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Upcoming Effective Food Plant Management Webinar

Validus employees will be presenting in an upcoming webinar on what they have experienced as auditors working with the food industry. The Iowa State University sponsored “Effective Food Plant Management: Lessons Learned from Certification Auditors” webinar will take place on Wednesday October 10th from 11am-1pm CDT. The session will be especially beneficial to food and beverage manufactures, suppliers, food safety experts and industry leaders that are interested in learning what auditors want to see when conducting certification audits.

Lisa Vold and Ray Hankes of Validus, along with Dr. Angela Shaw of Iowa State University, will share their knowledge on verification and certification in the food industry. The webinar will cover a variety of topics including how food safety regulations and certifications interact as well as some of the top challenges they pose. It will also cover some of the expectations for documents and records and methods used to audit documentation.

Food industry certifications can lead to new markets and business growth as well as an increased competitive advantage. Verifying that you produce safe and quality food products helps protect your brand.

Visit to register for the webinar. For more information contact Brenda Martin by phone, 515-570-5282, or by e-mail,