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Recall Prevention Strategy through Effective Allergen Management

Watch this on-demand webinar focusing on allergen labeling and its crucial role in bolstering food safety culture. Led by industry expert Steven Gendel, this session equips participants with practical strategies to navigate the complexities of allergen management. 

In this webinar you’ll hear how to:

  • Navigate beyond audits to cultivate a robust food safety culture while addressing operational challenges and talent gaps in the food industry.

  • Implement strategies to prevent risks, demonstrated by real cases. Receive practical guidance on accurate allergen labeling and regulatory compliance, alongside insights into allergy prevention fundamentals encompassing allergens and contamination.

  • Empower the seamless integration of allergen management practices. Enhance understanding of allergen risks and implications while fostering a culture of compliance and safety within food operations.

Moving beyond the scope of audits, explore the factors preceding audits and the significance of maintaining a strong food safety culture. Steven Gendel’s primary objective is to eliminate and prevent recalls, recognizing the profound repercussions of such incidents on brands, public health, and the morale of affected workers.  

Change Management

Operational challenges, exacerbated by the departure of seasoned personnel and a need for food manufacturing expertise, pose significant obstacles within the industry. The rapid retirement of experienced individuals further exacerbates this issue, leading to the loss of invaluable institutional knowledge. A compelling case study on accidental food contamination underscores the urgency of implementing effective change management strategies to mitigate risks.  

Viewers can gain insights into the fundamentals of allergy prevention, encompassing allergens, bacteria, and contamination—a critical aspect of effective allergen labeling practices. Practical guidance on ensuring accurate allergen labeling and compliance with regulatory standards will be shared, empowering participants to integrate these practices seamlessly into their operations.  

Allergen Management

Watch this ever-important discussion as we equip industry professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to master allergen management and fortify food safety practices within their organizations. Together, let’s work towards a safer, more resilient food supply chain for the benefit of consumers and the longevity of brands. 

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Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

Sr. Director of Product Marketing | TraceGains

Paul is a veteran product development and product marketing professional with over twenty years in the technology and consulting industries, with a longstanding focus on the food and beverage, restaurant, and retail verticals. He has worked with, and learned from, some of the largest and most dynamic brands in the industry, and is a passionate but pragmatic advocate for the power of technology to help businesses achieve the resiliency and scale necessary to thrive in a complex global marketplace. 

Steven Gendel

Steven Gendel

Principal | Gendel Food Safety

Steven Gendel has over 30 years of experience helping the food industry and regulators protect food safety, respond to the evolution of the international food system, and prepare for rapid changes in technology. 

Dr. Gendel spent over two decades developing science and policy in the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He was the first FDA Food Allergen Coordinator and contributed to the creation of agency policy, guidance documents, and regulations including guidance for the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule, and the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule.  

He is an internationally recognized expert on food allergen management and on safety assessments for new food proteins.  

He has been an instructor in programs organized by FDA, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association for Food Protection, state agencies, and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (now IFSH).  

Dr. Gendel holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology. He has advanced training in risk assessment, food law, HACCP, and Preventive Controls.  

He works from the Washington DC area. 

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