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Our webinars provide opportunities to stay informed of the ever-changing requirements and regulations that your business may experience. The most current webinars are below, but we are always working on ways to provide new and improved topics of interest.

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Current Webinar Schedule

Essentials of Allergen Management

Instructor: Daniel Smieszek

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 introduced allergen management requirements for food and beverage manufacturers. The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of these requirements, outline some essentials for a risk-based approach to allergens management, provide an overview of allergen validation & verification, and discuss how NQAC allergen testing can support an effective allergen management plan.

Target Audience:

  • Food and beverage manufacturers interested in creating or updating an allergen management plan

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of essentials to include in a risk-based allergen management plan
  • Understanding of the difference between allergen validation vs. verification
  • Knowledge of Allergen testing offered at NQAC Dublin & how this supports allergen management

Course Length: 1 hour 

 SESSION FULL – Stay tuned for new courses!


Food Safety: Foreign Body Identification

Instructor: Brian Schaefer

While microbiological hazards are the most well-known food safety risk. Physical hazards also pose a risk to food safety. They may enter the food chain as contaminants, adulterants or as foreign bodies. A good food defense program is needed to eliminate foreign body intrusions. Once an object is discovered fast and effective tools are needed to assist in the investigation into the root cause of the foreign body. FTIR and XRF technologies assist in the identification of glass, plastics, organic material, and metals. These technologies are discussed and shown to be useful tools in foreign body management.

Target Audience:

  • Food and beverage manufacturers interested in foreign body management

Course Length: 1 hour 

SESSION FULL – Stay tuned for new courses!