This workshop will take the participant through a real-life simulation of a product recall and allow them to experience how to approach both assessing risk and making decisions as the crisis evolves and escalates. After the simulation, the instructors will explain how to put together your crisis management plan, how to increase your confidence in recall prevention, and how to understand your testing solutions.
During the simulation, in teams, you will manage a recall as a series of facts are presented. Each team will discuss action steps to take as the points are given. The simulation will allow each participant to determine if you have the appropriate people, processes, and systems to manage a recall within your own company. This exercise is designed to expose potential gaps in the current process you may have at your company. The exercise also builds awareness and confidence with recall and crisis management roles, responsibilities, and procedures.
Jeremiah Szabo, Vice President of Professional Services at Safe Food Alliance, will lead this workshop with assistance from Dan Barber, Senior Partner and General Manager at Fleishman Hillard, and Christopher Snabes, Senior Food Safety Manager at The Acheson Group.
This certified workshop guides attendees through the entire internal auditing process, suited to all management systems (including GFSI standards – BRC, SQF, GlobalGAP). Using real-life and practical examples, Antonio Munguia, Lead Auditor for Safe Food Certifications, takes attendees through each step of internal auditing from understanding the business process and auditing concepts to audit planning and conducting an internal audit. This workshop also covers auditor attributes, the human aspects of auditing, and root cause analysis, using self-assessment tools, case studies, and interactive activities to ensure that each attendee can replicate an internal audit back at their facility.
With this workshop, you will be able to create an audit schedule to inspect and verify programs, communicate audit findings to management, and develop and document corrective actions. Most importantly, as an attendee, you will leave with the ability to verify the effectiveness of your food safety system.
Give Your HACCP Plan a Tune-Up
Refresh your understanding of HACCP principles in this International HACCP Alliance accredited workshop. During this workshop, you will review the principles of HACCP to prevent food safety hazards and touch on what’s new in the industry. Experienced trainer Jon Kimble, Senior Food Safety Manager for Safe Food Alliance, will revisit formatting your plan, identifying hazards for your program, and the FDA guidance, using real-world examples and scenarios. In addition to HACCP, the instructor will help you to weave FSMA into your HACCP plan, starting with Preventive Controls – Have I missed anything? New insights from FDA enforcement activities, followed by Food Fraud best practices for the FDA and GFSI schemes.
Each section includes group activities and exercises that will help workshop attendees review their HACCP plans and implement the changes in their facilities.
Participants will gain practical knowledge through activities on: