Traceability and Recall Through Food Processes
This 60 minute webinar will cover traceability requirements and techniques useful in the event of quality deviation investigations and potential FDA Recalls. The session will also cover associated information like identification, classification and protocols.
A variety of technologies at various price levels that are used for tracking and recall will be covered. There are quite a variety of potential applications ranging from simple case level bar code systems to more sophisticated satellite systems that include sensors for explosives, bacteria and other issues will be discussed. Test data from a number of these systems will be shown in cross country and trans-ocean applications.
Farm, distribution center, blending operations, pallet level vs container and case level systems will be explored.
A integrated food safety system model that uses traceability, food safety and recall data will be presented to demonstrate how computer technology can be used to reduce the time to recall products and reduce the impact to human health. The model is based on the FDA FSMA concept for risk reduction and uses predictive modeling to point investigators in the right direction in the minimum time.
At the end of this webinar, the speaker will handle your specific questions related to the topic.
Why should you Attend: The documentation review authority for the FDA has increased with the passage of FSMA. Enforcement has begun to expand as well. Not only does the FDA now have the authority to mandate product recalls, the records and information they may request to see has increased as well. Allergen mislabeling microbiological and foreign material contamination are the leading causes of Class I recalls.
Additional funding is expected to allow even greater sampling and inspection of products and facilities in the New Year. More and more alerts are being issued at the risk of brand confidence. It is often a slow recovery for customer sales following a product recall, not to mention the cost of communication, product return and disposal.
You can make the difference between gaining and losing customers.
Developing quality systems that result in good traceability can lessen the impact of a market withdrawal or even recall. It starts with the management team and must include the operators. From lot identification throughout the supply chain, to effectively reviewed recovery exercises, your team must have comprehensive systems and be ready to quickly execute your plan in the event of an incident.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Self-reporting, Trade and Consumer and Classes of Recalls
- FSMA expanded authority to stop and seize
- Product and Process Vicarious Liability
- Traceability standards, controls and practices
- Overlooked transportation issues
- ISO 22005 traceability standards
- Current trends and common issues.
- Lot Identification at the case, pallet and container levels
- Recall Classifications
- Food Safety Specialists
- Logistics Personnel
- Internal Food Safety Team Members
- Warehouse receiving and shipping team members and process Operators
- Quality Assurance Management
- Purchasing Agents
- Recall Team Members
- Auditors who review facility quality assurance and food safety programs
- Customers who want to understand best practices that they should require of their suppliers
- Executives for processing, transportation, retail and restaurant operations