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Complimentary Webinar

September 24, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Getting Ahead of the Latest FDA Mandate:

How LIMS Enables Compliance with ISO 17025 

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In advance of the US FDA’s ISO 17025 mandate for labs testing imported food and addressing identified or suspected food safety problems, this webinar will discuss the ISO 17025 standard and describe how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can support quality management and lab operations including resources, sample plans, equipment calibrations, reporting and non-conformances.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn:
  • The controls required by the standard at each stage of the lab process.
  • How those controls can benefit your organization.
  • How an integrated LIMS, LES and SDMS can help to implement the controls and drive continuous improvement.

Who Should Attend:

Professionals within the following job functions in a food/beverage laboratory should attend:

  • Scientists, analysts, QA/QC lab personnel, lab manager
  • Plant managers, environmental scientists
  • Department/lab directors
  • Anyone particularly involved in regulatory compliance for food laboratories


Michael Gannon
Managing Director
Orbis Labsystems Services

Michael Gannon is an Engineer who has worked in the field of laboratory informatics for almost 30 years. Michael established Orbis Labsystems in 1998 with the goal of providing integrated LIMS solutions to Food, Beverages, Pharma and Government industries. Today, Orbis Labsystems is established in Europe and the Americas providing LIMS, Instrument Integration, Reporting and Data Analytics services to over 50 customers. The organization is a strategic partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Russell MacKenzie
Senior Consultant
Orbis Labsystems Services

Russell MacKenzie is a Coca-Cola Alumnus with 30 years of experience in Informatics solutions related to both Beverage and Ingredient quality.  He held the position of Director of Global Lab Informatics supporting Coca-Cola's Center of Excellence Analytical Services Laboratories which provided analytical support to the entire supply chain. After graduating from Coca-Cola, Russell joined Orbis Labsystems as a Senior Consultant and has been working with global Pharma industry customers. Through Orbis Labsystems, partner of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Russell works directly with Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software projects.

Jai Bhana
Lab Consultant
Orbis LabSystems Services

Jai Bhana is a registered professional scientist with the Health Professions Council, South Africa. She is Senior Partner with Africa Technical Consultancy & Lab consultant with Orbis LabSystems Services, delivering science and analytical intelligence in Quality, Food Safety & Product Integrity globally. Business relevant risk mitigation strategies are executed in ingredients and finished products for Consumer Safety and Co Brand & Reputation to build trust and confidence.

Jai has worked on Assignment in the UK in Buxton at the Health & Safety Labs, and previously held positions as Senior Scientist with National Health Analytical Services & Chief Forensic Scientist in the Johannesburg division of Forensic Chemistry.

Jai is currently completing her MBA with Henley, Reading UK with a research thesis on “Culture and Digital pace of Change in Labs of the Future”. Jai holds a BSc. Chemistry & Bsc. Honours in Pharmacology, from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Diploma in Cosmetic Chemistry from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, South Africa. She holds certifications in Lab Quality Management, Operational Excellence and  ISO (9000, 17025, 15189, 22 000), GLP, GMP & HACCP. Jai lives with her family in Johannesburg.

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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