Speaker Profile

Gina
Gina Reo
President, Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC

Gina Reo President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Crisis Management, Business Integration and Due Diligence M & A Compliance Risk Assessments.

Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety, Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy for fast-tracking compliance to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance.

Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global.

Upcoming Webinars Recorded Webinars
  • 3
  • December
  • 2021
  • Friday
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Developing a Food Safety Culture For FSMA

Instilling a passion with team members to create a Right Time Culture for Quality and Food Safety ensures wholesome products everyone can enjoy. This process begins with a plan aligned with FSMA, a Food Safety Roadmap, that starts at the design stage, through production, monitoring and finally when the customer or consumer indulges on the vast array of today’s convenient food products available globally. The safety of these products and creating that satisfying experience is the result of key attributes aligned to consumer expectations. Creating that product correctly from the get-go is the result of a Right First Time Culture. The opposite result can lead to added or hidden costs, waste, poor customer experience or worse recalls and foodborne illness.

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
  • 9
  • December
  • 2021
  • Thursday
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Are You Ready for FDA FSMA Preventive Controls Audit?

This course will examine new FDA authority, introduces examples of Preventative Controls, leading into minimal recommended preparation steps for handling the new FDA FSMA requirements, including managing Form #483, or the FDA Warning for non-compliances.

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
  • 14
  • December
  • 2021
  • Tuesday
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Food Supplier Auditing: A Four-Part Plan, Post-COVID

You deal with hundreds of suppliers. And you need to make sure each and every one of them meet regulations and quality standards. How can you keep your eye on that many suppliers?

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
  • 16
  • December
  • 2021
  • Thursday
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

What to Expect with the new FSMA Intentional Adulteration Regulation

IA establishes requirements to prevent or significantly minimize acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm. The session will explain coverage, summarize requirements for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food. Also, exemptions will be discussed as well as best practice approaches and Food Defense Qualified Individual detail.

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
  • 11
  • January
  • 2022
  • Tuesday
09:00 AM PST | 12:00 PM EST

4-Hour Virtual Seminar on Lessons Learned from the History of Pandemics Impacting the Food Industry, Implementing a Risk-Based Plan with Next Steps for Industry After COVID-19

There is a broad need to understand the impact of global influenza outbreaks for the food industry. Understanding the potential for pandemics will be detailed, along with historical dive into past episodes in the food industry. Drilling more deeply into nuances of the COV-19 will also be explored for application of best practices and early frustrations of the impact pushing organizations beyond their comfort zones.

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:4 Hours | Price: $445.00 | View Details
  • 19
  • January
  • 2022
  • Wednesday
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program Satisfying FDA’s Listeria Monocytogenes Guidance

FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) requires organizations to assess risks, enact Preventative Controls to mitigate these risks and minimize Food Safety Hazards for consumers. With few exceptions, this generally requires rigorous programs such as an Environmental Monitoring Program to self-assess and monitor possible risks. FDA has also issued LM (Listeria Monocytogenes) Guidance for industry and has been inspecting manufacturing sites to assess compliance. This session will cover how to assess if program is needed, potential risks and basics for robust monitoring.

Gina Reo Gina Reo | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Are You Ready for FDA FSMA Preventive Controls Audit?

This course will examine new FDA authority, introduces examples of Preventative Controls, leading into minimal recommended preparation steps for handling the new FDA FSMA requirements, including managing Form #483, or the FDA Warning for non-compliances.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Food Supplier Auditing: A Four-Part Plan, Post-COVID

You deal with hundreds of suppliers. And you need to make sure each and every one of them meet regulations and quality standards. How can you keep your eye on that many suppliers?

