Angela Fernandez is the Vice President of Community Engagement at GS1 U.S., where she is responsible for driving broader adoption of GS1 Standards to help industry achieve their goals for improved product traceability, product information transparency, and data quality. Since joining GS1 U.S. more than 15 years ago, Angela has collaborated with a diverse range of industry stakeholders to identify how the use of GS1 Standards can improve supply chain business processes and e-commerce operations, as well as address regulatory requirements to deliver safe products to patients and consumers. 

Angela is a frequent guest speaker at industry events, including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge and the National Restaurant Association Show. She has also been a traceability and recall resource for media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Food Safety Magazine, Food Logistics, and Packaging Digest. Angela holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with Angela [41:40] about:

  • How GS1 Standards help industry accurately capture sharable data about products and events in the supply chain in an automated way
  • GS1 Standards and guidance that address specific components of FSMA Rule 204
  • The greatest challenges and opportunities facing industry over the next three years leading up to the FSMA 204 compliance date, which may vary depending on the role a business plays in the supply chain
  • Ways in which GS1 Standards can support more complex industries that may have more to consider when striving for FSMA 204 compliance
  • Resources from GS1 that can help companies prepare for FSMA 204 compliance, such as a community network and learning partnerships
  • Learnings from case studies about the benefits that GS1 Standards provide to industry.

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