With $49 billion worth of imported foods, the FDA and its regulatory allies oversee more than 420,000 domestic and foreign facilities. Importers of food products intended for consumption in the United States through international commerce are responsible for ensuring that the products are safe, sanitary, wholesome, and labeled according to U.S. requirements. Over 70% of all seafood and 35% of all produce consumed in the U.S. are imported.
If you think the FDA is unable to effectively control imported food safety, think again. They do not work alone. Food importers face special challenges from Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, the FDA and USDA, Center for Disease Control, Food Safety Inspection Service, Agricultural and Marketing Services, Food and Nutrition Services, the USDA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These organizations combine their enforcement powers to assure that food produced, processed and transported into the United States for consumption meet regulatory food safety requirements. Other countries are trending in the same direction.
Why you should attend:
If you import human or animal food or food supplements and ingredients into the United States for the purpose of consumption, you are impacted. Understanding the rules and regulations can greatly help to reduce risk to consumers and to your company. As a food supply chain member, you are responsible to assure the reliability and food safety of our suppliers. Qualification and management of your producers, shippers and carriers are critical to your organization’s success and survival.
Dr John Ryan will help you guide your company through current and future regulatory requirements in this webinar.
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Who should attend
Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has been working on transportation food safety issues since 2011 after retiring from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups. He has won awards for traceability technology for his visionary...
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