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Supplier Management and Quality Assurance

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Supplier Management and Quality Assurance
Nov 16, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guelph, ON Nov 2, 2016 Regular: $550.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $525.00 CAD
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  • In recent years the North American food and beverage industry has seen a steady movement towards outsourcing and an increasing range of products and raw materials. Multiple sourcing has become a common feature and has been beneficial for the manufacturer/processor in most cases. The quality and safety of your products and the reputation of your company can depend upon your suppliers, contract manufacturers and co-packers. Given this reality, it is extremely important to be aware of the Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) protocol, to meet the recognized requirements and to establish a reliable supplier base. At the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Understand your risks and responsibilities when sourcing from suppliers
    • Understand important elements and principles of SQA
    • Allocate risk levels to ingredients by applying criteria for ranking risk
    • Discuss supplier selection strategies
    • Evaluate suppliers’ manufacturing process, including product performance, process capability and food safety and quality system review
    • Manage documentation for your SQA program, including certificate of analysis, supplier agreements and supplier matrix
    • Develop a SQA Program

    A good understanding of food safety principles is essential.

    Agenda (pdf 384kb)

    As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF-GFTC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF-GFTC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Food Safety Personnel
  2. Global Food Safety Coordinators & Managers
  3. HACCP Coordinators
  4. HACCP Team Members
  5. Ingredient Suppliers
  6. Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
  7. Packaging Engineers and Developers
  8. Plant Managers and Supervisors
  9. Production Managers and Supervisors
  10. QA/QC Managers, Technicians & Supervisors
  11. Quality Auditors
  12. R&D Managers And Personnel
  13. Supply Chain Managers

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Lunch is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and is on your own.

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Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.

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Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.

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