Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 29, 2010
Dr. David Acheson begins the series with his insights into the food industry regulatory and commercial landscape. During this webinar will, Dr. Acheson will:
- Discuss the current pressures and challenges facing the food industry
- Define the changes from a regulatory and congressional perspective
- Discuss the status and implications of pending US food safety legislation
- Provide insights into future trends
- Present a forward looking strategy for brand protection.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:00am Pacific Time / 2:00pm Eastern Time
Webinar registration at: http://www.nwasoft.com/FSMSWebinar1.htm
About Dr. David Acheson
Dr. David Acheson is the Managing Director, Food and Import Safety Practice, at Leavitt Partners. Founded by former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt, the partnership advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. As Managing Director of the Food and Import Safety Practice, Acheson helps clients enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, navigate dynamic regulatory and reimbursement systems and improve health conditions around the world.
Dr. Acheson graduated from the University of London Medical School in 1980, and after practicing internal medicine and infectious diseases in the United Kingdom, moved to the New England Medical Center and Tufts University in Boston in 1987. As an Associate Professor at Tufts University, he undertook basic molecular pathogenesis research on foodborne pathogens, especially Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. In 2001, Dr. Acheson moved his laboratory to the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore to continue research on foodborne pathogens.
In September 2002, Dr. Acheson became the Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). In January 2004, he was named Director of CFSAN’s Food Safety and Security Staff. In January 2005, the mission of the office was expanded and renamed the Office of Food Safety, Defense and Outreach; in January 2007 it was further expanded to become the Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response. In May 2007, Dr Acheson was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection to provide advice and counsel to the FDA Commissioner on strategic and substantive food safety and food defense matters. In January 2008, he was named Associate Commissioner of Foods, which provided him an agency-wide leadership role for all food and feed issues, including health promotion and nutrition.
NWA Webinars - The Compliant FSMS Series
Food Processing, Distribution and Service must deal with increasingly rigorous regulatory and commercial requirements as commercial supply chains come under standards such as ISO 22000 and major customers require compliance with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit schema. Food commerce in the EU has required a HACCP based food safety management system since 2006 and when the current US legislation is finally passed, similar requirements will be the law of the land in the U.S.
This webinar series will deal with how to design reasonable strategies to deal with these issues and dependably produce safe food while protecting the company’s brand. Topics which will be addressed in this series include:
- Define the current regulatory, commercial and market landscape for food manufacturers and present a comprehensive strategy for brand protection.
- The proper mix of process control and audit in a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to optimize food safety, quality and productivity.
- Implications of ISO 22000, GFSI and other commercial and regulatory standards for FSMS design and implementation.
- How to use audits in the process improvement process.
- How to actively use Quality Information Systems and analytics to reduce risk and increase compliance.
The Compliant FSMS Webinar Schedule
November 9, 2010: David Acheson, MD, Leavitt Partners - Comprehensive Strategies to Protect Your Brand
December 16, 2010: John Surak, PhD, Surak and Associates - ISO 22000 - Building a Corporate Food Safety Culture
January 11, 2011: Tatiana Lorca , PhD, Ecosure - Process Improvement with GFSI Compliant Management Systems
February 22, 2011: Deborah Kacera, Pilgrim Software - Increase Food Safety , Reduce Risk and Achieve Operational Effectiveness and Compliance
March, 2011: NWA Customer - End-user case study on the real-world use of analytics to address regulatory compliance and competitive pressures