Location: Online Webinar
Time: 12 p.m. EST
Having a product recall or product on hold due to foreign material contamination can result in a negative impact on your ROI and production schedule. With the help of Suzanne Finstad, VP of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for Tyson, and Seth Miller, Director of Operations for FlexXray, we’ll answer these questions:
- What is foreign material contamination?
- How does foreign material contamination impact your ability to meet customer demand?
- What constraints does foreign material contamination place on your supply chain?
- What processes and systems can you implement to help reduce potential issues in the future?
About Suzanne Finstad
Finstad brings 26 years of experience in the poultry industry to the team at Tyson Foods, entrusted with ensuring their plants and processes produce safe, high-quality poultry products. In her role as Vice President of Food Safety and Quality (FSQA), she develops and implements strategies, policies and programs designed to ensure regulatory and specification compliance. Finstad also provides technical support to the sales team, enabling them to better educate customers and consumers about Tyson products.
Her expertise in food safety started after joining the Tyson team in 1997 as an operations supervisor in the company’s Broken Bow, Oklahoma plant. Her diligence and solution-oriented approach enabled her to advance through the ranks at the plant prior to her joining the corporate regulatory compliance team at the Tyson Foods corporate office. In 2017, she was promoted to Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
Finstad is a member of the Network of Executive Women and an executive sponsor of Tyson’s LatinX Business Resource Group. She has served as a member of the British Retail Consortium Global Standards International Advisory Board, and a past co-chair of the North American Meat Institute’s Food Safety and Inspection Affairs Committee. She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Northwest Arkansas. Finstad earned her Bachelor of Science degree in poultry science from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in food safety from the University of Arkansas.
About Seth Miller
Seth Miller is the Director of Operations for FlexXray with more than 9 years of experience in food safety for the food manufacturing industry. He began his career as a supervisor for Kraft Heinz in their Kendallville, IN plant. Before leaving Kraft Heinz, he advanced to the position of production manager at their Newberry, SC plant. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Seth served in the Ohio Air National Guard as a C-130 Crew Chief and is a graduate of The Ohio State University.