Director of Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Quaker Maid Meats, USA
Title: The Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs of Food Manufacturing, FSMA, and Food Industries Challenges and taking Initiatives for Preventative Control
Biography: Alphajour Ahmed Bah III
This dissertation explores the socioeconomic impacts of the food industries; the performance of their programs which are modeled as stand alone or integrated programs to reach all aspects of their processes and systems. It all begins with Good Agricultural Practices with Sanitation Operations as the foundation of all programs. Food Manufacturers need to provide a platform to highlight emerging and innovative science and technology into their quality, food safety and regulatory processes, systems and programs. Failure to protect the safety of food can lead to the decline in consumer confidence and threaten the economic vitality of not only the food production manufacturers but also the worldwide agricultural business. Food safety refers to the conditions and practices to prevent contamination and foodborne illnesses. Food contamination can occur during inadequate cooking, packaging process or storage. The production and processing of food may have varying degrees of susceptibility to contamination. These stages of the process are the “critical points”, which are generally the points of observation by the public authorities and extreme vigilance by food manufactures. Foodborne illnesses affect individuals physically and businesses economically. Being that food safety is an increasingly important public health issue, it is imperative that governments intensify their efforts to improve food safety. These efforts should be in response to an increasing number of food safety programs and rising consumer concerns. A large portion of food safety websites are either government regulated or overseen but there also a few that are completely independent. We are seeing a lot of improvements in all facets of the operation in food production but still lot of work to be done. Interpretation of FSMA consistently is critical. FSMA is still in its Teenage stage. Do you agree and Why?