Understanding BRC Global Standard for Food Issue 8 – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

Live Webinar on Sep 06, 2018 | Duration: 60 Min By: John Kukoly, Jennifer Lott


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This Webinar presented by SGS explores the newest version of BRC Global Standard for Food – Issue 8 and the changes included in the revision.

The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to bring awareness to food industry companies affected by the changes in the updates and revisions for the BRC Global Standard for food.


  • Overview of BRC Global Standard for Food Issue 8
  • Key Changes to Issue 8
    • Food Safety Culture
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Product Security and Food Defense
    • High Risk, High Care and Ambient High Care Production Risk Zones
    • Pet Food
  • Additional Modules – FSMA, Gluten Free, Food Safety & Quality Culture etc.
  • Issue 8 Timeline
  • How to Prepare and Get Ready
  • Q&A


The focus of the newest version of BRC Global standard for food has been encouraging development of product safety culture. There has been an expansion of the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique. Sites have been encouraged to further develop systems for security and food defense.

Issue 8 has added clarity to the requirements for high risk, high care and ambient high care production risk zones. Thus, providing greater clarity for sites manufacturing pet food and to ensure global applicability and GFSI benchmarking.

There will be a continued emphasis on management commitment. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) – based food safety program and supporting quality management system are recommended. And the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas will add emphasis on areas which have traditionally resulted in recalls and withdrawals (e.g. label and packing management).


John Kukoly

John Kukoly is the Americas Director for the BRC Global Standards team, responsible for the BRC programs throughout the America’s. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the BRC Global Standards are regarded around the world as the leading food safety and quality certification program. John brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BRC and the GFSI technical working groups, with more than 20 years management experience in the food production and certification industry. He has had previous roles in quality, engineering and auditing.

Jennifer Lott

At SGS North America serves as a technical resource for GFSI approved auditing schemes, including FSSC 22000 food manufacturing, BRC Storage & Distribution, Packaging, and Consumer Products, RSPO, GMP/HACCP and is an accredited multi-sector Food Safety Program Lead Auditor and Trainer. Jennifer has over 25 years experience in quality assurance management, food safety management system development consulting, packaging, laboratory management, training and auditing. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Target Audience
The webinar is aimed at Food Safety Quality Managers and Supervisors, Internal Auditors, Consultants, and those interested in learning more about BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8

Language: English
Cost: No Charge

If you can’t make a live session, please register in order to receive a complimentary recording after the live event.


November 30, 2017 PD Meeting (Archived)

ASQ Dallas – Section 1402 Meeting

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017



See below: to make reservations

Guests of all ages are invited


 TOYS for TOTS – Please Bring Unwrapped Toy

 Sponsored by:  TBD

 Program Topic: I am Sooooo Stressed Out…

Take Back Control of Your Stress Today

What does dessert and Elvis Presley have to do with stress management? Everything!

Everyone faces stress.  It’s a fact of life.  What you do with it makes the difference between enjoying your life or resenting it… between being challenged or being overwhelmed.  The demands and the pace of our busy lives pressure us all.  Some master it and some do not.  The trick is to take back control!

In this dynamic, unconventional, and entertaining session, we will address the subject of Stress from a refreshingly common sense point of view.  Helping you learn how to function with stress, as well as how to reduce it.  You’ll learn how to feel better about yourself and become less venerable to stressful situations.  At the same time you will learn to lighten up and see the humor that is all around us!

Some of what the participants will learn:

  • How to identify the “good” stress and “bad” stress
  • Understanding our optimal stress
  • The answer to two key questions to manage any stressful situation
  • Have a guaranteed, sure fire way to turn your love of dessert and the King of Rock and Roll into practical, real world way to control your stress!

Speaker: Julie D. Burch, Motivational Speaker

  • Julie is the President of JLH Presentations, an adjunct instructor at Southern Methodist University and a member of the National Speaker’s Association, speaking to audiences across the US, Canada and the UK. She appeared on “Good Morning America”, interviewed by Diane Sawyer.
  • Julie is dedicated to the pursuit of helping companies improve the bottom line through customer service and the consistent growth and development of people. She has designed programs for industry leaders in education, food/hospitality, general industry, and the military.  Julie’s presentations are dynamic, high energy, highly interactive and packed with real world, tangible techniques the audience can implement immediately. Julie loves to make them laugh! She has discovered the more her audience laughs the more they learn.
  • Julie is the coauthor of: “The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit”, a motivational book for women. Her second book titled “Success Simplified” was released in 2010.  juliedburch@aol.com.

 Tutorial: “Self-Guided Tour CR Smith Aviation Museum”

 The C.R. Smith Museum is named for the innovative aviation pioneer and former President of American Airlines, Cyrus Rowlett Smith. The museum opened July 3rd, 1993.

Artifacts were acquisitioned, catalogued and incorporated into the museum’s displays and archives by staff and volunteers.  The “star” and centerpiece of the C.R. Smith Museum is its lovingly restored 1940 Douglas DC-3, Flagship Knoxville. Visitors can get a real sense of what air travel was like in the 1940s when C.R. Smith and the DC-3 revolutionized commercial air travel.

November 9, 2007, marked the official unveiling of the museum’s updated History Circle as well as a number of new exhibits. New graphics, artifacts and state-of-the-art video monitors bring visitors information on the ever changing world of American Airlines, American Eagle, the commercial aviation industry, the challenges, the changes, and the future. Children will find many new exhibits that will catch their attention and keep them engaged.

Within the History Circle lies a new theater, sponsored by American Express Travel, featuring the original HD film, An American Journey. It is a chance for the visitor to hear the stories of American Airlines/American Eagle personnel, their contributions, and what the airline industry means to them. It is a heart-warming addition to the museum.

