How to Effectively Control Food Fraud

Product Id : FDA92
Instructor : Felix Amiri
Feb 05, 2018 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Eliminating food fraud will give the entire food industry a chance to become more sustainable. While it may seem reasonable to think that a complete elimination of food fraud is not possible, that only a reduction to an acceptable level is possible, the question remains as to what the "acceptable level" is. In this webinar, we will look at the idea of a complete elimination goal for individual operations through the adoption of continuous improvement strategies while every effort is made to retain conquered territories. The work of fighting food fraud may never be done but it is not to be pursued with a resignation of hopelessness. This presentation also examines the futility of fighting only the symptoms (specific instances of committed fraud) instead of systematically tackling the root cause. The SSQA concept’s approach to fighting food fraud is presented. This concept provides a systematic process based on some established facts, realities and dynamics that are both known and seen to be at play in the matter of food fraud.

Why Should You Attend:

You may have either been told or have come across some of the measures suggested as solutions to the food fraud problem. A close look at all of the suggested methods shows that they simply involve devising ways to detect and avoid buying food from fraudulent suppliers. During this webinar, we will learn how these measures, although they involve complex considerations, provide only a half-way solution. We will learn about what you could do about the other half. We will also learn about what may be described as “accidental fraud” that could pose a serious legal and survival risk to your business. With the information from this webinar, you will be able to develop a more holistic approach to dealing with food fraud in your operation and for the sake of its survival. We will look at the how you could conduct ongoing monitoring and how to evaluate the success of your implemented measures. We will also consider the necessary setup for continuous improvement.

Session Highlights:

  • Definition of food fraud including the usual categorization of food fraud
  • Popular approaches for the prevention and control of food fraud
  • Why the popular approaches only provide half-way solution
  • The two sides of vulnerability
  • Review of the other half of the solution
  • Specific steps in the development of your operations holistic approach to dealing with food fraud
  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of success
  • The necessary setup for continuous improvement

Who Will Benefit:

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Process Development Scientists and Management
  • Operations Management
Speaker Profile:

Felix Amiri is the current food sector chair of the Global Coalition for Sustained Excellence in Food & Health Protection (GCSE-FHP). He is a key contributor to the Safety, Security and Quality Assurance (SSQA) concept implementation manual published by Amiri Food Industry Support Services (AFISS). Felix also teaches International Food Safety Law and Regulations at Conestoga College. He has an in-depth knowledge of food safety and quality management systems. With several years of industry experience and an extensive knowledge of international standards, Felix serves as the Technical Director at AFISS where he provides consulting services to various food companies. Prior to his current role at AFISS, Felix worked in product development and quality management roles with various reputable companies, including Vese Food (Nigeria) Ltd., Unifine Richardson, Golden Valley Farms, Heinz (Martin Pet Foods) and YUM Brands.

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