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Collaborating on Technology to Address the Future of Food Safety

Working across departments on shared challenges and prioritizing innovative solutions that support and reflect company values Leading with “technology first” Exploring advanced technologies to determine efficacy and applicability Mining data for insights to shift towards more predictive modelling Leveraging diverse team skillset to achieve creative solutions — Carletta Ooton VP Product Assurance, Risk and Security Amazon Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President for Product Assurance, Risk & Security. She oversees the company’s Product Assurance, Food Safety, Trade Services, Product Safety & Recalls, Transportation Risk & Compliance, Dangerous Goods, Global Security Operations and Environmental Assurance & Protection teams worldwide. Her responsibilities…

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Transforming Our Manufacturing and Distribution to Elevate FSQ Excellence
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Transforming Our Manufacturing and Distribution to Elevate FSQ Excellence

Discussing the role of senior leadership in implementing impactful change on FSQ processes Treating compliance as the starting line and then setting ambitious goals that challenge and inspire us to achieve excellence Encouraging input from all levels of the manufacturing and supply chain organization to find, apply, and support good ideas of all shapes and sizes Building a better system requires good data: What are the KPIs and metrics that matter? What information do you need and when to inform decision-making? Highlighting some of our success stories. What can other organizations on their own journeys learn from our experience? —…

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Leadership in a Time of Crisis

What are the types of challenges and opportunities that can occur throughout the end to end supply chain during a global pandemic, and how to mitigate them? How can we best support, communicate, and reinforce the right food safety culture throughout our organizations during a time of crisis? What lessons have we learned about ourselves, our teams, and our organizations during the pandemic? — Sherry Williamson VP, Global Quality and Food Safety Kellogg’s Sherry Williamson is currently the VP of Global Food Safety and Quality that oversees Food Safety, Sanitation, Quality Management Systems, Auditing, Supplier Quality Management, Supplier Certification, Premiums,…

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Accelerating Business Growth by Embedding a Culture of Food Safety
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Accelerating Business Growth by Embedding a Culture of Food Safety

Demonstrating that a culture of Food Safety within our companies drives business performance Understanding the elements necessary to build and maintain a true Food Safety Culture into your company’s DNA Discussing the role of the leader in supporting proactive and preventative thinking throughout our organizations Once Food Safety is everyone’s business, what comes next? What can Food Safety-centric operations do better than anyone else? Offering ideas and suggestions to help other Food Safety professionals on their own journeys to develop Food Safety cultures — Lone Jespersen Principal and Founder Cultivate Food Safety Lone Jespersen is principal and founder of Cultivate…

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Regulator Keynote: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Updates
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Regulator Keynote: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Updates

Overview of Mission and Field Operations Overview of Public Health Information System Advances in Collecting and Analyzing Inspection Data Adulterated Products Module Advances in Outbreak Detection and Traceback — Philip Bronstein Assistant Administrator Office of Field Operations USDA-FSIS Dr. Philip Bronstein was appointed Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Office of Field Operations (OFO) on January 2019. In this capacity, Dr. Bronstein plays a critical role in guiding the District Offices, which provide inspection in more than 6,000 establishments throughout the United States and territories, to ensure domestic and imported meat,…

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A Culture of Food Safety
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A Culture of Food Safety

Assessing employee understanding of food safety goals and priorities for the company Building a food safety culture across the supply chain Understanding the role of management to ensure compliance within teams Ongoing training and education to achieve best results Aligning organization’s vision, values, people systems for long term adoption — Robin Forgey Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Costco Wholesale Robin Forgey is the Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for Costco Wholesale Corporation.  Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses world-wide, that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco…

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Food Safety Risk Factors to Consider
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Food Safety Risk Factors to Consider

Identifying health and safety risk factors most commonly present today How to configure work environment to minimize exposure to threats Reviewing training needs, procedures, and protocols to combat risks Collaborating across departments to develop a crisis management and emergency prevention program Important areas of focus? — Takashi Nakamura VP Food Safety Del Monte Fresh Current Role Vice President Food Safety Del Monte Fresh PhD – Engineering , Purdue University MBA – University of North Florida

