Watch on demand now to learn why a unique pet food risk assessment is justified based on case studies that feature common mistakes found in pet food safety management systems and how to avoid them.
Pets are not furry humans, and pet food safety management systems are not furry food safety management systems. Investigations of several pet food safety incidents have uncovered that manufacturers of pet food and pet food ingredients usually apply human food safety management principles to their risk assessments. While it is not untrue that there are definite similarities, the differences in risk and risk management cannot be overlooked. For example, hazards potentially leading to nutritional imbalance or inadequacy are unique to animal feed and are often excluded from the risk assessment. Pet food manufacturers are expected to deal not only with the impact of pet food on animal health but also on the health of those human beings who handle the food. In this webinar, Dr. David Rosenblatt, Head of Learning and Academic Services, Sher Consulting & Training, a Merieux NutriSciences Company, exposes the major issues that differentiate pet food safety management systems from their human counterparts.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Learn why a unique pet food risk assessment is justified based on case studies that feature common mistakes found in pet food safety management systems and how to avoid them.
- How to approach the risk of nutritional imbalance and inadequacy.
- Emerging risks associated with mycotoxicosis from pet food ingredients.
This webinar is sponsored by Mérieux NutriSciences and presented by Petfood Industry and WATT Global Media.
Dr. David Rosenblatt, head of learning and academic services at Sher Consulting and Training, a Mérieux NutriSciences subsidiary
Dr. Rosenblatt received his D.V.M. from the Hebrew University in 1993. He worked in Unilever Israel as company veterinarian, R&D manager for pet food, and SHEQA (Safety, Health, Environment & QA) Manager for 9 years. He joined the Standards Institution of Israel as head of the Food Sector and senior educator, where he worked for 4 years. He is a lead auditor for numerous international standards. In 2005 he joined Sher Consulting and Training, a Mérieux NutriSciences subsidiary, as Head of Learning and Academic Services. Dr. Rosenblatt teaches companion animal nutrition and food safety at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. He has lectured in numerous conferences and workshops on food and petfood safety and quality management, including Petfood Forum Asia, Europe and US and on several occasions. He is regularly invited to lecture in different countries. Dr. Rosenblatt contributed to the textbook “Petfood Technology” as writer and chapter editor, and his articles have been published often in the Petfood Industry Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutritionists, the International Association for Food Protection and an FDA recognized PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual). Dr. Rosenblatt is an FDA certified Lead Instructor for FSMA.