FSMA Rule Requirement: Environmental Monitoring

(Webinar length:  1hr 35min)


Prepare Your Company to Meet the Final FSMA Rule Requirements for Environmental Monitoring

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.

A common misconception is to consider the farm as the prime suspect in need of environmental monitoring.  However, packing house, truck and container, processor and distribution environments all maintain environments with the potential to adulterate foods due to a lack of hazard controls. 

Your ability to understand and consider various environmental monitoring technologies and approaches is critical to your company’s ability to manage food safety.  The old days of getting away with as little as possible are over.  The final rules are now law and within one year will be used to support FDA enforcement activities.

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:

Based on FDA recommendations, Food Seminars International (FSI) is presenting three webinars designed to assist companies in their efforts to comply with new FSMA rules:  Process Validation, Environmental Monitoring and HARPC.  Training in these three areas is critical to establishing and maintaining food safety controls and meeting FDA requirements.  Environmental Monitoring is key to providing data critical to hazard analysis risk-based and preventive controls (HARPC) and establishing a foundation for process validation.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand environmental monitoring for various conditions
  • Learn about different technologies available to you
  • Understand related costs
  • Learn about different technologies for different locations and applications
  • Use the data to manage and cut operating costs
  • Establish an environmental monitoring plan for your specific operation
  • Understand naturally occurring field contamination levels
  • Apply the technology to fields, vineyards, trucking and transportation, distribution, tables, conveyor lines, table tops and other areas subject to contamination

Areas covered in this webinar:

  • Adulterants and Hazards
  • Risk
  • Environmental monitors for different needs

              -Farms and Fields
              -Packing Houses
              -Trucks and Containers
              -Distribution Centers

  • Technology

             -PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
             -Identity, Location and Condition Monitoring
             -Remote Configuration
             -Data and the Cloud

  • Reporting

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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