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Complimentary Virtual Event

October 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

How to Overcome Challenges

with New SQF v9 Implementation

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The webinar will explore some of the new requirements of SQF v9 that are proving problematic for some organizations that are upgrading their food safety programs in preparation for their first certification audits to the new standard.

Learning Objectives:

Information on some of the issues experienced by organizations that have undergone certification audits to the SQF v9 standard, from the perspective of an experienced lead auditor that has performed a number of these assessments.

Who Should Attend:

Organizations that are developing and implementing a food safety system and are anticipating their first SQF certification audit, or those organizations that are upgrading their existing certified food safety programs in preparation for their first certification audits to the new standard.


Robert Meloche
Senior Food Safety Lead Auditor
Robert Meloche is a Senior Food Safety Lead Auditor at SGS, expert in performing food safety audits to SQF requirements.  He has been a staff auditor with SGS for over 10 years, and performs food safety audits to SQF and other GFSI-benchmarked standards, second-party assessments, special claims assessments and certification audits to ISO 9001:2015 for a wide variety of food and non-food organizations.  Robert also provides SGS food safety training for organizations. 
Lina Bush

Lina Bush
Northeast Regional Manager

Lina Bush is the Northeast Regional Manager at SGS and is a technical expert in food certifications, second party assessments and training needs. She has 15 years of experience as a business reporter covering intersection of public policy and industry and also has 5 years of experience partnering with organizations in the food and beverage sectors to support risk management and supply chain compliance. Today, Lina is focused on helping companies achieve their strategic goals.

Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications within the publishing, conferences and medical device industry. She has authored more than 250 articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at industry events. Maria joins Innovative Publishing from Secant Medical, Inc., where she was the Marketing Communications Manager and Market Research Manager. Maria has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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