The events of the past five months have had a fundamental impact on the food industry. What impact have they had, or will they have, on food safety and the regulations and technologies surrounding it?
The situation for many processors may never go back to what we thought was "normal." Employee health, welfare and engagement is a critical part of every plant’s food safety culture, and all those have been challenged by the coronavirus. We’ll take a look at how the pandemic has affected the food safety culture in food companies, how processors will balance food safety with employee safety and whether government agencies, the Global Food Safety Initiative, Codex and other standard-setting bodies will implement new guidelines, standards and rules.
A lifelong journalist, Dave was editor in chief of Dairy Foods 1996-2001 and managing editor of Prepared Foods 1993-1995. Before and after that stint, he worked at Putman's Control magazine, most recently as its executive editor. Prior to that, he covered automation for Metalworking News, and earlier was an award-winning newspaper reporter specializing in business writing. Dave has a BA in journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
The Acheson Group
Cameron Prince is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for The Acheson Group (achesongroup.com). He has more than 35 years of experience in food regulatory programs and the food industry in both the U.S. and Canada. He most recently held the most senior executive position at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Vice President of Operations. He also led the Food Safety Modernization initiative now underway in Canada under the Safe Food for Canadians Act.
The Acheson Group is a global food safety consulting group founded by David Acheson, former Associate Commissioner for Foods at FDA and Chief Medical Officer at USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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