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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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Harnessing Big Data for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality in the Digital Age
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Harnessing Big Data for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality in the Digital Age

In his role as the Vice President of Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance for The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH. Howard has the overall strategic responsibility and direction for food safety, quality assurance and product development for the entire Kroger company, this includes approximately 2500 retail stores, 42 Warehouses, and Kroger’s 32 own manufacturing facilities – Dairy, Bakery, Pet Food and Grocery plants. Prior to joining Kroger, he led product integrity and regulatory compliance functions as Vice President at Topco Associates – a private label procurement company in Elk Grove Village, IL.

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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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Advancements in Contamination Detection: Safeguarding Our Food Supply
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Advancements in Contamination Detection: Safeguarding Our Food Supply

Sonny is the Global Vice President of Quality Assurance and Occupational Health & Safety for the second largest manufacturer of baked goods in North America-Fiera Foods. His role ensures overall compliance with quality assurance, food safety and workplace health, safety and law regulations. Sonny oversees regulatory compliance for North America, Japan, and Mexico. While also teaching Food Safety at the Centre for Disease Control at York University. Previously to this, he held similar leadership and executive roles for IKEA, Maple Leaf Foods, ToysRUs/BabiesRUs and Sobeys Canada. Sonny also comes with his Master of Business Administration – MBA.

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The Food Safety Revolution: Differentiating Through the Power of Industry 4.0
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The Food Safety Revolution: Differentiating Through the Power of Industry 4.0

Delivering food safety and quality has always been paramount, and it’s becoming ever more complicated as producers work to meet consumer demands for exotic ingredients, complex flavor profiles and fewer additives. On top of seeking new, exciting products, today’s consumers are keenly interested in how their foods are produced and sourced, making expectations for traceability and transparency more prevalent than ever. Gone are the days when manual logbooks could do the job. New demands call for a new approach, and there’s simply no way to move forward and without embracing new technology. In this interview, we will explore how cutting-edge…

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