Safe Food Alliance is happy to announce the Safe Food California 2020 all-day workshops. For the 2020 conference which takes place March 30-April 2, 2020, Safe Food Alliance focused on creating skill-based workshops on topics that the food industry truly needs. The conference achieves this by inviting industry experts with decades of experience to teach each workshop. In addition to exceptional instructors, each attendee receives templates, activities, guidelines, and a Certificate of Attendance for their participation.
Workshops kick start the conference week on March 30th, 2020.
Recall Readiness & Crisis Management
This workshop will take the participant through a real-life simulation of a product recall and allow them to experience how to approach both assessing risk and making decisions as the crisis evolves and escalates. After the simulation, the instructors will explain how to put together a crisis management plan, how to increase confidence in recall prevention, and how to understand testing solutions.
During the simulation, in teams, attendees will manage a recall as the instructor presents a series of facts. Each team will discuss action steps to take on each point.
The simulation will allow each participant to:
- determine if they have the appropriate people, processes, and systems to manage a recall within their company
- expose potential gaps in the current process at their company
- builds awareness and confidence with recall and crisis management roles, responsibilities, and procedures
Jeremiah Szabo, Vice President of Professional Services at Safe Food Alliance, will lead this workshop with assistance from Dan Barber, Senior Partner and General Manager at FleishmanHillard, and Christopher Snabes, Senior Food Safety Manager at The Acheson Group.
Internal Auditor – Verifying the Effectiveness of Your Food Safety Program
This certified workshop guides attendees through the entire internal auditing process, suited to all management systems (including GFSI standards – BRC, SQF, GlobalGAP). Using real-life and practical examples, Antonio Munguia, Lead Auditor for Safe Food Certifications, takes attendees through each step of internal auditing from understanding the business process and auditing concepts to audit planning and conducting an internal audit. This workshop also covers auditor attributes, the human aspects of auditing, and root cause analysis, using self-assessment tools, case studies, and interactive activities to ensure that each attendee can replicate an internal audit back at their facility.
With this workshop, attendees will be able to create an audit schedule to inspect and verify programs, communicate audit findings to management, and develop and document corrective actions. Most importantly, attendees will leave with the ability to test the effectiveness of their food safety system.
HACCP Refresher – Updating & Building Out Your HACCP Plan
Give Your HACCP Plan a Tune-Up
Refresh your understanding of HACCP principles in this workshop. During this workshop, attendees will review the principles of HACCP to prevent food safety hazards and touch on what’s new in the industry. Experienced trainer Jon Kimble, Senior Food Safety Manager for Safe Food Alliance, will revisit formatting a HACCP plan, identifying hazards in the program, and the FDA guidance, using real-world examples and scenarios. In addition to HACCP, the instructor will help to weave FSMA into the HACCP plan, starting with Preventive Controls – Have I missed anything? New insights from FDA enforcement activities, followed by Food Fraud best practices for the FDA and GFSI schemes.
Each section includes group activities and exercises that will help workshop attendees review their HACCP plans and implement the changes in their facilities.
Participants will gain practical knowledge through activities on:
- Hazard Analysis
- Intentional Adulteration & Food Defense – the FDA’s HACCP-based Approach
- Produce Safety: How does it apply to me?
Safe Food Alliance invites every member of your operations, production, and food safety team to participate in Safe Food California 2020. Whether you’re new to food safety and looking to double-check that your HACCP plan is accurate, or you have experience in the field and want to take your knowledge to the next level, there is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop for you. In addition to great workshops, Safe Food California offers academy courses, keynotes, and breakout sessions to help your team be as equipped as possible to be the solution to global food safety.
Make the most of the Safe Food California conference by attending a full day skill-based workshop. To participate, purchase the all-access pass, which includes exclusive access to the workshops and academy courses. Don’t wait until the last minute, there is a limited amount of space available for All-Access passes and Early-Bird registration ends November 22.
Learn More about Safe Food California at https://safefoodcalifornia.com/