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This webcast is free to IFT members with a capacity of up to 1,000 registrants and your registration includes both the live and on-demand version.
In collaboration with the FDA, IFT is hosting this special webcast on the proposed Rule for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. FDA is proposing these standards as part of its implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This webcast is the 3rd 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, Dominic Veneziano, Division of Import Operations Director, will review this proposed rule and provide more detail and clarification, and leading industry expert, Edgar J. Asebey-Birkholm, Esq., Partner & FDA Practice Group Manager, Roetzel & Andress, will provide his unique insight on the proposed rule and examine implementation issues.
You will have the opportunity during this live webcast to ask questions to any of our presenters.
IFT welcomes webcast affiliate members from the American Association of Exporters and Importers and the Cheese Importers Association of America.
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08/14/13 11:00 AM
Dir Division of Import Operations
Edgar Asebey-Birkholm, Esq
Partner & FDA Practice Group Mgr
Roetzel & Andress LPA
Edgar Asebey-Birkholm, Esq. is Partner and FDA Practice Group Manager at Roetzel & Andress LPA and is an internationally recognized FDA regulatory expert with over 20 years of experience advising companies in the food, drug, biotechnology, and medical device sectors. He is considered an expert in the recently passed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has lectured in over 20 national and international forums on FSMA's impact on U.S. importers, non-U.S. food exporters and food companies. He has represented numerous foreign food companies before the FDA, including rice, seafood, olive, fish oil, and nut exporters as well as fresh and processed food manufacturers. Mr. Asebey advises trade organizations and foreign governments on business strategy and compliance with FDA, USDA, EPA, and FTC regulations.
William Fisher, CFS
VP Sci & Policy Initiatives
Institute of Food Technologists
William Fisher is the Vice President of Science and Policy Initiatives with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He serves as a liaison with a variety of government agencies, elected officials and organizations that share a common commitment to the science of food and its application. As the lead executive in charge of science and policy initiatives, Fisher ensures that IFT plays a critical role to: identify, analyze and prioritize emerging food issues; recommend appropriate IFT action and oversee development of programs addressing issues on the science of food and its application; and provide leadership and implementation of science and technology grants and contracts. He oversees the development of timely and effective science reports, positions and policy-oriented documents, ensuring they appropriately reflect IFT’s scientific and policy views.
Prior to his work at IFT, Fisher gained extensive experience in the food industry, including positions involving packaged foods, foodservice and public health and safety. His corporate experience spans most facets of executive management and global business development including extensive involvement in strategic planning, acquisitions and brand integration, concept & brand development, marketing & communications, R&D, and regulatory affairs. Fisher earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Illinois.