Ms. Gina Reo

Area Of Expertise : Food and Dietary
25 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Food & Dietary Supplements

President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), is private consultant for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Crisis Management, Business Integration and Due Diligence M & A Compliance Risk Assessments. 

Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety, Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy for fast-tracking compliance to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labelling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance. 

Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Best foods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global. Education: MBA (Dual), International Business and Management; BS, in Business Administration Mgt., St. Peter’s University.

 

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Live Webinar

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program Satisfying FDA’s Listeria Monocytogenes Guidance

FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) requires organizations to assess risks, enact Preventative Controls to mitigate these risks and minimize Food Safety Hazards for consumers. With few exceptions, this generally requires rigorous programs ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
  • Jun 09, 2020
Live Webinar

Allergen Cleaning, Validation & Preventative Risk Management

A three-layered approach to Allergen Management will be described, with the latest approaches for cleaning, Validation, monitoring and Preventative Controls now required under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) to incorporate in your Food ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
  • Jul 16, 2020
Live Webinar

Safe Foods For Canadians Regulation

SFCR consolidates four existing statutes and applies to all food products sold in Canada ensuring truthful labeling while ensuring food manufacturers and importers are responsible for safe, adequately labelled and regulatory compliant produ ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
  • Jul 30, 2020
Recorded Webinar

Guidance for Lubricant Use in Food Applications

Over application or incorrect usage of lubricants can lead to insanitary conditions or contamination. Often condensate plays a big part in refrigerated foods and mixed with improper use of lubricants can spell potential problems in the envi ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

FSMA Preventative Controls With Sanitary Transport for Logistics Teams

Aside from regulatory requirements, liability for the safety of an organization’s food products will be covered. The importance of documentation control is critical in this area. 

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Pandemic Planning For Food Industry (Understanding Coronavirus)

Understanding the potential for pandemics will be detailed, drilling more deeply into nuances of the COV-19. Explanation of how to incorporate a risk review into a company crisis program as well as watch-outs for up to date info on the viru ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Preventative Controls for Allergen Risk Mitigation Under FSMA

A three-layered approach to Allergen Management will be described, with latest approaches for cleaning, Validation, monitoring and Preventative Controls now required under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) to incorporate in your Food Saf ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

World Class Program for Smartly Managing FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)

FDA implemented the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2016 with many organizations still not fully compliant. FSMA places primary responsibility on owners and operators of food facilities to control hazardous risks. This course wi ...

  • Basic & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

FSMA Preventative Controls for Sanitary Transport For Logistics Professionals

Aside from regulatory requirements, liability for the safety of an organization’s food products will be covered. The importance of documentation control is critical in this area.

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Are You Ready for a FDA Preventative Controls Audit?

This course will examine new FDA authority, introduces examples of Preventative Controls, leading into minimal recommended preparation steps for handling the new FDA FSMA requirements, including managing Form #483, or the FDA Warning for no ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins