Live Webinar GAME OF ZONES: A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF FDA GUIDANCE DOUMENT – “CONTROL OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN READY–TO–EAT FOODS”

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , Certificate ,Q/A and 90 Min Live Webinar

"Listen to Our Expert Tim Lombardo,Covance Food Solutions Lead Staff Scientist for Food Microbiological and Food Safety Consulting. "

This webinar will provide attendees an example driven, step by step testing program template for demonstrating the effectiveness of your food safety programs.

Description

Listeria monocytogenes is widespread in the environment, found in soil, water, sewage, and decaying vegetation.  It can be readily isolated from humans, domestic animals, raw agricultural commodities, and food packing and processing environments (particularly cool damp areas).   L. monocytogenes has been shown to persist in equipment and the processing environment in harborage sites.   

L. monocytogenes can survive longer under adverse environmental conditions than can many other vegetative bacteria that present a food safety concern. In addition to being able to survive and grow at refrigeration temperatures, L. monocytogenes tolerates high salt concentrations (such as in non-chlorinated brine chiller solutions) and survives frozen storage for extended periods.   It survives acid conditions and is more resistant to heat than many other non-spore forming foodborne pathogens, although it can be killed by heating procedures such as those used to pasteurize milk.  

The application of Good Manufacturing Practices and Preventive Control requirements in the production of RTE foods can significantly minimize or prevent contamination of a food with L. monocytogenes, and specifically Ready-to-Eat foods.

Why should you attend 

Complying with recent regulatory initiatives, implementing additional intervention strategies and managing your supply chain requires today’s food-based production companies to execute on new technical solutions and strategies. You can only demonstrate that your programs are truly effective with scientific data through your environmental program.     

While this FDA guidance document does not establish legally enforceable responsibilities, the material does describe the Agency's current thinking on a topic.  Information included in the guidance document should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited.  

This webinar will break down recommendations included in the guidance document and provide some practical solutions to each. 

Areas Covered

This webinar will provide attendees an example driven, step by step testing program template for demonstrating the effectiveness of your food safety programs.

•     Fuzzy attributes of guidance documents
•     Environmental Control Programs- what they are and what they are not
•     When is Listeria reasonably likely to occur?
•     Demonstrating Listeria control through monitoring – a case study
•     When positives strike-now what? 

Who will Benefit

Anyone in companies that manufacture food for human consumption.

•     Director
•     Manager
•     Supervisor
•     Production, Quality, Maintenance, Supply Chain Leads and Decision Makers

Industries who can attend

•    Ready-to-Eat Human Food Manufacturers
•    Not Ready-to-Eat Human Food Manufacturers
•    FDA Regulated Food Manufacturers
•    FDA Regulated Dietary Supplement Manufacturers
•    FDA Pet Food Manufacturers
•    GFSI Certified Food Manufacturers


Speaker Profile

Tim Lombardo

Tim Lombardo is the Covance Food Solutions Lead Staff Scientist for Food Microbiological and Food Safety Consulting.   With over 25 years of food safety experience, Tim has held many key food industry positions including production, quality, and sanitation, at both the factory and corporate level.  In addition to being a certified consultant for Safe Quality Food (SQF) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Tim also is a Lead Instructor with the International HACCP Alliance, Lead Instructor for FDA Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food, and a Qualified Individual for FDA Food Safety Preventive Controls for Animal Food.   

Along with his colleagues at Covance, Tim provides consulting services in all areas of food microbiology and food safety:

•     Microbiological Harborage Site Investigations (pathogenic, indicator, spoilage organisms)
•     FDA and USDA Regulatory Support 
•     Food Defense, Food Security, and Food Fraud
•     GFSI Certification Consulting
•     Food Safety Plan (HACCP and FSPC) Development / Validation
•     Wet and Dry Sanitation System Development / Validation
•     Process Authority Review and Documentation
•     Public and Private HACCP and Preventive Control Training
•     Customized Education Workshops in Food Microbiology and Food Safety

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