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  • Comprehensive Food Safety: Handling an FDA Inspection Course

  • Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing

    More and more food manufacturers and foodservice operators are seeking to implement Safe Quality Food (SQF) systems to improve their operations, protect consumers and meet the demands of food buyers. Taught by experienced SQF trainers, this two-day Ecolab course leads participants through the material, using practical exercises that reinforce learning. YOU SHOULD ATTEND IF YOU ARE: Those wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the SQF Program Managers planning to implement the SQF Food Safety Code in their facilities Anyone involved with either the support or implementation of SQF in their facilities Managers or other personnel new to their roles at facilities where an SQF Program has been implemented Food safety auditors and consultants Senior management investigating the benefits of the SQF Program. Note: It is recommended that participants have some knowledge HACCP and its applications within a food business before taking this course. Ecolab offers HACCP training.

  • Comprehensive Food Safety: Certified HACCP Course

  • Ohio Association for Food Protection Annual Business & Winter Meeting 2020

  • Ohio Association for Food Protection Winter Educational & Annual Business Meeting

  • Comprehensive Food Safety: Internal Auditor Course

  • Alberta Association for Food Protection

    • Date February 6, 2020 – February 7, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • Website

    For more information, contact Lynn McMullen at lmcmulle@ualberta.ca.

  • FDA Audit Best Practices - Do's and Don'ts

    Overview: This webinar will begin by discussing and emphasizing the importance of truthfulness to the process - truthfulness in performing the job on a daily basis, truthfulness in completing the regulatory documentation that is so much a part of our regulatory lives, and finally in the context of this webinar, truthfulness when interacting with FDA inspectors. A key component of this webinar is the discussion of the tricks and techniques that inspectors use to elicit information. How you react and respond when they occur could impact your results. Other key communications skills will be presented in the context of the inspection and interpersonal exchanges between inspectors and company associates being questioned. We will complete the webinar by discussing how to handle, in the moment, adverse findings as they are identified by the inspector so as to not compound the issues and severity of the findings. Why you should Attend: If you are in any regulated business - pharmaceuticals, medical devices, you will experience an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, "Registered domestic drug establishments shall be inspected by the FDA at least once every two years." Depending upon the inspection type and the circumstance, inspections may occur more frequently. The outcome of those inspections can have a grave significant impact upon your business even if you and your colleagues have done everything "right." How you and others behave and interact with FDA inspectors can have an impact on the results reported. Interacting with inspectors is not an natural behavior, effective techniques must be learned and mastered if those inspections are to have positive outcomes. Areas Covered in the Session: Importance of truthfulness Importance of knowledgeability and confidence FDA Tricks to elicit information Arguing and challenging Behavior during the inspection Importance and role of documentation Effective communication skills Being deceptive Opinion versus fact Phrases never to say Handling adverse findings during the inspection Who Will Benefit: This is an all-inclusive webinar benefiting all individuals within the organization but particularly those in positions of management and supervision. Vice Presidents, Directors, Associate Directors, Managers and Supervisors in ALL functions will benefit from this organization. Significantly, compliance and regulatory who spearhead the inspections and are responsible for compliance readiness, as well as training that should be building on-going training around this subject should also be included Speaker Profile Charles H. Paul is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. - a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm - celebrating its twentieth year in business in 2017. He has been a regulatory and management consultant and an Instructional Technologist for 30 years and has published numerous white papers on various regulatory and training subjects. The firm works with both domestic and international clients designing solutions for complex training and documentation issues. He has held senior positions in consulting and in corporate training development prior to forming C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. He also worked for several years in government contracting managing the development of significant Army-wide training development contracts impacting virtually all of the active Army and changing the training paradigm throughout the military. He has dedicated his entire professional career explaining the benefits of performance-based training Event link: https://www.compliance4all.com/webinar/--502846LIVE?channel=sfbayeventslist_2020_SEO Contact Info Netzealous LLC,DBA -Compliance4all Email: support@compliance4All.com Phone: +1-800-447-9407 Website: https://www.compliance4all.com/

  • Advanced HACCP

    As your partner in food safety and quality, Ecolab offers training courses to help protect your customers, reputation and bottom line. You’ll leave this two-day course with a solid understanding of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process and its vital importance to food manufacturing. Learn how to develop, implement and maintain a practical HACCP program today. Essential for : • Plant managers and supervisors • Quality assurance team • Food safety personnel • Food plant maintenance personnel • New food plant employees • Retail or foodservice personnel managing suppliers

