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Webinar Next Week to Cover Food Defense Rule

Jun 16, 2016
Ryan Newkirk, Policy Analyst, Food Defense and Emergency Coordination, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at FDA

To help dairy companies comply with the food defense rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act, IDFA is hosting a webinar June 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar, “FSMA Rule on Intentional Adulteration,” will discuss how to create, update and implement food safety plans under the new rule.

The Food and Drug Administration’s final major rule under FSMA requires food companies to develop action plans to counteract the possibility, however unlikely, that an act of intentional adulteration could affect the U.S. food supply and cause widespread public harm. Large companies must comply with the rule by May 2019, while smaller companies will have until May 2020 to comply.

The webinar will cover:

  • Identifying and implementing strategies that address significant vulnerabilities;
  • Establishing and maintaining food defense monitoring procedures and corrective actions; and
  • Keeping records to monitor these actions and ensure that employees are properly trained.

The featured speakers will be Ryan Newkirk, policy analyst, Food Defense and Emergency Coordination, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at FDA; and Joe Levitt, partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP. Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, will moderate the webinar.

Registration details are available online. For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator, at

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