July 5, 2016

Understand FSMA Food Defense Rule with Free Webinar on July 12

The produce industry has come together to provide a FREE webinar on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. This webinar briefing will be conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The new rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply. Such acts, while not likely to occur, could cause illness, death and economic disruption of the food supply absent mitigation strategies. Rather than targeting specific foods or hazards, this rule requires mitigation (risk-reducing) strategies for processes in certain registered food facilities.

This FSMA final rule applies to both domestic and foreign FDA-registered food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for consumption in the United States. It requires that some facilities conduct vulnerability assessments and implement mitigation strategies to minimize or prevent the intentional contamination of foods. It also requires a written food defense plan for the first time.

This webinar will help produce sector members understand what businesses are covered by this new rule, as well as key provisions, compliance dates and exemptions. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the FDA questions and better understand how the rule affects your business. Register today for this webinar!


Webinar Title: FSMA Final Rule Series: Intentional Adulteration Rule

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Newkirk, Policy Analyst, FDA Food Defense and Emergency


For more information, please contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251.