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.


July 15, 2020 RFA Technical Webcast:

 

“Refrigerated Transportation Control

 

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

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 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)

 

Overview:

Today’s regulatory environment (FSMA) requires food manufactures to have a proactive approach to food safety, rather than reactive, while food products are being transported. A temperature monitoring program that helps mitigate risks, reduces shrink, protects your brand and modernizes your supply chain
is now paramount and necessary. The perishable supply chain is complicated, with many handoff points. If temperature abuse occurs in any one of these segments, food quality and safety may be compromised. Technology has advanced significantly whereby automated temperature monitoring records can be generated in both real and near-real time with no human intervention.



Presenter:

Jeff Cook, Emerson Cargo Solutions

Jeff Cook has 25 years of experience in food sales, manufacturing, foodservice and cold-chain process- improvement. Mr. Cook has an extensive background in working with leading food manufacturers, restaurant chains, distributors, grocery retailers and freight companies on understanding and improving their perishable supply chain to meet regulatory guidelines and industry best practices.

 

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.

Credits

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 July 13, 2020.

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.

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