Food Safety Audits - What They Are and What They Are Not
During this webinar, we will explore the variety of audits that all food manufacturers face. Attendees will not only gain insights on how to prepare for external audits but also learn how to maximize their return on an audit investment.
November 16th, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Dr. Gene Bartholomew
Typical Audits in Food Production/Processing
How to Prepare and Respond to Auditor’s Questions
Importance of Conducting Internal Audits of the Food Safety System
Vice President, Technical Services IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Gene Bartholomew
Dr. Gene Bartholomew joined IEH as Vice President of Technical Services in 2019. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Cornell University and a B.S. in biology from Bucknell University. Dr. Bartholomew began his professional career at International Paper in 1983 as a research scientist. During his 15 years there, he commercialized and validated an aseptic packaging system, managed a beverage pilot plant and its laboratory, started taste panel testing for the company, and advanced to manage several products, and development groups. Dr. Bartholomew then joined Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats. He started in the John Morrell Group as the corporate director of food safety for 7 meat processing and slaughter facilities and 1 spice plant. He later took on the role of Senior Director of Corporate Food Safety, during which he was responsible for 14 meat processing plants and several FDA-regulated plants. Throughout his 20-year career at Smithfield, he led HACCP plan design and validation, thermal processing, regulatory compliance, sanitation, allergen control, and environmental pathogen monitoring. He also managed a corporate microbiology laboratory and its accreditation, has certifications in HACCP training, BRC, and SQF schemes, and is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. Dr. Bartholomew was a founding member of the North American Meat Institute Listeria Control Workshop and has taught numerous courses to members of the food industry.