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

What to Expect with the new FSMA Intentional Adulteration Regulation

IA establishes requirements to prevent or significantly minimize acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm. The session will explain coverage, summarize requirements for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food. Also, exemptions will be discussed as well as best practice approaches and Food Defense Qualified Individual detail.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

4-Hour Virtual Seminar on Lessons Learned from the History of Pandemics Impacting the Food Industry, Implementing a Risk-Based Plan with Next Steps for Industry After COVID-19

There is a broad need to understand the impact of global influenza outbreaks for the food industry. Understanding the potential for pandemics will be detailed, along with historical dive into past episodes in the food industry. Drilling more deeply into nuances of the COV-19 will also be explored for application of best practices and early frustrations of the impact pushing organizations beyond their comfort zones.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 4 Hours | Price: $495.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program Satisfying FDA’s Listeria Monocytogenes Guidance

FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) requires organizations to assess risks, enact Preventative Controls to mitigate these risks and minimize Food Safety Hazards for consumers. With few exceptions, this generally requires rigorous programs such as an Environmental Monitoring Program to self-assess and monitor possible risks. FDA has also issued LM (Listeria Monocytogenes) Guidance for industry and has been inspecting manufacturing sites to assess compliance. This session will cover how to assess if program is needed, potential risks and basics for robust monitoring.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Developing a Food Safety Culture For FSMA

Instilling a passion with team members to create a Right Time Culture for Quality and Food Safety ensures wholesome products everyone can enjoy. This process begins with a plan aligned with FSMA, a Food Safety Roadmap, that starts at the design stage, through production, monitoring and finally when the customer or consumer indulges on the vast array of today’s convenient food products available globally. The safety of these products and creating that satisfying experience is the result of key attributes aligned to consumer expectations. Creating that product correctly from the get-go is the result of a Right First Time Culture. The opposite result can lead to added or hidden costs, waste, poor customer experience or worse recalls and foodborne illness.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Are You Ready for FDA FSMA Preventive Controls Audit?

This course will examine new FDA authority, introduces examples of Preventative Controls, leading into minimal recommended preparation steps for handling the new FDA FSMA requirements, including managing Form #483, or the FDA Warning for non-compliances.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Food Supplier Auditing: A Four-Part Plan, Post-COVID

You deal with hundreds of suppliers. And you need to make sure each and every one of them meet regulations and quality standards. How can you keep your eye on that many suppliers?

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

What to Expect with the new FSMA Intentional Adulteration Regulation

IA establishes requirements to prevent or significantly minimize acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm. The session will explain coverage, summarize requirements for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food. Also, exemptions will be discussed as well as best practice approaches and Food Defense Qualified Individual detail.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

4-Hour Virtual Seminar on Lessons Learned from the History of Pandemics Impacting the Food Industry, Implementing a Risk-Based Plan with Next Steps for Industry After COVID-19

There is a broad need to understand the impact of global influenza outbreaks for the food industry. Understanding the potential for pandemics will be detailed, along with historical dive into past episodes in the food industry. Drilling more deeply into nuances of the COV-19 will also be explored for application of best practices and early frustrations of the impact pushing organizations beyond their comfort zones.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 4 Hours | Price: $845.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program Satisfying FDA’s Listeria Monocytogenes Guidance

FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) requires organizations to assess risks, enact Preventative Controls to mitigate these risks and minimize Food Safety Hazards for consumers. With few exceptions, this generally requires rigorous programs such as an Environmental Monitoring Program to self-assess and monitor possible risks. FDA has also issued LM (Listeria Monocytogenes) Guidance for industry and has been inspecting manufacturing sites to assess compliance. This session will cover how to assess if program is needed, potential risks and basics for robust monitoring.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Developing a Food Safety Culture For FSMA

Instilling a passion with team members to create a Right Time Culture for Quality and Food Safety ensures wholesome products everyone can enjoy. This process begins with a plan aligned with FSMA, a Food Safety Roadmap, that starts at the design stage, through production, monitoring and finally when the customer or consumer indulges on the vast array of today’s convenient food products available globally. The safety of these products and creating that satisfying experience is the result of key attributes aligned to consumer expectations. Creating that product correctly from the get-go is the result of a Right First Time Culture. The opposite result can lead to added or hidden costs, waste, poor customer experience or worse recalls and foodborne illness.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Gina Reo

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program Satisfying FDA's Listeria Monocytogenes

FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) requires organizations to assess risks, enact Preventative Controls to mitigate these risks and minimize Food Safety Hazards for consumers.

Speaker: Gina Reo | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $599.00 | View Details