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.

January 19, 2022 RFA Technical Webcast:


FSMA Compliance Beyond PCQI Training


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

Non-member registration form

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern 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)


In this webinar, we will discuss details that should be understood beyond the basics of PCQI Training to help you ensure and maintain compliance to FSMA. Now that FSMA has been in place for a few years, we can share the common Food Safety Plan failures or inadequacies as documented by the FDA.  We will also specifically discuss some updates in the Seafood Hazard Analysis to ensure seafood HACCP Plans are also meeting current expectations.  



Cathy Crawford, President, HACCP Consulting Group

Cathy has been a member of HCG since 2008, after working in the meat and poultry industry for 10 years where she was the Director of Regulatory & Technical Services.  In that position, Cathy was responsible for regulatory compliance, developing food safety strategies, ensuring appropriate export programs, and coordinating recall responses when necessary.

She is a trusted consultant and an enthusiastic trainer providing PCQI, HACCP, SQF  and other food safety training to a wide variety of businesses. She is a Registered Trainer and former Auditor for Safe Quality Foods (SQF) and her educational background includes a Certificate in International Food Law and MS in Food Safety from  Michigan State University and a B.S. in Biology from \ Arizona State University.


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. There is no travel time, and now provided at NO COST to RFA members!

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!  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.


The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Research Chefs Association (RCA) have confirmed that continuing education credits are available for numerous RFA technical functions. Depending on the specific educational criteria of these two organizations, credits will be accepted for attendance at 1) RFA Webinars, 2) the RFA Fall Symposium and 3) the RFA Annual Conference.

Contact the RFA office for more information or for proof of participation.


Registration Information:

The cost for this event is as follows:

  • RFA Members: NO CHARGE - Now Included as a Member Benefit!

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

To attend the meeting, you can either:

  • Just send an email to [email protected] to register. There is no cost for members.  Nonmembers: checks must be made payable to the Refrigerated Foods Association. Payment should be received no later than January 17, 2022.

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.

If you have questions about the RFA Technical Webcasts, please e-mail the RFA office at [email protected].