On September 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with food and beverage expert Dr. Darrel Suderman, presened a free, interactive, one-hour webinar, Emerging Issues in Food Products Litigation, for all legal professionals.
Even though U.S. safety standards are equivalent to the best in the world, most food contamination and product failures are the result of manufacturing operations and food safety negligence and compliance errors. In addition, as the U.S. continues to source more and more food from other countries, the liability of food companies to guarantee safe food to the American public is growing exponentially.
During this one-hour event, the following issues were discussed:
* Broken Cold Chain Failures
* Reduced Oxygen Packaging Failure
* Poor HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Plans Developed for New Products
* Poor Sanitation Practices
* Incomplete Tracking and Tracing Systems
* Mock Recalls Poorly Executed
* Absence of Food Safety Culture
* Corporate Food Safety Advisory Councils Poorly Assembled
* Organic and Natural Foods Tracking and Tracing
* Systems Poorly Developed
* Industry Secrets
About the Expert
Dr. Darrel Suderman, President of Food Technical Consulting, has worked for food manufacturing and leading restaurant chains for over 20 years.
He has served as an expert witness/consultant seven years for both plaintiff and defense attorneys throughout the United States. Dr. Suderman received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education and his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University in 1979. He holds two U.S. patents, co-authored a food processing book, and has written over 40 peer-reviewed and trade magazine articles and white papers. He has worked in Research & Development, Quality Assurance, and Food Safety for many of the leading restaurant chains including KFC, Boston Market, Church’s Chicken, Quiznos, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A, and Wendy’s International.
In addition, Dr. Suderman co-founded Business IQ LLC as a business intelligence IT consulting company, which has been accepted as an official partner of SAP software company. A few of his clients have included Foster Farms, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Gold’n Plump Poultry, Johnsonville Sausage, E & J Gallo Winery, Tyson Foods, Organic Valley, and Givaudan Roure Flavors.
About The TASA Group, Inc.
TASA provides independent testifying and consulting experts to the legal community, within the fields of business, technology, the arts, and science. TASA experts are available locally and nationally, for plaintiff or defense. They assist with various phases of litigation, including case merit evaluation, strategy, education, research, reporting, and testimony. TASA serves law and insurance professionals, businesses, and government agencies.