Top 5 Ways to Prevent Foreign Material Contamination

Aug 14 | 12:00pm CT

Overview

Food recalls for foreign material contamination are skyrocketing! According to worldwide data from Horizonscan, 2018 was a record year for food recalls caused by foreign objects, averaging one case per week. And just in the last 5 months, there have been over 20 recalls involving over 13,000,000 pounds of food products due to adulteration. Customer complaints are one source that can lead to a recall.

The key to avoiding a recall related to foreign material is to have an effective culture, assessment and detection program in place. Join this webinar with expert food safety consultants, Jeff Chilton and Bill Potter as they provide best practices for implementing an effective foreign material control program to prevent contamination and manage internal and external findings.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what is causing the escalation in recalls
  • Identify and reduce the top foreign material hazards
  • Discuss the top 5 ways to prevent foreign material contamination
  • Best practices for managing internal findings and external complaints for effective programs and compliance

On-Demand Webinar

Featured Panelists

Jeff Chilton

VP of Consulting Services, Alchemy

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food safety, quality assurance, and plant management. Prior to Alchemy, Jeff was the founder and President of Chilton Consulting Group for 18 years, helping clients achieve and sustain GFSI certification under the SQF, BRC, and FSSC 22000 standards along with USDA and FDA Regulatory Compliance services for HACCP and Food Safety Plan. Jeff is a certified SQF Auditor, SQF Consultant, Preventive Control for Human Food Lead Instructor, and International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor. Prior to starting Chilton Consulting Group, Jeff was a Plant Manager at two large food processing companies and a Director of Quality Assurance. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Tampa College, Tampa FL.

Bill Potter

Senior Food Safety & Quality Consultant, Alchemy

Dr. Bill Potter is a 30-year veteran of the food industry, and has recently joined Alchemy as Senior Food Safety and Quality Consultant. He has directed food safety, quality, and R&D initiatives for plants and vertically-integrated operations at both the local and corporate level. His PCQI certifications span both human foods and animal feeds. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Poultry Science from the University of Arkansas, and also a B.S. in Animal Science and MBA from Texas A&M University.