A Healthcare Operation Strategy to Implement a Food Defense from Intentional Contamination at Open Venues

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Live Webinar
Presenter(s)
Larry D. Bowe , BS, CFPMT, CFPMP
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Aired Time
12 pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT | 09 am PT
Length
90 minutes
Product Description

Expert Insights on Building a Front-line Food Safety Defense for Open Venues


Food safety and sanitation in any open venue is the key to protecting your brand and keeping your customers safe. Healthcare operations, college and university campuses pose an even greater threat because of the openness of these venues. The challenge for food service providers, where large masses are involved, is more than serving safe food—you must also “go on the defense” to protect foods from intentional harmful contaminations in today’s unpredictable world, where all kinds of threats abound. Food defense involves protecting the supply of food from intentional contamination that happens due to counterfeiters, domestic terrorist activities, intentional sabotages or other harmful/illegal activities. Food safety should be considered by both institutions and producers. When food safety and defense are not considered in the production, processing, transport, or sales of food products, the establishment as well as the producer are both at risk.

The FDA provides an understanding of food defense and guidance for professionals in the food industry. Key takeaways from the FDA’s food defense awareness training for front-line employees for building a front-line defense include:

  • Identify the importance of the “farm-to-fork” concept in food defense
  • Recognize the importance of frontline employees in food defense
  • Identify threats that frontline employees may encounter and how to respond to these threats
  • Identify the FIRST acronym in FDA’s Employee FIRST initiative
  • Empower your staff to know when and if they see something unusual or suspicious, it is their role and responsibility to report the incident
  • Actual policies and /or food defense sources that your organization may adopt and/or update to meet your organizations operational objectives

Join expert speaker Larry Bowe, BS, CFPMT, CFPMP, to explore the need for greater diligence, not just in hiring the right people, but in the investment in training and developing policies and procedures that empower your staff at keeping your food supply safe. You will learn that using your staff for a front-line defense is the key to maintaining and keeping your food safe. You will understand why the protection of food supply, equipment and property is also necessary in maintaining a profitable program.

Session Highlights

  • Highlights of the food related emergency: Exercise bundle (free-B), a compilation of scenarios based on both intentional and unintentional food contamination events offered by the FDA
  • The focus of FDA on keeping the food supply safe
  • Actual internal tools, resources that may be used to record and report incidents
  • Administrative tools, links to training materials to train and empower your staff
  • Examples of food safety/defense policies and plans

Session Benefits

  • Slide presentations your management team—directors, managers or front-line staff—may use in training on food safety, sanitation & security in a dining service setting
  • Online sources for “Federal, States and Local Guidance” on food security
  • Online source of actual forms, classes (actual notes/materials)
    • Tools/training materials used to empower/train front-line staff to keep food sources safe
      • Identifying possible threats
      • Identifying the steps a front-line employee should take
      • Whom to contact
      • Examples of a facility's food defense procedures
  • Tools that are designed to find out how to keep food safe
    • Food defense policy
    • Food defense plan
    • Staff orientation presentation
    • Staff in-service materials
    • Quality audit checklist
  • The cost of not maintaining a food safety, sanitation and food defense plan
    • Medical cost for recovery of customers
    • Lost income during investigation
    • Employee, staff loss of time and income
    • Customer and client loss during the event

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators, directors who want a better understanding of the importance of food defense, vs. food safety strategies within a culture of food safety, and food safety planning
  • Nonprofit directors, managers, chefs, cooks and supervisors who work in commercial food operations that are “Open Venues”, spaces or operations that are subject to intentional food contamination or where individuals may plot to cause harm to your population
  • Nonprofits, food banks, schools, organizations that are not held to commercial food service standards and regulations but want a better, more comprehensive understanding of how to put in place food safety plans, food defense, as well the desire to better educate, train your staff, volunteers what to look for
  • Day cares, schools, other smaller facilities, whose staff struggles with inspections that may need additional, ongoing education
  • Anyone desiring to have a better understanding of improving sanitation, food safety, or wanting to create a facility food defense plan
  • Assistant living directors, food service managers
  • Chefs, cooks and supervisors, who want to improve their ability to write better food safety plans

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About Our Speaker

Larry D. Bowe - Food Safety Regulations Expert

Larry D. Bowe, BS, CFPMT, CFPMP, is a principle consultant, food safety certified instructor, HACCP documentation specialist and, HR strategist. He believes in promoting global food safety as a catalyst for organizational growth, and in responsible food safety and sanitation practices as the framework that creates a culture of food safety.


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