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April 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

"Did You Know?"

Tips on Improving Your Hazard Analysis

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This webinar is a quarterly series that incorporates important information accumulated during the initial implementation of the preventive controls food safety plan. FDA data indicates the most frequently cited observation found during a Preventive Controls inspection is an incomplete or incorrect hazard analysis, and this is where the series begins.

Part 1, “Preparation” begins with the preliminary steps necessary to prepare for the hazard analysis. Documenting all process steps and ingredients/raw materials accurately is the first step in developing a thorough hazard analysis. A step by step analysis of a commonly used case study will be used to point out weaknesses and strengths of commonly used document templates and identify opportunities to close regulatory gaps.

A live Q&A session will follow the presentation. You can also reach out to the presenter at trish@pawesta.com with any questions you may have. Please use the phrase “Did You Know 2020” in the email subject line.


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Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain valuable insight on how to recognize gaps in a hazard analysis. This webinar shares best practices for closing those gaps using templates and model plans familiar to the PC regulated industry. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Food safety professionals and auditors tasked with developing, managing or reviewing food safety plans in a preventive controls landscape.


Patricia A. Wester
AFSAP - The Association for Food Safety Auditing Professionals

An experienced veteran in food safety, Patricia Wester  has held advanced positions in both domestic and international food safety firms. She is currently president of her own consulting company, PA Wester Consulting, which allows her to utilize her experience in food safety and auditor competence as an active subject matter expert on a wide range of development projects for preventive controls and food safety auditor personnel certification schemes and training. In 2017 Wester  launched The Association for Food Safety Auditing Professionals, a member-driven association created to support and enhance the career development path for food safety auditors. She is also currently a technical auditor for ANSI in food safety. She received her bachelor of science in poultry science from the University of Florida, and has held senior management positions within the meat and poultry processing industry.

Wester is an experienced FSPCA PCQI and FSVP Instructor. She  manages the AFSAP training portfolio and is the author of “Building a (Better) Food Safety Plan”, published by Academic Press.

Peter Jardine
Head, Marketing & Strategy
Bayer Digital Pest Management

In his career, Peter has focused on differentiating brands, creating new products and services.  He has launched 20 new products and services in numerous market segments. Peter gained pest management experience when he joined Orkin Pest Control as the Sr. Director of Strategy and Innovation.   Leveraging his passion and experience, Peter is one of the cofounders of a startup venture at Bayer which ultimately became the Digital Pest Management business which launched the Bayer Rodent Monitoring System in 2017.

Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications within the publishing, conferences and medical device industry. She has authored more than 250 articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at industry events. Maria joins Innovative Publishing from Secant Medical, Inc., where she was the Marketing Communications Manager and Market Research Manager. Maria has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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