Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 00:29

    How to Automate a FSMA-Ready Food Safety Plan: Barbara Levin

    in Education

    How to Automate a FSMA-Ready Food Safety Plan with Barbara Levin, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, SafetyChain Software. Barbara has spent more than 30 years helping companies understand how to leverage emerging technologies to achieve strategic and tactical business initiatives. In her role at SafetyChain, Barbara works with food and beverage companies to increase their understanding of how Food Safety Chain Management innovations save time, save money and increase compliance efficiencies at all points in their supply chains. Barbara is a frequent author and speaker in the food safety industry.
    Agenda: 1. Introduction. 2. Why should companies consider automating their food safety plans for FSMA if they haven’t automated them up until now? 3. The key components of a FSMA food safety plan? 4. The FSMA produce and facility plan. 5. The FSMA risk assessment. 6. How automation helps with preventive controls. 7. FSMA safety plans: monitoring, validation, and corrective/preventive actions. 8. How does automation help with FSMA documentation? 9. A business case for FSMA automation? 10. Conclusion
    Contact: Barbara Levin SVP Marketing & Customer Community blevin@safetychain.com Office: 415-233-9478 Cell: 415-637-4065 http://www.safetychain.com

  • 00:17

    Will the FSMA make our food safer? with Baylen Linnekin, MA, JD, LLM.

    in Education

    Will the FSMA make our food safer? with Baylen Linnekin, MA, JD, LLM.


    Baylen Linnekin is Executive Director of Keep Food Legal,
    a Washington, DC nonprofit that advocates in favor of food
    freedom—the right of every American to grow, raise, produce,
    buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of their
    own choosing. He writes a weekly column on food law and
    policy issues for Reason magazine’s website and serves
    as an adjunct faculty member at American.
    Linnekin earned an LL.M. in agricultural and food law
    from the University of Arkansas School of Law, a J.D.
    from Washington College of Law, an M.A. in learning sciences
    from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in sociology
    from American University.


    Agenda:
    1. Introduction.
    2. What is FSMA?
    3. Who must comply?
    4. Will FSMA make food safer?
    5. Major Foodborne Illness Outbreak and the Government’s Shut Down
    6. Criminal liability for food producers.
    7. Conclusion


    Contact:
    Baylen Linnekin, MA, JD, LLM
    Executie Director
    Keep Food Legal / Keep Food Legal Foundation
    3509 Connecticut Ave. NW #1009
    Washington, DC 20008
    Office: 202.594.3130
    Mobile: 202.415.8148
    Fax: 202.594.3129
    Web: http://www.keepfoodlegal.org/
    Twitter: @keepfoodlegal
    Skype: baylenlinnekin


     

  • 00:30

    FSMA-–Why White House Should Finalize the Rules

    in Business

    FSMA – Why White House Should Finalize the Rules with Michele Simon, Policy Consultant for the Center for Food Safety.

    Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. For 4.5 years she served as research and policy director for Marin Institute (now Alcohol Justice), an alcohol industry watchdog group. Her 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to a federal ban on these dangerous products.
    Michele Simon has taught Health Policy at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and lectures frequently on corporate tactics and policy solutions. She has authored the thesebooks: Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back.
    She is also president of Eat Drink Politics. Simon has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

    Agenda:
    1.    Michelle's introduction.
    2.    What is the Food Safety Modernization Act?
    3.    What are the goals of FSMA?
    4.    How will FSMA protect consumers?
    5.    Why is it being stalled?
    6.    What about funding for implementation?
    7.    Are user fees the way to fund FMSA?
    8.    Current and future projects.
    Contact:
    Michele Simon, JD, MPH
    Policy Consultant for the Center for Food Safety.
    President, Eat Drink Politics
    www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/
    Direct: (510) 465-0322
    Author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back
    www.AppetiteForProfit.com
    http://twitter.com/MicheleRSimon

  • 00:14

    Overcoming the Challenges of Vendor Procurement

    in Business

    FSMA helps retirement plan sponsors overcome the challenges they face when buying services from investment advisors and administration vendors.  This podcast will sharpen procurement skills for CFOs and human resource managers.

