Responsive Reg

Preventing Unnecessary Recalls with Accurate Sampling and Proper Sample Preparation

Start Date:November 17th, 2016

Start Time:2:00 PM ET

Duration:60 minutes


A decision to recall or stop sales of a food product or raw ingredient has severe financial implications.  Product quarantine in the food industry is necessary to protect public health and can be triggered from the result of a single analysis.  Proper sampling and sample preparation procedures are the only way to ensure this data point accurately represents the product in question. 



Attend this webinar to hear Nancy Thiex, industry consultant and FDA-recognized expert on sampling, explain how to systematically develop sampling protocols for defensible decisions in your operation.  Good sample integrity in the laboratory requires unique sample preparation and precise analysis techniques.  Learn from Lori Carey, Titration Product Manager at Metrohm USA, the importance of integrated sample preparation to achieve accurate titration results. 



Key learning objectives:



  • Understand sources and consequences of sampling errors in the food and ingredient industry
  • Understand how proper sampling and sample preparation affect quality control
  • Learn how sample preparation can be integrated into titration food analyzers for improved accuracy



Who should attend:


  • R&D, QA/QC, Contract Lab Managers, Analytical Chemists and Operators from ingredient and food manufacturers, Technical Support and Training Managers
  • Those currently involved in product quarantine and recall decisions in the ingredient and food manufacturing industries
  • Those who are looking to develop improved protocol for quality control testing

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Nancy Thiex

Technical Consultant
AOAC International

Nancy is an industry consultant and FDA recognized expert on sampling with 35 years experience in analytical services including 33 years in laboratory management at South Dakota State University, Olson Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory. Over the years, she has gained experience in almost every aspect of laboratory management.

Lori Carey

Product Manager for Titration
Metrohm USA.

Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana and over 10 years of experience in the chemical, food & beverage, and environmental industries. During her prior 3 years as an applications chemist at Metrohm USA, she focused on the development of thermometric titration and has successfully brought innovative solutions to difficult applications in a variety of industries.


Barbara V.

Barbara VanRenterghem

Editorial Director

Food Safety Magazine




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