  • Useful Statistical Methods for Defining Product and Process Specifications

    Overview: Scientists, Design Engineers, and Manufacturing/Process Engineers must develop product and process specifications that ensure that products delivered to customers perform their intended functions over time. If specifications are too wide,the risks of inadequate product performance and product failures increase. If specifications are too tight, the costs to ensure conformance increase. Scientific and engineering theory, knowledge, and principles play an important role in developing specifications, but usually this must be combined with testing and data analysis to verify appropriate specifications. This webinar covers useful and important statistical methods that assist scientists and engineers in the development of appropriate product and process specifications. Why you should Attend: The information gained in the webinar will allow you improve your ability to develop appropriate and defensible specifications. This manages the risks of overly liberal specifications and the costs associated with overly conservative specifications. Review Product/Process Specifications and why they are important Learn methods for characterizing existing process data to describe expected variation in the population Using predictive models, identify input parameter specifications that ensure key outcomes will be met with high confidence Areas Covered in the Session: Introduction What are Specifications? Why Are Specs Important? Risks of Inappropriate Specifications Characterizing Process Data Normal Distribution Characterizing Process Data Reference Intervals Min - Max Interval Tolerance Intervals Coverage Probability and Confidence Levels Using Predictive Models to develop specifications Review of Predictive Models (Regression/DOE) Confidence and Prediction Intervals Using Models Examples (Contour Plots) Factor Specifications to Optimize a Respons Factor Specifications to Jointly Optimize Multiple Responses Who Will Benefit: Quality Personnel Product Design Engineer Scientists Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Product / Program Manager Operations / Production Manager Speaker Profile Steven Wachs has 25 years of wide-ranging industry experience in both technical and management positions. He has worked as a statistician at Ford Motor Company where he has extensive experience in the development of statistical models, reliability analysis, designed experimentation, and statistical process control. Mr. Wachs is currently a Principal Statistician at Integral Concepts, Inc. where he assists manufacturers in the application of statistical methods to reduce variation and improve quality and productivity. He also possesses expertise in the application of reliability methods to achieve robust and reliable products as well as estimate and reduce warranty. Mr. Wachs regularly speaks at industry conferences and provides workshops in industrial statistical methods worldwide. He has an M.A. in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A, Katz Graduate School of Business from the University of Pittsburgh, 1992, and a B.S., Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Event link: https://www.compliance4all.com/webinar/--502854LIVE?channel=sfbayeventslist_2020_SEO Contact Info Netzealous LLC,DBA -Compliance4all Email: support@compliance4All.com Phone: +1-800-447-9407 Website: https://www.compliance4all.com/

  • GFSI 2020 Conference

  • Combined Acidified Foods and Better Process Control School

    The Combined Acidified Foods and Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a 2-4 day school designed for manufacturers of shelf stable, acidified and low-acid foods (including pet foods). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in 21 CFR 108, 113, and 114 require that acidified and low acid food manufacturers operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during production. This BPCS also meets U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations 9 CFR 431 for shelf stable, thermally processed meat and poultry products.

  • Webinar #2: Microbiological Testing, Presenter Dr. Erin DiCaprio

    Developing and implementing Food Safety Plans (required under the Food Safety Modernization Act) can be challenging. Knowledge related to the overall food quality assurance system can enhance the development and implementation of Food Safety Plans by food processors. The goal of this webinar series is to connect concepts and components of food quality assurance programs to food safety. The webinars will be hosted live on the listed Tuesdays by Dr. Linda J. Harris, Dr. Erin DiCaprio, and Dr. Luxin Wang from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Participants are encouraged to engage in live discussion with these subject matter experts.

  • 2020 Kansas Environmental Health Association/KFSA Joint Conference

    • Date February 26, 2020 – February 28, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Wichita, Kansas
    • Website https://keha.us/
  • 8th American Food Sure Summit

    The Food Sure Summits have established themselves as the leading and must-attend events in Europe and America for the food safety and quality sector. These are a vital events for all those involved in food manufacturing, offering insights into regulatory compliance from the government bodies in charge of the regulations, the expertise of top companies on the subjects of leadership, transparency, and consumer insights among others, and more. At the Summits, food manufacturing professionals across Europe and the Americas have access to unparalleled networking opportunities they would struggle to find elsewhere. The 2020 agenda covers subjects like: - Establishing a food defence plan - Dealing effectively with product recalls - Risk assessment of the supply chain - Tools for achieving compliance with food safety laws and regulations - Achieving, maintaining and improving quality - Engaging with workforce in a culture of safety and quality

  • 2020 Beef Industry Safety Summit

    • Date March 3, 2020 – March 5, 2020
    • Time All day
    • Location Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
    • Website http://www.bifsco.org
  • Beef Industry Safety Summit 2020

  • Webinar #3: Environmental Monitoring, Presenter Dr. Linda J. Harris

    Developing and implementing Food Safety Plans (required under the Food Safety Modernization Act) can be challenging. Knowledge related to the overall food quality assurance system can enhance the development and implementation of Food Safety Plans by food processors. The goal of this webinar series is to connect concepts and components of food quality assurance programs to food safety. The webinars will be hosted live on the listed Tuesdays by Dr. Linda J. Harris, Dr. Erin DiCaprio, and Dr. Luxin Wang from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Participants are encouraged to engage in live discussion with these subject matter experts.

  • Webinar #4: Quality Control, Presenter Dr. Luxin Wang

    Developing and implementing Food Safety Plans (required under the Food Safety Modernization Act) can be challenging. Knowledge related to the overall food quality assurance system can enhance the development and implementation of Food Safety Plans by food processors. The goal of this webinar series is to connect concepts and components of food quality assurance programs to food safety. The webinars will be hosted live on the listed Tuesdays by Dr. Linda J. Harris, Dr. Erin DiCaprio, and Dr. Luxin Wang from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Participants are encouraged to engage in live discussion with these subject matter experts.

  • 43rd Annual National Food Policy Conference

    Questions? Contact Anna Marie Lowery at 202.213.1006.