  • 00:42

    The new FSMA regulations with Marc Sanchez, JD/MS, Attorney

    in Education

    The new FSMA regulations with Marc Sanchez, JD/MS, Attorney & Regulatory Consultant. Marc Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy, Attorney & Consultant with Social Media, Privacy, Food/FSMA Compliance, Recalls, USDA Imports, FDA & CPSC Compliance issues. Marc represents FDA-regulated companies in the food, dietary supplement, beverage, cosmetic, medical device and drug industries. With a focus on international trade, he advises clients on the regulatory requirements and strategic corporate considerations that affect the importation, distribution and exportation of FDA regulated products. He is considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety Modernization Act, which has fundamentally changed food law in the US. For the food industry, Marc’s practice includes working with both the FDA and USDA on compliance, recalls, and import matters. His clients rely on his ability to equally balance market opportunity with risk exposure. The result is a philosophy that utilizes a client’s strengths in adapting to regulatory issues and market limitations. Marc’s strategy is to develop smart corporate governance along with regulatory compliance. 1. Comment Period and Compliance Dates (i.e. get involved and be prepared); 2. Exemptions (produce safety rule mainly) 3. Food Safety Plans - who can write one for my facility (the "qualified individual" debate) 4. Enforcement - is FSMA funded? 5. Recall Plans 6. What is the focus of the produce safety rule-water, soil, employee hygiene... Marc C. Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy Attorney & Regulatory Consultant (Medical Device, Food, Dietary Supp., & Social Media/Digital Privacy) Contract In-House Counsel & Consultants, LLC PO Box 8292 Atlanta, GA 31106 404.895.4882 msanchez@curiouslaw.com http://foodct.com  

  • 00:27

    The Preventative Controls of FSMA with Gilian Dagan, Ph.D.

    in Education

    The Preventative Controls of FSMA with Gilian Dagan, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, ABC Research Laboratories.As the Chief Scientific Officer of ABC Research Laboratories, Dr. Dagan serves as a technical resource to clients in all matters of food safety and quality.  Dr. Dagan leads the scientific efforts of the company, managing developments as well as scientific partnerships for research and discovery.  She maintains scientific integrity in existing and new endeavors as well serves source of valid scientific information for ABCRL associates and clients.  In August of 2004, Dr. Gillian Dagan joined ABC Research Corporation as Director for Product Performance Services. Under her direction the department concentrates on product quality evaluation, shelf life studies, ingredient applications, product comparisons, and sensory testing. She enjoys working with all sectors of the food industry, but especially food service. Dr. Dagan brought expertise with in-depth sensory research and quality assurance testing to ABC. She received her Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Florida, concentrating in food processing, protein chemistry, and sensory science.Agenda:1. Introduction.2. What is the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011?3. The guidance the recently-published regulations offer.4. Which are the proposed preventative controls?5. Why a 3rd party laboratory is important in compliance?6. Why working with a 3rd party lab in 2013 is critical?7. ABC Laboratories can help.9. Conclusion.Contact:Gillian Dagan, Ph.D.Chief Scientific OfficerABC Research Laboratories3437 SW 24th AvenueGainesville, FL 32607866.233.5883352.372.0436fax: 352.378.6483http://www.abcr.comhttp://www.facebook.com/ABCLabshttp://twitter.com/foodtestexperts

  • 00:30

    How FSMA & RFID Benefit the Perishable Food Industry

    in Education

    How FSMA and RFID benefits the perishable food industry with John Ryan, Ph.D.
    Dr. John Ryan recently retired as the Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division.  He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations and he specializes in food traceability and food safety systems.  He architects and supplies sensor-enabled traceability and food safety solutions for product requiring temperature, bio-contaminant, GPS and explosives measurement and reporting.  His primary services are focused on the cold chain and assuring that foods are traceable and delivered in sanitary containers.  He also works on delivery controls for the safe import and export of international food shipments.
    Agenda,
    1. Introduction.
    2. What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?
    3. What are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags?
    4. What is the relationship between FSMA and RFID tags?
    5. Will RFID tags be required by FSMA?
    6. What would be the benefits of RFID tags to food
    producers?
    7. Are there any downsides to RFID tags?
    8. Other projects and programs.
    Contact:John Ryan, Ph.D.
    Sanitary Cold Chain
    Delivery Control Solutions
    http://www.SanitaryColdChain.com
    Food Safety Transportation Certification (TransCert)
    29905 Santa Maria Drive
    Canyon Lake, California 92587
    Tel. 951-746-2294
    jryan@sanitarycoldchain.com

     

  • 00:26

    FDA Warning Letters under FSMA regs: Marc Sanchez, Esq.

