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Webinar: Designing Effective Food Safety Management Programs for GFSI Schemes

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Mettler-Toledo, Inc.
1900 Polaris Pky.
Columbus, OH, 43240

Press release date: September 23, 2011

Nšnikon, Switzerland. September 23, 2011. Leading supplier of precision instruments and services METTLER TOLEDO is partnering with SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company to present a joint webinar entitled "Designing effective food safety management programs for GFSI schemes". The October 27, 2011 webinar requires pre-registration and is free of charge.

Retailers, food manufacturers, foodservice companies, industry associations and governments all have one thing in common when it comes to food safety. They recognize that consumers' confidence dropped to an all time low after a number of public food crises scared consumers and the industry during the last couple of years.

With consumer concerns on one side and expanding regulatory requirements on the other, food processors can find themselves caught in a web of media attention that saps employee morale and binds executive resources. Documenting manufacturing processes under uniform standards such as BRC, IFS, ISO 22000 and SQF 2000 can help put corporate focus back where it belongs - on production - by making processes as transparent and safe as possible.

This co-hosted webinar will address comparison between the major GFSI approved standards, how to design an effective food safety management program and some common certification obstacles. Participants will also discover how METTLER TOLEDO can support certification efforts in the areas of enhanced materials traceability, hygienic equipment design, quality data management, improved foreign body detection, appropriate equipment qualification & calibration and legal metrology - all of which target audit-proof processes and enhanced productivity.

"Designing effective food safety management programs for GFSI schemes" will be held twice:

October 27, 2011 at 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
October 27, 2011 at 16:00 - 17:00 GMT


Victor Muliyil, SSC Food Technical Manager SGS
Urs Berli - Market Manager Food, METTLER TOLEDO

Registration is free and can be completed online at:

About the Presenters:
Victor Muliyil, Food Technical Manager, SGS SSC North America serves as the primary SGS technical contact for food safety programs, including GFSI approved schemes and ISO standards. He is an accredited multi-sector food safety program lead auditor and trainer for FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF 1000/2000, ISO 22000, HACCP and ISO 9001. Victor is also responsible for development and upgrading of SGS food safety training courses, audit procedures and audit team technical management. He has over 26 years of experience in analytical laboratory management, quality assurance management, food safety management system development, implementation and auditing.

Mr. Urs Berli, Market Manager Food (Industrial Division) is responsible for food markets within the METTLER TOLEDO Industrial Division. He has multiple contacts and projects with blue chip and small&medium food companies around the globe and a broad knowledge in application of weighing and inspection equipment across food manufacturing processes. Urs has over 30 years of experience in R&D, business development and project management in the weighing industry.

About SGS
SGS is the world's leading verification, inspection, certification and testing company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, they employ more than 67,000 people and operate a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world. For more, visit

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO provides weighing solutions that help customers by automating processes, increasing yields, controlling product quality and complying with industry standards and regulations. For more, visit

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