2013 Food Safety Preventive Controls Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Frozen Food Institute and the Northwest Food Processors Association invite you to attend the first annual Food Safety Preventive Controls Forum.  

Presented by top experts these two Forums, one and one half day food safety workshops, will address fundamental FSMA requirements and provide guidance on how these requirements can be blended into existing in-plant food safety programs.

Part one: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Forum: Implementing FSMA
Oct. 21-22
A key component of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) FSMA-related proposed hazard analysis and preventive controls regulation is the requirement for a written “food safety plan.”  As such, the first session of the Forum will focus on “Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls: Implementing FSMA.”

Participants will learn what FDA inspectors will be looking for in an effective food safety plan, including hazard analysis; identification of preventive controls; specification of monitoring procedures; “parameters” or control limits; corrective actions; verification of procedures and implementation of recall plans.

Part two: Microbial Hazards Control Forum
Oct. 23-24
The second half of the Forum will delve even deeper, helping participants better identify microbial food safety hazards in various food manufacturing environments and develop effective controls to prevent food adulteration.

Pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenesSalmonella, and pathogenic E. coli are hazards that can occur in many frozen food processing environments.  Industry and academic experts will describe best practices in creating and implementing proper hazard control systems.

The Forum will also help participants better comprehend what considerations and changes may be needed to comply with FDA FSMA regulations as they’re being finalized.

If you have any questions, please contact AFFI Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Dr. Donna Garren at dgarren@affi.com or AFFI Manager of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Rishi Banerjee at rbanerjee@affi.com.  Both can also be reached at (703) 821-0770.