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Food Safety Through the Supply Chain

  • Pittsburgh — David L. Lawrence Convention Center (map)

A panel discussion on cheese food safety at the American Cheese Society Conference in Pittsburgh. Featuring Essex St. Cheese’s food safety expert, Jess Perrie.

With food safety being on the tip of everyone’s tongue and the roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) well underway, it is important that everyone across the supply chain is on the same page.

This talk will address strategies implemented at the producer, retailer, and importer level to address both FSMA-generated regulations and internal food safety standards.

At the producer level, learn about the pros and cons of doing a third party audit and FSMA compliance for cheesemakers of every scale.

At the importer level, you’ll hear about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and some of the associated challenges.

At the retailer level, you’ll learn how to create a flexible supplier approval program and which documents and/or procedures you should request from your producers and distributors. The session highlights the need for open dialogue across the supply chain to ensure valid, sensible, consistently implementable food safety solutions.

Earlier Event: June 30
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Later Event: September 16
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