    in Education

    Responding to FDA Warning Letters under FSMA regulations with Marc Sanchez, Esq.
    Marc Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy, Attorney & Consultant with Social Media, Privacy, Food/FSMA Compliance, Recalls, USDA Imports, FDA & CPSC Compliance issues. 
    Marc's practice in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on product recalls, regulatory compliance, and employment law.  He has a special interest and knowledge of food law and social media privacy publishing several articles and presenting throughout Washington on the topics, including FDA compliance (food and medical device), recalls, import protocols, and employee privacy.    Agenda: 1. Introduction. 2. What is an FDA Warning Letter? 3. When is a warning letter issued? 4. What is the effect of the proposed FSMA regulations? 5. Strategies in the event of an FDA 483 letter. 6. Conclusion.   Contact: Marc C. Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy Attorney & Regulatory Consultant (Medical Device, Food, Dietary Supp., & Social Media/Digital Privacy) Contract In-House Counsel & Consultants, LLC PO Box 8292 Atlanta, GA 31106 404.895.4882 msanchez@curiouslaw.com http://foodct.com  

  • 00:32

    FDA's FSMA Section 301, Foreign Supplier Verification

    in Business

    FDA's FSMA Section 301, Foreign Supplier Verification with Gary Nowacki,CEO of TraceGains.
    Gary joined TraceGains in January 2008 after holding a variety of software industry executive positions in ERP, Supply Chain Management, and Quality Solutions. Gary has 30 years’ experience designing and implementing advanced solutions for Food & Beverage, Foodservice, and Quick-Service Restaurants. 
    Agenda:
    Introduction
    Why is Supplier Compliance an important current topic for food companies?
    How does the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enacted on January 4, 2011 impact the area of Supplier Compliance?
    What are some key specific items in FSMA Section 301 that food companies need to be aware of for Foreign Supplier Compliance?
    What are the potential penalties for improper Foreign Supplier Verification under FSMA?
    What’s the timing of rollout by FDA of Section 301 compared to other parts of FSMA?
    How can GFSI and FSMA overlap or complement each other?
    TraceGains products and services
    Contact:
    Gary Nowacki, CEO
    TraceGains
    1333 West 120th Avenue
    Suite #209
    Westminster, CO 80234
    Tel: +1 (303) 450-9009
    Fax: +1 (303) 450-8240
    Gary.Nowacki@tracegains.com
    http://www.tracegains.com

  • 00:25

    Will FSMA require food producers to test their products?

    in Business

    "Will FSMA require food producers to test their products prior to shipment?" by Marc Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy, Attorney & Consultant wth Social Media, Privacy, Food/FSMA Compliance, Recalls, USDA Imports, FDA & CPSC Compliance issues.
    Marc's practice in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on product recalls, regulatory compliance, and employment law. He has a special interest and knowledge of food law and social media privacy publishing several articles and presenting throughout Washington on the topics, including FDA compliance (food and medical device), recalls, import protocols, and employee privacy.

    1.       Introduction.
    2.       Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 Legislative intent for FDA, DHS.
    3.       Enactment timeframes for testing requirements.
    4.       Regulation requirements for food testing.
    5.       Penalties for non-compliance.

    Contact:

    Marc C. Sanchez
    Attorney & Consultant
    PO Box 8292 | Atlanta, GA 31106
    404.895.4882
    msanchez@curiouslaw.com
    http://www.curiouslaw.com

  • 00:26

    Food Safety Consortium 2013 with Rick Biros, President, Food Safety Tech

    in Education

    Food Safety Consortium 2013 with Rick Biros, Publisher/President, Food Safety Tech.


    Rick has over 25 years of B2B publishing experience.
    Early in his career we worked on Food Processing and then Food Engineering magazines in a sales and then management role.
    He was the founder and a principal in Carpe Diem Communications where he developed and launched Food Quality magazine, The Food Quality Award and The Food Quality Conference & Expo as well as Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality and Contamination Control magazines.
    Under his direction, Food Quality and Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality received editorial excellence awards from The American Society of Bu3siness Publication Editors.
    In 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired Carpe Diem and continues to publish Food Quality. Rick continues his entrepreneurial interests with the formation of Innovative Publishing Co., an event and ePublishing company.
    IPC launched Medical Device Summit in 2009, an eJournal and a series on focused medical device conferences; Food Safety Tech, the eJournal in 2012, The Food Safety Supply Chain Conference in 2012, the Food Labs Conference in 2012 and the Food Safety Consortium in 2013.


    Agenda:
    1. Introduction
    2. Purpose of the conference?
    3. Who should attend the conference?
    4. What will be discussed?
    5. Where will the conference be held?
    6. How can attendees participate?
    7. When will be the conference be conducted?
    8. What is the cost of the conference to participate?
    9. Conclusion


    Contact:


    Rick Biros
    Publisher/President
    Innovative Publishing Co. LLC
    office: +215.504.7382
    mobile: +267.266.8876
    skype:  rickbiros
    email:  rbiros@InnovativePublishing.net
    FoodSafetyTech.com
    MedicalDeviceSummit.com