S27 Strengthening the Hazard Analysis of Food Safety Plans

Tuesday, August 2, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
220-221 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Ma. Rocelle Clavero
Organizer: Ma. Rocelle Clavero
Convenor: Fatemeh Ataei
A comprehensive and well-defined hazard analyses can serve as the backbone in assuring the safety of the food supply in the global market. There will be no hazard to manage and/or control if a hazard is not properly identified or is not known to occur. Common deficiencies in hazard analysis include, but are not limited to, non-identification of significant hazards due in part to an inaccurate flow diagram, lack of scientific basis for the identification of the food safety hazard, inadequate justification for decisions made on their significance during food production, and insufficient data to support the design of preventive controls. In this mini-symposium, speakers will lead the discussion on how to reassess the hazard analysis, and offer insights on how to effectively enhance both the ingredient and process hazard analyses and where/how to obtain scientific justification for the identified hazards. The importance of utilizing data to drive sound, science-based decisions on hazard analysis will be emphasized. This interactive session will also be designed to generate audience participation using technology, such as smartphones or other handheld devices.


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