Webinar: The six essential steps to FSMA compliance

Sponsored by: NSF International

Focused on:

  • Safeguarding
  • Exporting
  • Us

Date: 14 May

1228

Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Safeguard your business when exporting to the U.S.

If you work in the food and beverage industry and export to the US your business will be affected by the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) which comes into force from mid 2015. If you do not comply with FSMA rules you could be fined, banned from exporting to the US or even potentially put out of business.

This webinar explains the potential implications of FSMA and how to continue exporting legally to the US without disruption to your business. In fact there are six essential steps that exporters need to take. And, did you know it’s not all bad news - if you already have robust food safety systems in place you may be well on the road to compliance. But the devil is in the detail.

The first part of the webinar outlines the main provisions of the Act and explains their relevance to UK and European businesses and some of the grey areas that are still under discussion in the EU. It sets out the actions that food and beverage businesses need to take to comply with the Act.

In the second part of the webinar we share the six key steps that your business must take for FSMA readiness.

If you are not ready, you need to take action now!

Presented by

Frank Schreurs,

Global Managing Director of Consulting & Technical Services, NSF International

With over 29 years experience in quality and food safety management, training, auditing and consultancy, Frank works closely with many companies, national associations and NGOs to provide risk management solutions, developing and implementing HACCP systems, and training management and staff on food safety and risk assessment principles.

Dominic Watkins,

Partner and Head of Food Group DWF

Dominic specialises in both contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues in three primary areas: food law, trading standards and safety advising household name retailers and food manufacturers. He has spent a significant amount of time on secondments to some of the UK’s best known retailers and food businesses, advising on a range of issues including food law. This experience has provided him with a clear understanding of the role that legal advice plays in making a commercial decision.

Jude Mason,

Director, Client & Product Services, NSF International

Jude has overall accountability for our UK and European trading law team and services provided to our clients in the retail and food service sectors. She is a specialist in food safety and technology with over 20 years' experience in the retail food industry, covering product development, private label programme development, product launches, supplier auditing and supplier and product quality assurance. Jude also leads our client account management for larger global and multi-market clients, working in close liaison with our teams in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the main requirements of FSMA
  • Key dates and deadlines for implementation of the Act
  • What is specifically required of exporters to the US
  • The six steps to take to prepare your business for FSMA

Audience

  • Senior food safety and quality personnel
  • Technical QA/QC Directors and Managers
  • Food Export Operators
  • Global Food Safety Coordinators & Managers
  • Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
  • Product Development Directors and Managers
  • Production Directors and Managers
  • Public Health Inspectors