FSMA Compliance: Lessons from the Trenches
The session features Ms. Llaine Groninger, former Director of Regulatory Affairs & Governance for The Hershey Company and Dr. Jim Kamman, former Senior Vice President of R&D and Quality at ConAgra Foods.
In this session, Llaine and Jim will share learning from the trenches…practical tips, watch-outs, and best practices based on their personal experience with implementing FSMA requirements across several food companies. They’ll go beyond topline interpretation of the regulations and dive into what it really takes to get the work done. Whether your compliance deadline was last week or is looming in the next year, you’ll find targeted, practical and actionable steps you can take today for both compliance and continuous improvement.
About Llaine Groninger: Ms. Groninger spent 36 years in global Quality, Regulatory, and Governance roles at The Hershey Company. An expert in the development of robust regulatory compliance programs, she was instrumental in the implementation of the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule at Hershey operations. In addition, she identified and leveraged information systems to strengthen food safety and regulatory processes enterprise-wide, providing continuous improvement in regulatory compliance through better data management and employee training. Since joining YourEncore in 2016, Llaine has worked with clients to jumpstart their FSMA implementation and compliance programs.
About Jim Kamman, Ph.D.: Dr. Kamman has over 30 years of Quality and R&D experience in the food industry, including executive positions at ConAgra Foods, General Mills, and Quaker Oats. Since 2007, Jim has led a variety of Quality, R&D and Supply Chain initiatives for YourEncore clients. He holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota, with minors in Physical Chemistry and Marketing.