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Strong product standards, independently verified and certified, are proven winners for differentiating your products to gain shelf space and visibility with your consumers.

Join SCS Global Services experts and guests on this webinar series to stay up to date on what is up and coming in food and agriculture. Learn more about those programs that are tried and true product claims that consumers want. Register today and send us your questions in advance on any of these exciting topics!

Webinar Topics:

  • The best ways to prepare and maintain regulatory compliance for food safety
  • Climate action in food & ag, and how to help your organization support UN climate action goals
  • How to satisfy the demands of “clean” food products from supply chains and consumers
  • How product label claims can elevate your marketing for both new and well-established food products
  • How SCS can support your organization in improving and ensuring responsible sourcing in your supply chains.
 
WEBINAR DETAILS

Webinar #1: Embracing your Food Safety System to Manage Regulatory & Customer Change | More Details

Webinar #2: The State of Play in Regenerative Agriculture: How Sustainability Certifications are Evolving to Tackle Climate Change | More Details 

Webinar #3: Cleaner Food and Agriculture, Reducing Pesticides and Improving Food Quality | More Details

Webinar #4: Choosing the Right On-Product Claims for Your Brand: Non-GMO Project, USDA Organic, Gluten Free | More Details

Webinar #5: Responsible AND Sustainable Sourcing Programs: Formalizing your Supplier Expectations to Raise the Bar and Provide Transparency | More Details

WEBINAR #1
Embracing your Food Safety System to Manage Regulatory & Customer Change

Date: Wednesday
, FebRUARY 23, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

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Changes in FDA regulations and their enforcement are continual pain points for the food and agriculture sectors in the U.S. and with U.S. trading partners. Using recent examples such as FSVP enforcement and Produce Safety Rule water requirements, our SCS training and auditing experts will discuss how GFSI recognized standards and licensed training are used to meet compliance and provide the framework for managing your food safety system. This webinar is relevant to on-farm and post-farm FDA regulated sites.

Speakers

Frank Schreurs, Director of Strategic Accounts, SCS Global Services
Radojka Barycki, Program Director for Food Safety Training

Anthony Camparone, Senior Technical Manager, Food Safety
Jessica Caputo,
Director, Food Safety Auditing and Certification

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Frank Schreurs
director of strategic accounts, SCS Global Services

Frank Schreurs has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience in the food and beverage industry. Frank began his career in food manufacturing with the Kellogg Co. and transitioned into the services sector with the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC). He applied his knowledge of risk and quality management throughout the supply chain to manage and lead the consultancy and auditing business units as President of GFTC prior to its merger with NSF International. At NSF he was Managing Director for the Global Consulting and Technical Services business unit. Currently he is Director of Strategic Accounts for SCS Global, Food & Agriculture division after finishing 5 years in operating a consulting service which included leading the business development function in North America for Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) SQFI and was also a contributing member of SQF’s technical team.

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Radojka Barycki
Program Director for Food Safety Training

Radojka’s technical food and quality experience spans over 20 years across the food supply chain. Technical and managerial roles include quality assurance, food safety program implementation and management as well as training. She has extensive knowledge of and hands-on working experience with ISO 19001 and ISO 14001, and GFSI benchmarked standards including SQF and FSSC 22000. Radojka possesses expert knowledge of FDA regulations including FSMA rules, HACCP (Juice), Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, USDA and Organic, testing and analysis, calibration, and auditing processes.  Radojka is an approved FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food instructor and a qualified SQF Practitioner. SQF Trainer and Consultant. Industry expertise includes dairy, juice, dry foods, carbonated soft drinks, water and teas. Radojka is proficient in both English and Spanish.

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Anthony Camparone
Senior Technical Manager, Food Safety

Anthony Camparone is the global technical program manager for SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, GMP Audits, and Customer audits for SCS Global Services. Anthony has more than 15 years of food industry experience performing 3rd party audits and quality management at major food brands.

