The FSQA community is on the cusp of a resurgence in activity, training and investments. Even before the pandemic, there was an overall sense of FSMA and GFSI fatigue. I am seeing a collective increase in FSQA activity that has not been present in many years.
The Food Safety Consortium call for abstracts is now open. The 2024 conference will take place October 20-22 in Washington, DC.
The program includes GFSI-based food safety culture instruction, a best practice case study and a food safety culture gauge that provides custom action plans and resources.
GFSI acts as an official observer to Codex, providing input and recommendations, and is also observing to help ensure this work does not reinvent the wheel, but identifies, collects and utilizes existing work from experts that have been working on this topic for the past decade.
When assessing digital tools and maturity, what is not clear to many organizations is how to get started and how to create a road map that leads to improved results, more efficient operations and perhaps most importantly, to ongoing improvement in the production of safe food.
Experts discussed a range of global topics, with the organization’s commitment to food safety and sustainability being a key theme.
Addressing important industry issues and challenges, this year’s program features panel discussions and concurrent breakout sessions intended for mid-to-senior-level food safety professionals.
The annual event takes place March 29–March 31.
The 2022 event will take place October 19–21 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Auditing is a critical piece of creating a safe food supply, but traditional auditing methods leave suppliers and processors open to higher risk as supply chains become more complex. Kari Hensien, RizePoint President, talks about how to augment or adapt auditing processes to create a safer, more effective program.