Join NQAC Dublin for our upcoming webinar.
November 18, 1pm EST
The strategic application of an environmental monitoring program (EMP) gives valuable insight into the hygienic state of a facility. It verifies that good manufacturing processes and pre-requisite programs work as intended. When done well, an EMP recognizes when line health or the manufacturing environment begins to stray.
Often, associates are unsure of how to use root cause analysis (RCA), apply investigational sampling techniques, and drive sustainable actions for mitigating the source of contamination.
This webinar discusses an efficient approach, using real scenarios, for leading investigations when out-of-specification (OOS) quantitative and qualitative microbiological results occur in your facility.
- Factory or Laboratory Quality Technicians and Specialists
- Using a corrective action process for OOS EMP results
- Creating an investigational plan
- Tools for managing an RCA
- Driving sustainable actions and collaboration
Course Length: 1 hour
Instructor: Andrea Chmelar, Microbiology Operations Supervisor, NQAC Dublin
Andrea Chmelar is a Microbiology Supervisor and Environmental Monitoring Specialist at Nestle Quality Assurance Center and works directly with external factories to evaluate, improve, and design customized and effective Environmental Monitoring (EM) Programs. Before that, Andrea worked exclusively as a Microbiology Operations Supervisor, where she specialized in leadership development and Lean process improvements. Andrea’s strength lies in empowering and enabling associates through training and development of EM to build a more positive and proactive food safety culture. When Andrea is not in the lab or a factory, which isn’t often because pathogens don’t take vacations, she enjoys traveling to scenic destinations. In addition to her food science education, she is also a certified culinarian.