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An Overview
of the
American Society for Quality’s
Food, Drug and Cosmetic
Division
presented by
Lewie Casey, CQIA
ASQ Regi...
How It All Started
 In 1960, the Food and Allied
Industries Division formed.
 In 1974, this division merged with the
Dru...
What is the FD&C
Division?
Our Vision
Resources for quality systems and
leadership development in FDC-
regulated industrie...
Our Membership –
Professionals in:
 Quality Assurance & Control
 Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
 Discovery Science
...
What Our Membership
Looks Like
 Representation
- Broad international representation
- All 50 States and Washington, DC, P...
ASQ Region Map
Professional Development
 Focus your professional
development resources through
industry-specific
 Conferences
 Discuss...
Division Discussion Groups
 FD&C Region 7 Counselors
• Rosemarie Christopher- National Chair
• Sumita Som – Foods
• Mary ...
ASQ Certifications
 Mark of excellence
 Demonstrates that the certified individual
has the knowledge to assure quality o...
ASQ Certifications
and the FD&C Division
 The FDC Division has been
instrumental in its efforts to establish
new certific...
FD&C Division
Web Contents
 Division and Committee Contact
Information
 Conference and Discussion Group
Information
 Ne...
FD&C Division
Elected Officers (2016)
 Chair – Nancy Berger
 Chair Elect – Elena Mack
 Vice Chair – William Taraszewski...
Networking
 Expand your network of quality
professionals in your field.
 Includes professionals from the food,
pharmaceu...
Thank you for your time!
www.asq.org/fdc/
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FDC division presentation rev 09222016

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MEIRxRS staff are active in ASQ and gave this overview about ASQ at the FDA for the Quality Leadership Network focused on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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FDC division presentation rev 09222016

  1. 1. An Overview of the American Society for Quality’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division presented by Lewie Casey, CQIA ASQ Region 7 FD&C Division Discussion Group Liaison 2016 ASQ Section 702 Education Chair
  2. 2. How It All Started  In 1960, the Food and Allied Industries Division formed.  In 1974, this division merged with the Drug and Cosmetic Technical Committee to create what is now the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division.
  3. 3. What is the FD&C Division? Our Vision Resources for quality systems and leadership development in FDC- regulated industries. Our Mission To achieve increased customer satisfaction and continuous improvement by identifying, communicating, and promoting knowledge and the use of management concepts, technologies, and regulations as they relate to quality principles in all functional areas of the food, drug, and cosmetic industries.
  4. 4. Our Membership – Professionals in:  Quality Assurance & Control  Regulatory Affairs and Compliance  Discovery Science  Engineering and Manufacturing  Auditing  Risk Management Consulting  Six Sigma & Process Improvement
  5. 5. What Our Membership Looks Like  Representation - Broad international representation - All 50 States and Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands  Total membership - 5528  Member types - Majority are Regular and Senior - 45 Fellows among our ranks  Roles & Responsibilities - More than 50% from Manufacturing and 32% from Service Industries - Most hold at least one ASQ Certification and belong to more than 2 divisions
  6. 6. ASQ Region Map
  7. 7. Professional Development  Focus your professional development resources through industry-specific  Conferences  Discussion Groups  Certifications  Publications
  8. 8. Division Discussion Groups  FD&C Region 7 Counselors • Rosemarie Christopher- National Chair • Sumita Som – Foods • Mary Thorsness – Pharma/Biologics • Nora Dowel – Nutraceuticals  Future Collaborations: • October 6th , 2016 ASQ FDC Division, SoCal Bio & SC PDA • November 17th , 2016 ASQ FDC DIV/QLN & FDA Dietary Supplements
  9. 9. ASQ Certifications  Mark of excellence  Demonstrates that the certified individual has the knowledge to assure quality of products and services  An investment in your career and in the future of your employer.  “ASQ believes the integrity of the exams is a key factor in why companies rely on them as a foundation for training and assessing their quality staff.” J.W. Moran and P. C. La Londe, Quality Progress, 33, 4, (2000).
  10. 10. ASQ Certifications and the FD&C Division  The FDC Division has been instrumental in its efforts to establish new certifications  HACCP Auditor – CHA, 238 Certified  Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional – CPGP, 158 Certified  Exams will now be Computer Based offering testing windows for multiple exam day options
  11. 11. FD&C Division Web Contents  Division and Committee Contact Information  Conference and Discussion Group Information  Newsletters  Discussion Boards  Career Services  Scholarships
  12. 12. FD&C Division Elected Officers (2016)  Chair – Nancy Berger  Chair Elect – Elena Mack  Vice Chair – William Taraszewski  Treasurer – Lisa A. El-Shall  Secretary - Amanda Gainey  Immediate Past Chair/Nominating Chair– Cathelene Compton
  13. 13. Networking  Expand your network of quality professionals in your field.  Includes professionals from the food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and related products industries.
  14. 14. Thank you for your time! www.asq.org/fdc/

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