Prepare for an FDA Food Facility Inspection: Virtual Boot Camp(VRTCPG618)

Presented by: Angela Bazigos
Duration: 180 minutes

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Prepare Your Food Facility for a Successful FDA Inspection - How to Comply with the Agency’s Laws and Regulations

Every year, millions of Americans get sick—and some even die—because of foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And thanks to the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is out to curb that largely preventable problem. For food producers, that means you’d better expect—and prepare for—scrutinizing inspections.

Join regulatory compliance expert Angela Bazigos as she tackles food safety and the FDA’s inspection process in detail in this live audio boot camp. Bazigos will walk you through the FDA’s oversight program and teach you how to comply with the agency’s laws and regulations. She’ll also instruct you on what to do when problems emerge. Plus, you’ll get an insider’s take on how to ace an FDA inspection by following the very checklist the agency uses to spot your deficiencies.

After attending this comprehensive audio event, you will understand: food safety basics, the inspection process, common problems areas, and special considerations for foreign facilities. You’ll come away equipped, not only to prepare for an inspection, but also to handle any citations issued—and to prevent future tickets from being written. If you are in the food industry, attending this soup-to-nuts regulatory compliance boot camp should be a requirement.

Session Benefits:

  • Food safety basics
  • The essentials of food inspections and how they are conducted
  • Problem areas
  • The food inspection checklist used by the FDA and how you can use it to prepare for an inspection
  • The foreign food facility inspection program
  • How to prepare for a successful inspection
  • How to respond to any inspection citations and how to prevent future ones
Session Details
Session-1: Introduction and FDA Food Inspection Basics
Time: 12:00 PM EST to 01:00 PM EST | Duration: 60 minutes

Session Highlights

  • Food safety basics
  • Consumer survey on food safety
  • Food inspection basics
  • Food inspection goals
  • Communication with the food facility before, during, and after inspection
  • How the inspection is conducted
Break Time: 01:00 PM EST - 01:10 AM EST | Duration: 10 minutes
Session-2: How to Prepare for Food Inspection & Use the FDA Approved Checklist
Time: 01:10 PM EST to 02:10 PM EST | Duration: 60 minutes

Session Highlights

  • How to prepare for a successful inspection: rodents, birds, insects, bacteria, parasites, molds, and chemical contaminants
  • The FDA-approved food inspection checklist and how to use it
Break Time: 02:10 PM EST - 02:20 PM| Duration: 10 minutes
Session-3: Foreign Food Facility Inspection Program & Future Trends
Time: 02:20 PM to 03:20 PM EST| Duration: 60 minutes

Session Highlights

  • Foreign Food Facility Inspection Program: selecting foreign food facilities for inspection and notification of foreign embassies and competent authorities
  • Future trends in food facility inspections
  • How to respond to any inspection citations and how to prevent future ones
Who Will Benefit

FDA food inspectors and anyone in food manufacturing, including:

  • Operations
  • Safety officers
  • Compliance and QA
  • Shop floor workers
  • Washers
  • Microbiologists
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About Our Speaker(s)
Angela Bazigos

CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has 40 years of experience in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industries. Experience combines Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Business Administration, Information Technology, Project Management, Clinical Lab Science, Microbiology, Food Safety, Turnarounds and Business Development. Past employers / clients include Roche, Novartis, Genentech & PriceWaterhouseCoopers & Public Health Services companies. Positions include Chief Compliance Officer at Morf Media, Director of QA, MIS Director. Co-authored & prototyped 21 CFR 11 guidance with FDA.  Co-authored Computerized Systems in Clinical Research w/ FDA. Patent on speeding up software compliance. Recently quoted in Wall Street Journal for using training to bring regulatory compliance to the Boardroom. National Trainer for Society of Quality Assurance. Comments / collaborates with FDA on new guidance documents. Former President of Pacific Regional Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. Stanford’s Who’s Who for LifeSciences

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