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A Changing Environment: Impacts on Seafood Safety
Oct 16, 2020
The constantly changing environment impacts food safety in many ways, particularly seafood safety and the seafood industry. Documented changes of the ocean's temperatures, pH, and salinity impact the marine and estuarine environments from which we harvest our seafood. In addition to these global trends, storm activity has increased the freshwater influx to certain estuarine areas (e.g, the United States Gulf Coast) in recent years.
While some of these changes may be transient, they have the potential to impact the resident bacteria and phytoplankton populations and species, which can affect human health. For example: pathogenic Vibrio species generally favor warm environments, so their areas of residence and levels may shift with changing water temperatures; and phytoplankton species, some responsible for toxic blooms, have the potential to increase in areas where freshwater influxes bring a heavier nutrient load. These environmental changes may be impacting seafood safety, both due to emerging hazards and geographic expansion of known hazards. This presents a challenge for the seafood industry as well as public health risk managers.
This session will provide examples of the impacts of the changing environment on seafood safety and include a perspective from industry.
- Craig Baker-Austin, Panelist Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science, UK
- Angelo DePaola, Panelist DePaola Consulting, USA
- Stacey McLeroy, Panelist U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
- Mike Parsons, Panelist Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
- Jessica Jones, Moderator U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory, USA
- Lorraine McIntyre, Moderator British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada
FSMA Full Enforcement Impact on Food Safety - Data Analysis, Stats, Trends, Challenges
Sep 29, 2020
With full implementation of the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods and related regulations, is the nation’s food supply safer than pre-FSMA? Panelists will utilize data and information from the FDA Data Dashboard as well as CDC and private sources to provide observations on whether FSMA has really improved food safety for the American consumer.
- Glenn Bass, Presenter U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
- Loralyn Ledenbach, Presenter Kraft Heinz Company, USA
- William Marler, Presenter Marler Clark LLP PS, USA
- Allen Sayler, Presenter & Moderator EAS Consulting Group, LLC, USA
Food Safety Culture - Part 7 of 7: Building Strong Food Safety Cultures with Effective Training Programs
Aug 17, 2020
How does your food safety culture journey compare with your global colleagues? Food Safety Professionals from over 5,000 plants worldwide shared their feedback in The Global Food Safety Training Survey 2020, an industry benchmarking tool for companies to assess their training programs and share their biggest food safety training challenges. Join us to dissect the insights from this valuable benchmarking tool to better understand the advances we are making in our collective food safety culture journey and the existing challenges identified that may be preventing us from achieving a truly robust food safety culture.
By attending this webinar, you will:
- Receive the food safety culture data highlights and compare your own culture journey
- Learn how your food safety training program can be a key tool to advance your food safety culture
- Identify potential gaps in your training program and how other colleagues are overcoming those gaps
- Laura Nelson Alchemy Systems, USA
- Bertrand Emond Campden BRI, UK
- Lone Jespersen, Moderator Cultivate, Switzerland