Validation Webinar Series 1 of 5: Building the Business Case for Validation

Building the Business Case for Validation

Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT)

The Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence – a GMA-PMMI partnership – presents the first in a series of five webinars on validation.

The series is based on the soon-to-be-released guidelines document, Validating the Reduction of Salmonella and Other Pathogens In Heat Processed Low-Moisture Foods, developed by AIOE’s Product Safety Solutions Group.

This inaugural webinar, Building the Business Case for Validation, will provide an overview of why and how process validation in low-moisture foods is important to a CPG company’s bottom line, especially in the Food Safety Modernization Act era, and how this AIOE guidelines document can help improve it.

From this webinar, you will learn:

  • How improved process validation affects the bottom line
  • What validation requirements are likely to change in FSMA
  • How the guidelines document can help meet these requirements

Featured speakers for this webinar are:

  • Mike Hayes, Director of Food Safety & Quality, Del Monte Foods Company
  • Nate Anderson, Ph.D., Agricultural Engineer, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Jeff Barach, Ph.D., Director, Barach Enterprises, LLC

Mark your calendar for the remaining four validation webinars (12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT):

  • October 11: Plotting the Validation Journey: Where MyCompany Is, Where It Needs to Go, and How to Get There
  • November 8: Determining What to Test, Who to Test It, and How to Measure It
  • December 6: Best Use of Microorganisms in Process Validation
  • January 10, 2013: Back to the Business Case: Explaining and Reporting Results


Stephen Perry, Ph.D., (410) 212-9616, Content inquiries

Jackie Piper, (202) 295-3953, Connection/General inquiries

Evie Kasper, (202) 639-5918, Registration inquiries