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  • Sanitation Steps: When Digital Transformation Streamlines Monitoring of CIP and Open Cleaning Procedures

    The CDC estimates that each year 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. The joint mission between the food industry, academia, and regulatory agencies is to reduce the number of foodborne illnesses. Digitalization is a critical step in improving food safety, traceability, and quality programs to decrease the room for error.

    Many companies are in various phases of digitalization at their companies and are test driving digitalization in areas such as environmental monitoring, process, and sanitation controls, recalls, supplier management, and verification systems. They are seeing benefits in traceability, speed, efficiency, centralized data management, and compliance.

    Several open questions remain: What tools exist today and what are missing? How does digitalization actually bridge gaps and how does it work in plants? How does it increase return on investment (ROI) while maintaining regulatory compliance and enhancing the quality of the product?

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    • Ruth Petran, Presenter The Acheson Group and Ruth Petran Consulting, LLC.
    • John Donaghy, Presenter Nestle SA
    • Anika Bansal, Presenter Bonduelle Fresh Americas
    • Vidya Ananth, Moderator Novolyze
  • Using Assessment Data to Make Effective Risk Based Food Safety Decisions

    The food industry undergoes multiple assessments, monitoring, and audits to verify the effectiveness of the managed systems but very little analytical assessment is completed with the data being captured in comparison to the efforts and resources used to complete this work. The goal of the webinar seeks to provide an awareness of how to use data obtained from food safety inspections, assessments and audits to work smarter and reduce the likelihood for repeated issues. Utilizing data not only assists in predicting where gaps could occur but also allows to direct limited resources to focus on the areas and programs where efforts are needed most.

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    • Lone Jesperson, Presenter Cultivate Food Safety, Switzerland
    • Jennifer Lott, Presenter BSI, United States
    • Mike Wilson, Presenter BRCGS, United Kingdom
    • Andrew Clarke, Moderator Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada
  • GFSI Race to the TOP- Feature 1 Auditor Training and Professional Development

    In 2020 the GFSI, in accordance to the industry requests, initiated a working group to develop a more formalized process for the qualification and ongoing development of professional GFSI food safety auditors. This work commenced in response to feedback for improvement with audit consistency but also to enhance and maintain a structured approach for the development of food safety auditors as a career, to align with other industries but also to help build auditor capacity. The webinar's goal is to provide an overview of the new process and seeks to provide input from two certification bodies on their challenges and how the revised approach could support the auditor qualification process.

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    • Kris Middleton, Presenter Bureau Veritas Certification North America, United States
    • Kim Onett, Presenter NSF International, United States
    • Marie-Claude Quentin, Presenter Global Food Safety Initiative, France
    • Andrew Clarke, Moderator Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada