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Join us on June 21st for ASQ Storytime, a fun story share where you are invited to share your stories as a quality professional. Stories may either be free-style or in paced-slide style on the themes of “Driving out Fear” or “Quality Life After the Pandemic.” Two to five minutes is the ideal length. Prizes (books) will be awarded for the best stories (voted ... more
Posted by Daniel White on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Jun 16, 2022 1:38 PM CDT
Join ASQ NextGen Pacific Region and ASQ FD&C Division on Saturday March 26 from 7am-9am for a Free webinar. The topic: Cannabis Conundrum! with Dr. Roger Clemens and Dr. Peter Pressman. Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/270467434377 #cannabis #cbd #cannabidiol #asq #quality #toxicology #webinar more
Posted by Daniel White on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Mar 7, 2022 3:04 PM CST
The ASQ Food, Drug, & Cosmetic (FD&C) Division nominating committee is pleased to announce the nomination of the following elected officers for the 2022 term: Paul Mignon – Chair Lance Harding – Chair-Elect Lisa El-Shall – Treasurer Shelly Coggins – Secretary Tim Parrent – Immediate Past Chair/Nominating Committee Chair Additional ... more
Posted by Amanda Gainey on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Oct 11, 2021 2:45 PM CDT

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Timothy Parrent
We all agree 2020 has been a unique year.  I thought it would be fun for people to share a few thoughts on something ...
Timothy Parrent Nov '20
Tim:  So true! Giving thanks that both my personal and work families are safe and free from Covid, keeps the ...
Hello Timothy and Rosemarie,

2020 has been a paradigm shift in the way we conduct business due to Covid 19.
Internet ...
Thoughts : I didn't know that we could all be so productive working from home; technology has evolved so much to ...
Jeremiah Genest
The FDA has released the draft guidance, “ Conducting Remote Regulatory Assessments Questions and Answers ,” ...
Jeremiah Genest Jul '22

@Jeremiah Genest thank you, Jeremiah! Do you have a link to the site where we can download the document?

@Kim K Burson Thank you: Actually, Jeremiah had included the link but was only visible on the notification email, ...

Lauren Stephenson
Hello FDC Division! I am currently working on the QMS for our small biotech company. I am looking to iron out our ...
Jason Zuch Jason Zuch Dec '21
Has your organization discussed the concept of "pre-defined" Incidents (less than Deviation investigations) ...

Building on what Jason said there are really three buckets when you think of deviations

  1. Predefined events, ...

No, we have not discussed this in particular, but have alluded to something similar during interdepartmental ...

This is exactly what I was looking for, and gives me a lot to think about! Do you have any further advice on how to start ...

Lauren, I can't think of any specific articles, white papers that go deep on this. Its always a surface approach ...

I wrote more on my thoughts on my blog - Managing Events Systematically – Investigations of a Dog ...

Jeremiah Genest
I need to write a new image/video policy fairly quickly (just discovered my company doesn't have one and that I was ...
Jeremiah Genest Mar '20
Here's some ASQ stuff that may be helpful.
Thanks David, I should have been clearer.

I'm looking for policy statements from GxP facilities on the use of ...
Hi Jeremiah,

Below is verbiage I often use when creating 3rd party or regulatory inspection SOPs for my clients:

Thank you. That aligns nicely with what I am used to in the past. A little surprised we didn't have that here, but ...
We do not have any details for video conferencing requirements at this point. Health Authorities can insist upon ...
Okay here is a verison that we approved. Thanks to everyone who provided wording I appropriated. Any typos ...

Luz Tatiana Miranda
June 7th is #WorldFoodSafetyDay this year "Safer Food, Better Health" reminds us our responsibility with our ...
Sarah Christie
Please allow me a moment of your time. My name is Sarah Christie and I am a Doctoral Candidate at Florida Tech that is ...
Sarah Christie Jul '21
I'd be interested in participating and seeing what correlations you draw.
Jeremiah Genest
In November, PIC/S published draft 1 of PI 054-1 “ Recommendation on How to Evaluate / Demonstrate the ...
Jeremiah Genest Dec '19
Luz Tatiana Miranda
In behalf of the FDC, we want to thank every one that visited the booth, took the time to say hello and asked ...

‍Favorite Session: ‘10 Crushing Business Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them’ by Leslie O'Flahavan

‍Favorite ...

Valerie Strong
Is anyone having trouble getting quality applicants or over qualified, for an entry level ($40k-$55k doe) FSQA ...
Valerie Strong Apr '21

By definition, entry-level means no experience. Perhaps you mean relevant food experience but no QA ...
Suggestion for posting:
Yes, we are having similar challenges with FSQA and SQF Practitioner role that we are currently trying to fill. We ...
Can you elaborate a little on the basic quals you're looking for? For example, are you seeking someone with a 2-year ...
Paul Mignon
This is a great presentation on ASQ value and career progression with ASQ behind you!
Paul Mignon Feb '21
hi - thank you - I am a member of this technical community as well.
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Paul Mignon
Division Chair

Lance Harding

Tim Parrent
Immediate Past Chair & Nominating Chair

Lisa El-Shall
Treasurer & Voice of the Customer Chair

Shelly Hanson

Rosemarie Christopher
Scholarship and Membership Chair

June Morita
Conference Chair

Communities of Excellence (COE)
Food COE Leader: Tatiana Miranda
Drug COE Leader: Mark Durivage
Cosmetics COE Leader: Tim Parrent

Daniel White
Social Media/Internet Liaison Chair

Certification Chairs
CFSQA: Kyle Tatum/Todd Jacobs
CPGP: Sandra Storli/Paul Mignon