Validation Studies for Food Plants under Federal Inspection/GFSI Scheme

Instructor: Martin Michaud
Product ID: 705295
  • Duration: 60 Min

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Last Recorded Date: Jun-2017

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This food safety training will provide an understanding of principles of validation studies including its usages and importance. It will help attendees to improve audit scores by having less Corrective Action Requests (CARs) due to a much more robust and integrated approach at managing the whole quality, HACCP and GFSI program or system.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar will provide an overview of validation studies and will help you to understand how validation studies are done and use them to contribute to improve the quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system of your company/plant/organization.

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to make a clear and defendable case to regulatory authorities/clients when:

  • installing a new machine or implementing a new process;
  • presenting an action plan following a major CAR;
  • asking to modify a CCP or any other control measure that has an impact on the quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system of your company/plant/organization;
  • presenting the annual verification and validation data.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Getting familiar with validation studies
  2. Integrating the principles of validation studies in the current quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system of a company/organization
  3. Being able to:
    • participate in a validation studies in collaboration with a group of colleagues or experts
    • find resources and reference material to document a validation study properly
  4. To make a clear and defendable case when presenting a validation study to the regulatory authorities/clients
  5. To improve the quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system of a company/organization
  6. Contribute to minimize misunderstanding with the regulatory authorities/clients
  7. Contribute to reduce the number of CARs due to the quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system application
  8. To improve audit scores by having less CARs and observation due to a much more robust and integrated approach at managing the whole quality/HACCP/GFSI program or system

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Validation studies guidelines
  • Why performing a validation study
  • When performing a validation study
  • How to perform a validation study
  • Performing validation studies using multiple tools/approaches
  • Validation studies importance and uses
  • Validation compliance

Who Will Benefit:

  • GFSI Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • QA Manager and Staff
  • HACCP Coordinator
  • Internal Auditors
  • Team Responsible for Greeting External Audits
  • Corrective Action Requests (CARs) Supervisors
Instructor Profile:
Martin Michaud

Martin Michaud
Biochemist and catalyst, MMNA Consultants

Martin Michaud is a highly skilled and experienced professional involved in many industry sectors with a lot of field practice while still being active as a trainer and communicator. He has spent numerous years in the meat and fish handling/processing industry throughout Canada as well as in the meat industry in many countries such as USA, Morocco, Japan and Vietnam.

Martin has extensive knowledge and know-how in quality management, process improvement, export requirements and regulatory affairs, food risks analysis, complaint and crisis management.

Among others he has established, implemented and operated an accredited ISO 17025 chemistry contract lab in the waste water sector. Additionally, he held the position of Vice-President of Technical services for one of the largest Canadian meat and poultry company overlooking export requirements, regulatory compliance and laboratory activities for more than 20 registered establishment under CFIA authority that are exporting to more than 65 countries.

During an important period of his career, he was also a part time teacher at the college and University level. He developed an expertise in food risks analysis which was one of his major subject/topic when working as a Senior Technical Advisor at the Faculty of Veterinary medicine of the Université de Montreal. He is also involved with the Codex Committee on residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods, known as CCRVDF and WHO/CODEX ALIMENTARIUS body, as a member of the Canadian delegation.

He now operates his own consulting company supporting other private companies in their permit/licence applications, validation studies, laboratory analysis, quality system implementation including process optimization and costs reduction efforts. He is also involved in national committees on the usage of fluorine in water as well as cooling towers training program development with the national professional chemist board (l’Ordre des Chimistes du Québec) and the government of the Province of Quebec in Canada.

Martin Michaud holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a M.Sc. Biology (molecular and cellular biology) from Laval University in Sainte-Foy, Province of Quebec, Canada. A scientific paper was published in Biochemical Pharmacology with his master’s study work. Martin is also a co-author on many scientific papers in fisheries, molecular biology, forest science genetic, risk analysis and crisis management.

He also holds a qualification on “HACCP Principles” - passed with honors - from the British Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene.

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