In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving food industry, food safety teams are confronted with complex challenges such as supply chain disruptions, emerging threats, a dizzying menu of technology choices, and rapid internal innovation.

This webinar will delve into how to navigate these challenges by leveraging technology for automation and digitization, enhancing both efficiency and safety in food production. We’ll explore the journey of a leading company in utilizing data tools, artificial intelligence, and advanced technologies to proactively manage risks, maintain safety across multicultural work environments, and improving training programs to meet diverse needs.

Additionally, we will review a variety of easy-to-implement tools suitable for any company, from small operations to large manufacturers, that can drive continuous improvement and innovation in food safety practices.

By attending you'll learn:

- Proactive Risk Management: Learn about readily available tools to help food safety teams address risks and threats before they escalate.

- Continuous Improvement Pathways: Understand that world-class food safety practices are the result of a consistent evolution and commitment to continuous improvement.

- Balancing Investment and Innovation: Gain insights into how to align technological investments with your business context to enhance safety and efficiency.

To make sure you get the most from this webinar, there will also be a live Q&A session to answer any questions you might have.

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About the Speakers

1716375292-541dac841b43827a Adeniyi Odugbemi, PhD
Global Director of Food Safety, ADM

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.

1716375346-973c8a38516160f6 Karen Everstine, MPH, PhD
Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions, FoodChain ID

Dr. Karen Everstine is the Technical Director of Food Safety Solutions at FoodChain ID, specializing in food safety data tools, food fraud prevention, and regulatory compliance. She holds MPH and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota and has managed significant research at the Food Protection and Defense Institute. A key contributor to the Food Fraud Database at USP, she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and trade journal pieces and recently co-edited a book on food fraud risk mitigation with Elsevier.

1716375418-5eb0b4fb06bd61b6 Nate Ensrud
Vice President of Technical Operations, FoodChain ID

Nate Ensrud is the Vice President of Technical Operations at FoodChain ID, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the food and pharmaceutical industries. He oversees North American technical services, focusing on product and food safety certification, including Non-GMO Project Verification, GFSI schemes, and USDA Organic Certification. Ensrud holds a BA in Chemistry-Biology from Ripon College and an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business.

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