This 60 minute webinar will cover traceability requirements and techniques useful in the event of quality deviation investigations and potential FDA Recalls. The session will also cover associated information like identification, classification and protocols.
A variety of technologies at various price levels that are used for tracking and recall will be covered. There are quite a variety of potential applications ranging from simple case level bar code systems to more sophisticated satellite systems that include sensors for explosives, bacteria and other issues will be discussed. Test data from a number of these systems will be shown in cross country and trans-ocean applications.
Farm, distribution center, blending operations, pallet level vs container and case level systems will be explored.
A integrated food safety system model that uses traceability, food safety and recall data will be presented to demonstrate how computer technology can be used to reduce the time to recall products and reduce the impact to human health. The model is based on the FDA FSMA concept for risk reduction and uses predictive modeling to point investigators in the right direction in the minimum time.
At the end of this webinar, the speaker will handle your specific questions related to the topic.
Why should you Attend: The documentation review authority for the FDA has increased with the passage of FSMA. Enforcement has begun to expand as well. Not only does the FDA now have the authority to mandate product recalls, the records and information they may request to see has increased as well. Allergen mislabeling microbiological and foreign material contamination are the leading causes of Class I recalls.
Additional funding is expected to allow even greater sampling and inspection of products and facilities in the New Year. More and more alerts are being issued at the risk of brand confidence. It is often a slow recovery for customer sales following a product recall, not to mention the cost of communication, product return and disposal.
You can make the difference between gaining and losing customers.
Developing quality systems that result in good traceability can lessen the impact of a market withdrawal or even recall. It starts with the management team and must include the operators. From lot identification throughout the supply chain, to effectively reviewed recovery exercises, your team must have comprehensive systems and be ready to quickly execute your plan in the event of an incident.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Self-reporting, Trade and Consumer and Classes of Recalls
FSMA expanded authority to stop and seize
Product and Process Vicarious Liability
Traceability standards, controls and practices
Overlooked transportation issues
ISO 22005 traceability standards
Current trends and common issues.
Lot Identification at the case, pallet and container levels
Who Will Benefit:
Food Safety Specialists
Internal Food Safety Team Members
Warehouse receiving and shipping team members and process Operators
Quality Assurance Management
Recall Team Members
Auditors who review facility quality assurance and food safety programs
Customers who want to understand best practices that they should require of their suppliers
Executives for processing, transportation, retail and restaurant operations
John RyanDr. John Ryan's quality system career has spanned the manufacturing, food, transportation and Internet industries over the past 30 years. He has worked and lived extensively throughout Asia and the U.S. at the corporate and facility levels for large and small companies as a turn-around specialist. His clients have included Seagate Technology, Read-Rite, Destron IDI, Intel, and GSS-Array. He has consulted, taught at the university graduate level, and is a retired quality assurance administrator from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.
He holds a Ph.D. and has been involved in the quality profession for over 30 years on an international basis and in a variety of industries. He designed and piloted the United States first RFID enabled farm to retail traceability system in the nation while working with Motorola, Lowry Systems and other well-known industry companies. He has published over forty papers on quality systems and has recently published a book for Elsevier Press entitled "Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices". He previously published "The Quality Team Concept in Total Quality Control" with the American Society for Quality. He began Ryan Systems over ten years ago.
Ryan Systems works with some of the world's leading equipment, hardware, software, training and integration companies in the business. We are closely connected with food safety and other audit activities and can begin an initial assessment of your capabilities and needs.
Ryan Systems works with partners whose products have proven themselves to be positioned for future quality system needs.