Disasters and disruptions of business rarely occur, but if they do they can be costly and dangerous. In R&D, Manufacturing & Retail areas of a food company there can be dangerous contaminants and other disasters and important data and business processes that could be lost. Every company has a responsibility to their stakeholders (clients, shareholders, employees) and to regulators, to take steps to prepare and consider what to do in recovering from some potential disasters.

Companies involved in the manufacturing, retail, import / export, research and inspection of food, food additives and supplements have regulatory responsibilities to ensure consumer safety of their products. This includes being able to continue operations in a safe manner, in case that a natural or man – made disaster wipes out part of the business. However, most companies are not set up to respond effectively to such a scenario.

Why should you attend

Consumer Safety is paramount in the food industry, which an industry that is heavily regulated by domestic and international authorities such as the FDA, EPA etc. Failing to maintain consumer safety in the food industry, is extremely costly both in human life and / or suffering and in terms of the costs for recalls, fines levied against the company responsible for the lapse in safety, and impact to the reputation of the company, which can become irrevocable.

While consumer safety can be impacted at any time, the possibility and magnitude of impact worsens exponentially, in the case of a natural or man-made disaster. Despite this, most companies are not set up to respond to disasters. This course will outline the issues that need to be considered in the preparing to respond to disasters, and will suggest ways to minimize impact to the business and to maintain consumer safety. The course will also outline ways to prevent such impact in the future.

Webinar Takeaway

  •  Discuss the different types of Disasters
  • Understand the important aspects of recovering from a disaster
  • Understand the important aspects of business continuity
  • Understand the use of Risk Management in the planning for a disaster
  • Understand the options for recovery and for business continuity
  • Discuss the regulatory implications of planning and recovering from a disaster

Who will Benefit

Anyone in the Food Industry that would be involved in the following:

  • Manufacture
  • Retail
  • Operations
  • Export / Import
  • Research
  • Inspections
  • IT
  • Finance/Accounting

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the Medical Device, Biotechnology,Pharmaceutical Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel

Faculty Angela Bazigos

Angela Bazigos.CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has 40 years of experience in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industries. Experience combines Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Business Administration, Information Technology, Project Management, Clinical Lab Science, Microbiology, Food Safety, Turnarounds and Business Development.

Faculty Angela Bazigos

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