Workshops

Workshops

Speaking

Contact Christine Blackledge or P. Vincent Hegarty to have them speak on any of these topics, or click here to find their workshops.

Sector HACCP and Food Safety

Learn how international food safety laws have been affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act

USAID Projects

Move beyond your textbooks with on the ground perspectives on Africa,  the Middle East, and Central America.

Swallowing Trust

Examining the trustworthiness of the safety of our entire food chain — from farm and sea to our plates.

If Our Food Is Not Safe, We Are Not Safe

Over 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food (World Health Organization).  Protection and prevention of unsafe food is important for all 7.8 billion of us in the world.

Speaking engagements

Dr. Hegarty

Swallowing Trust

Examining the trustworthiness of the safety of our entire food chain --- from farm and sea to our plates.

Global Food Safety

Much of the food we eat is global in origin. Its safety could be a matter of life or death.

If Our Food Is Not Safe, We Are Not Safe

Over 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food (World Health Organization). Protection and prevention of unsafe food is important for all 7.8 billion of us in the world.

Christine
Blackledge

Sector HACCP and how it could change food safety.

Following enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, a Food Safety Plan or HACCP is required for all firms in the processing sector of the food industry. The commitment to producing or trading in safe food starts in the agriculture production sector with good agriculture practices. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, (HACCP) can be incorporated into any piece of the food production to help ensure the safety of raw and processed foods in global trade.

USAID Projects in Africa, Middle East, and Central America.

For the past ten years I’ve had the privilege of working from farm to table on thirty-five projects with various international organization in Latin America, the Middle East, the Near East, and in 13 African countries. I have learned more from them than anything I’ve read in textbooks about cultures, farming, food and life. I now know where much of that food comes from on the USA grocery shelves and what it took to get it there. Let’s explore what USAID projects are doing.

Teaching & workshops

Webinars and in-person education on the processes of global food safety.

Dr. Hegarty
Workshops

Swallowing Trust

How trust in the safety of our food affects many aspects of our lives --- health, business, social interactions, tourism, etc.

The Importance of Food Laws in Maintaining Food Safety

Up to date food laws, based on good science, are essential for food safety.

Traveling the Global Food Chain

Stories and lessons on food safety from around the world.

Christine
Blackledge
Workshops

FSMA, compliance Labeling and Foreign Verification for Developing Countries: The Paperwork versus the Reality.

The Foreign Supplier Verification Rule’s purpose is as follows: “To ensure that imported foods are produced as safely as products made in the U.S., and are following FSMA regulations.” Is this realistic? What is it like on the ground and what can be done to improve compliance and global trade?

Food Hygiene starts with soap: Soap making in Africa, medicinal to clothes

The CDC tells us before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. What does that mean in countries where soap is not readily available? Learn how soap can and has been made in developing countries.

Farm to Table Protocols for Food Safety in Africa, Middle East, and Central America.

Explore ways to manage food safety practices from the supply chain to the marketplace in multiple countries. What are the challenges for global food partners? Is it working and what else can be done?