Is your lab prepared to help the food industry meet their FSMA compliance needs? The FDA now requires and will be monitoring whether the food industry is complying with regulations. The FDA is also requiring the food industry to document their analytical testing for content and adulteration, as well as their forensic or investigational analyses. In this webinar we will discuss forensic analysis as a way to meet the FSMA and FSVP requirements, focusing on analyzing, understanding, and documenting how contaminants were introduced during production. We will also address differences between bulk testing and forensic analysis, and explain how instrumental analysis methods can easily identify the origin of a contaminant.
- FSMA mandates new QC/QA measures for: documentation, investigation, and identifying the source of contaminants
- Analysis or testing must be conducted by ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories whether they are in-house or out-sourced
- Forensic or investigational analysis results can be used to source the origin of contaminants
- Microscopy based analytical methods are particularly useful for characterizing and identifying solid-phase contaminants
Dr. Craig S. Schwandt joined the electron optics group at McCrone Associates as a senior research scientist in 2007. He specializes in X-ray microanalysis of particles using energy and wavelength dispersive spectrometry methods with the scanning electron microscope and electron microprobe. Dr. Schwandt has extensive and diverse analytical capabilities developed with extensive petrologic and mineralogic research. These include, among others, optical crystallography, X-ray diffraction analysis, electron microscopy, and X-ray spectrometry. He began acquiring his experience working for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. He was the first geosciences post-doctoral appointee at Sandia National Laboratories. Subsequently, he was a National Research Council Associate at Johnson Space Center, where he continued as a contractor support scientist with the Office of Astromaterials Research until joining McCrone Associates. In addition to his project scientist role, since early 2014 he has also been the director of industrial services.
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