Career Summary- it’s all about herding cats……
An accomplished senior scientist leader/global executive group manager specializing in domestic and international regulatory affairs with extensive experience in legal analysis / interpretative summaries of proposed and finalized regulations as well as implementation plans to comply with current and upcoming law. Practical background in vendor certification, food processing/lab analysis, GMP’s and FDA/USDA standards. Proven skills in building/leading global teams, systems and procedures as well as creating complete raw materials database used for product labeling, kosher determination/submissions, R&D, and purchasing decisions. Track record of consistent success maximizing quality through training, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Interact comfortably and competently with all levels of sales staff, management, production and customers. Effective, entertaining communication and presentation skills with small, in-house groups as well as large convention audiences teaching regulatory science in a successful market-oriented environment.
Specialties: Global Food and Food Ingredient Regulatory Compliance Analysis and negotiation with legal authorities.
A little known fact about me: I was a veterinary technician through high school and college! I started out cleaning kennels and worked up to a surgical technician. I was born to clean up a mess and hopefully, prevent them from occurring in the first place! In the end, it is all about herding cats, isn’t it?
Day 1: Apr 18, 2023
Day 2: Apr 19, 2023
PRESENTATION: GLOBAL ALLERGEN LABELLING
Examining the implications of latest international allergens listings relative to certain claims that may be made
- Outlining the addition of sesame in USA as a major food allergen and the government’s increased focus/guidance on allergen labeling
- Overview of current USA and Canada allergens and considering what else may join the list in the future
- Detailing internationally listed allergens, specifically in: Australia/New Zealand, Japan, EU, Latin America countries, Taiwan and Russia
- Examining how international definitions of gluten-free may vary in different countries