Safe Food California is thrilled to announce the 2020 academy courses. These courses round out the now complete offering for the Monday and Tuesday events at the conference. For the 2020 conference which takes place March 30-April 2, 2020, Safe Food California handpicked academy courses for a wide variety of food safety needs, to provide education for every level of food safety professionals.
The conference is excited to bring together industry experts from impressive companies like Raley’s, See’s Candies, Diamond Foods, and The Acheson Group, to share their insights with the industry.
Academy courses will take place on March 31st, 2020, from 1-4p.m.
The Academy Courses
FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule: It’s Not What You Think
Jon Kimble, Senior Food Safety Services Manager, Safe Food Alliance
Christopher Snabes, Senior Manager of Food Safety, The Acheson Group
Intentional adulteration is a confusing term. It’s used interchangeably with food fraud, but the FDA labels intentional adulteration as tampering or terrorist-type acts. Under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule, the FDA now has specific implementation requirements for food companies. Companies may think they’re prepared with their existing food defense program, but that may not be the case.
In this session, the instructors will clarify the various terms used in the industry and demystify what the FDA is looking for. The expert trainers, Jon Kimble, Safe Food Alliance, and Christopher Snabes, The Acheson Group, will explain how to develop a Food Defense Plan, conduct a vulnerability assessment, and create mitigation strategies. Attendees will leave this session with actionable information that will allow them to be ready for the FDA’s next onsite visit.
Food Safety 101
Antonio Munguia, Lead Auditor, Safe Food Certifications
Vikrant Duta, Senior Staff Scientist, BioMerieux Inc.
Anyone involved in the management of food safety programs needs a solid foundation to be successful. Managers need to understand the nature of the products they produce, likely hazards in the facility, and how to ensure their programs are effective. In this three-hour session, the instructors will examine historical trends in food safety and discuss the fundamental principles needed to implement effective programs.
Taught by Antonio Munguia, Safe Food Alliance, and Vikrant Duta, BioMerieux Inc., this course will give attendees an introduction to the most significant concerns caused by microorganisms in food. The instructors will describe the organisms responsible for foodborne diseases, spoilage, growth factors, and intervention strategies for your facility. Attendees will also gain a thorough understanding of the history of food safety, current regulations, and food safety fundamentals.
Whether someone is new to food safety or needs a refresher, this is a helpful academy course.
Creating Your Food Safety Training Plan – How to Foster Continued Learning and Maximize Employee Retention
Michael Ames, Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager, Raley’s
Erin Clem, Director of Food Safety & Quality, Diamond Foods, Inc.
Iris Eshoo, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality, See’s Candies
Food safety is all about verification. But how do you verify that your team is ready to meet any food safety challenge?
In this academy course, attendees will gain insight on how to properly train their teams from the experts who know it best. Michael Ames, Raley’s, Erin Clem, Diamond Foods, Inc., and Iris Eshoo, See’s Candies, will teach attendees how to create a training plan that fosters continuous education and promotes food safety culture at their company. Turnover is high, and buy-in is challenging in the food industry. Learn how to invest in employees, helping them feel like part of the food safety solution.
Attend Safe Food California 2020
Safe Food California is a conference for every member of the operations, production, and food safety team. Whether you need to work on the fundamentals with Food Safety 101 or you want to learn about the latest FSMA regulations and training techniques, there is a comprehensive academy course for you. In addition to great academy courses, Safe Food California offers workshops, keynotes, and breakout sessions with great speakers who want to help you be the solution to global food safety.
Don’t miss the conference that is made by the food industry for the food industry. To participate in everything the conference has to offer, 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 22nd.
Learn More about Safe Food California at https://safefoodcalifornia.com/