Food Defense: Is Your Organization Secure?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Safety Requirements of FSMA, and FDA Action Taken in Context of Food Defense

“Food defense” is the effort to protect the food supply from acts of intentional adulteration and acts of terrorism. After the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law, the FDA issued a final rule on “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration,” which covered facilities to prepare and implement food defense plans. Penalties for violating the FDA’s regulations continue to climb, and with the added cost related to oversights and recalls, food defense has become a key compliance concern for organizations whose food products reach consumers.

Join this session with expert speaker Jason Teliszczak, who will cover food defense and detail what an organization needs to have in place to safely manufacture, package, and/or handle food products. Jason will talk about a broad range of production types, facilities, and the transportation of goods. This session will also highlight the key areas an organization needs to control to ensure that intentional contaminants do not enter its products.

This session will help domestic and foreign-based food manufacturers, packagers and handlers ensure compliance with security requirements and other FDA regulations. It will update you on the security and safety requirements of FSMA, particularly in the context of food defense, and highlight the FDA actions taken to date in this area.

Session Highlights

  • Brief overview of FSMA
  • New prevention-focused tools for food defense
  • Overview of the requirements spelled out by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
  • The FDA’s definition of the term “food defense”
  • How to prepare an organization to be food defense compliant
  • How to harden any facility to improve security
  • Regulatory status of the Food Defense clause and timeline of agency actions
  • What the FDA expects from manufacturers and handlers

Who Should Attend

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all the personnel in:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • Processors, packers, and or handlers of food products
  • Infrastructure
  • Documentation
  • Food technologists
  • Food safety
  • Food inspectors
  • Marketing
  • QA/QC

Additionally, food manufacturers and facilities responsible for creating, packaging, and/or handling food products will also benefit from this training.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Jason Teliszczak

Jason Teliszczak is an entrepreneur with a passion for ensuring safety through proper food processes and strengthening security for organizations to make the world a more secure place. After earning a B.S. in environmental studies and to ensure his vision would not be put to waste, he built his own successful consulting firm, JT Environmental Consulting, and has quickly become an expert within the food safety and food...   More Info
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