Introduction to a Risk-Based Food Safety System

August 16, 2023

About the Webinar

Implementing a risk-based approach to food safety management that aligns with the expectations of regulators, private schemes/standards, and customers remains an ongoing challenge in the global food industry. A modern approach utilizing industry-accepted tools can enable the effective identification of risk areas in your food supply chain, as well as the optimization of your sampling plan. Adopting a proactive, risk-based mindset can help maximize your resources, enhance food safety, and minimize potential unintended consequences.

In this webinar, Dr. Fernando Sampedro of the University of Minnesota, an expert in risk analysis reviewed the elements of a risk-based food safety system, practical applications of risk assessment, and relevant case studies from the industry. After the presentation, questions were answered live.

Participants will be given an electronic copy of the certificate of participation after the webinar.

What was covered:

  • Main elements of a modern risk-based food safety system
  • Risk-based sampling and ingredient risk assessment
  • Validation, monitoring, and verification activities
  • Risk-based approach to environmental monitoring

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About the Speaker

Dr. Fernando Sampedro – Associate Professor, School of Public Health of the University of Minnesota

Dr. Fernando Sampedro is an international consultant and an affiliated faculty at the University of Minnesota (USA) and the University of Laval (Canada). Dr. Sampedro has focused his research, teaching, and capacity building on food safety risk analysis tools across the entire food supply chain. He has published 58 manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Sampedro has delivered more than 100 courses, workshops, and scientific presentations in eighteen countries in Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia regions. He has been an international consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the design and implementation of national risk-based food inspection and surveillance programs.


Category: Webinars, Food & Beverage, Laboratory, Pathogens, Environmental Monitoring