Video: A Brief History of Quality


Have you ever wondered why food quality has such a big influence on our culture? As one can presume, there was a lot of trial and error taken by people. This week web seminar will explore the journey that our ancestors took to get us to this point in our food quality standard. From the early 1900’s, food safety standards have taken a turn and have kept us safe from too many food poisoning outbreaks in different establishments.

A Brief Summary of Web Seminar, A Brief History of Quality

This webinar will provide quality practitioners with a chronological history of quality from its earliest beginnings in mass manufacturing and the need for standardization and efficiency to the present day and the proliferation of national and international quality standards. Topics covered by the webinar will include:

  • A History of Managing for Quality
  • The rise of statistical methods in quality
  • Quality and World War II
  • Post-war developments in quality
  • Kaoru Ishikawa and quality circles
  • In search of zero defects
  • Beginning of the quality crisis
  • U.S. discovers quality and quality gurus
  • Quality and Six Sigma
  • Quality awards and certifications
  • Quality standards
  • Conclusion


This is part of the IFSQN webinar series on food safety

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