The Food Safety Modernization Act is no longer a discussion point in the food industry, it has become an action item. Regardless of being a domestic US based link in the food chain, or one that would like to engage the US market, this is now the number one topic for the food and related industries. For the industry to prepare properly, there are a number of key steps recommended, and the BRC Global Standards team is building the tools to make it as effective and efficient a change as possible.
Topics to be covered:
- Certification as the stepping stone to compliance
- The FSMA addendum for BRC certified organizations
- HARPC, and the relation to BRC HACCP
- Preventative Control Qualified Individual
Webinar Presenters:Kathleen Wybourn, Director Food Safety, DNV GL North America
Kathleen began her career in food manufacturing at the NutraSweet Division of GD Searle/Monsanto, where she held various managerial positions including managing analytical and microbiology labs, quality control, quality assurance, supplier audits and operations. Since leaving food manufacturing, Kathleen worked in various Food Safety auditing Management positions including Director of Operations at the GMA as Director of the GMA SAFE program.
In 2008 Kathleen joined DNV Business Assurance as Director Food Safety Solutions, where she is responsible for the Food and Beverage division of DNV GL Business Assurance. Kathleen has written articles on Food Safety Certification such as: First Look: GFSI Adds New FSSC 22000 Standard, WAL-MART’s Magna Carta for Auditing, and Navigating the Jungle of Food Safety Standards - all published in various Food industry magazines. Kathleen was instrumental in the study conducted at Michigan State University on Food Safety Certification in the US titled "Food Safety in the U.S. Supply Chain - Consumer and Food Industry Perceptions." Kathleen is very active with GFSI, having served on various Technical working groups and speaking at the GFSI Global Conferences.
Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.
John Kukoly, Director BRC Americas, BRC Global Standards
John is a senior member of the BRC Global Standards team, responsible for the BRC programs throughout the Americas. With over 20 years experience in the industry, with roles in production, quality, engineering and auditing, John brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BRC Global Standards.