A Better Way to Assess Supply Chain Risks!

Use Global Incident Data and Automation to simplify and strengthen your hazard identification and control programs 


April 27, 2017   1 PM (EST)/ 10 AM (PST)

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Use Global Incident Data and Automation to simplify supply chain risk management

FSMA’s Preventive Control Rules require that food companies implement a hazard identification system which considers “known or reasonably foreseeable biological, chemical, and physical hazards.” Failure to comply with this requirement may subject company executives to serious financial liability and/or criminal charges. 

Although controlling for every possible supply chain hazard would be prohibitively expensive, strategic use of global hazard data can help you focus your resources on those risks most likely to pose a foreseeable threat to your business.

Identifying and prioritizing supply chain risks is an essential task but your job does not end there; you must also decide how to manage those risks. This critical subject will be addressed in the webinar by Dr. David Acheson, one of the nation’s most respected experts in hazard mitigation, food safety, and FSMA compliance.

You’ll also hear from Dr. Miles Thomas, one of the world’s leading experts in global food hazards, who will draw information from HorizonScan™, a database of over 85,000 incident records, to show you the most significant worldwide hazard trends occurring right now in a variety of food categories. Then he’ll demonstrate how to dive deep into the database and use analytical tools to identify and prioritize the risks associated with a specific food ingredient.


What will you learn at the webinar?

You’ll get an overview of a risk management technique that identifies supply chain risks, presents pertinent global incident data analyses, and can help manage and mitigate risk in accordance with FSMA rules.

What is the top take-away

It’s how reliable, documented incident data can provide an objective basis for zeroing in on the supply chain risks that are most likely to pose a food safety threat to your customers, and the action steps you can take in response.

What’s the breakdown of key points?

  • How data can assist supply chain risk management
  • Techniques for analyzing and prioritizing hazards
  • Global trends in food safety/authenticity threats
  • Mitigating food safety risks in a manner that complies with FSMA requirements





Dr. David Acheson
CEO, The Acheson Group

Dr. David Acheson is the founder of the Acheson Group and brings more than 30 years of medical and food safety experience to the firm. Prior to forming The Acheson Group, David served as the FDA's Associate Commissioner for Foods which provided him an agency-wide leadership role for all  food and feed issues and responsibility for the development of the 2007 Food Protection Plan, which served as the basis for many of the authorities granted to FDA by the Food Safety Modrnization Act.


Dr. Miles Thomas
Director of Knowledge Solutions
FERA Sciences, Ltd, UK

For over 15 years Dr. Thomas has led the development in FERA of web-based data management systems. An interest in food safety and integrity over many years led to his development of HorizonScan, a global database containing over 85,000 records of food safety and integrity incident reports affecting over 500 food commodities and products from more than 180 countries.

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