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Creating a Food Safety Culture

  • March 13, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Midwest Foodservice Expo

This seminar presented by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) explores the challenges faced by small businesses when it comes to global, federal and state food safety regulations that can be incredibly confusing.

• What qualifications do I need?
• Which regulations apply to me?
• How do I implement changes?
• Where do I start?

These are common questions. The key is understanding food safety and creating a culture where food safety is automatic. This webinar will cover the training and requirements needed to create a food safety culture


The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 10-15-minute Q&A / WMEP info) is to provide basic information on competencies required to create a robust food safety culture and how they translate into business building opportunities.


• Introduction to WMEP and the presenters
• Training needs for employees as well as management
• Basic GMPs
• Management’s role in the food safety plan
• Going from a proactive to a reactive workplace
• Conclusion
• Q&A
• Food safety as a business building opportunity and WMEP supporting services


Peg Dorn / WMEP (dorn@wmep.org) – Food Safety Specialist

Peg has more than 15 years of experience in food safety and quality, mostly in the dairy industry. She possesses a strong background in infant formula, pharmaceutical grade excipients, and other dairy products. In her role with the WMEP, Peg assists companies with establishing food safety systems that comply with Global Food Safety Initiative requirements. She spent several years at Baraboo-based dairy cooperative Foremost Farms, holding various positions including quality systems manager and corporate quality assurance manager. Peg’s work at Foremost Farms included setting up Safe Quality Food (SQF) programs for multiple plants. Peg also has worked as an independent food safety auditor and consultant with an emphasis on SQF certification.

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