Food Safety: Aim for Continuous Improvement

START DATE:7/29/2021

Start Time:2:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Food safety is a critical focus among dairy processors — and for good reason. Product contamination — and the recalls and potential illnesses associated with it — can be costly and hurt a brand’s image.

This webinar will discuss how dairy processors could approach safety efforts with an eye on continuous improvement.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how to create a food safety culture within the plant.
  • Learn how to effectively maintain — and build on — that food safety culture.
  • Learn about the food safety resources available to dairy processors via the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

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Brad Suhling

Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator

Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.

Brad Suhling is a Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator at Prairie Farms Dairy, which is a leading manufacturer of fluid milk and other dairy products throughout the Midwest. In his role at Prairie Farms, he is responsible for assuring regulatory, GFSI, and customer compliance programs for a variety of plants. He also is responsible for conducting around 15 internal audits for Prairie Farms facilities annually, assisting facilities with various customer audits, and attending multiple GFSI audits annually. He is a member of the Dairy Innovation Center Food Safety Operating Committee. He has become involved with the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shippers through IDFA and serves on several committees. He is a lead instructor for Preventive Controls for Human Food and Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessments for the company. Along with that, he helps to develop and present internal training classes within the company. These include, GMPs, principals of HTST, and principals of Sanitation. Recently, he has been an integral part rewriting the Prairie Farms Food Safety and Quality Manual for implementation of SQF version 9. Prior to this position, Brad was a Quality Assurance manager for a multiple product Dairy in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jeremy Travis

Vice President of Quality and Technical Services

Hilmar Cheese

Jeremy Travis joined Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. in 1998. He is currently serving as the Vice President of Quality & Technical Services responsible for all aspects of Product Research, Technical Services, Food Safety and Quality Assurance. During his tenure at Hilmar Cheese Company, Jeremy has served in a string of VP roles including Quality, Manufacturing, Procurement, Food Safety, Process Technology, and Asset & Project Management. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science concentrated in Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and a Master of Business Administration concentrated in Operations Management from California State University Stanislaus. Jeremy is a long standing member and currently Chair of the Food Safety and Traceability Operating Committees of the Innovation Center for US Dairy. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Food Safety Committee within IDFA, and participates in various Industry committees, working groups, and the like. Jeremy and his wife, Lisa, reside in Hilmar, California and have three daughters: Cassie, Julia, and Nicole.


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