FSMA Rule Requirement: Validation of Process Controls

(Length of webinar:  1 hr 31 min)


Prepare Your Company to Meet the Final FSMA Rule Requirements for the Validation of Process Controls.

The wait for final FSMA Rules is over. On September 10, 2015 the FDA published the final rules for the Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Foods. Being able to design, implement and validate process controls is probably the most critical aspect of all food safety programs. Those capable of process validation will be able to maintain food safety while those who do not understand or cannot manage process validation will be exposed to FDA enforcement. Large businesses have less than one year to fully implement the rules.

According to the FDA all food facilities must “monitor their controls, conduct verification activities to ensure the controls are effective, take appropriate corrective actions, and maintain records documenting these actions. This training session will present a practical approach to provide you and your team members with needed understanding and a basic strategy for designing, implementing and validating process controls.

The FDA FSMA rules are based on the ideas that risk can be reduced through preventive approaches not widely understood or followed in the food industry. Regardless of your ability to understand or validate processes, process validation is now a legal requirement.

Why you should attend:

The clock has now started for the required implementation of all members of food supply chains for food to be consumed in the United States. The long wait for finalization and clarification of rule requirements is over. Implementation deadlines are published and most large companies have one year to fully implement and comply with these seemingly complicated requirements.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand process validation
  • Learn to use an integrated team approach
  • Learn to use the lifecycle approach (continuous improvement)
  • Learn to control attributes and parameters
  • Establish repeatability and reliability
  • Learn to implement and use process experiments
  • Learn to qualify suppliers, materials, equipment and utilities

Areas covered in this webinar:

  • FDA FSMA Verification Requirements for Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Liability
  • Building Process Knowledge and Understanding
  • Strategy for Process Control:  Qualification and Protocols
  • Inputs, operating parameters, process limits
  • Qualification of Process Performance (baseline data)
  • Establishing quality requirements and specifications
  • The weaknesses of inspection and testing
  • Material and equipment monitoring
  • Process design and procedures
  • Process Qualification
  • Understanding and Controlling Variation
  • Ongoing feedback about produce quality and process performance

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Food Shippers, Processors, Retail and Restaurant Purchasing Groups
  • CEOs, VP and Director Level Personnel
  • Food Safety and Quality Team Members
  • Food Testing labs and Quality Personnel
  • cGMP Specialists
  • Operations personnel
  • Food Process Engineers

Presenter:  Dr. John Ryan

Dr. Ryan is the president of Ryan Systems, Inc.  He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods.  He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture’s Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups.  He has won awards for technology for his visionary and pioneering work.  His Company researches and tests new technologies designed to protect the food supply chain and provide early preventive planning help to supply chain members in need of improving both food safety and quality.

His latest book “Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices” was published in 2014.  He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations in the United States and around the world.

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Price $219.00