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

Gina Reo
Gina Reo
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
60 Minutes

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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.

Why you should Attend: Under FSMA and with latest inspections including extensive “swabathons” by investigators, it is important to assess manufacturing portfolio product risk and have appropriate programs in place to mitigate those possible risks. Companies unsure or requiring validation of EM Program needs should participate and learn essentials for robust monitoring recommendations.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • FSMA and why EM Program is needed today
  • Develop a Food Safety Risk Profile
  • Designing EM program that aligns with risk
  • Use data and trends to drive improvement
  • Understanding FDA LM Guidance impact
  • How to develop a Food Safety Risk Profile
  • Success Takeaways
Who Will Benefit:
  • Quality Control/Assurance and Food Safety professionals, supervisors, leads, managers
  • Operations managers/supervisors
  • Regulatory managers, supervisors or leads
  • Corporate quality managers
  • Senior management
  • Plant management personnel
  • Third parties developing HACCP/HARPC/Food Safety Plans
  • Auditors and those with food safety inspection roles
  • Validation specialists
  • Quality system auditors
  • Sanitation staff and management

Speaker Profile
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.

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