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RFA Technical Webcasts


The RFA hosts quarterly Technical Webcasts on timely food safety and regulatory topics affecting
the prepared foods industry. The Webcasts are live, interactive events that you can join from your office!

See below for details on the latest Technical Webcast.

RFA Members can access slide presentations from past Technical Webcasts at anytime in the Member Center.

April 19, 2017 RFA Technical Webcast:


“Selecting a Contract Testing Laboratory


REGISTER HERE for this live, interactive Webcast that you can join from your office!

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 

      (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Central, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific)




There are many factors to consider when selecting a contract testing laboratory.  The one you select should be a reliable business partner for food safety and food quality.  This webcast will provide some important insights into making that selection, including providing you with a valuable list of selection criteria, the procedure you should follow when looking at laboratories, questions to ask and items to consider when making this important decision for your business.  Don't miss out on this important webcast!




Richard F. Stier, Consulting Food Scientist


Richard (Rick) Stier is a consulting food scientist with international experience in food safety (HACCP), food plant sanitation, quality systems, process optimization, GMP compliance, and food microbiology. He has worked with a wide range of processing systems and products, including canning, freezing, dehydration, deep-fat frying, aseptic systems, and seafood processing. At every position he has worked, he has shown a unique ability to work with companies at all levels, from top management, including marketing, to line workers, to understand, develop and implement systems to enhance these companies' operations.

How does the webcast work?

It's easy and convenient!  A virtual seminar is one that you can "attend" and participate in right from your offices. The savings are significant - no travel time or hassle and no travel expense.

The RFA Technical Webcast will include live audio along with a slide presentation on the Web. You just need a phone connection for the audio and an Internet connection.  

In addition, the webcast will allow you to comment and ask questions at specified times during the event using your phone.

You can invite staff members to listen and participate too - all for one connection fee!  To get the most out of a webcast, it is recommended that you have no more than five people at any one computer connection. If you have multiple locations, please register each location separately.

Registration Information:

The cost for this event is as follows:

  • RFA Members: $210 per computer/audio connection

  • Non-Members: $310 per computer/audio connection

To attend the meeting, you can either:

  • Download and complete a Registration form and send it in to the RFA office by fax or mail with your payment. Checks must be made payable to the Refrigerated Foods Association. Forms and payment should be received no later than April 12, 2017.

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message inviting you to attend the web conference with instructions on how to attend. This message will provide the information that you need to join the meeting.

Please note: You must have JAVA enabled on your computer to participate in the web conference.

Space is limited to 25 connections per meeting so sign-up today!

If you have questions about the RFA Technical Webcasts, please e-mail the RFA office at meg@refrigeratedfoods.org.


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