R&D and Food Safety - What it looks like with GFSI

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Topic: How does your R&D group ensure new products are safe? When R&D works effectively with others in your facility increases effectiveness of meeting food safety requirements and standards of GFSI programs. Factors R&D considers go beyond product attributes such as water activity and pH. Learn how R&D plays a role from ingredient sourcing to packaging and marketing.

Presenter: Esther Bonfoco-Perz creates new food products. She brings more than 25 of experience developing numerous products including pasta, meat, fish, bakery, confectionary and frozen. Whether it’s retail, food service, private label, or RTE foods, Esther ensures food safety is kept top of mind when they’re rolled out. Esther is the R&D Director for Original foods in Dunnville, Ontario. Before this, she worked at ADFM milling, Thyme and Truffles, and Bella Pasta/Olivieri Foods.

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