2017 MABWA Fall Education Seminar


Living with FSMA Update...FDA's Final Rule on Preventative Controls. (4 CEUs)

Presented by Chris Dunn, Dunnworks

MABWA provides regular FSMA updates and training as presented by Chris Dunn, DunnWorks. Each FSMA Seminar qualifies for Continuing Education Credits with the International Bottled Water Association.

The next seminar will be the last of a four-part series on “Building Your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan”. This series is designed to help you update your HACCP & GMP program to be FSMA compliant. Medium-sized plants have until September 2017 to comply, while small plants have until September 2018. However, some of FSMA’s requirements have already gone into effect!

The session will start off with an update on what the FDA has recently released that could impact your bottling plant. This will include a discussion on Food Defense Plan requirement known as “Intentional adulteration”.

Then we’ll review the document templates that are available to participants to build your own local plan. Some new ones will be added to help with managing your supply chain and work instructions.

You are also encouraged to bring your “work in progress” Food Safety Plan. There will be a sign-up sheet with times available to meet one-on-one with Chris to review your documents and discuss any situations unique to your plant.

The Building Your FSMA Plan Series …

Session 1 (was held Spring 2016). Be sure to request the document templates provide to attendees.

Session 2 (was held Fall 2016) will focus on Hazard Analysis, CCP’s & Control Limits under FSMA’s expanded definitions. We will also discuss Supply Chain requirements and your Recall Preventative Control. The new Sanitary Transportation regulations that impact hauling bulk water will be reviewed.

Session 3 (was held Spring 2017) will focus on insuring your Work Instructions, especially those SSOPs related to sanitation, are fully compliant. At the end of this session we will have covered all the required elements of a Food Safety Plan.

Session 4 (Fall 2017) will focus on FDA updates, Food Defense and intentional adulteration, what to expect from 3rd party inspections as it relates to FSMA plus the opportunity to have a one-on-one review of your completed Food Safety Plan.

Chris Dunn is President and owner of DunnWorks, and a retired Program Manager of the Supply Chain Food Safety Beverage Quality Program for NSF International, a public health and safety organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chris’s program offers Product and System Certification as well as testing and auditing of bottled water, natural mineral waters, flavored water beverages and packaged ice. Chris is a 43-year veteran of the beverage industry. After spending 5 years with NSF, he has returned to part time consulting under his company's banner -- DunnWorks, LLC.

For over 20 years Chris has been involved with bottled water and packaged ice trade associations around the world and is a past chairperson of IBWA’s Communications Committee and Water Coolers Europe Environmental Sustainability Committee and is currently Treasurer of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations and Director the Mid-America Bottled Water Association. He is designated by Water Quality Association as a “Certified Water Specialist”, certified in HACCP, an SQF Practitioner and qualified auditor for NSF.

Dunn holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Texas Department of State Health Services Final Rules

Effective 8/2/2017: Food Safety Standards (1 CEU)

Presented by The Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services adopted amendments to its food safety regulations, including those which address bottled drinking water. Among many other revisions, the amendments incorporate by reference “21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 129, Processing and Bottling of Bottled Drinking Water, as amended”. The amendments also incorporate state drinking water standards for public and nonpublic water sources and specify safe practices by plant employees.

The Department adopted the rules and published notice of the final rules in the Texas Register. The rules are effective 8/2/2107.


Cyber Security: Is your business covered if you are hacked?

Presented by Shanan Wagoner, Vice President Frost Insurance, San Antonio, TX

This session will address who the victims of Cyber Security are as well as ways to prevent this from happening. No organization is immune to the impact of Cyber Crime. In recent years, Cyber Attacks have emerged as one of the most significant threats facing organizations of all sizes. The Internet and other network operations have created risks that were unheard of less than a decade ago. When Cyber Attacks (such as data breaches and hacks) occur, they can result in devastating damage, such as business disruptions, revenue loss, legal fees and forensic analysis and customer or employee notifications.

Before the session take some time to complete the Cyber Risk Exposure Scorecard. This will help you to target areas where your company is at risk so that you can be prepared to ask how to resolve the matter.

Shanan Wagoner is Vice President of Frost Insurance, San Antonio, Texas. He is a Multi-Disciplined Senior Master Agent and program developer and program safety administrator. Shanan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Schreiner College and remains a lifetime member of the Schreiner College Alumni Club – Oak Society. Shanan is a civic leader in San Antonio, actively involved in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and a Lifetime member, Vice Chairman Cowboy Golf Classic and board member of MAGIK Childrens’ Theater.


Plant Audits: From the Bottler's Point of View A Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by: Brian Rose, Water Event of Carrolton, TX and Rudy Ramon, Artesia Springs of San Antonio, TX

This is a not-to-be missed discussion on what to expect during a plant audit. The discussion and question and answer period will cover what bottlers are experiencing, what things are being done to comply and how to be prepared. There will be ample time for your questions and participation in this vital discussion.

Brian Rose is the President and Owner of Water Event of Carrollton, TX. Brian is a veteran in the bottled drinking and water treatment industries. He is the current President of the MABWA and the TWQA.

Rudy is President and Owner of Artesia Springs of San Antonio. His goal to focus on Personalized Service and Unfailing Quality while providing San Antonio with a local alternative to the giants in the industry remain true values of this company to this day. His source, a deep Artesian Springs Well located in his building in San Antonio, became his base for his bottling plant.


Aquarius Packaging Plant Tour (1 CEU)

Enjoy this exciting opportunity to visit the new Aquarius Packaging blow molding plant. Aquarius was established to have one of the fastest, most efficient and custom approaches to manufacturing bottles and containers in the industry. In doing so, their aim is to build long term relationships with customers by achieving the following goals: 

· Attention to detail in every product 

· Quality service 

· Reliability 

· Outstanding designs 

Aquarius will reheat stretch blow molding for polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETE) bottles and containers in a process in which preforms (solid injection molded polymer pieces) are reheated to a moderate temperature and then moved into a molding clamp system where compressed air is pushed into the inside of the preforms causing the material to be stretched to the outer wall of the mold. The preform then takes the shape of the mold, cools rapidly and solidifies into a shaped bottle. 

The new facility will be located at 2120 Hutton Drive Suite 500, Carrollton, TX 75006


Omni Dallas Park West Hotel

Reserve Your Accommodations Today!

The official hotel for the 2017 MABWA Fall Education Seminar & Plant tour is the Omni Dallas Park West Hotel located at 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234. To make your reservations please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and ask for the special "MABWA GROUP" at the Group Rate of $129 single/double. The Deadline for reserving your room is NOVEMBER 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

You can also register online at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas-park-west/meetings/mabwa-group


Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 9, 2017

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm                          

Living with FSMA Seminar Series IV, Chris Dunn, DunnWorks

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                       

MABWA Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm                            

Suppliers’ Welcome Reception

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am                            

Group Breakfast

8:00 am – 11:00 am                          

General Session Presentations

8:10 am – 9:00 am                           

TX Department of Health Services – Final Rules & Update

Lewis Ressler, TDHS

9:00 am – 10:00 am                          

Cyber Security: Is your business covered if you are hacked?

Shanan Wagoner, Frost Insurance San Antonio

10:00 am – 10:15 am                        


10:15 am – 11:00 am                        

Plant Audits from the Bottler’s Point of View (A roundtable discussion)

Brian Rose, Water Event & Rudy Ramon, Artesia Springs

11:30 am – 1:00 pm                          

Aquarius Plant Tour & Lunch

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Register for the 2017 MABWA Fall Education Seminar & Plant Tour Here!


For questions and information please contact MABWA as follows

Mid-America Bottled Water Association (MABWA)

PO Box 1747

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Phone: 512.894.4106 Fax: 512.858.0486

Email: Susan Gibson susan@jsjproductionsinc.com or Regina Rogers regina@jsjproductionsinc.com