September 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

Food Defense Refresher – Protecting your Product, the Public and your Brand

Free Webinar – Presented in partnership with M3 Insurance

Does your team need a refresher on developing a food defense plan? Do you have leadership teams looking to acquire a better understanding of their responsibility for ensuring food defense?

Safe guarding our nation’s food supply chain and reducing the risk of intentional adulteration has been a priority for the FDA and food processors even before the Intentional Adulteration Rule became final in May of 2016.

Food facilities covered by the Intentional Adulteration Rule are required to develop and implement a food defense plan that identifies vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies. Operations not covered by the rule, such as meat processors, are often required to include food defense as a component of their food safety certifications.

Developing, implementing and evaluating a food defense plan involves a systematic approach. This succinct webinar will review the Intentional Adulteration rule,  cover the main components of a Food Defense Plan and provide resources for how you can build your plan or review the validity of your current plan. You’ll also learn about the important role that food processing leaders play in supporting a Food Defense Plan.

This webinar is well suited for:

  • Food safety personnel looking for a refresher on Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration
  • Leadership personnel wishing to gain a better understanding of their role in supporting their company’s Food Defense program
  • Food processing risk management personnel

Featured Speaker:  Peg Dorn, WMEP Food Safety Consultant

Peg brings over twenty years of experience in the food industry as a Quality Systems Manager. Duties included performing internal auditing, writing SOPs, writing an approving corrective actions, preparing export documentation, and participation in food and pharmaceutical audits. Peg spent two years as a third party auditor for NSF international.

She has performed certification and non-certification audits for a variety of food companies including dairy, meat, confectionary, ingredients, cold storage, food contact packaging, and others. Peg spent an additional two years as an independent consultant helping companies prepare for FDA and third party audits.






Session Moderator:  Jen Pino-Gallagher, Director of Food & Agribusiness, M3 Insurance

Jen Pino-Gallagher is the director of food and agribusiness practice at M3 Insurance. In her role, Jen identifies the most effective and efficient way to help clients in the food and agribusiness industry identify growth opportunities and reduce risk within their operations. She leverages M3’s multiple resources and her food/agriculture expertise to help clients remain competitive within the increasingly globalized world of food and agribusiness.

Prior to joining M3, Jen worked at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for 11 years. Midway through her career with DATCP, she was promoted to director of the international agribusiness center. In this role she set the strategy and executed programs to grow the markets for Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural products locally, regionally, and internationally. She has executed trade-building missions on four continents and helped create global awareness of Wisconsin as a powerhouse in food and agricultural production. Jen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995. She then continued her studies abroad via an international exchange program at the Universidad de Colima, Colima, Mexico.

Jen is a licensed property and casualty agent in the state of Wisconsin and is HACCP certified with an emphasis in meat and poultry processing. She is also a member of Wisconsin’s District Export Council, a past president of the Madison International Trade Association, and a past board member of both the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the U.S. Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. In 2017, Jen received the NABSITE’s Advancing International Trade (AIT) Award for Wisconsin. Jen is also a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), accredited by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), having completed the training in Spring of 2018.