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Food Safety Supply Chain Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A food company’s supply chain can be the weakest link in their food safety program. Food ingredient adulteration, fraud, and counterfeiting negatively impacts everyone in the food supply chain. FDA has recognized the risk in the food supply chain. Sanitary transportation and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) are major components of FSMA with final rules being issued this year in April and May, respectively.

FSVP applies to most entities that import food into the United States from abroad, including domestic facilities and food brokers. For each food it imports, an importer would be required to develop, maintain, and follow a FSVP that provides “adequate assurances” that its foreign supplier is producing the food in compliance with processes and procedures that provide “at least the same level of public health protection” as FDA’s standards for preventive controls and produce safety, if either is applicable. The foreign supplier must also demonstrate that it is producing the food in compliance with the adulteration and allergen-labeling requirements of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (Sections 402 and 403(w), respectively).

Our very own Debby Newslow will be speaking at the conference: 
Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food - Meeting the new FDA requirements
PART ONE Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food - Meeting the new FDA requirements
PART TWO Understanding the “Wash Station”

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the new FSMA requirements and how they may relate to their individual situation.
• Requirements for shippers, carriers, and receivers at any stage from farm to table and how these can be integrated into your current Food Safety and Quality Management System.
• Best practices, practical applications, common challenges, and pitfalls.
Part two of this presentation will provide some very interesting information from those that run a business cleaning these vehicles. The attendee will learn the key factors in choosing wash stations, what can affect the effectiveness of the wash, best practices and how to avoid pitfalls.

Presented by Debby Newslow, President, DL Newslow & Assoc.

Keynote Speakers:

Sharon Lindan Mayl
Senior Advisor for Policy to the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine. FDA

Jennifer Thomas
Director, Division of Enforcement Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA.

Mike Robach
Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory, Cargill; Chair of the GFSI Board

Q: Why Attend this conference?  
A: the supply chain can be the weakest link in food company's food safety program. Food ingredient adulteration, fraud, and counterfeiting negatively impacts everyone in the food supply chain. FDA has recognized the risk in the food supply chain. Sanitary transportation and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) are major components of FSMA with final rules being issued this year in April and May, respectively.FSVP applies to most entities that import food into the United States from abroad, including domestic facilities and food brokers. For each food it imports, an importer would be required to develop, maintain, and follow a FSVP that provides “adequate assurances” that its foreign supplier is producing the food in compliance with processes and procedures that provide “at least the same level of public health protection” as FDA’s standards for preventive controls and produce safety, if either is applicable. The foreign supplier must also demonstrate that it is producing the food in compliance with the adulteration and allergen-labeling requirements of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (Sections 402 and 403(w), respectively).

Agenda Topics:

  • Update and review from FDA on FSMA's Sanitary Transportation and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) final rules
  • FDA's perspective on Economically Motivated Adulteration/Food Fraud in the context of FSMA and the PC and FSVP rules. 
  • GFSI and FSMA Supplier Audit Harmonization 
  • Food Fraud 
  • FSMA's Sanitary Transportation Compliance Tools & Techniques
  • Supply Chain Traceability
  • FSMA's FSVP Compliance Tools & Best Practices
  • Nutrition Facts Labeling & GMO Labeling Compliance
  • Data Transparency
  • Supply Chain Allergen Controls
  • Supplier Verification Best Practices
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supplier Management Case Histories

Questions to ask when evaluating your supply chain program include:

  • Do you trust your suppliers?
  • Do you trust your supplier’s suppliers?
  • Are they complying with FSMA and one of the GFSI recognized schemes?
  • How are you keeping track of your suppliers?
  • Will those supplier records satisfy an FDA inspection?
  • How do you prevent EMA (Economically Motivated Adulteration) of Food and Food Ingredients from impacting your company?
  • How can one bad supplier derail your FDA inspection?
  • How do you find that “weak link” in the supply chain?
  • Once finalized in April 2017, what will the Sanitary transportation rule look like?
  • Once finalized in May 2017, what do you need to do to be in compliant with the FSVP?

By attending this conference you will:

  1. Learn from FDA the details to FSMA’s FSVP and FSMA’s Sanitary transportation final rules.
  2. FDA's Update on Economically Motivated Adulteration/Food Fraud
  3. Gain an understanding from FDA of what the agency means by “adequate assurances.”
  4. Understand how to protect your company from vulnerabilities in the supply chain.
  5. Learn to prevent EMA of Food and Food Ingredients.
  6. Learn of tools, technologies and techniques that can protect your company from the weakest link in your global supply chain.
  7. Share best practices and experiences with industry peers.

 

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