Why Should You Attend:
On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law new food safety legislation entitled the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new law is intended to ensure the U.S food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
This law has many new things and takes a proactive approach rather than reactive and has 3 major categories. Improve capacity to prevent food safety problems, detect and respond to food safety problem and improve the safety of imported food.
Attend this webinar to understand how the 3 objectives of this law will affect food companies and those in the global food supply chain and how compliance with the new law can be achieved by understanding:
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Sandra N. Whetstone is a former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) executive with more than 35 years of experience as a US Food and Drug official and is a recognized expert in US Food and Drug Law, the Public Health Service Act and related statues. Her primary area of expertise is in the practical application of the US Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, promulgating regulations under the acts, developing and implementing compliance programs for the FDA regulated industries, and developing enforcement strategies for effective compliance and consumer protection covering the full range of products under FDA’s jurisdiction.
In her most recent position as Director of the Division of Compliance Management and Operations, Office of Enforcement, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she provided strategic and policy leadership to a division staff with oversight over all of the Agency’s regulatory and administrative actions involving: pharmaceuticals (humans and veterinary), biologics, medical devices, food, including dietary supplements, and cosmetics. Ms. Whetstone was in the approval chain for all of the Agency’s compliance programs and policy documents. She directed the Agency’s recall operations and led a major reengineering of the Agency’s recall procedures. She has conducted numerous seminars for the industry as well as the states and other governments. She developed and conducted internal professional training for agency personnel to ensure consistent application of the laws and relevant scientific and technical standards.
Mrs. Whetstone spent the first part of her FDA career in the FDA’s Bureau of Foods (predecessor to the Center for Food safety and Applied Nutrition) where she served as an analytical chemist prior to moving into the area of regulatory affairs as a compliance officer. Her food experience includes serving as Director of the Program and Enforcement Branch in the Office of Seafood in FDAs Center for Food safety and Applied Nutrition, where she had oversight of the Agency’s seafood program including the Cooperative Shellfish Program. Ms. Whetstone's international experience regarding food import issues is extensive. She has conducted numerous visits to major food producing nations and trained commercial producers and government agencies on U.S. market requirements and regulatory standards. She directed and coordinated the development of numerous compliance programs for all segments of the food industry. She also represented the agency in many national and international forums.
The new food safety legislation entitled the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed in to law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The new law is intended to ensure the U.S food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is an historic piece of legislation. First, it has been more than 70 years since the US food safety regime was overhauled top to bottom. Second, the new law calls for profound changes such as:
This law has three major categories which need to be followed by all food companies:
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