FSMA IFT Webcasts

IFT offers several webcasts on the final and proposed FSMA rules:

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FSMA Final Rule for Produce Safety: Significant Provisions of the Rule
Dr. Samir Assar, Director of the Produce Staff at FDA, will discuss via live broadcast Dec. 18, 2015 at 10:00 am CT the implications of the Final Rule and address questions. Yaguang (Sunny) Luo, Acting Research Leader for the Food Quality Laboratory and a Food Technologist at the Environment Microbiological and Food Safety Laboratory at Beltsville, MD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, will moderate the webcast.

FSMA Final Rule for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)
Mr. Brian Pendleton, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, reviews the implications of the Final Rule and addresses questions. Dr. Brent Kobielush, Cargill, moderates the webcast, which was broadcast live Dec. 1, 2015.

FSMA Requirements: Validation of the Kill Step in Bakery Products – AIB Supplier Solutions Webcast
Dr. Kantha Channaiah, Director of Microbiology, AIB, reviews how AIB International and its partners validated the kill step in baked products, how this is related to new FSMA requirements, how the research protocol can be applied in the bakery, and how the calculator works. Future research efforts are also discussed. Katherine Brower, Pilot Plant Manager, AIB, moderates the session, which was broadcast live Nov. 9, 2015.

FSMA Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food
Ms. Jenny Scott, the senior advisor from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who leads the FDA teams on the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and guidance, presents insights into this important rule, including the content of the rule, what implications may exist, and how these final rules impact you and your company. Ruth Petran, CFS moderates a live Q&A session following Ms. Scott's presentation. This webcast was broadcast live Sept. 24, 2015.

FSMA Food Defense Proposed Rule: FDA and Industry Expert Insights
Dr. Ryan Newkirk, MPH, Policy Analyst, Food Defense & Emergency Coordination Staff, Ned Mitenius, Founder and President, Periscope Consulting, and Tejas Bhatt, CFS, Director, IFT Global Food Traceability Center, review the FDA proposed rule, Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, providing unique insights and examining implementation issues. This webcast was broadcast live Jan. 24, 2014.

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers: FDA and Industry Expert Insights
This webcast explores the FDA’s Rule for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals, including what implications may exist, and how these proposed rules may impact you and your organization. Speakers in this webcast, broadcast live Aug. 14, 2013, are: Domenic Veneziano, Edgar Asebey-Birkholm, and William Fisher, CFS.

Produce Safety Standards: FDA and Industry Expert Insights
View this webcast on the FSMA proposed rule on Produce Safety Standards to learn more about the rule itself and its potential implications for your organization. Speakers in this webcast, broadcast live Feb. 11, 2013, are Dr. Samir Assar, Director, Produce Safety Staff, FDA/CFSAN; Dr. James Gorney, Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, FDA/CFSAN; and Dr. David Gombas, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, United Fresh.

Preventive Controls for Human Food: FDA and Industry Expert Insights
IFT, with participation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration presents insights into the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Human Foods, including the content of the rules, what implications may exist, and how these proposed rules impact you and your company. Speakers in this webcast, broadcast live Jan. 23, 2013, are: Jenny Scott, CFS, Don Kraemer, John Bode, and David Acheson.

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