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Jessica Caputo
director, Food Safety Auditing and Certification

Jessica Caputo oversees the operations of the food safety certification programs at SCS Global Services, which are GLOBALG.A.P., PrimusGFS, SQF, BRCGS, Primus Standard, Harmonized GAP, and our internal SCS GMP/GDP program. In her 12 years at SCS, Jessica has gained a vast knowledge of the certification process and understanding of the agricultural industry and food manufacturing sector. Jessica has been an integral part of developing the internal quality system at SCS, from the onset of achieving GFSI-accreditation for their food safety programs over a decade ago. As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, Jessica’s expertise is multifaceted, and she is known for maximizing operational excellence and delivering high quality customer service to all SCS’s clients.

WEBINAR #2
The State of Play in Regenerative Agriculture: How Sustainability Certifications are Evolving to Tackle Climate Change
Date:  WedNESDAY, MarCH 30, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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SCS Global Services is a leader in sustainability and provides companies with the tools to demonstrate positive action toward protecting the climate, soils, and people. Learn from our experts how the practices and outcomes of regenerative agriculture are being implemented in the market to create a positive impact on the world.

Speakers

Kevin Warner, Director of ESG Certifications and Strategy, SCS Global Services
Ann Marie Hourigan, Quality Standards Principal Advisor, Whole Foods Market
Alisa Gravitz,
CEO, Green America
Elizabeth Whitlow,
Executive Director, Regenerative Organic Alliance

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Kevin Warner
Director of ESG Certifications and Strategy, SCS Global Services

Kevin Warner has extensive experience in food systems, working with both small farms and large agribusinesses, and across sectors with leadership roles at NGOs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As the Director of ESG Certifications and Strategy at SCS Global Services, he supports global scheme management and business development functions with subject matter expertise in environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Kevin holds an MBA focused on sustainable business practices from the University of Oxford where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. 

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Ann Marie Hourigan,
Quality Standards Principal Advisor, Whole Foods Market

Ann Marie Hourigan advises on all agricultural Quality Standards at Whole Foods Market, dealing extensively with industry and government stakeholders. Ann Marie leads the team responsible for organic policy, regenerative agriculture opportunities, responsible sourcing, seafood standards and various other certifications. A veteran of the organic and natural foods industry, Ann Marie has almost 20 years of experience in various roles, most recently serving as Director of Organic Integrity and Compliance Programs at Earthbound Farm.

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Alisa Gravitz
CEO, Green America

For over 35 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on climate, regenerative agriculture, fair trade and responsible finance. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and consumer networks. As part of Green America's Center for Sustainability Solutions, which focuses on transforming supply chains, she co-chairs innovation networks on carbon farming, regenerative agriculture, climate safe lending, solar and clean electronics. Ms. Gravitz’s board service includes Ceres, Positive Future Network, Network for Good, Non-GMO Project and Underdog Foundation, along with Green America. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University. Green America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Elizabeth Whitlow
Executive Director, Regenerative Organic Alliance

Elizabeth Whitlow's role as the Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) is the culmination of over 20 years working in the field of organic agriculture. Whitlow began her career as an advocate for shade-grown, fair-trade and organic coffee growers in Central America. Since then, she has worked across the spectrum of elevated certifications, both in farming and ranching, earning high-level placements with organizations such as CCOF and EarthClaims. She has also contributed to the brilliant work of organizations such as the Institute for Food & Development Policy, Sustainable Harvest, Coffee Kids, and the MesoAmerican Development Institute. At the ROA, she oversees the finest details of the holistic and high-bar Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), currently in its pilot phase with 21 farms in 9 countries across the globe. The ROC is the North Star of certifications, building upon the Organic label through the pillars of soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness.

WEBINAR #3
Cleaner Food and Agriculture, Reducing Pesticides and Improving Food Quality
Date: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Consumers want products certified “clean.” What does this mean and how do we get there? Learn how food nutritional quality is preserved and improved though cropping strategies that build soil and ecosystem health, and that reduce the reliance on chemical pesticide use. Sustainable practices in agricultural production enhance product quality and nutrition, protect biodiversity, and reduce environmental pollution.

