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 introduction and 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 meets regulatory food safety requirements. Other countries are trending in the same direction.
This conference by Dr. John Ryan will explain how every step of the food production, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and delivery processes is covered in new legislation designed to build on top of old import requirement.
In this program, you’ll learn:
Benefits of the session
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...
More Events By The Speaker