Food Safety Modernization Workshop Series: Beyond the Basics



  • Developing Effective Supplier Verification Programs Workshop

    January 20, 2016
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Introduction to Course

    Attributes of a Good Supplier Program

    Supplier Programs as an FDA Preventive Control

    • When
    • How
      Hazard Analysis:
    Identifying Ingredient Hazards and Risks

      Assessing Supplier Risk and
    Establishing Supplier Approval Criteria

      2nd and 3rd Party Audits:
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • Regulatory obligations


    • Certificates of Analysis
    • Raw Material Testing

    Developing the Program:
    Corrective Actions and Corrections

    Tools to Manage a Supplier Program

    Managing and Documenting Exceptions to Approved Suppliers

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  • Managing Allergens and Sanitation Workshop

    May 24, 2016
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm


    Overview: Allergens and the new FDA regulatory requirements

    Preventive control requirements: Food allergen and sanitation controls

    Designing and implementing robust SSOPs

    Allergen cleans and sanitary design

    • How is sanitary design related to allergen cleans?

    Monitoring and verification of food allergen and sanitation controls

    Proper allergen labeling: Easier said than done?

    Thinking further:  Allergen risks from the supply chain

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  • Microbial Validation and Verification: Developing and Implementing a Robust Food Safety Plan Workshop

    May 25-26, 2016
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Day One

    FSMA Requirements as they pertain to Validation and Verification

    Conducting a Hazard Analysis for a Food Safety Plan

    • How does a Food Safety Plan Hazard Analysis differ from a HACCP Hazard Analysis?

    Hazard Analysis Exercise

    Verification Overview

    Environmental Monitoring

    Environmental Monitoring Exercise

    Product Testing - A Verification Activity

    • Why, how, and what do we test?

    Day Two

    Organizing, Trending and Tracking Verification Data

    Product Testing and Data Exercise

    Validation Overview

    Validation Models

    Conducting Validation Studies

    In-plant Validation

    Validation Exercise

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