Speakers

Brandon Nauman,  Technical Director, Organic Certification

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Technical Director, Organic Certification

Brandon Nauman is an expert in auditing systems and audit scheme management and is currently the Technical Director of Organic Certification. With a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology and background in organic farming, Brandon applies a practical understanding of food production systems to his commitment to audit program development at SCS. In addition to his current role, Brandon is actively involved in audit standards development and managed the launch of additional SCS Product Claims programs, including Non-GMO Project Verified and SCS Gluten-Free.

WEBINAR #4
Choosing the Right On-Product Claims for Your Brand: Non-GMO Project, USDA Organic, Gluten Free
Date: Wednesday,  Jun 15, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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What’s different and unique about your product? Use product certifications to shout out from the shelves!

Learn from our panelists about what it takes to get your product certified and how SCS experts will handle each step of the process with you! This webinar will cover the common concepts and requirements as well as the differences and challenges of Non-GMO Project verification, USDA Organic certification, and SCS Gluten Free certification.

Speakers
Lucy Anderson, Director of Product Claims Certification
Ned Halaby, Director of Sales and Marketing, Product Claims

Guest Panelists: To Be Announced

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Lucy Anderson
Director of Product Claims Certification

Lucy is the Director of the Product Claims Certification Programs at SCS, which include USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project, and SCS’s own Gluten Free and Pesticide Residue Free certifications. She helped grow the Non-GMO Project program and Gluten Free programs from the ground up, was the primary author of the SCS Gluten Free standard, and serves on the Non-GMO Project Standards Committee. In her seven plus years with SCS, Lucy has filled every role in the certification process and has spent years auditing farmers and food manufacturers.

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Ned Halaby
Director of Sales and Marketing, Product Claims

Ned Halaby manages the sales and marketing strategy for SCS’ Product Claims vertical which includes Non-GMO Project, USDA Organic, and SCS Gluten-Free certification. Through 8+ years at SCS, he has worked with hundreds of companies around the world to help scope and onboard new products and facilities to these important on-product certification claims. From Fortune 500 companies to small independent producers, Ned is passionate about helping companies demonstrate value to consumers by increasing the sustainability and quality of their products.

WEBINAR #5
Responsible AND Sustainable Sourcing Programs: Formalizing your Supplier Expectations to Raise the Bar and Provide Transparency
Date: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Description

Your supply chain is key to your success, and your high standards create quality and value. Let SCS help you tell that story by formalizing your program and providing independent verification of your promise. SCS experts will inform you on best practice for a manageable and verifiable supplier management system that assures high integrity in your supply chain standards for socially and environmentally responsible practices.

Speakers

Jorge Ramirez, Director and Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing Strategies
Iris Radl, Program Development Manager, Responsible Sourcing Strategies

Guest Panelists: To Be Announced

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Jorge Ramirez
Director and Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing Strategies

Jorge has 15+ years working with SCS Global Services in the direction of the Food and Agriculture Division, leading the Responsible Sourcing Strategies department. This program develops and operates private supply chain assurance programs like Starbucks C.A.F.E. and COCOA Practices, Ferrero Farm Values, Numi Fair Labor Verification, and others. 

Jorge and his team provide assessment and support to buyers, exporters and producers on different products for their internal sustainability policies including social and environmental responsibility and is experienced in risk evaluations in supply chains and traceability.  He has worked as lead trainer and auditor for Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices and Fair Trade USA Programs.  His academic background is in Environmental Sciences & Agriculture from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala; Speaks English and Spanish.

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Iris Radl
Program Development Manager, Responsible Sourcing Strategies

Iris Radl has been program lead for the Starbucks green coffee-sourcing program C.A.F.E. Practices and involved with the development of other Responsible Sourcing Strategies programs. She is an experienced auditor, report reviewer, communicator, and auditor trainer and has a background developing standards, program materials and procedures. Her areas of study include Spanish, Human Nutrition and International Development (M.A. & B.Sc. University of Vienna). Iris is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.

 


For more information, contact:

Shyama Devarajan

Senior Marketing Manager

sdevarajan@scsglobalservices.com

+1 520.548.8966