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Dairy Facts 2016

Do You Know Your Suppliers?

Oct 02, 2013

Food safety expert Joe Levitt tells dairy companies that one of the best ways to assure compliance with the foreign supplier verification and third-party accreditation proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is to know your suppliers.

Levitt, a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and a former director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will walk dairy company professionals through new requirements under the proposed rules during IDFA’s new webinar, “FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification and Third-Party Accreditation,”  October 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The proposed rules will place new and enhanced requirements on foreign suppliers and the accreditation of third-party auditors to further protect the safety of food imported into the United States. IDFA believes these rules, while directed at foreign facilities, are the harbinger for how domestic supplier verification and third-party audits will play out.

During the webinar, Levitt will also identify any potential issues or barriers that will need to be addressed during the public comment period, and explain what dairy manufacturers can begin doing today to ensure effective implementation.

Register today.

For more information about FSMA, contact Clay Detlefsen, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs, at

For more information about the webinar, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA assistant, meetings and educational services, at

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