DNV, AFS, and ASI Sponsor Regional Workshops on Implementing GFSI Food Safety Standards

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Food suppliers and manufacturers are invited to attend regional workshops on implementing GFSI food safety standards mandated by Wal-Mart and other major retailers. The workshops will be led by industry experts and representatives from the major standards organizations of BRC, SQF and IFS.

DNV Food Safety

DNV along with training organization Advancing Food Safety (AFS) and ASI Food Safety Consultants today announce an upcoming series of regional workshops providing comprehensive guidance on implementing GFSI food safety standards.

Attendees will learn from companies who have gone through the audit processes of the various standards, and gain insights from a panel of food safety and standards experts, including Mr. Stephan Tromp, HDE, IFS General Manager; Kevin Swoffer, Director of KPS Resources; and representatives from BRC and SQF.

Food professionals wishing to attend one of the events can register at http://www.dnvcert.com/register.

EVENT:     
"Workshop: Implementing GFSI Standards" co-sponsored by DNV, AFS, and ASI

SCHEDULE:    
Atlanta, GA - Monday, November 17
Dallas, TX - Tuesday, November 18
Chicago, IL - Wednesday, November 19
Sacramento, CA - Thursday, November 20

AGENDA:    
Workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

-Overview of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and its standards (BRC, IFS, & SQF)
-The general similarities and differences in the GFSI standards
-How to implement HACCP in accordance with the GFSI standards
-How to manage documentation in accordance with the GFSI standards
-Challenges in different markets: Allergens, GMO, Regulations
-Training you may need to help you meet standard requirements

COST:    
$95.00 per person

About DNV:
DNV is an independent and autonomous foundation working to safeguard life, property and the environment. DNV is recognized as one of the leading and most respected management systems certification bodies in the US, and has issued more than 80,000 certificates worldwide.
DNV has over 8,000 employees in more than 100 countries, and is represented in the US with over 700 employees spread over more than 12 offices. DNV helps its customers to safely and responsibly improve their business performance. For more information visit http://www.dnv.com.

About AFS:
Advancing Food Safety (AFS) is an international food safety training organization with operations in USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. With over 16 years of experience, AFS has strong links with many international retailers as well as manufacturers, producers, and regulatory agencies.

Advancing Food Safety proudly supports and promotes the three major international standards endorsed by the retailer-driven Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) - SQF, BRC and IFS.

Advancing Food Safety provides a range of general and specific food safety related training for all food sectors. For more information visit http://www.advancingfoodsafety.com.

About ASI Food Safety Consultants:
ASI Food Safety Consultants is a full-service provider of food safety audits, GMP audits, BRC, SQF, IFS, GMA-SAFE, seminars, and HACCP program development and verification. ASI audits address the full spectrum of food manufacturing and processing for manufacturers in North America and Mexico. For more information visit http://www.asifood.com.

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