HACCP Plan Development and Implementation Workshop - August 2012

Faculty

Warren Stone, Director of Science Policy, Compliance and Inspection works with a broad audience including member and potential member companies, GMA scientific and technical staff, regulatory agents and universities and provides GMA members with training, technical guidance, advice and assistance in areas of food safety, food microbiology, HACCP, allergen control, regulatory compliance, food defense, GMPs, quality programs and sanitation systems. Mr. Stone is an instructor for GMA’s various HACCP course offerings and Better Process Control School and serves as staff liaison for GMA’s Food Defense Committee and Sanitary Design Working Group. He currently serves as acting staff liaison for the Microbiological Safety Committee. Mr. Stone also speaks Spanish.

Mr. Stone has 30 years of in-plant experience in both manufacturing and quality assurance in a variety of operations, including low-acid canned foods, frozen foods, meat and poultry, seafood, juice, dairy items, fresh produce, salsas, dips and spreads. He has written numerous HACCP, quality system, sanitation and microbiological control programs for various food companies. Prior to joining GMA, he headed his own consulting firm to provide technical expertise in manufacturing and quality systems, GMPs, sanitary design and HACCP to food industry clients. He holds both a Master's degree from Canisius College of Buffalo, NY and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis.
 

Ai Kataoka, Associate Scientist, Microbiology is responsible for conducting scientific research projects in the area of microbiological food safety/stability and laboratory services such as food microbiology testing related to quality control issues and foodborne pathogen screening analysis. 

Ms. Kataoka earned her BS in food science and technology from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and MS in food science from Kansas State University.