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Journey to Global Quality & Food Safety Culture, Teams and Management Systems

Standardized Quality & Food Safety programs are critical to a company’s long-term success Building the foundational elements of a global quality management system Leadership, teams and actions that drive Quality & Food Safety culture and results Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan: Meeting the needs and expectations of global customers — Arnie Sair Head of Global Quality & Food Safety Bunge Arnie Sair serves as the Head of Quality & Food Safety for Bunge, the world’s leader in oilseed processing and a leading producer and supplier of specialty plant-based oils, fats and proteins.  Arnie joined Bunge in 2018 and…

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Panel: What Does the Future of Food Quality and Safety Look Like?
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Panel: What Does the Future of Food Quality and Safety Look Like?

Understanding and incorporating evolving consumer expectations into our long-term thinking Moving from reactive to proactive strategies in our approach to Risk Management Surveying and charting a course through the changing technology landscape becoming available to us Grappling with digitization of our analog processes and documentation Taking the long view on the leadership tools and tactics we should embrace for the future — Kerry Bridges VP of Food Safety Chipotle Mexican Grill Kerry Bridges is the Vice President of Food Safety at Chipotle Mexican Grill. In this role, Kerry oversees food safety standards, quality assurance and procedures. Kerry joined Chipotle in…

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Regulator Keynote: New Era of Smarter Food Safety – A Progress Report

Overview of initiative First year accomplishments A look ahead — Sharon Lindan Mayl, J.D. Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Food Policy and Response FDA SHARON LINDAN MAYL, J.D. has been with FDA for more than 25 years and currently serves as Senior Advisor for Policy in the Office of Food Policy and Response. In this position, she oversees and manages significant policy initiatives in the foods area.  Among other issues, Ms. Mayl is the implementation lead for FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, which seeks to develop a new approach to food safety that leverages technology and other…

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Supply Chain Excellence as a Driver to Exceed Customer Expectations
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Supply Chain Excellence as a Driver to Exceed Customer Expectations

Transforming quality systems culture and processes to enhance partnership and build supplier trust and engagement Asking the question, “What’s next?” and not being afraid to set intimidating goals that challenge us to do better Enabling Supply Chain agility in a virtual, socially distanced world Keeping Customers as our North Star — Amy Wilcox Director Quality Systems & Supply Chain McDonald’s In her role as Director, U.S. Quality Systems, Amy Wilcox works to promote the highest standards of food safety and quality within McDonald’s Supply Chain and across the system. Amy leads a time that manages FDA products such as Produce/Fruit,…

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Fireside Chat: Understanding the Importance of Learning About Food Producers, Manufacturers and Suppliers
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Fireside Chat: Understanding the Importance of Learning About Food Producers, Manufacturers and Suppliers

Understanding consumers’ perspective: What matters to them? Looking at different examples of food fraud and how it can lead to brand image problems Discussing strategies to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure transparency from end-to-end How can technology play a role in preventing future incidents of food fraud? — Craig Wilson VP GMM Food Safety Costco Wholesale Craig Wilson is the Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Quality Assurance/ Food Safety, Non-Foods Quality Assurance, Environmental Services/Haz Mat and Merchandise Services for Costco Wholesale Corporation. Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses world-wide, that offer a selection of branded and private label products…

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Chair’s Welcome Address and Opening Keynote: Dynamic Leadership: Rising to the Challenge
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Chair’s Welcome Address and Opening Keynote: Dynamic Leadership: Rising to the Challenge

Chair’s Welcome Address Clive Newton Former Chief Food Safety Officer Yum! Brands Inc. Clive Newton has a 30-year career history in the food industry that encompasses general management, supply chain, food safety and food innovation. Working predominantly in Asia Pacific and global roles, Clive’s focus has orientated towards formulation of organizational strategy and governance. As a former member of Yum!’s Compliance Oversight Committee, Clive was responsible for the definition and global deployment of Food Safety policy, standards and compliance programs across more than 130 countries with primary focus on new and developing markets. Prior to joining Yum! Brands Inc. in…

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