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Leveraging Technology: Implementing a Digital Transformation to Simplify Compliance Processes and Improve Quality
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Leveraging Technology: Implementing a Digital Transformation to Simplify Compliance Processes and Improve Quality

Valerie Sieurin heads up Unilever’s Quality team and is a part of Unilever’s Business Operations Leadership Team.

Valerie started her career in Research and Development (R&D) at Cadbury Schweppes Bottling Group. From to 2003 to 2012, Valerie covered various R&D roles in Danone Beverages and Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition when in 2012 she was appointed to Vice President of Quality and Food Safety at Danone.

Valerie joined Unilever from Reckitt, she started as Global Health Quality Director and was promoted to Senior Vice President Global Head of Quality. In this role, she initiated the digitization journey of quality at Reckitt.

She took on her current role in March 2022 and is now based in London, United Kingdom.

With over 30 years’ experience at some of the world’s leading FMCG companies, Valerie is an ambassador for creative solutions and innovation in product, processes, and Quality systems. She is driving a culture change across the organization, overseeing end-to-end Quality, and driving consumers advocacy in the pursuit of superior quality.

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An Alternate View of the Importance of ‘AI’
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An Alternate View of the Importance of ‘AI’

Dan Fone has been in the food industry for more than 30 years and has worked internationally across various food safety and environmental compliance programs as a regulator, a systems assessor and consultant/advisor.

Dan joined Walmart in 2017 as Senior Director for International Food Safety and was promoted to Senior Director II – US Food Safety SME for Walmart US in 2019 where he currently leads the Walmart US food safety team in all aspects of store/club and supply chain food safety.

Dan has worked extensively in the field of behavior, specifically in understanding the role of behavioral attitude and influence in developing food safety cultures within organizations. At the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), he was a member of the GFSI Technical Working Group on Food Safety Culture and is currently on the Steering Group for the development of PAS320 on Food Safety Culture. In January 2019 he became a Board Member at GFSI (six-month term). He is also working with the Global Food Traceability Center, where he is currently a member of the Institute of Food Technologists GFTC Advisory Council.

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Pre-Harvest Testing and Requirements for Produce Growers
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Pre-Harvest Testing and Requirements for Produce Growers

Exploring the significance and methodologies of evaluating growing fields before harvest to ensure produce safety and quality; unveiling the tools we use to identify and mitigate potential risks at the growing field level, to minimize contamination and enhance food safety, and discussing the Why and How of implementing effective protocols for pathogen monitoring and early detection, reinforces prevention measures and overall produce safety.

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Panel: Understanding the Interconnected Ecosystem of Food Quality, Regulatory, and Safety
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Panel: Understanding the Interconnected Ecosystem of Food Quality, Regulatory, and Safety

Recorded at NAFS23, in this panel we discuss the interconnected ecosystem of food quality, regulatory, and safety.

Beginning with an overview of the current state of food quality, regulatory and safety ecosystem, then continuing with a discussion of the interplay and evolution of regulatory frameworks, and consumers wants and needs before moving onto an examination of the role of technology, collaboration and education in the quality assurance and food safety systems. Give this one a listen!

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Digital Transformation With Cloud-Based Software Solutions Ensures FSMA Compliance – It All Starts With Data
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Digital Transformation With Cloud-Based Software Solutions Ensures FSMA Compliance – It All Starts With Data

Vikram is the Principal Product Manager for GE Digital with a focus on Process/CPG/F&B industries. Vikram brings 19 years of experience in product management, delivery and sales of manufacturing software systems. He started his career with EDS at GM’s Linden Truck plant. In 2006 he joined GE and has spent the last 17 years in different roles focused on Manufacturing Operations Management across multiple industries.

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Digitization in the Food Safety Space — A Conversation with Deepa Thakar of Neogen Analytics
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Digitization in the Food Safety Space — A Conversation with Deepa Thakar of Neogen Analytics

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2023 we sat down with Deepa Thakar, a Key Accounts Manager of Neogen Analytics, to talk about what the Digital Revolution is bringing to FSQ professionals, and why it is more important than ever to automate repetitive analog tasks and give Food Safety experts insights in real-time into where best to apply their energies and expertise. Whether we are talking about visibility and transparency and compliance, or doing more and better work in the same amount of time, or achieving more without increasing headcount, digitization is the way forward to improving FSQ performance and also keeping the public safe. Give this one a listen!

