Foodservice Webinar – Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017


Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017

Join Food Logistics and a visionary panel of industry executives for an insightful discussion on the hottest trends and developments for 2017 and what they portend for your business. From the macro to the micro, the global to the granular, the goal is to highlight the key issues for 2017 and analyze the what, where, how and why’s they matter.

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour


A FD&C Special Interest Group has been created for the Dallas and Fort Worth area ASQ members. It is our desire to have a local presence to help provide members with resources in the interpretation, and implementation of the regulated guidelines within Food, Drug, Supplement, and Cosmetic industries.

We welcome your participation as an attendee or presenter. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon McNair (, ph: 214-300-1422.

Meeting Location
Mannatech, Incorporated
600 S. Royal Lane, Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019


Sharon McNair
FD&C SIG Chair
(214) 300-1422

Click here for more information on the FD&C SIG.

25th Annual Quality Audit Conference

Don’t miss out on attending the renowned Annual ASQ Audit Conference
in Memphis on October 20-21, 2016.

PeabodyJoin us for the 25th Annual Quality Audit Conference, sponsored by the ASQ Quality Audit Division at the world renowned Peabody Hotel, in Memphis Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley.


New Horizons in Auditing:
Controlling Risk to Improve Performance, Processes, and Systems

Conference Overview:

Technological innovation matched with innovative auditing approaches and techniques, significant changes in evolving standards, new foundations and new synergies between disciplines—all present New Horizons for the quality professional of the 21st century.

With these new horizons, come new challenges and opportunities for auditing. This conference focuses on the auditor’s role in identifying quality issues to improve performance, processes and systems, and controlling risk specific to new horizons in auditing

The conference program includes four tracks for assisting auditors to help unlock their potential. These are:

  1. Innovation and auditing new technological advances
  2. Changing Standards (e.g. ISO 9001:2015)
  3. New foundations in Quality and the tools that go with them: applying current Quality tools to new domains; applying new Quality tools to new and existing domains
  4. Synergies and Serendipities: merging existing strategies, tools and techniques to create and discover something new and powerful

Who Should Attend?

The 2016 Audit Conference is a great venue for learning and networking opportunities for auditors, audit program managers, quality managers, quality directors and individuals who have leadership responsibilities and are actively involved in the process of auditing and performance appraisal, and process improvement.

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THESE “extraordinary” audit conference values

all included in the conference fee of $895:

  • SPECIAL “ASQ Audit Conference” Hotel Room Rate = $ 175 Per Night – Double Occupancy
  • Keynote Addresses presented by Leaders in the Quality Profession!
  • Free access to all PowerPoint Conference Presentations
  • Free Conference Commemorative Bag
  • Free Conference “LOGO” Cloisonné Pin and Other Goodies
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Mid-Morning & Mid Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Opportunities
  • Waited Lunches
  • Exceptional Thursday evening Conference Opening “Gala” Reception with extensive Hors d’ Oeuvres and food buffet with Carving Stations, great entertainment & Networking Opportunities
  • Distinctive Prize Raffles & Book Giveaway throughout the conference – Prizes Galore!!
  • Meet with the Audit Division officers, Division Management Committee & 2016 Conference Committee!
  • Networking Opportunities throughout the duration of the Conference!
  • Sponsor Gallery Highlighting Leading Profession Organizations as Conference Sponsors, Available For Networking and Product/Services Discussions!
  • Opportunities to Discuss Current Issues with Quality Authors, Professionals, and Specialists from Around the World!
  • Conference “Bookstore” with “Barnes & Noble” Atmosphere, Featuring Current Books On All Facets Of Quality, While Serving Exotic Coffee, Teas & Pastries, And Conference Rates on books and Audit Division LOGOWEAR.
  • Audit Division Annual Business Meeting



Culture of Quality + Quality Metrics = How Do You Measure Up?

Half-Day Professional Conference
8:00 AM –12:00 PM
Friday, September 9th, 2016
The Mary Kay Building ●16251 Dallas Parkway ●Addison, TX 75001
Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast Begin at 8:00 AM
Cost: $45*/person –Must register in advance Register Now


8:00 Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Opening/Welcome –Tim Parrent, Vice Chair-PCPC QAC,

      Regional Councilor-ASQ FD&C

Culture of Quality

Culture of Quality –Beth Lange, EVP Science and Chief Scientist, PCPC
Culture of Quality Case Studies
• The Amway Quality Culture Journey –Tom Hines, QA Manager, Amway
• Lab Excellence Quality Culture Journey –David Long, Quality Dir., Edgewell

10:00 –10:30 Break

Quality Metrics

FDA’s New Guidance & An Industry Perspective –Steve Greer, Corporate QA External Engagement, Proctor & Gamble

How Do You Measure Up?

FDA Inspections –Thomas Arista, Consumer Safety Officer / Field Investigator, FDA (invited)

12:00 Adjourn