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Dairy Facts 2016

IDFA to Host Webinar on Compliance with FSMA Rules

Jul 18, 2017

As companies are coming into compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and Foreign Supplier Verification rule, many industry stakeholders want to know what FDA is expecting and how to get up to speed.

To help dairy companies and suppliers with compliance, IDFA will host the webinar “FDA’s New Supply Chain Food Safety Requirements: Is Your Company in Compliance?” on July 26, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, will present the webinar, along with Rachael Dettmann Spiegel and Jason W. Sapsin, food safety attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

Meet the Trainers

John Allan
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and International Standards, IDFA

John Allan directs all aspects of IDFA's food safety training initiatives, leads efforts related to product safety issues and has responsibilities in federal and state regulatory affairs. He engages on behalf of IDFA members with 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. and the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS). John also helps represent IDFA’s international trade interests through his seat on the U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Trade Representative Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade of Processed Foods, as well as through engagement with the International Dairy Federation and the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).

Rachael Dettmann Spiegel
Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Rachael Dettmann Spiegel is a member of the firm's nationally ranked food litigation and regulatory practice. Rachael’s blended practice of litigation and food regulatory advising consists of counseling food and animal feed clients on FSMA compliance, including drafting and implementing food safety plans, CGMPs, and revising supply contracts to comply with FSMA’s sanitary transportation and foreign supplier requirements. Rachael also advises with product recalls and represents clients in litigation resulting from foodborne illness and recall related breach of contract claims. Rachael regularly presents on and writes about the practical implications of FSMA compliance.

Jason W. Sapsin
Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Formerly Associate Chief Counsel in the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C., Jason Sapsin's areas of expertise include food additives, product labeling and advertising, nutrition and ingredients labeling, good manufacturing practices, natural and organic product standards, and New Dietary Ingredient determinations. Jason has additional expertise in food and dietary supplement safety reporting, recalls and preparing for and responding to FDA inspections and enforcement actions. He also advises clients in these regulated industries during private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and sales transactions. 


Registration for “FDA’s New Supply Chain Food Safety Requirements: Is Your Company in Compliance?,”  is available online.

For additional answers and information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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