The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) is to explore the requirements of FSMA environmental and sanitation preventive controls with a key focus on the FSMA Listeria monocytogenes environmental requirements for all ready-to-eat products and how to comply with the US FDA guidance for this requirement utilizing best practices and standard solutions. In addition, the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule requires scientific validation of preventive controls to ensure the measure is adequate. We will explore this requirement and provide practical solutions.
- Introduction of speakers
- FSMA requirements overview – Hank Karayan
- Environmental monitoring – James Cook
- Process method validation requirements – Brad Stawick
Since microbiological contamination is the number two cause of recalls and the number one cause of foodborne outbreaks per the USDC 2009-2015 outbreak data, when the preventive control rules were finalized sanitation controls became a required preventive control. Additionally, the US FDA established that all ready-to-eat products are required to implement a Listeria monocytogenes environmental testing program as part of their FSMA programs as Listeria monocytogenes is the leading cause of death (per the US CDC outbreak data 2009-2015) so the prevention of this bacteria in products that don’t have a kill step becomes a necessary function in food safety. FSMA also requires control measures be validated showing they are effective at controlling an identified hazard. This is done by way of a scientifically valid study showing how effective the measure deals with a hazard.
The webinar is aimed at all food quality and regulatory compliance professionals.
Cost: No charge
For further information, please contact:
Global Food Marketing Manager
t: +1 973 461 1498