Deann Akins-Lewenthal, Ph.D. is the Senior Director of Food Safety and Enterprise Laboratory Services for Conagra Brands in Omaha, NE. She has responsibilities for laboratory services, food safety, customer facing quality and regulatory. Deann has been with Conagra Brands for 12 years in various roles. Deann is also active in several industry scientific and trade organizations including The International Associaton of Food Protection, The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences, The Consumer Brands Association, the American Frozen Food Institute, and the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety. Deann attended the University of Georgia and received her B.S.A in Biological Sciences and M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science.
Day 1: Oct 26, 2021
Day 2: Oct 27, 2021
Panel: REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS
Forge More Collaborative Relationships with Regulators to Strengthen your Food Safety and Compliance Program
Like all other food industry players, regulators are focused on providing high-quality, safe foods for customers. To optimize your compliance program and ease your regulatory burden, it is essential to forge collaborative relationships with those setting the rules. Craft a blueprint to:
- Maximize your compliance efficiency by soliciting regulator knowledge.
- Proactively seek feedback on policies and procedures.
- Identify where regulators can be most helpful so both parties save time.
Work together with regulators to increase the efficiency of your compliance program.