Website: http://crsmithmuseum.org/

Prepaid Meal Purchase via Web Required:  

Because this is a joint meeting with the Dallas Section, and we’re coordinating participation and bringing in food from a 3rd party caterer, we are REQUIRING RESERVATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE MEAL.  We will not be able to accommodate walk-in’s or “no-meal” participants.  Join us for DINNER!

Registration anticipated to be closed by end-of-day Monday 11/20. (caterer schedule)

We hope that will not prevent you from attending for that nominal cost and we will be working to provide vegetarian options.

The cost is $20-25 (working with caterer towards the $20 cost).  Guests and family members need to be registered too.  Each Section has a participation ‘cap’ of 50 total members.

Meeting access will be self-check-in with pre-printed badges near door.

Link: https://squareup.com/market/asq-section-1416

Choose: PD Meeting ASQ Dinner Pre-Paid (screen change)

Add to Basket (change meal count as needed)

Go to Basket (verify/adjust meal count – add note as you wish)


Continue as a Guest (complete personal & credit card info)

Place Order (you will get an immediate email receipt).

NOTE 1: All members and guests can be paid in a single transaction.

f bringing guests, please add their names in the note box on the reservation system.

NOTE 2:  if you have problems, contact jbreckline@att.net

Meeting Schedule:

5:00 – Check-in – Networking / Museum self-guided tour (30+ min)

6:30 – Dinner –reservations required – $20 in advance per above

Cannot accommodate “no-meal” participants this month

7:15 –Very Short What’s Happening Info from both Sections

7:30 – Program Speaker (45 min)

8:30 – Head on Home…

Location:   American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Texas Hwy 360 At Faa Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76155

The Museum is located on the campus of the American Airlines Flight Academy, which is situated at the southern end of DFW International Airport.

The location is at the midpoint between the city centers of Dallas and Fort Worth near the intersection of Highways 183 and 360.


NOTE: if coming from the north or east, the traffic pattern is a bit complex, so suggest you use GPS system to get to the site with the lease confusion.

Parking area will be designated as convenient as possible.

October 2017 PD Meeting (Archived)

Announcing The October Monthly Professional Development Meeting Hosted by the ASQ Audit Division

This month our monthly Professional Development Meeting and dinner is being hosted by the ASQ Audit Division. The Audit division is holding their 26th annual conference here in Addison at the InterContiental Dallas Hotel October 9th through the 13th. Please click here to be directed to the Audit Division Conference Website. Due to the arrangements with the Audit Division and the Hotel, seating for dinner is limited to the first 40 people who sign up on the ASQ Dallas Section Website by noon on Monday October 9th. Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance. Be sure to leave your contact info on the reservation information so that we can contact you to confirm your attendance. Further Information on the event will be sent out as soon as it becomes available.

Meeting Date: October 10th, 2017
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:30
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location – THIS MONTH ONLY:

The InterContinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

September 2017 Professional Development Meeting (Archive)

Attend the September 28th ASQ Dallas Section Professional Development Meeting to learn about how quality and best practice methodologies have been applied at UT Southwestern Hospital network gain the prestigious Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

Our speaker Ms. Amanda Dirickson MS, ANP-C, APRN, SCRN is the Stroke Outreach Coordinator, APN Supervisor and Senior Clinical Provider for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Stroke Division.

A native of Texas, Amanda received both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. In 2008, she joined UT Southwestern Medical Center and began work with the institutional leadership on building the University’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. It remains the only Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Texas. Along with clinical duties of care and treatment of stroke patients, Mandy’s role includes clinical leadership to the program and coordination of stroke outreach, including telestroke services as a Senior Clinical Provider

Hurricane Harvey Relief funds

At this months meeting we will be taking Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. For every donation of $20.00 or more in gift card will receive a free ticket good for use at any ASQ PD Dinner meetings in the remaining 2017 meetings or any of the future 2018 PD Meetings.

Meeting Date/Time: September 28th, 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.

Meeting Agenda:
▪ 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
▪ 6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
▪ 7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
▪ BBQ Sliced Beef
▪ Tossed Garden Salad with Dressing
▪ Baked Beans
▪ Tea
▪ 7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
▪ 7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Chair Newsletter – May 2017

The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation

Presenters: TBD

Topic: TBD

7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner

▪ BBQ Sliced Beef
▪ Tossed Garden Salad with Dressing
▪ Baked Beans
▪ Cheesy Mac and Cheese
▪ Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea

7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Presenter: Rawlee Cameron

Topic: “Designing an Integrated Management System (IMS) to Address your Holistic Business Needs”


Attend the May 25th ASQ Dallas Chapter meeting to learn how to design an Integrated Management System (IMS) to Address your Holistic Business Needs”.

Our speaker Mr. Cameron is a business management system (BMS) professional with more than 14 years assessing various industries including but not limited to metal working and smelting, automobile production, textile production, chemical and engineering industries, aerospace manufacturing, engineering, food beverage and bottlers, and related service industries.

His Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) manufacturing experience began first working directly for two of the world’s largest Original Equipment Manufacturers namely General Motors Corporation and the Ford Motor Company. Following, he worked for Environmental consulting firms all-encompassing 11 year work history. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cameron has gained a sound understanding of the process approach, risk aversion and helping companies implement and maintain obust management systems. This includes helping companies address problems, risk & opportunities and continual improvement for business success.


The ASQ ASQ Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FDC) division would like to offer the following training sessions during the 26th Annual ASQ Audit Conference in Dallas, TX. The tentative dates are October 9 – 11, 2017.

  • Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP) Certification – Refresher Training
  • Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) Certification – Refresher Training
  • FDA’s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) – Certification Training

If you are interested in any of those training sessions, please provide your contact information by using the following link


Thank you for your interest,