In-Plant Validation for Food Safety

This webinar will address the practical issues involved in in-plant validating processes. The session will also include the scientific, technical justification and fundamental aspects of designing and conducting the process with interpretation of results.

Why Should You Attend:

Validation is a fundamental component of HACCP, and is required by USDA-FSIS and is included in the Food Safety Modernization Act. Validation has been confused with other HACCP activities including monitoring and verification, but is fundamentally different from these other activities. Validation allows the processor to determine if their investment in food safety interventions are producing the intended effect, namely assuring the safety of the product. Given the investment in food safety and the value of these programs to maintaining the image of the brand, it is important to determine that the programs are delivering their intended benefits. Validation may require a significant investment by a company, and it is important to determine that validation procedures are sufficient to meet both the processors needs and regulatory requirements.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Theoretical and Regulatory Basis for Validation
  • Scientific and Technical Justification
  • In-process demonstration, including experimental design
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Reporting results of in-plant validation