1. Traceability & Recall Best Practices: What Food Industry Leaders Are Doing

    We’ve brought together a panel of ERP users and experts to get a 360-degree view of traceability and recall. Advanced planning, clearly defined processes, and the tools to execute are critical to your food safety initiatives, especially in light of FSMA and other regulations that affect food and beverage manufacturers.

  2. Food For Thought: How To Always Be FSMA Inspection Ready

    In this web chat, Elizabeth Fawell, food industry counsel at Hogan Lovells; and Samantha Cooper, senior manager of food safety and quality assurance at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), will review some of FSMA’s basic requirements, explain why they’re important in becoming and remaining compliant, and describe what can be expected when FDA inspectors knock on your facility’s door for an inspection. In addition to providing knowledge on FSMA inspections, the 45-minute session will focus heavily on Fawell and Cooper answering questions from the web chat’s live audience.

  3. Food For Thought: Establishing, Maintaining, And Improving Food Safety Culture

    In this web chat, Lone Jespersen, principal at Cultivate and former director of food safety and operations learning at Maple Leaf Foods; and Brian Bedard, executive director of the GMA Science and Education Foundation, will explain some of the principles of establishing, maintaining, and improving food safety culture.

  4. Food For Thought: FSMA’s Food Defense Rule

    In this on-demand web chat, Warren Stone, senior director of science policy, compliance, and inspection at the Grocery Manufactuers Association, and Clay Detlefsen, VP of regulatory affairs and counsel at the National Milk Producers Federation explain some major points of FSMA’s Food Defense Rule. In addition to providing knowledge on the rule, the 45 minute session focuses heavily on Stone and Detlefsen answering questions from the web chat’s live audience.

  5. Food For Thought: FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

    In this web chat, Samantha Cooper, manager of food safety and quality assurance at GMA, and Jon Samson, executive director of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference at the American Trucking Association, talk about FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule. In addition to providing leading food safety practices, the 45-minute session focuses heavily on Samson and Cooper answering questions from the web chat’s live audience.

  6. Will Digital Transformation Really Add Value To A Manufacturing Business?

    The use of new digital technologies in the industrial manufacturing industry is not new. In fact, manufacturers have been users of digital technologies for years. However, the term “digital transformation” is relatively new to the industry. Industrial manufacturers have been using new technologies for years now, so will digital transformation really add value to a manufacturing business?

  7. Food For Thought: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Traceability But Were Afraid To Ask

    In this web chat, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association joins Kristen Spotz, senior manager of food safety & quality assurance at GMA to talk all things traceability related to the food industry. In addition to providing leading traceability practices, the 45-minute session focuses heavily on McEntire and Spotz answering questions from the web chat’s audience.

  8. Food For Thought: Improving Food Manufacturer & Retailer Teamwork In A Recall

    In this web chat, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) member Alicia Sims-Miller, manager of the reverse logistics and business integration teams for PepsiCo’s North American Nutrition Division, join Food Marketing Institute (FMI) member Kim Combs, recall/regulatory compliance manager for The Kroger Co to discuss the food manufacturer – food retailer relationship. The discussion focuses on how these two sectors of the food industry can work together to ease and simplify the recall process while remaining compliant with FSMA and other food safety regulations and standards.


  9. Food For Thought: What Are FSMA’s Recall Requirements?

    In this web chat, Vickery Brewer, consumer safety officer at FDA/CFSAN, joins Warren Stone, senior director of science policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to explain what is expected of food manufacturers regarding recalls under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

  10. IDC Webinar Introduces A New Collaborative Framework To Achieve Operational Excellence

    The ability for CPG companies to introduce new successful products to market is the lifeline of the industry. Absent of a continuous supply of innovative products your company portfolio risks being left behind, resulting in negative impacts on your sales and profits. In order for CPG manufacturers to ensure productivity and efficiency in the commercialization of innovative new ideas it is essential to adopt a collaborative framework to ensure the operational excellence of your business.