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Pest Management’s Role in Food Safety and FSMA Compliance – Webinar

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

Complimentary Webinar on Sep 26, 2018 | 01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT


Complimentary Webinar

Pest Management’s Role in Food Safety and FSMA Compliance


Pests are a major threat to the integrity of food products and a threat to any facility’s bottom line. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in full effect, preparation is more important than ever. FSMA mandates a proactive approach to food safety, and by extension pest management. It’s important to have an Integrated Pest Management program in place that is exhaustive and integrates seamlessly into the overarching food safety plan.

Join Orkin’s Chelle Hartzer and Savour Food Services International’s Gina Kramer, as they bring their knowledge and expertise to your facility with a free webinar to discuss preventive pest management controls that should be implemented to help ensure you and your staff are operating the safest food facility possible.

Learning Objectives:

During this free, hour-long webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Key componentsof FSMA as they relate to pest control
  • Common factors that affect preventive controls
  • Establishing preventive controls
  • How to measure success with an IPM Plan

Who Should Attend:

During this free, hour-long webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Food Processing Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Directors


Chelle Hartzer, BCE
Chelle Hartzer, BCE Technical Services Manager Orkin
Gina R. Nicholson-Kramer, RS REHS
Gina R. Nicholson-Kramer, RS REHS Executive Director, Savour Food Safety International


Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG – Quarterly Meeting – Aug 2018

Please join us on August 21, 2018 for our quarterly meeting.

Topic:  Vendor Compliance

Speaker:  AFL Representative

Time:  6:00 pm  – 8:00 pm  (Networking: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

Analytical Food Laboratories
860 Greenview Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Ph: 972-336-0336 or 1-800-242-6494

Sharon McNair

Calendar Link

Dallas Chair Newsletter

February 2017 Meeting Announcement and Q News

▪ 6:00pm to 6:45pm – Tutorial Presentation – The Recertification Process and The Recertification Journal Mr. Steve Fox, Current Section Member Recertification/Upgrades Chair and Past Section Chair will be presenting the recertification process and reviewing the recertification journal. ASQ requires that you recertify your certifications every three years.

January 2017 ASQ Section Chair Message

Howdy Quality colleagues and welcome to my first monthly Chair Message (and or Blog!!)

And…Happy ASQ Dallas Section New Year!!  I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.

First, thankyous are in order:

  • I would like to thank our immediate past chair and my friend Joe Sepulveda for his leadership over the last two years. His leadership and direction has set a great platform for me and the section to continue to become more successful this year and for years to come. Joe will continue to be active in the section this year in the roles of Nominating Chair as well as providing oversite in several other key initiatives of the section including our efforts in sponsoring and supporting our active student section at UT Dallas. On behalf of the section, I would like to congratulate him for his accomplishments as the 2016 Section Chair and wish him all the luck in his new position.
  • To the leadership committee members, I want to thank you for your time, assistance, and energy. Without you, the section cannot continue to become better!
  • And finally, to the membership, thank you for being members of the Section. You are why we exist and I am proud to say that we have a very strong membership base, one of the largest in the nation and of course the best!

Moving on to this year some of you may remember me from the past…..way back past! As Chair of the section in 1991. I of course do not look a day older and wow that seems like only yesterday, well maybe not for those of you who really do remember but either way we must admit time does fly! Many things have changed since that time (I keep remembering my pager going off during the leadership team meetings and having to go find a pay phone to return a call!) but one thing that has remained consistent in concept is our mission…

To lead in Innovation and increase the impact of Quality in our daily lives, in order to serve society, for the overall betterment of mankind.

I feel that we have continually worked over the years to meet this mission and will certainly continue to do so this year.

Some of the things we are working toward this year to meet his mission and the desires of you our members include:

  • Changing our meeting venue to a bigger more open area. (Announcements will be appearing in the February Chair Message with more specifics)
  • Increasing our relationships with key quality related sponsors.
  • Developing strategic relationships with other professional and quality related organizations
  • Enhancing our education initiatives partnering with the Dallas County Community College’s Northlake Campus doing focused Quality Training activities
  • Partnering with key education and business sectors in the area to bring informative presentations relating to the needs of you our members.

I look forward to an exciting year working with a great section Leadership Team to implement the above items along with several others and encourage any of you who are interested in getting involved to please do so by contacted me (or any section Leadership Team member) via email or phone. We are very interested in your desire to become part of the team. Also, as always if you have any questions, concerns and or ideas relating to the operations of the section please do email or call me at your earliest convenience.

Please continue reading the website for the following:

  • Our speakers and most excellent topic of the upcoming January 26 Professional Development Meeting (Please remember to make your reservation on the section website ASAP so we can properly plan for enjoyable experience by all) and
  • The listing of our new 2017 Leadership Team

Thanks for the privilege to serve as your section 2017 Chair and of course…see you at the Meetings!


Foodservice Webinar – Adapting to Critical New Challenges (11/15/16)


WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT
Following the live webinar, registrants will receive via email a link to the recorded version

Foodservice providers face a number of challenges and opportunities that are redefining how the industry operates, including a greater focus on food safety and compliance with regulations such as the FSMA, and responding to changing consumer demands for fresh and healthier food options, among others. Join a panel of experts as they explore how the foodservice industry is addressing these new pressures while simultaneously looking at ways to capitalize on the changes underway.

To register for this educational webinar, click here.

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.

Career change in your future?

Our jobs posting service is back on-line and going strong. The format is a little different but easy to navigate.

If you are looking for a new position, click on the CAREER/Career Opportunities tab at the top of the home page, and check out all the new additions.These jobs are not only local, but throughout the US, looking for skills from food to biotech at many different job levels.

Joe Eudy from the Ft. Worth section is also busy posting resumes to our members who want more publicity.  If you have an opening you might want to read through the resumes of those who are already out there. If you would like your resume posted, just contact Joe through the page link and send him an email.  For faster response, please put “ASQ- RESUME POSTING” in the email posting and he will get to it asap.

Happy Hunting!

Meet the new Section 1402 LT members & more

1. Certificate Chair:
Michael Norman
Phone: 817-264-8371
2. Internet Liaison:
Andrew Atemie
Mobile: 817-296-5736
3. i. The position of Arrangement/Hospitality Chair is still open.                              Gail Smith is currently acting in this capacity. You may contact her at      
   ii. The Sponsorship and Scholarship are also open positions.
   iii. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Darrell                  Callison at