Foreign Material Prevention: Proactive Essentials and Improvements

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Foreign material contamination has been a leading cause of recalls, and they often represent among the largest recalls when they occur. Even as foreign material detection technology and processes have improved in recent years, foreign material contamination continues to be a major concern.

This has led to increased scrutiny not only by regulators and customers, but also by food manufacturers who are doing everything they can to prevent foreign material contamination.

Join this complimentary webinar for a discussion on proven methods to keep your teams constantly vigilant. During this webinar we will:

  • Review the need for foreign material control to prevent contamination and recalls
  • See how using a team approach is an effective way to manage the process
  • Learn about methods for assessments for potential foreign material contamination
  • Discuss control measures to mitigate foreign material risk
  • Promote sustaining foreign material control processes


Jeff Chilton
VP of Consulting, Intertek Alchemy

Jeff Chilton has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food safety, quality assurance, and plant management. Jeff has 23 years as a consultant, helping clients achieve and sustain GFSI certification under the SQF, BRC, and FSSC 22000 standards and providing USDA and FDA Regulatory Compliance services for HACCP and Food Safety Plan. Jeff is a certified SQF Auditor, SQF Consultant, Preventive Control for Human Food Lead Instructor, and International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor.

Tim Newbold
Consultant, Intertek Alchemy

Tim Newbold is a certified auditor and trainer for BRC Food, BRC Storage & Distribution, SQF, and FSSC 22000. He brings more than 25 years of food industry expertise to Alchemy, including 15 years in the baking industry. Tim has consulted and audited food companies in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe in a variety of sectors within the food system.

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