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June 18, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET

Trust on the Line: Protecting Your Brand in a World of Food Safety Hazards

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The recent recall of lead-contaminated applesauce and cinnamon products highlights the importance of proactive food safety risk management. It is critical for food companies to prevent food safety issues to ensure product safety, maintain consumer trust and protect brand reputation, but identifying and prioritizing these supply chain risks can be a challenge without the right strategy. Our webinar will reveal best practices and operational examples of food safety risk mitigation. 

Learning Objectives:

Through discussion and case examples, participants will learn:

  • Current trends in supply chain food safety and food fraud hazards
  • An overview of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement to identify “known or reasonably foreseeable” material hazards in your supply chain
  • Actionable tips to improve and streamline food safety risk prioritization and management
  • How digital tools can help companies manage food safety and food fraud hazards and support GFSI-mandated fraud vulnerability assessments.

Who Should Attend:

  • Regulatory ManagersQA/Food Safety Managers
  • Lab Managers, Microbiologists
  • Sourcing, Innovation/R&D, Market Entry 


Karen Everstine

Karen Everstine, MPH, PhD
Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions
FoodChain ID

Karen Everstine is the Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions at FoodChain ID, where she manages and provides technical expertise for food safety data tools, leads food fraud prevention consulting activities, and creates training materials and educational content. 

Karen completed MPH and PhD degrees in public health at the University of Minnesota. She previously managed food safety and defense research projects at the University-based Food Protection and Defense Institute. 

Karen served as Chair of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Food Fraud Professional Development group for the 2019-21 cycle and has served as a member of food authenticity expert panels. 

Deni Odugbemi

Deni Odugbemi, PhD
Global Director of Food Safety

Dr. Deni Odugbemi is the global director of food safety at Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM), overseeing food safety across a vast global network. With a PhD in food safety, he has extensive experience in the beverage, bakery, dairy, milling, confectionery, and meat sectors. Dr. Odugbemi is also a seasoned food safety auditor and instructor, having worked with notable companies like Pepsi, Weston Foods, Kroger, and Wayne Farms, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Osun State University.

Deni Odugbemi

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