Tech and the New Era: Smarter Tools and Approaches for Prevention and Outbreak Response

This is the first installment of a multi-part webinar series that will focus on the four core elements of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety from the perspective of technology and its critical role. The series will help supply chains, manufacturers, and retailers think more broadly about the topic and apply the principles within their organization.

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Food manufacturers, distributors, and retail establishments are preparing their organizations for significant transformation due to the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. These companies have been challenged to implement new and innovative technological solutions to reduce the burden of foodborne illness, improve traceability programs, and enhance their food safety culture. Whether it’s meeting corporate sustainability goals, accessing new markets, appealing to consumer preferences, or maximizing their competitive advantage, corporate leaders are leveraging innovative solutions to meet these new demands.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Regulatory changes within the New Era and the pillar of Smarter Tools and Approaches to Prevention and Outbreak Response
  • Ways organizations can use this core topic as their competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • The challenges faced by food distributors, manufacturers, and retail establishments in the development and implementation of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety
  • Best practices in preparation, testing, and implementing next-level technologies

About the presenters

Dr. David Acheson

Dr. David Acheson is the Founder and CEO of The Acheson Group (TAG) with more than 30 years of medical and food safety experience. He has served as Chief Medical Officer for USDA FSIS and FDA CFSAN; Director of CFSAN’s Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response; and FDA Assistant then Associate Commissioner for Foods, where he developed the 2007 Food Protection Plan, which was the basis for many authorities of FSMA. Dr. Acheson has published extensively; is internationally recognized as a sought-after speaker and regular guest on national news programs; serves on boards and advisory groups of major food manufacturers; and is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Acheson is a graduate of the University of London Medical School.

Jeremy Schneider

Jeremy is a Business Development Director, Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Controlant. He has more than 15 years of experience in the food quality, safety, and regulatory sectors, having worked with several fast-casual restaurant chains as well as food manufacturing. Jeremy has addressed some of the most challenging and critical risks faced today by major consumer food brands. He previously served as quality assurance manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill, where he led the rollout of a real-time temperature monitoring program for the company’s supply chain, reaching 2,400 North American restaurants. Email: jeremy@controlant.com.

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