps you must take to comply with FSVP.


How to Hit the "Easy Button" for a FSMA-Compliant Food Safety Plan

Bryan Armentrout, CEO of Food Leadership Group, discusses how to make the task of writing or revising your food safety plan feel a little less daunting.

Decoding the FDA's Latest Guidance

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA and regulatory attorney, examines the recent FDA Draft Guidance for HARPC and provides an overview of compliance dates, including those that have been postponed.

You Gotta Fight for Your Rights (During an FDA Inspection)

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps you learn how and when to assert yourself during an FDA inspection.


Produce Safety: An In-Depth Analysis (Part 1)

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, digs into the details of the FSMA Produce Safety rule. This is part one in a two-part series.

Produce Safety: An In-Depth Analysis (Part 2)

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, digs into the details of the FSMA Produce Safety rule. This is part two in a two-part series.

Sanitize This: A Dive Into Sanitary Transportation of Food

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps to clarify the specific criteria for the safe transportation of food and what the FDA expects.

Allergens & Adulteration: What You Need to Know

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps to explain allergens and adulteration requirements under FSMA, and more specifically, how food allergen control and intentional adulteration are handled under FSMA.

Preventative Controls for Animal Food are No Joke: A Dive Into the Details

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps to explain Preventative Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) requirements under FSMA, which creates new cGMP.

Qualify This: A Dive Into Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps to explain the PCQI requirement and clarify what sort of training and experience FDA expects the author of your food safety plan to have.

Trust, but Verify: Tips and Tools for Your Foreign Supplier Verification Program

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, helps the food supply chain prepare for the FSVP by zeroing in with greater detail and providing an overview of the key provisions and tips and tools you can use to simplify compliance.

FSMA: It's Complex, but it's Not Rocket Science

In this on-demand webinar, Marc Sanchez, FDA Attorney, provides an overview of FSMA's key provisions and the implementation timeline, while also discussing ways to analyze gaps, assemble food safety teams, and organize training strategies.

FSMA Updates and What the FDA Expects of You

A webinar with Antonio Gallegos, of counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Charles Breen, formerly of the FDA and now consulting on FDA RAC and FSMA implementation, discussing recent FSMA changes with a focus on product testing and supplier verification, and guidance on how to show compliance to the FDA.

Preparing for and Managing an FDA Audit

A webinar with Antonio Gallegos, of counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP. Mr. Gallegos advises clients on FDA, USDA, and FTC regulatory compliance and advocates for them in government enforcement actions.

Preparing for FSMA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

A webinar with Marc Sanchez, discussing key compliance requirements with the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

Preparing for FSMA's Animal HARPC Rule

A joint webinar with Marc Sanchez and TraceGains, discussing the recently published animal HARPC rule under the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).




  GFSI

Insider Tips on Complying with FSSC 22000 Version 4

In this on-demand webinar, FSSC 22000's U.S. Liaison Dr. Jacqueline Southee, gives you insider tips to help put you on a fast track to meet the FSSC 22000 Version 4 standard

Let's Get Technical: Insider Tips on How to Comply with SQF 8

In this on-demand webinar, LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director for Safe Quality Food Institute, gives you insider advice to put you on a fast track to meet the SQF 8 deadline.

SQF Changes in 2016 and Beyond

In our latest on-demand webinar, LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director of the Safe Quality Food Institute, goes over changes to the SQF Code and provides insights gleaned from the latest GFSI guidance.

Implementing HACCP for GFSI

In our latest on-demand webinar, Sonia Akbarzadeh, Founder and Partner of Food Industry Consulting, covers how food manufacturers can make the transition from HACCP to GFSI.

Intro to cGMPs: The Building Blocks to GFSI Compliance

In our latest on-demand webinar, Sonia Akbarzadeh, Founder and Partner of Food Industry Consulting, covers cGMP basics and gives in-depth details on programs and procedures, common hazards, and explains how these can help with GFSI compliance.

The Impact of BRC Food 7: Most Common Non-Conformities

The Impact of BRC 7: Most Common Non-Conformities

In our latest on-demand webinar, John Kukoly, Director BRC Americas, covers the most significant changes the 7th issue brought forward, why they were included, what BRC expected, and what impact the changes are actually having on the industry.

Getting Started with GFSI

Getting Started with GFSI Webinar

Karil Kochenderfer, GFSI's North American representative, and John Kukoly, Director of BRC in the Americas, provide an essential overview of the Global Food Safety Initiative, its benefits, and what is required to begin the compliance process with any GFSI-approved scheme relevant to food manufacturers and processors.

Easing Compliance with GFSI Schemes

Easing Compliance with GFSI Schemes

Learn from TraceGains customers Chelsea Milling (makers of Jiffy Mixes), Specialty Commodities, and Ottens Flavors how TraceGains helps with achieving and maintaining Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliance through supplier document management automation and business intelligence.

The Top 10 Reasons for SQF Audit Non-Compliance

Top 10 Reasons for SQF Audit Non-Compliance

A webinar with Kristie Grzywinski, Sr. Technical Manager at SQF Institute, discusses in detail the top ten reasons that SQFI has observed for audit failure with its GFSI-approved HACCP-based supplier assurance code for the food industry.

  HACCP

   Packaging

Creating an "Approved Supplier Program" as a Prerequisite for a Successful HACCP Program

Noted HACCP authority, and winner of the 2013 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award, Debby Newslow shares her expertise. HACCP requires that you identify those suppliers critical to food safety and quality, perform a hazard assessment and define the hazards, identify the potential risk and significance of the hazard, and justify our decision based on facts, scientific information and historical data.

Food Safety and Packaging

Debra Krug-Reyes (ConAgra Foods) discusses best practices for packaging to assure food safety, and George Gansner (International Featured Standards, IFS) presents on GFSI's newest certified packaging standard, PACsecure.


Food Contact Packaging - Quality and Safety Considerations

Mark Carter, former CEO of QC Laboratories, and now owner of MC2E Inc., a food packaging consultancy, discusses best practices, and often overlooked risk vectors that manufacturers and purchasers of food contact packaging need to be aware of.




Labeling

FDA's Labeling Changes Exposed from the Top Down

Concerned about your facility's ability to comply with FDA's new nutrition facts format ruling? AIB's Donnell Scott, will break down what's different in the label format and how you can make the transition to using it.

How Industry is Responding to the FDA's War on Salt

Jacquelyn Clark of Accenture and Beth Johnson of Food Directions will help you better understand how the FDA’s war on salt will affect your company and what your peers are doing to be proactive on the issue.

Prepare Now to Comply with FDA's Nutrition Labeling Changes

Antonio Gallegos of Greenberg Traurig, LLP discusses the FDA's new rules for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label for packaged foods and supplements.

Menu & Vending Labeling - Are You Prepared? | January 2015

Delve into the FDA's recently released final rules on menu and vending labeling. Download the presentation PDF for expert insight into these new requirements.

Prepare for the Future of the Nutrition Facts Label | April 2014

Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD, shares her expertise on the FDA's proposed updates and anticipated timing, as well as what your company or organization can do to prepare for the many changes ahead.

  Allergens

How to Develop a World Class Allergen Management Strategy

Elise Forward of Forward Food Solutions partnered with TraceGains for a recent webinar to help folks learn how to take their allergen control plans to the next level.

Allergen Control Webinar with AIB International

Allergens are the leading cause for recalls, causing significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing conundrums. Stephanie Lopez, President, AIB International - Certification Services, shares her expertise about allergen control issues with specific emphasis on label control measures.