The final rules entitled “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration” mean that companies must implement plans to prevent food under their control from intentional adulteration by performing vulnerability assessments, establishing mitigation strategies and procedures for monitoring, correcting and verifying a food defense plan. These rules were finalized in September 2016 meaning that companies have between 3 and five years for full compliance.
In June 2018, the FDA issued new draft guidance to help the food industry implement protection against potential attacks on the U.S. food supply. This session will introduce companies working on Food Defense plans to understand the FDA’s position and intent on planning better and implementing operations with sound food defense.
The new guidance provides recommendations for food defense measures, requirements applying to records that must be established and maintained and Compliance. Vulnerability assessments, mitigation strategies, education/training, recordkeeping guidance are presented.
Companies required to establish food defense plans should be aware of the FDA’s developing guidance issues to establish qualified plans and food defense systems.
Implementation of food defense plans will most likely require capital asset planning.
The rules apply to all foreign and domestic companies required to be registered with the FDA except farms, small businesses, animal foods, alcoholic beverages, and operations where the container that directly contacts the food remains intact (unopened).
The FDA FSMA Food Defense rules will require that all registered food supply entities follow all applicable FSMA rules. All proposed rules are now law and provide the FDA with full enforcement powers. All companies open to new FDA and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement activities if there is evidence that the food operation does not comply with FSMA rules. The FDA fully intends to prosecute in the event of illness or death caused to humans.
Advantages of attending the webinar:
Better understand the FDA’s intent for Food Defense Planning and Implementation
Build your team
Review vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies
Incorporate the company defense plan into your overall food safety plan
Establish preventive controls
Verify implementation of defense strategies (assure your plan is in place)
Establish a precautionary validation approach (prove your plan works)
Document the process
Protect your company and personnel from lawsuits
Who will benefit:
Upper and Mid-level personnel from all registered food operations
Food safety team members
Food quality personnel
Managers and supervisors in food operations
Sanitation specialists and teams
Food packing, processing, distribution and handling personnel
Food ingredient suppliers
Legal team members focused on food safety
Food safety leads and implementation team members
Maintenance operations personnel
Food facility personnel
Food importers whose food will be consumed in the U.S.
Food security personnel
US Food Importers and Exporters to the US
Food Safety internal and external auditors and audit team members
Shipper Supervisor and Managers
Distribution center operations personnel
Carrier and food transportation management
Food Buyers and Supply Chain Qualifiers
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|DVD + Transcript||$ 313.00|
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