FSMA Update Webinar--Know Your Supplier: Foreign Supplier Verification and Third-Party Accreditation

FSMA UPDATE WEBINAR
Know Your Supplier:
Foreign Supplier Verification and Third-Party Accreditation

Part I: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

Part II: Friday, August 9, 2013, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

Registration for this event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) August 7th

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents the most comprehensive reform of our nation's food safety laws and regulations in more than seventy years.  Friday, July 26th's release of two proposed rules on Foreign Supplier Verification and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors is another step forward toward implementation of this landmark law.

FSMA ensures that prevention is the cornerstone of our nation's food safety strategy and today's proposed rules embody that same principle. These proposed rules will place new and enhanced requirements on foreign suppliers and the accreditation of 3rd party auditors that will help further protect the safety of food imported into the US.

Leading the process for preparing detailed comments, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will host its second two-part FSMA Update Webinar - Know Your Supplier: Foreign Supplier Verification and Third-Party Accreditation on August 8th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM (EST) and August 9th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST).

Part I: Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:00 - 3:30pm (EST)

During part one of this webinar, hear from experts Joe Levitt, Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and former Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Maile Hermida, Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP, who will specifically address what is included in two of the proposed rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors including key effective dates and the implementation timeline for compliance.

Our Hogan Lovells team will also identify any potential high level issues or barriers that will need to be considered during the public comment period.  They will also identify and address what food manufacturers can begin doing today for effective implementation.

Part II: Friday August 9, 2013, 11:00 am - 12:30pm (EST)

On Friday, August 9th join Brian Pendleton, JD, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Policy, FDA and Charlotte A. Christin, JD, LLM, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Policy, FDA  for an overview of the major provisions of the proposed rules, the most significant changes that will be felt by the industry and an extended question and answer session!

Be the first out of the gate to help prepare your company for the coming changes and proposed rules leading to FSMA implementation.
 


Contacts:

For questions about the webinar content, please contact:

Shannon Coooksey at (202) 639-5979 or scooksey@gmaonline.org
 

For questions about registration, please contact:

Tonnetta Brown at (202) 637-4806 or tbrown@gmaonline.org

Audrey Rubio at (202) 639-5928 or arubio@gmaonline.org