Food Safety Management: Visibility, Accountability and Traceability

Food, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023

According to the World Health Organization, unsafe food causes more than 200 diseases that leads to 600 million people falling ill and 420,000 deaths every year. The food and beverage industry has a unique responsibility to ensure the products delivered to market are safe. Between allergen management, temperature requirements, cross-contamination prevention, etc., the only way to ensure food safety, is to approach food safety and traceability holistically as an organization.

A holistic approach can include many facets: recall readiness, quality assurance checks, allergen management, lot tracking, bi-directional ingredient tracking and more. Food safety can literally be life or death, and it should be taken seriously.

With food safety regulations constantly evolving and consumer’s wanting to ensure the quality of their food, it’s no longer enough to just say “food safety is a priority.” In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety major focus is “advancing food safety culture as science — not a slogan.” That’s why the most recent final rule for traceability came to fruition focusing on enhancing traceability requirements for 16 foods that pose an elevated safety risk.

It is imperative that food and beverage businesses implement procedures that are tangible and measurable.

The right technology can provide the visibility, accountability and traceability management that businesses need to ensure they are delivering safe, high-quality products. Register for this webinar to learn how to implement a holistic approach to food safety and traceability.


Jack Payne, Aptean

Jack Payne, Solutions Consulting Director, Food and Beverage, Aptean

Jack Payne is a Director of Solutions Consulting, Food and Beverage, at Aptean, focusing on Food and Beverage ERP. Payne originally joined the organization nearly 40 years ago with Ross ERP and spent much of that time working closely with manufacturers to understand their challenges and tailor the development of the product accordingly. Over the years, Payne has collaborated with customers, industry analysts and developers to create a strong vision for Aptean’s ERP solutions and has become a well-respected industry resource for best practices and future technology advancements.

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Drew Pogones, Aptean

Drew Pogones, Product Manager, Global Compliance, Aptean

Drew Pogones is a Product Manager in charge of Global Compliance at Aptean. He has more than 14 years of Regulatory and Compliance experience in the Food & Beverage industry which includes being a Quality Manager in a heavily regulated manufacturing facility. His experience also includes being audited against the GFSI Standards (includes SQF Level II/III and BRC) along with being regulated by both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Drew is also HACCP, PCQI, Internal Auditing and Better Processing school certified. Drew specializes in regulatory compliance for food & beverage, dietary supplements, chemicals, cosmetics and cannabis.

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Who Should Attend?

  • CIO – Information Technology Director
  • CFO – Financial Director
  • COO – Operations Director
  • Food QC and Compliance Officers

What You Will Learn

Attendees will discover:

  • Why food safety matters
  • What the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule for traceability means
  • Best practices and actionable insights to implement today
  • Specific functionality to look for when evaluating food specific solutions

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