Preventative Controls Approach for California’s Prop 65 for Food Industry

Preventative Controls Approach for California’s Prop 65 for Food Industry



Quality Assurance Strategies,

  Product ID : GINA-0003

  Level : Intermediate

  Duration : 60 Minutes

President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Business Integration and Due Diligence. Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety (Officer), Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy. This included fast-tracking to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance. Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global. 

California’s Prop 65 enacted to inform its’ residents and workers the hazards associated chemicals and toxins that may cause harm has ballooned to over 900+ items, that industries must be aware of to operate within the state. The Food Industry has also been subject to Prop 65 legal battles on a host of products including French fries, chocolate, coffee, bakery products, candy and baby food that may now require warning labels or other actions to mitigate safety concerns for the public. This course will provide an overview how to navigate Prop 65 with a Preventative Control Program, using FDA FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) approach.  

Highlights will include an intro to Preventative Controls, leading into minimal recommended preparation steps for handling Prop 65 requirements, what’s needed to incorporate in your food Safety Plan, focus on hazards or Hazard Analysis Risk Preventative Controls (HARPC), Supply chain Preventative Controls and importance of compliance on Safe Harbor Limits.

  • Prop 65 Background
  • Enforcement 
  • Preventative Strategies
  • Food Safety Plan
  • Supply chain Preventative Controls
  • 2018 New Warning Labelling
  • Labelling Concerns beyond California border
  • New European Acrylamide Regulation 
  • Coalition Efforts
  • Forward Action Strategies

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding Prop 65 and Enforcement
        o What to do if served 60 Day Notice?
        o Bounty Hunters, a $30million pariah 
  • Climate and Food Industry appetite for response and actions  
        o Common chemicals and Heavy Metals found in food products
  • Strategies for Prevention
        o FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Preventative Controls  
        o Food Safety Plan
        o Supplychain Programs
  • 2018 New Warning Labels 
  • Success Takeaways

Who Should Attend

Senior Leadership in Food Industry needing to understand Prop 65, Quality and Food Safety staff/mgt., PCQI members, Operations leads/supervisors, plant management, procurement team leads, crisis coordinators, regulatory and labelling staff

  • $200.00

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