Webinar Archive

Active IAFP Members can use our search below to find past webinars held by IAFP and IAFP’s Professional Development Groups (PDGs). Please note that all opinions and statements are those of the individual making the presentations and not necessarily the opinion or view of IAFP.

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Archived Webinars

  • Bridging Cybersecurity and Food Protection: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    In the face of a rapidly evolving digital world, the fusion of cybersecurity and food protection has become crucial. This targeted webinar for food protection professionals will distill the complexities of digital and cyber-physical integration into actionable insights. Join industry-leading experts as they map the transformed landscape of food protection threats and fortify your strategies with cutting-edge cybersecurity knowledge. Together, we'll forge the path forward, integrating cybersecurity into the heart of food protection, a vital move to defend our food supply. Engage with us to stay ahead in ensuring the integrity and safety of the food industry.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the Intersection: Participants will learn how digitalization in the food sector necessitates a cybersecurity-focused approach to food protection, highlighting the interconnected risks to food safety and cybersecurity.
    2. Identify Challenges and Solutions: Attendees will learn about the specific challenges posed by the cyber-physical nature of food protection and explore practical strategies for integrating cybersecurity measures into food safety practices.
    3. Foster Collaboration: The session aims to encourage a partnership between food protection and cybersecurity professionals, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary strategy to safeguard the food supply chain.

    Presenters
    • April Bishop, Panelist FSQ Consultant
    • Kristin Demoranville, Panelist AnzenSage
    • Tammie Van Buren, Panelist SQFI
    • Neil Coole, Moderator BSI Group
  • Lessons Learned When Employees Work Sick

    This webinar will address the critical issue of employees working while sick in the retail and food service industry. Our expert panel will analyze the multifaceted impacts of employees working sick on businesses. Our aim is to shed light on the underlying reasons employees choose to work while unwell, explore best practices for effectively managing employee sick calls, and delve into crucial steps for a plan to address ill employees. Our discussion will highlight the legal risks associated with permitting sick employees to work and draw insights from our experts on lessons learned during their experiences with ill employees. By examining these critical aspects from clinical, operational, regulatory, and legal perspectives, attendees will gain actionable strategies to mitigate risks and foster a healthier, more resilient workplace environment while building a food safety culture that entrusts employees with responsibility for not working when sick.

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand the underlying reasons employees choose to work while unwell
    Learn best practices for effectively managing employee sick calls
    Understand the crucial steps that are part of a plan to address ill employees

    Presenters
    • Kerry Bridges, Presenter Chipotle
    • Eric Martin, Presenter Texas Roadhouse
    • Shawn K. Stevens, Presenter Food Industry Counsel, LLC
    • Paula Herald, Co-Moderator Steritech
    • Roslyn Stone, Co-Moderator Zero Hour Health
  • Food Safety Culture PDG: Food Safety Culture – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    Organized by: Food Safety Culture PDG

    It has been over 30 years since the awareness of food safety was raised officially. Throughout the journey, we have made many achievements such as the regulatory awareness of E. Coli, Listeria spp. and Salmonella contaminations; implementation of FSMA and many others. In 2020, Food Safety Culture was mandated by GFSI; at the same year, Smarter Food Safety Era was launched by FDA. Certainly, we have come a long way on this journey. How did we do compare to 30 years ago? What can we do to continue driving the food safety culture? Technology is evolving, environment is changing, what will we stand and focus regarding food safety? Culture is a collaboration, it takes a joint effort among government, auditors, agencies, labs, logistics, manufacturers and many others who are in the food industry or provide services to the food industry. In this webinar, we have invited an expert, Jorge Hernandez, who has worked in different cultures, stakeholders during different period of times. Let’s have a discussion together on the past, present and future of food safety culture!

    Jorge Hernandez is the Vice President of Quality Assurance for the Wendy’s Company. As such, he is responsible for the design, implementation and leadership of the Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance Programs that impact suppliers, distribution centers and 7250 restaurants in 33 Countries.

    Presenters
    • Jorge Hernandez, Presenter Wendy's
    • Melody Ge, Moderator Starkist