Are You Ready for FDA FSMA Audit?

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19B0245

  • New FSMA requirements overview
  • Minimal requirement recommendations for FSMA
  • Key Essentials to build your own playbook, the Food Safety Plan
  • HARPC, what’s new from former HACCP approach
  • Documentation needs that are vital
  • New Legal Authority
  • Preventative Controls
  • Supply chain Preventative Controls

Overview of the webinar

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.

Who should attend?

  • Quality and Food Safety Staff/Management
  • PCQI’s/Auditors
  • Supervisors
  • Sanitation leads/Supervisors
  • Plant Management, Warehousing Managers/Leads, Maintenance
  • Engineering leads/Supervisors, Procurement Team Leads
  • Crisis Coordinators and Senior Leadership in the Food Industry

Why should you attend?

FDA implemented the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive in 2016 to help industry manage potential hazards in producing safe food products. FSMA places primary responsibility on the owners and operators of food facilities to identify and control hazard risks, and intentionally grants facilities considerable flexibility in designing and implementing their food safety plans. In light of these new regulations, FDA introduced an enhanced audit approach to ensure food processors have adequately eliminated these potential risks in their food facilities. Hugh liability potential for food companies not compliant with new FSMA regulations, Zero Tolerance with new Swabathons often resulting in Recalls, Senior Leadership, as well as facility teams, need to be knowledgeable of the law, new authority and requirements. A prudent investment to ensure the organization avoids costly mistakes.

Faculty - Ms. Gina Reo

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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