Before the Global Food Safety Conference, Tim Ahn, Senior Manager Food Safety for LRQA Americas, talked about the emerging themes in food safety both in the US and globally including:
- Innovative technology
- FSMA readiness
- FSSC 22000 version 4 updates
- Environmental pathogen control within manufacturing facilities
- Whole genome sequencing
Tim Ahn, Senior Technical Manager Food Safety
As senior manager food safety at LRQA, Tim Ahn is responsible for the technical development of food safety assessment schemes, in addition to performing FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, and second-party assessments. Prior to joining LRQA, Ahn worked for Mars, Inc. for more than 25 years, where he was the director of quality and food safety for the Mars Global Chocolate Business. In this role Ahn was responsible for food safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and technical services for the global chocolate business of Mars, Inc. He has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and is an IRCA certified Food Safety Management System auditor.