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MetricStream to Host a Webinar on Best Practices in Implementing a Food Safety Management System

Executives from AIB International and MetricStream will discuss the role of an effective food safety management system in mitigatingfood risks, demonstrating compliance and meeting legal requirements

February 15, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Susan Hancock, Head, Instructional Design and Customer Development, AIB International will join Keri Dawson, Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, MetricStream, in a webinar titled ‘Best Practices in Implementing a Food Safety Management System’.

About the webinar
In the wake of increasing incidents of food contamination and related outbreaks, the regulatory board has enforced more stringent reforms such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and standards like Safe Quality Food (SQF), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), ISO 22000 and the AIB international standards that aim at mitigating risks in the food and beverage industry.

While food manufacturers, retailers, producers and suppliers are re-evaluating their existing food safety and quality programs, they are also getting ready to implement an effective food safety management system that will comply with the emerging global standards and ensure stricter adherence to the safety standards of food at every stage in the food supply chain.

The webinar will allowits participants to:

  • Understand the need for a Food Safety Management System
  • Learn the components of a Food Safety Management System
  • Review a case study on a software implementation for a Food Safety Management System
  • Hear lessons learned from a Food Safety Management System implementation

About the speakers 

Susan Hancock - Head, Instructional Design and Customer Development, AIB International
Susan Hancock leads the development of performance improvement services, products and platforms at AIB International. Most recently, in partnership with MetricStream, she has managed the implementation of AIBI's Automated Quality Management System (AQMS) which facilitates the collection and distribution of food safety data from a multitude of audit schemes for a multitude of clients. Susan has over 15 years of experience in the IT space specializing in Systems Analysis and Design, Instructional Design, Process Modeling, and Implementation of Integrated Talent Management Systems. She has worked for Accenture, Oracle, SumTotal Systems and Hewitt Associates, among others. Some of her many clients have been: the Government of Puerto Rico, McKesson, Bank of Montreal and Sun Microsystems. 

Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Columbia University, and an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma.

Keri Dawson - Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, MetricStream
Keri was formerly a Director with KPMG and has over 14 years of consulting experience in audit, risk, controls, and compliance. She led KPMG's Oracle GRC practice from 2009 to 2011, and has been active in the governance, risk and compliance domain for over a decade. Keri's delivery portfolio includes system implementations, internal audit and regulatory compliance services, external audits and attestation services, IT strategy and risk assessments, and performance improvement projects. She has substantial experience leading and coordinating IT-enabled transformation engagements across numerous industries, with a focus on the global consumer markets and technology sectors. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8 am PDT (11 am EDT). To register for this event, please click here: http://info.metricstream.com/food-safety-mgmt-system.html

About MetricStream 
MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as NASDAQ OMX, UBS, Constellation Energy, Pfizer, Philips, BAE Systems, SanDisk, Cummins and Sonic Automotive in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, Government and Manufacturing to manage their risk management, quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as several million compliance professionals worldwide via the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

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