Surviving the Food Recall Maelstrom

(Webinar length:  1 hr 21 min)

Overview:

If you think a recall of your food products is unlikely, think again.

In the U.S., nearly 10 foods are being recalled every day. Because of improvements in outbreak surveillance and food product testing by FDA, USDA and the industry, the numbers of recalls will continue to increase dramatically. Learn about emerging trends in federal food safety testing and enforcement policies, enhancements in federal food safety surveillance capabilities, the costs associated with recalls and outbreaks, and how to best position your company (from a food safety and legal liability standpoint) to anticipate problems, reduce exposure, and react appropriately when a crisis does occur.

The federal government will continue to aggressively enforce its new food safety policies and regulations. With greater scrutiny and industry awareness, any potential problems with your products will likely be found. Begin preparing now, so in the event a crisis occurs, you are leaning forward in the food safety foxhole — rather than hiding in it.

What you will learn:

  • Assess and manage internal food safety risk
  • Enhance employee training programs to reduce risk
  • Refine existing food plotting and traceability programs
  • Effectively identify and also limit the scope of a recall
  • Develop world-class crisis management and recall plans
  • Effectively deal with FDA or USDA officers during an emerging crisis
  • Identify and obtain appropriate recall and product liability insurance
  • Create bullet-proof supplier and customer contracts to protect your brand

Who should attend:

  • QA and QC Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Coordinators
  • Government food inspectors
  • Microbiologists and Food Processing Engineers
  • Food attorneys

Presenter– Shawn Stevens, attorney

Mr. Stevens is with the firm Gass Weber Mullins LLC devoting his entire practice to representing the food industry.

He has worked with food industry clients (including the world’s largest food processors, national restaurant chains, and food distributors and grocers) helping them protect their brand by proactively reducing their food safety risk and exposure, complying with complex food safety regulations, coordinating recall efforts, and defending high-profile foodborne illness claims.

He serves as the only Food Safety and Food Quality mediator in the nation, helping parties who have food safety or quality disagreements. He frequently authors dedicated food safety columns for the National Provisioner, and Food Safety Tech and is also a regular contributor to Food Quality Magazine.

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