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

Disaster Management System Plan for Food Manufacturing (Floods, Fire, Tornado, etc.)

Disaster from floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. have been occurring with increasing frequency over the last several years. Unfortunately, there is little guidance available for food processors on how to manage. In a manufactu ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
  • Sep 12, 2019
Recorded Webinar

What to Expect with the new FSMA International Adulteration Regulation

IA establishes requirements to prevent or significantly minimize acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm. The session will explain coverage, summarize requirements for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human fo ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Allergen Cleaning, Validation & Preventative Risk Management

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

New 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
Recorded Webinar

New National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Act (GMO Labeling)

The new rule is highly anticipated by industry and will hopefully bring clarity to the long-standing GMO questions, cover financial and risk impact to businesses as well as helping consumers with educated food choices based on science, in s ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Preventative Controls for Allergen Risk Mitigation Under FSMA

A five-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 Safe ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Preventative Controls Approach for California’s Prop 65 for Food Industry

Enacted in 1986, Proposition 65 is a California law enacted to protect its’ residents. The Prop 65 listing contains over 900 chemicals making it difficult for organizations to navigate. This course will examine the current climate regarding ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Are You Ready for FDA FSMA 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 for non-compliances.

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Allergen Cleaning, Validation & Preventative Risk Management

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

Guidance for Lubricant Use in Food Applications

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

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins