Webinar: Pet Food Manufacturers: From Basic to Systematic Food Safety

Online - On-Demand Webinar

Petfood Industry webinar logoWatch on demand now to learn more about pet food safety current regulations and applying the GFSI Schemes to pet food manufacturing.

The pet food industry is highly competitive, accounting for about 30-35 billion of sales in a year. Now more than ever, millennials and Gen X-ers have placed a higher value on the symbiotic relationship between animals and humans and the health of their pets. Like human food, the assurance of product safety is critical for pet food and as current statistics mentioned indicate, being competitive through gaining and maintaining pet-owners’ confidence is key in meeting customers’ and regulatory expectations. This webinar will give an overview of how pet food manufacturers can adapt the GFSI-endorsed certifications schemes to systematically manage and assure product safety for pet food and boost consumer confidence. Featured speakers include Caleb Lawrence Alcala, Lead Auditor, Food and Feed Safety, and Warren Hojnacki, Regional Manager, Food, both from SGS.
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  1. Learn more about pet food safety: current regulations.
  2. Expand your knowledge of applying the GFSI Schemes to pet food manufacturing.
  3. Next Steps - Moving from basic to systematic food safety management.

This webinar is sponsored by SGS and presented by Petfood Industry and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

Caleb Lawrence headshotCaleb Lawrence Alcala, Lead Auditor, Food and Feed Safety at SGS

Caleb is a Lead Auditor for Food and Feed Safety at SGS and has over 20 years of experience in conducting 2nd and 3rd party audits of Quality Management Systems and Food Safety Management Systems. He also has 7 years of experience auditing Feed Safety HACCP Systems. Caleb is a Registered Lead Auditor for BRCGS for Food Safety Iss. 8, BRCGS Storage and Distribution, Iss. 4, and SQF Ed. 8.1 (Food Safety and Quality Standards for Manufacturing). In addition, he is a Lead Auditor for FSSC22000 v.5.1, Feed Assure 5.5 (2010), and Gluten Free Certification marks under the Allergen Control Group (ACG) and the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). Caleb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology from the University of the Philippines.


Warren HojnackiWarren Hojnacki, Regional Manager, Food at SGS

Warren Hojnacki is a Regional Sales Manager for Food at SGS with over 24 years of experience in the certification and training industry. His focus is assisting food clients succeed through food safety certifications, supplier auditing, testing, and training services. He has also been chairperson (2x) of ASQ’s Milwaukee Section and member of Chicago & SE WI IFT sections.