What: Free Webinar
When: On Demand Until February 25, 2022
Global Food Safety Culture Series: Europe
The Global Food Safety Series meets you where you live! Its purpose is to help food safety professionals discover the unique characteristics of the cultures in which their companies operate around the world by exploring five distinct regions: Europe, Australia, Asia, North America, and Latin America. During five separate webinars, regional cultures will be explored at a macro level by Lone Jespersen, Ph.D., Cultivate, the impact of these regional cultural differences on food safety will be discussed by 3M Food Safety, and a practical case will be illustrated by a food safety professional at a food company operating in the specific region under study.
Welcome to Europe!
Lone Jespersen, Ph.D., Cultivate, will explore this regional subculture of the global food industry by describing its unique characteristics; Jonathan Walsh, Ph.D., 3M Food Safety, will describe how these cultural differences may impact food safety; and Lydie De Meyer and Edyta Krysiuk-Kowalczyk, Danone, will present an illustration of how these regional variations have affected the implementation of food safety culture at their company.
During this webinar, you will learn:
- How to effectively communicate food safety culture
- Which food safety interventions are the most effective
- What are the challenges you may face in improving your food safety culture
- How to leverage the characteristics of your regional culture to maximize food safety
CLICK HERE to register for the next webinar in our series, exploring Australia!
Lydie De Meyer, Quality & Food Safety Transformation Director, Danone
Lydie De Meyer is a Food Industry Engineer graduate, with a master’s degree in Biochemistry & Nutrition Physiology. She started her career in 1988 in Danone where she held positions in different functions and business categories giving her a broad view of requirements, activities, processes and challenges all along the value chain from Design to Delivery. During these 30 years’ experience within Danone, Lydie led transversal and complex projects making her highly experienced in organization development, program management and change management. Since 2016, driven by her passion for people and quality, she is leading the Danone Culture of Quality & Food Safety program -among other strategic Quality global programs /activities- as a key enabler to deliver Danone’s mission, Quality & Food safety commitments, and support the company transformation.
Edyta Krysiuk-Kowalczyk, Quality and Sustainability Director, Danone
Edyta Krysiuk-Kowalczyk is the Quality and Sustainability Director – an expert with experience in the FMCG industry. She graduated with a degree in Human Nutrition Department from Warsaw Agricultural University, as well as the Warsaw School of Economics and the Kozminski University. For over 8 years, Edyta has been associated with Danone Company, where she is responsible for Quality and Sustainability for Water Division in Poland and Denmark. She gained experience in the field of product quality and environmental protection in Coca-Cola HBC structures, where she performed a number of functions, including National Quality Assurance Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Environmental Manager.
Lone Jespersen, Ph.D., Founder & Principal, Cultivate
Lone Jespersen has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to bettering food manufacturing operations and studying how culture affects food safety performance. She’s proud to hold a Ph.D. in Culture Enabled Food Safety and to have created an incredible network of worldwide collaborators within the food supply chain. She had no idea that one day she would be involved so intimately in this often lack-luster industry, but after 11 years with Maple Leaf Foods—including the uphill battle to regain consumer trust following the 2008 tragedy that killed 23 people—her life purpose shifted. At the time, she was in charge of food safety and operations learning strategies. It took a lot of introspection, questioning and scrutiny to turn Maple Leaf around. She led the relaunch and execution of Maple Leaf Foods’ food safety & operations learning strategies. A little more every day, she transformed its culture from the inside out.
Jonathan Walsh, Technical Applications Leader for EMEA, 3M Food Safety
Dr. Jonathan Walsh is the technical applications leader for EMEA at 3M Food Safety, based in the U.K. Jonathan obtained his Ph.D. in Chromogenic media microbiology from the University of Manchester and has over 20 years working in the industry as a microbiologist. He began his career at LAB M formulating new culture media, and then held roles in other companies developing solutions for rapid microbiology, hygiene monitoring and pathogen detection. During his last 15 years at 3M, Jonathan has led technical applications, support and training for 3M Food Safety teams and customers across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He has a number of scientific publications and has been a key speaker for a range of expert organizations including the World Bank, Global Brand Management organization, and the Food Division of the European Union Group.
Barbara VanRenterghem, Ph.D., Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine