Presented by Richard White and Allen Sayler
Can Codex food standards and various food safety, hygiene guidelines and codes of practice positively impact domestic food manufacturers that do not export? The short answer is “YES!”
Codex provides a transparent international platform for food safety and hygiene as well as manufacturing practices, food standards (ranging from dairy products to seafood to pasta), acceptable and unacceptable food additives specific to every food sector, contaminant levels in all foods, etc. Understanding Codex and how to make use of Codex standards, guidelines and codes of practice can benefit every food manufacturing business, whether food products are exported or not.
As you focus on product innovation and the development of new food products, ensure you are aligned with Codex standards, guidelines and codes of practice. This EAS webinar will host two presenters with a combined total of over 60 years of experience working within the Codex and food manufacturing world to share their insights into how the Codex system works and how to make it a benefit for expanding your business strategy. Join EAS independent consultant, Richard White and Senior Director for Food Consulting Services, Allen Sayler, to gain new insights into leveraging Codex to add a new dimension to current and future food business strategies.
About the Presenters
Richard White is a former Director of Codex and International Standards Policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Prior to GMA, he had a career serving US public interests as the Senior Director, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Affairs at the Office of the US Trade Representative and as the Senior Advisor for International Activities in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances at the Environmental Protection Agency. As a consultant he provides expert advice and services regarding international standards, national policies and regulations on food safety and animal and plant health with a focus on the activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and its subsidiary bodies.
Allen Sayler is the Senior Director for Food Consulting Services at EAS with expertise in the areas of food processing, particularly in the area of dairy processing, infant formula, bakery products, food additives, botanical products and food packaging as well as GSFI Third-Party Certification programs such as Safe Quality Foods (SQF). Allen has spent more than 30 years as a food processing and regulatory expert, with half of the time serving the industry and the other have as a state and federal government employee. Prior to joining EAS full time, he was a Managing Partner of the Center for Food Safety & Regulatory Solutions. His international experience includes representing the US food processing industry at the Codex Committees on Food Additives, Food Labeling, Food Hygiene and Milk & Milk Products.
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