WEBINAR SERIES – Reduce the Burden of FMSA Compliance While Increasing Profitability

May 22, 2017

WEBINAR SERIES – Reduce the Burden of FMSA Compliance While Increasing Profitability



Join us for this 2-part webinar series, where Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) experts will share key insights on preparing for the impact on food manufacturing operations and how to meet requirements.


Register here:  http://www.rockwellautomation.com/en_NA/training-events/webinars/food-safety-series.page


Part 1 – Effective Navigation of FSMA Regulations

WEBINAR INFO: May 17, 1-2 p.m. CT

THE SITUATION: This two-part webinar series covers the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Signed into law in 2011, it’s not yet fully implemented – but the date for compliance is rapidly approaching.

THE TOPIC: Part 1 – Industry experts cover effective navigation of FSMA regulations and tells how food and beverage customers can turn this perceived constraint into an opportunity to increase productivity.


Part 2 – How You Can Achieve Results in Your Organization 

WEBINAR INFO: May 24, 1-2 p.m. CT

THE SITUATION: Continuation of the FSMA compliance webinar series.

THE TOPIC: Part 2 – Learn how compliance with FSMA allowed one food manufacturer to reduce waste and water usage, to better visualize production processes, and identify solutions to process deviations.


Part 1 – Effective Navigation of FSMA Regulations – May 17, 2017

Regulations Governing the Use of Technology for Record Keeping in Compliance with FSMA
Presented by: Craig Nelson, Principal, FoodAutomation; FDA Consultant

A good, simple data collection and record strategy can make compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) effective and useful while ensuring public safety. FSMA can be broken into four basic parts: third-party inspections, laboratory testing and records, recording of critical points of the manufacturing process, and traceability. Manufacturers can create effective compliance tools systems to comply with FSMA, increase the speed and effectiveness of isolating potential food incidents, and protect their brand.

Craig has been an automation expert for over 25 years, specializing in the food, dairy and beverage industries. Craig speaks regularly at industry and FDA conferences across the US and overseas on the topics of food production automation, batching, information systems and regulatory compliance. He has consulted and designed systems for many of the world’s largest manufacturers.

Emerging Civil, Regulatory and Criminal Exposure for Food Company Employees: Why Every Food Manufacturer Must Verify It Has Adequate Insurance in the Event of a Recall
Presented by: Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Attorney, Food Industry Counsel LLC

The vast majority of the 1 million foodborne illnesses in the CDC’s PulseNet database remain unsolved. This means that, every day, there are food companies unknowingly processing and selling contaminated foods that are making people sick. The FDA is now swabbing food processing facilities during routine inspections to find positive food samples, and when they do, the consequences can be drastic.  Learn about the execution of the new policy, and how the discovery of a single pathogen in the processing environment can lead to civil lawsuits, increased regulatory penalties and even federal criminal charges. Stevens will share information about the critical insurance and related protections your company needs to have in place to prepare for that day when the government might unexpectedly arrive.

Shawn Stevens is the founding member of Food Industry Counsel LLC, the only law firm in the world that represents the food industry exclusively.  As a food industry consultant and lawyer, Mr. Stevens works throughout the U.S. and abroad with the world’s largest growers, processors, restaurant chains, distributors and grocers –helping them protect their brand by reducing food safety risk, complying with FDA and USDA food safety regulations, managing recalls, and defending high-profile foodborne illness claims.


Part 2 – How You Can Achieve Results in Your Organization – May 24, 2017

Tyson Foods Mobilizes Information to Improve Compliance
Presented by: Jon Riechert, Senior Engineer, Innovation for the Corporate Engineering, Tyson Foods

The Tyson Foods prepared foods facilities make over 3.5 billion pounds of product annually while collecting data from all over the plant’s footprints including utilities, processing, and packaging. Tyson leverages server based and mobile applications from Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to increase plant visibility for food safety, quality compliance, and production.  The applications in place have assisted facilities in reducing waste and water usage, visualize production processes, and identify solutions to process deviations.

Jonathan Riechert is a Senior Engineer – Innovation for the Corporate Engineering Tyson Foods where he is responsible for management of major capital projects focused on product innovation and data collection systems.  He has 16 years of experience in various engineering roles with CPG companies including the last 11 years with Hillshire Brands.  He is the recipient of a 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award for Mobility in Manufacturing and was recently named to the inaugural Smart Industry 50 list of Digital Innovators.
Using Technology to Reduce the Cost of FSMA Compliance

Presented by: Jean-Luc Bonnet, Information Solution Regional Manager, Rockwell Automation

For many food manufacturers, access to plant floor data is an issue of the past. Whether it is in a controller, a HMI/SCADA, a sensor, LIMS or other databases –food manufacturers have plenty of data. The challenge is how and what to collect in order to gain meaningful information that allows people to make business decisions.  Whether it be to control quality or detect deviations, the goal is to have the ability to make corrections before they become too expensive to deal with or impact the brand equity. By collecting data from controllers, HMI, instrumentation, and drives on the shop floor and aggregating them with others, such as LIMS, batch systems for the Batch ID, ERP for the work order or recipe ID, and displaying them in a comprehensive way, companies are able to prevent quality issues and manage recalls quickly and efficiently.

Learn about the Rockwell Automation set of solutions that allows you to implement based on your compliancy journey, the state of your infrastructure, and your company’s priorities –whether it is tracking CCP, reinforcing quality plans, or track and trace with genealogy.

Jean-Luc is currently the Information Solution Regional Sales Manager for Rockwell Automation in the central region of North America. He is responsible for promoting and supporting sales of the HMI/SCADA and Information solutions by leveraging data already stored and generated by Rockwell assets such as controllers, drives, and motion. Jean-Luc has an extended experience in OEE, Regulation Compliancy and traceability cumulated over the past 25 years in Europe, Middle East, and Africa and more recently in the United States of America.