What: Free Webinar
When: May 18, 2021 at 11:00 am EDT
Global Food Safety Culture Series: U.S. and Canada
The Global Food Safety Culture Series is designed to help you learn about the regional cultures in which your company operates and how to leverage those unique characteristics to improve your food safety outcomes. The series continues to explore five distinct regions: Europe, Australia, Asia, U.S. and Canada, and Latin America. During five separate webinars, these 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.
Here We Are in the U.S. and Canada!
In the next to last webinar of our series, Lone Jespersen, Ph.D., Cultivate, will explore this regional subculture of the global food industry by describing its unique characteristics in the context of what we’ve learned so far; Christian Blyth, 3M Canada Food Safety, will describe how these cultural differences may impact food safety; and Marie Tanner, Dairy Farmers of America, 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 use targeted messaging to drive improvements in food safety culture
- Processes to use to navigate the challenges you may face in creating food safety best practices
- How to leverage the culture of this region to enhance the food safety culture of your business
CLICK HERE to register for our webinar targeting Asia, airing on April 27th.
Christian Blyth, Pathogen Specialist, 3M Canada Food Safety
Christian Blyth is the pathogen technical, regulatory and sales specialist at 3M Food Safety in Canada. Based in 3M’s Canadian office for the past 15 years, Christian works regularly with the largest food producers and laboratories in Canada. A regulatory expert on food safety, Mr. Blyth often speaks at food safety conferences and events on a range of food safety topics including food microbiological testing. His bachelor’s degree in biology was received from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
Marie Tanner, Senior Vice President of Quality, Dairy Farmers of America
Marie joined Dairy Farmers of America in 2017. She is currently the SVP of Food Safety and Quality. Prior to DFA, Marie was the Global Chief Food Safety and QHSE Officer at Kerry. Prior to joining Kerry, Marie held various quality leadership roles for PepsiCo and Godiva (Ulker). Marie holds an M.S. in Food Science from Rutgers University, and formally served on the board of SSAFE and was on the board of directors for the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).
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.
Barbara VanRenterghem, Ph.D., Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine