Food Plant Good Manufacturing Practices – How can foreign food manufacturing installations comply

Venue: Online

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2008
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Food safety has been launched to the immediate mind of consumers through the exposure, that with or without reason the press has flagged in the front pages of papers and magazines. This undisputed issue affects all food industry, but specially the foreign food manufacturers. Safety assurance and confidence can be created in a technologically based plant compliance with the same – or similar – expectations that exist for the USA manufacturing industry. Providing the incentives, as well as, the basic technological knowledge to implement “Good Manufacturing Practices” can be the initial step in accomplishing such objective.

Exporting food companies are required to comply with many rules and regulations, from labeling requirements to food safety regulations and standards; one way to initiate compliance with these expectations is being prepared to manufacture safe and wholesome products that comply with these criteria and the present governmental regulations. The instruction in this presentation will accomplish this objective.
Areas Covered in the seminar:

* What are GMP and how do they apply in Developing countries.
o Advocacy with stakeholders
* Developing and Implementing a GMP Program.
o Program participants and main responsibilities
o Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) how are they identified and how to comply with them?
* HACCP programs and their benefits.
o Inspection and reporting in assuring compliance
o Suggested Inspection topics, forms and reporting
o Action points and follow-up to implementation
o Development and issues to address during Allergen control and foreign material control Program
* Compliance with labeling and with “product from (origin)”
* Record keeping and quality assurance verification


Who Will Benefit: This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all food manufacturing companies that want/need to export their products to the USA and need to do it by being complaint to the rules and regulations required by the different governmental entities that control such imports. The employees who will benefit include:

* Top and middle managers in the manufacturing
* Logistics
* Research and development and quality assurance and control of such manufacturing entities
* Quality system auditors from government and the private sector – both from the importing and exporting countries
* Consultants

Instructor Profile:
Herbert Weinstein, earned his chemical engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and his MSc. And PhD. in Food Science and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has 35 + years of industrial experience (General Foods - now Kraft Foods - and Unilever) in most technical aspects of food manufacturing, distribution, logistics, product development, quality control, quality assurance, and management, both technical and in business.

He has 12+ years of consulting experience in different parts of the world. Weinstein has worked in food fortification projects in many countries of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. His expertise includes most aspects of Technical Feasibility studies, Quality Control and Assurance systems, Analytical and Manufacturing, Training, Monitoring and Control, Product Development and Stability testing, as well as Legislation and Liaison function between private and public sectors.

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