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Food Visibility and Traceability — A Conversation with Louis-Olivier Roy of OPTEL Group
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Food Visibility and Traceability — A Conversation with Louis-Olivier Roy of OPTEL Group

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2023 we sat down with Louis-Olivier Roy of OPTEL Group to talk about one of the most important challenges and opportunities facing FSQ professional today: Being able to see their products from one end of the value chain to the other. New regulations are coming online that demand Food Safety and Quality teams be able to document everything that happens to the food under their responsibility, but beyond compliance, knowing the quality and quantity of goods at all stages of the journey from farm to fork offer a wide range of advantages and capabilities that generate real ROI. In an evolving regulatory environment where getting data from suppliers is going beyond a best practice to become a requirement, what does treating compliance as the starting point rather than the finish line look like? How can FSQ data collected at this granular level help other parts of the business achieve their goals as well? For all this and more, give this episode a listen!

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Real-Time Visibility for FSQ Professionals — A Conversation with Julie McGill of Trustwell
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Real-Time Visibility for FSQ Professionals — A Conversation with Julie McGill of Trustwell

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2023 we sat down with Julie McGill of Trustwell to talk about one of the most exciting tools available to Food Safety and Food Quality professionals: Real-Time Visibility tools that can connect people directly and precisely to produce, products, and goods at any point in the journey from origin point to point of sale to the final customer. Things that would have seemed like science fiction even ten years ago are now everyday tools, and the best is still yet to come. This is creating a revolution in Risk Management, Waste Reduction, Recall Planning, QA/QC, and also connects the FSQ team to other facets of the business to share data and incorporate them into decision-making processes that did not use to include them. Being able to move from reactive to proactive without increasing headcount sounds too good to be true, but it is happening right now thanks to real-time visibility. Give this episode a listen to learn more!

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FDA Regulatory Update: Moving from Outbreak to Prevention
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FDA Regulatory Update: Moving from Outbreak to Prevention

Whole Genome Sequencing has revolutionized CDC and FDA disease attribution capabilities.  With better detection comes more outbreaks. The FDA is developing prevention strategies for food categories with recurrent attribution to disease.  These prevention strategies are an opportunity for all stakeholders to focus on prevention in that category. The FDA is ramping up to conduct Root Cause Analysis following foodborne illness outbreaks.  Our reports will communicate what we learn to help firms prevent a recurrence. — Mark Moorman Director, Office of Food Safety FDA Mark Moorman is the Director of the Office of Food Safety at the Food and Drug Administration…

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Ingredient Agility is Brand Agility
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Ingredient Agility is Brand Agility

 Today’s challenges can no longer be managed by a linear supply chain model. Meeting customer expectations for customized, sustainable products and fast deliveries in the midst of major disruption demands a different approach. Mastering ingredient data is key to managing the evolving supply chain Networked ingredients make that data visible, actionable, and shareable as your partnerships become more complex Leverage the shared language of networked ingredient data to take time and complexity out of your co-manufacturing relationships — Gary Iles SVP of Marketing and Business Development TraceGains Gary Iles is a technology leader and pioneer who has spent his…

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Leveraging People, Processes, and Systems to Ensure Food Safety and Quality Across a Global Supply Chain
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Leveraging People, Processes, and Systems to Ensure Food Safety and Quality Across a Global Supply Chain

How does Restaurant Brands International manages food safety and quality to ensure high standards across supply chains that stretch around the world? Illustrating how RBI uses systems and processes to allow better control and discipline implementing global standards Describing successful approaches to ensure the right balance between growth and control Discuss strategies and challenges to continuously upgrade our standards ahead of emerging threats and effectively rollout globally — Diego Beamonte VP Quality Assurance Restaurant Brands International Diego oversees the global quality, food safety, and nutrition teams for Restaurant Brands International, including Burger King, Tim Hortons, Popeyes, and Firehouse Subs brands. He…

