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

Gina Reo
Gina Reo
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
60 Minutes

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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?

A supplier auditing program that helps you stay on top of all your outsourced operations. This Supplier Auditing: A Four-Part Plan webinar helps you build a system that complies with FDA’s new FSMA requirements for Supply chain Preventative Controls and other regulatory requirements that ensure supplier quality:

  • Decide who to audit based on risk priority. Start with risk assessment. Not every supplier needs a comprehensive annual audit. Some present bigger potential risks than others and should be monitored more frequently. Others may be trusted long-standing operators that you monitor as needed. How can you know which is which?
  • Decide what to audit. Can you pre-screen for program and systems compliance to assess risk in advance? Do you need to examine a supplier’s entire quality system, or just a particular process or procedure? What are the red flags to watch for that trigger an audit?
  • Decide when and how to audit. What steps will you take and questions need to be answered? Create a checklist or system to keep the audit on track. Can you use a 3rd party global food safety certified audit to meet your risk assessment needs?
  • Keep up with your suppliers. Maintain a file system on all suppliers, develop a list of those you have given your stamp of approval to create preferred vendors. Having these records on hand will be invaluable when FDA investigators look at your supply chain preventative control program under FSMA
Why you should Attend: Today’s global food supply chain is at more risk than ever, how do you safeguard your portfolio and protect your brand…robust auditing. Additionally, food fraud, recalls, and foodborne illness all can cause potential havoc for an organization. Preventative strategies are required and a robust Supply chain audit compliant with FSMA is a best practice approach.

Areas Covered in the Session: Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Expectations covered for new requirements for FSMA Audit by Regulators
  • Supply chain Preventative Controls outlined
  • Importance of documentation requirements described
  • Food Supplier Auditing: A Four-Part Plan
  • Assessing risks
  • Auditing tools
  • Tracking and approval of suppliers
  • Fraud and Foreign Supplier Programs
  • Preferred and alternate supplier programs
  • Automated Supply Chain programs and tools
  • Successful Audit Forward Actions
Who Will Benefit:
  • Quality and Food Safety staff/mgt
  • PCQI’s/Auditors
  • Supervisors
  • Sanitation leads/supervisors
  • Plant management, warehousing managers/leads, maintenance and engineering leads/supervisors, procurement team leads
  • Crisis coordinators and senior leadership in Food Industry

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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