Food Safety: What You Should be Doing Now and in the Near Future
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The majority of Food Safety Modernization Act rules became effective in September and a number of others are set to take effect soon. Manufacturers, warehousers, distributors, importers, and other affected entities should be taking specific steps now and looking to complete others in the near future to meet compliance requirements and maintain strategic advancement with your customers and suppliers. In this 60-minute webinar former FDA Division of Import Operations Director Domenic Veneziano will review these steps as well as the FDA’s related inspection and enforcement priorities.
- status of FSMA final rules and the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
- documents that need to be drafted, including risk-based preventive controls plans, food safety plans, and recall plans
- specific obligations for suppliers, importers, and warehousers
- what you need to do now and 6-9 months from now
- status and role of FSMA guidance documents
- strategies for compliance
Shelly Garg is an attorney with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s FDA Practice Group. She represents clients across a broad range of FDA-regulated product categories, including food, beverages and dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. She advises in strategic business planning, product development, testing and approval, labeling, advertisement and promotion, liability risk, inspections, responding to regulatory enforcement matters, and related issues. Her keen insights into the FDA and its inner workings have proved to be of significant value to her clients in successfully resolving matters before the agency.
Domenic J. Veneziano is a consultant for ST&R and works closely with its FDA Practice Group to provide advice to producers, importers, exporters, and distributors of FDA-regulated commodities; to evaluate medical device and food facilities to determine compliance with good manufacturing practice regulations and FSMA; and to assist clients in correcting any deviations found during FDA inspections or third-party audits. A 24-year veteran of the FDA and the Public Health Service, Veneziano served as a senior FDA leader with prominent roles in the oversight of the FDA’s national import operations program, including the development and implementation of the PREDICT targeting system and the Import Trade Communication System, the integration of FDA systems with the Automated Commercial Environment, and FSMA and the Food and Drug Safety and Innovations Act.