This webcast covers the motivation behind improving product tracing, and provides attendees with a summary of IFT’s recommendations to FDA regarding effective product tracing systems. The concepts are demonstrated by showing examples of critical tracking events and key data elements for different food product supply chains.
Food safety and supply chain professionals in industry, academia and government
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
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02/15/11 12:00 PM
Gale Prince is president of SAGE Food Safety Consultants, LLC, a firm specializing in assisting industry in preventing food safety problems through program review from procurement through consumer complaints. He brings broad experience in problem solving from managing product recalls to handling major disasters and consultation involving litigation on food safety issues
Gale’s forty years of work experience in Food Safety, Quality Control, Sanitation, Food Labeling, Workplace Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs have included the following types of operations: Fresh and Processed Meat, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Bakeries, Milk and Ice Cream Processing, Cereal Grains, Pet Food, Canned Foods, Frozen Foods, Bottled Water, Food Packaging Materials, Food Service, Retail Food Stores, Food Transportation, Non-Foods, Over the Counter Drugs and Sanitary Design of Food Equipment. Gale has also managed several thousand product recalls during his career and has completed specialized training under Food and Drug Law – How to testify as an Expert Witness.
Gale is currently a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and the International Association for Food Protection (formerly IAMFES) and he continues to serve on numerous organizational committees in the food industry. Gale is the recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Food & Drug Officials, the United States Food & Drug Administration, and the International Association of Food Protection.
Jennifer C McEntire
Jennifer Cleveland McEntire is a Sr Director at Leavitt Partners. Prior to joining Leavitt Partners, Jennifer served as Senior Staff Scientist and Director of Science and Technology Projects with the Institute of Food Technologists with responsibility for grant and contract work. A food microbiologist by training, she leds IFT tasks in the areas of food defense, product tracing, and other work related to food safety. Dr. McEntire received her BS with Distinction in Agriculture (magna cum laude, majoring in Food Science) from the University of Delaware. She conducted her doctoral work in the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University as a USDA National Needs Fellow in Food Safety, which provided the opportunity to complete internships at the National Food Processors Association (now GMA), and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA. She has authored or co-authored several peer reviewed publications, several book chapters, has provided Congressional briefings and testimony to federal agencies, and has presented her work nationally and internationally. She continues to serve as an IFT spokesperson to the media on food safety and defense related issues.
Steven Duane Mavity
Mr. Mavity is currently Senior Vice President – Quality Assurance for Bumble Bee Foods. He has held this position since August of 2005 and leads the company’s Quality, Consumer Response and Product Development programs. He has over 26 years of experience in the management of Quality, Product Development and the management of change in a career that spans positions with Quaker Oats, Pepsico, Merisant and Connors Brothers/Bumble Bee Foods. He has a degree in biochemistry from Purdue University. Steve resides in Chicago with his wife Linda and three children.