What in the world does FOOD SAFETY mean anyway? Do you know where you can find out? Let's allow an expert to educate us. Allow me to introduce Melissa Calicchia who has extensive experience as a Chief Science Officer is in high demand for her expertise in Food Science. In the 41 minute interview linked below we go over the general information you should take into consideration when picking a contract manufacturer to SAFELY manufacture your food.
There are a few reasons brand owners in the food and beverage space MUST have general knowledge in this category - that benefit you!:
PICKING A CO-PACKER - Your knowledge of food safety will help you pick the correct contract manufacturer to meet your needs.
RISK MITIGATION - Help you protect yourself from risks like a recall or poor shelf life.
FUTURE SALES OPPORTUNITIES - Some retailers (especially MASSIVE ones like big box stores or international stores) have very high safety standards and processes that must be in place.
In summary food safety impacts you OPTIONS, PROFIT and SALES OPPORTUNITIES. So since general food safety is important... let's get right into it!
SUMMARY OF WHAT IS COVERED IN THE VIDEO:
What is food safety and what do I need to be aware of as a brand owner in food and beverage?
REGULATORY CATEGORYS (USDA vs. and FDA)
APPLICABLE REGULATORY BODIES
FOOD SAFETY PLANS & HACCP
3RD PARTY AUDITS
LABELING REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING NUTRTIONAL PANELS AND INGREDIENT DECKS)
Click to watch: https://youtu.be/wQpxrjPxzKE.
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MORE ABOUT MELISSA CALICCHIA
+ Melissa Calicchia is the President and Chief Science Officer for Food Microbiological Laboratories, Inc., and Food Safety Solutions, Inc., located in Cypress, CA. She has over 30 years of experience in food safety and microbiology, and has authored numerous original journal research papers on microbiological and food safety topics.
+ Food Microbiological Laboratories (http://www.foodmicrolabs.com) is an ISO 17025 Accredited third party lab, who performs routine testing for COA release of finished products, ingredients and environmental swab samples.
+ Food Safety Solutions, Inc. (https://www.foodsafetysolutions.us) is a food safety consultancy practice that designs and executes microbiological challenge studies, designs and validates CCPs and Preventive Controls to support HACCP and Food Safety Plans, and troubleshoots microbiological contamination and regulatory issues. They also develop food safety and quality systems to comply with regulatory, SQF and BRC standards.
+ The environmental pathogen mapping, tracking and trending program eBacMap (www.eBacMap.com) was developed by the Food Micro Labs scientists, and is used worldwide by food manufacturers to verify effectiveness of their sanitation controls.
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MORE ABOUT EMILY PAGE
Emily is CEO of Pearl Resourcing and has managed and launched multiple 7-figure brands in Costco, Williams-Sonoma, Kroger, and Amazon. She’s bringing you the expertise, resources, and mentors you need so that you can develop products and make them sell.
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