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Auditing for Risk in Food Safety Management Systems

Presenter: Jorge Bravo

The food safety risk audit must work outside and inside the organization. That is, it must focus on the context of the organization and all of its stakeholders. This presentation emphasizes the importance of performing an analysis that is cross-sectional, contextual, relational, inclusive, and results-focused.

Food Safety Certification Standards

Presenter: Craig Bates

This presentation will cover the history of standards within the food safety sector, considering various plans and requirements from HACCP to ISO 22000 to FSSC 22000. Advanced Plans such as the Food Defense Plan, the Food Fraud Mitigation Plan, the Allergen Plan, and the Verification Plan will also be discussed.

How to Do a 90-Day Validation (to Keep the Government from Shutting Down Your Business)

Presenter: Michele Pfannenstiel

How do you know if your food safety plan is working as intended? By doing a 90-day validation study that asks if you did what you said you were going to do. That seems simple, and it can be, but it is important to ask all the right questions as you put your plans into place. This presentation will cover what those questions are and how you answer them, walking you through a 90-day validation spreadsheet that can be used to successfully validate plans for GFSI audits and other inspections. You’ll leave with not only a solid understanding of exactly what to do during a 90-day validation, but the spreadsheet template to get you on your way.

Food Traceability and the Challenges Ahead

Presenters: Ajay Shah and Vasambal Manikkam

With new technological advances within our global food supply chain, today’s sophisticated consumers are more ethical, sustainable, health conscious, and aware, and they will continue to demand even greater, more detailed transparency in years to come. As food is sourced from different regions, tracking food globally presents many challenges. Much research is conducted to identify traceability services, tools, and due diligence measures that can be targeted via blockchain technology. This is particularly critical in the seafood industry, where fraud is very common. Food traceability is important all along the supply chain in preventing food fraud and food safety concerns.

FSSC 22000: Moving Into V5

Presenter: Nuno Soares

In this presentation (after an introduction around the motivation for the update) the structure and characteristics of FSSC 22000 and each additional clause will be reviewed through a diagram-based approach. At the conclusion, we will briefly describe how unannounced audits work. Throughout, the major changes introduced by V5 will be presented.

Implementing Integrated FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000), HACCP, and ISO 9001 Management Systems

Presenter: Chad Kymal

The presentation will cover phase gate new product development standards with design and process FMEAS, which integrate HACCP, and implementing control plans/inspection plans for zero defects. It will also discuss using disciplined problem solving with 8Ds for food safety and quality, and demonstrate how the leading organizations in the world are implementing KPIs that are aligned with strategic objectives based on risk management.

Improve Your Audit Score: How to Prevent the Top Audit Non-Conformances

Presenter: Jeff Chilton

Audit—the word can strike fear in the most confident facilities. The best way to ease the fear is to be audit-ready at any moment. In this presentation, you’ll learn the top 10 audit non-conformances and ways to prevent them, steps to take if a non-conformance is found in your facility, how to stay audit-ready with automated and paperless record keeping, and best practices for ensuring compliance throughout your facility.

The Future of Accreditation With Google Glasses

Presenter: Kim Leighton

Wearable wireless technology is now commonplace, with smart wristwatches, fitness trackers, and smart glasses now established everyday technologies. These offer greater connectivity, remote viewing and augmented reality capabilities. JAS-ANZ is now exploring how the use of Google Glasses could be used to allow technical experts and auditors to remotely observe an audit of a production facility or participate in an office accreditation assessment. This presentation outlines how the use of the Google Glasses can help establish what situations are best suited for remote accreditation activities.

Creating a Culture of Compliance Through Training and Continual Improvement

Presenter: Jackie Stapleton

Have you ever wondered what a culture of compliance might look like in the food safety industry? Perhaps you have already seen it in action or even created this culture in your own workplace. In this presentation, we look at how workplace attitude and workplace culture influence a culture of compliance. We also consider where and how this culture of compliance fits into the world of standards, particularly ISO 22000. Come take a look with us to see where we can draw these parallels within a food safety management system.

Supplier Management Is Your First Ingredient

Presenter: Colin Christmas

Food safety certification has driven food safety consistency in the food value chain. Do supply chain verification programs have consistency when determining supplier risk? What questions should we be asking? How do we ensure cross-functional understanding about the risk exposure for an organization to be successful and avoid supplier pitfalls?

How Effective Are Your Product Recall Procedures? 

Presenter: Daniel McConville

This presentation will cover the product recall process and detail the manner in which organizations should go about recovering any products that do not conform to specifications or legal requirements. It will also discuss how to know if your process is working adequately—should there be an incident— along with the difference between a trade recall, a consumer recall, and a food withdrawal.

Changing the Audit Approach

Presenter: Leann Chuboff

After years of conducting audits the same way year after year, the audit outcomes may not be what they seem to be on paper, or reflective of the score issued. We find patterns or habits that lead to complacency and an audit program that loses confidence over time. Regardless of the type of audit you conduct—first, second, or third-party audits or a product, process, or systems audits—there may be an alternative approach that could energize your current audit program.

In this session, LeAnn Chuboff of SQF, will share the goals of a recent audit approach that was tested in a food safety system. LeAnn will go through our current audit approach and provide an example of how using a traceback exercise can be a different approach to auditing that may offer different audit results.

Case Study: Food Safety Culture and the Magic of Incongruence

Presenter: Wendy Edwards

Food safety culture is not an easy beast to grasp. It seems there are no hard and fast rules, no tangible tools to apply. Yet, as an auditor, chances are you’ve experienced “auditor’s eye”—that uncanny ability to spot something out of place; something incongruent. It turns out (after a lot of research and failed attempts) that incongruence is the one thing that works every time to change the set point on food safety culture. How does it work? Watch this presentation to learn more.