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This webcast is free to IFT members.
In collaboration with the FDA, IFT presents this webcast on the Proposed Rule for Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. FDA is proposing these standards as part of its implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This webcast is the 4th in an IFT series covering the proposed rules, including what implications may exist, and how these proposed rules may impact you and your organization.
FDA speaker, Ryan Newkirk, PhD, MPH, Policy Analyst, Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, reviews this proposed rule and provides more detail and clarification, and leading industry expert, Ned Mitenius, Founder and President, Periscope Consulting, provides his unique insight on the proposed rule and examine implementation issues.
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01/24/14 10:00 AM
Tejas Bhatt, MS, CFS
Program Director Global Food Traceability Center
Institute of Food Technologists
With the passion for food science and the tools of computer science, I am ready to make a difference and build a better world around us!
I am a Program Director at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). I direct IFT’s science and policy initiatives related to food safety, defense and traceability. Most recently, I was the IFT lead on the food product tracing pilots conducted for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as mandated by the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act. Prior to joining IFT, I was a Research Associate at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute conducting research in the use of technology in emergency planning and preparedness. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Food Science, both from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. I have authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and have presented at national conferences.
Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff at CFSAN
US Food and Drug Administration
Ryan Newkirk, PhD, MPH, is a member the Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition(CFSAN) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this position, Dr. Newkirk serves as a member of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) intentional adulteration working group and played a key role in the development of the IA proposed rule. In addition, Dr. Newkirk has provided significant contributions to efforts related to economically motivated adulteration, and planned and conducted several food defense awareness workshops. Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Newkirk held a post-doctoral position with United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food Defense Assessment Staff where he focused on food defense vulnerability assessments and education and outreach. Dr. Newkirk completed his doctorate in epidemiology and food defense research at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Newkirk has also completed an MPH degree at Saint Louis University.
Founder and President
Periscope Consulting, LLC
Mr. Mitenius began supervising nuclear power plant compliance programs as the Reactor Division Officer on a U.S. Navy submarine. He has built Food Defense programs since 2003 as the National Security Director for Fresh Express (Chiquita Brands). His current business, Periscope Consulting, has a global reputation in Food Defense plans, assessments and education, and their product Byte-Size Audits ™ served as the basis of the Food Defense Plan Builder exercises. Ned joined the joint FSIS/FDA Food Defense Team as an industry expert for APEC sanctioned workshops in Peru, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam. He has supported FDA sponsored workshops in Panama, Trinidad-Tobego, and China. In 2012, workshops extended to Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Costa Rica, Guatemala and South Korea. India was added in 2013. While on the Food Defense Team, he developed training presentations and exercises designed to allow participants to build a food defense plan. The Food Defense Team was presented a 2012 FDA Agency Honor Award.