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Panel: Food Safety, Quality, and Compliance for Retailers
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Panel: Food Safety, Quality, and Compliance for Retailers

Discussing how evolving consumer and regulatory expectations on a global level are shaping the way we do business What are some of the unique aspects and challenges retailers face when operating their supply chains? How should we best monitor and verify that our supply chains are visible, traceable, and compliant? Collaborating with suppliers on written Preventive Controls safety plans Creating a feedback system based on metrics to monitor supply chain health and performance Understanding In-store food safety must-do’s to control and eradicate food borne pathogens Walking through recall plans and supply chain mobilization: How are these prepared ahead of time to…

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Raw Material Quality Management: Keeping Food Safe Throughout the Supply Chain
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Raw Material Quality Management: Keeping Food Safe Throughout the Supply Chain

Discussing some of the common challenges applying and bringing our internal FSQ best practices to external partners and suppliers locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Demonstrating that proactive measures are the only effective approach to keep chemical contaminates out of our ingredients and products How have our strategies evolved over time, and which factors are driving that change? Offering key lessons learned from the world’s largest food and beverage company that can be applied to any business that procures raw materials from third parties — David Clifford Director Food Safety Nestlé…

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Unified QMS: Towards Predictive Quality
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Unified QMS: Towards Predictive Quality

Leading Food & Beverage companies are modernizing Food Safety & Quality with solutions that allow them to evolve their approach from reactive, to preventative and ultimately a predictive approach. This presentation will review some of the enablers for such a vision. We will address unifying assurance & control to have end-to-end visibility on Quality information. Secondly, we’ll discuss the creation of a single source of truth of master data, such as material specifications, material transactions and suppliers within such a solution. Finally, we’ll illustrate how a roadmap to predictive Quality can be implemented using some examples. How cloud-based solutions can…

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Tackling Digitalization and Standardization in Environmental Monitoring
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Tackling Digitalization and Standardization in Environmental Monitoring

Neogen® has been digitalizing food safety environmental monitoring programs (EMP) for years and has seen best practices in both highly standardized organizations and those looking to take the next step Organizations are seeing major improvements in standardization in highly complex manufacturing environments. Digitalizing these areas is helping improvements in human capital aspects such as time to onboard, workload management, and efficiency Lastly, we’ll review some key product improvements within Neogen Analytics, and show how new data elements contribute to the promise of big data in food safety through aggregated product testing module — Joe Heinzelmann Director of Food Safety Digital…

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Fireside Chat: FSQ Leadership is About Connecting Expertise with Experience, Theory with Reality
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Fireside Chat: FSQ Leadership is About Connecting Expertise with Experience, Theory with Reality

Making the point that Food Safety and Quality only works when employees understand how it fits into their day-to-day working lives in a way that is meaningful for them Translating the science and theory of Food Safety and Food Quality into Food Culture that is everyone’s responsibility and everyone’s shared success Putting yourself in the place of a shopfloor employee: How much of your time do you spend thinking about FSQ, and how do you want FSQ’s requirements, expectations, and necessities communicated to you so that you will think and work with Food Safety in mind at all times? Exploring…

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The New Frontier for Food Safety in Produce: Data Driven Analytics and Insights Enhancing Traceability and Food Safety Programs
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The New Frontier for Food Safety in Produce: Data Driven Analytics and Insights Enhancing Traceability and Food Safety Programs

Discussing how the $8B growth in sales of fresh produce from 2019 to 2021 is driving our industry to innovate and modernize while nurturing consumer confidence in FSQ from seed to feed How are data-driven analytics and insights creating a step change in traceability and food safety programs? What is involved in building, maintaining, and continually improving these new capabilities? Working with our partners up and down the value chain from field to fork to share data and KPIs, maintain 100% traceability, comply with FSMA 204, and always seek to improve safety, quality, and the consumer experience Creating a culture…

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