Good Laboratory Practices for Food Manufacturing
This 90-minute webinar will show how you can apply FDA's Good Laboratory Practices in a food quality
laboratory setting. It will review differences, highlight specific needs of a food lab and provide
guidelines for implementation.
Why Should You Attend:
By definition “good laboratory practice or GLP specifically refers to a quality system of management
controls for research laboratories and organizations to try to ensure the uniformity, consistency,
reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of chemical (including pharmaceuticals) non-clinical
safety tests; from physio-chemical properties through acute to chronic toxicity tests”. Food
laboratories should operate within these guidelines to be prepared for customer, regulatory or internal
challenges to its test results.
This training will compare guidelines for food labs with those of labs dealing with medical products
(esp. pharma) and show how they are different due to the nature of the products and testing involved.
By attending this webinar, participants will understand these differences and the specific needs of a
food lab. You will receive specific instructions on SOPs, statistical procedures, instrumentation
validation and more.
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Participants will gain an understanding of
General Employee Practices
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
Attendees will receive instruction on the following topics:
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
Statistical procedures for data evaluation.
Lab facilities certification.
Who Will Benefit:
Lab managers in food manufacturing plants
Auditors who review facilities quality assurance programs
Melinda Allen, is an Independent Quality Assurance and Food Safety Consultant. She has provided
services to some of the top Brands in QSR and Food Manufacturing. Melinda specializes in Quality
Systems Audits and Programs across a wide variety of product categories. From Meat and Poultry to
Bakery, Spices and Produce, she has been an integral part of raising industry standards and helping
manufacturers take their programs and facilities to World Class. Working with suppliers to obtain and
maintain some of the largest QSR customers has been her passion. She has twenty years experience
including leadership with Taco Bell/YUM Brands and Quiznos Quality Assurance in partnering with
Marketing Engineering and Testing Laboratories to commercialize and monitor compliance of Food,
Premiums, Packaging and Equipment. Her expertise has been sought out by and benefitted major
brands such as Burger King, Panda Express and Popeyes. Melinda has a degree in Biology from Oberlin
College and numerous certifications in SPC, HACCP as well as continuing education in GFSI auditing
and Tortilla Baking.