The newly finalized FDA FSMA Preventive Controls will require that all registered food supply entities establish what the feds call “valid” preventive control plans. Validation of the plan means that your company will have to prove that it can control hazards or is working to control hazards. This means you must establish systems to implement environmental sampling and be able to use the data from the samples. The data that is returned to you from the samples you supply to laboratories will provide you with baseline and ongoing monitoring information regarding how preventive your processes currently are.
The data from the labs must be statistically analyzed, causes identified and procedural and process changes implemented to continually improve your internal operations. This is a giant leap in requirements from what we all have known as last year’s “food safety audit”. Quantitative evidence and objective analysis are replacing older strategies that were basically reviews of your ability to document activities as part of your verification requirements.
If you are afraid of “statistics”, this easy session by expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan will make enough simple sense for you to begin developing a sophisticated strategy to attack causes of chemical, bacterial and physical hazards.
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Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has been working on transportation food safety issues since 2011 after retiring 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 traceability technology for his visionary...
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