The Food Safety Modernization Act; Shifting from Reactive to Preventive Food Safety

Sponsored by: Dassault Systèmes - BIOVIA

Focused on:

  • Food Safety
  • Data Integrity

Date: 12 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

The Role of Data Integrity in Food Safety

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, gave the US FDA expanded authority to regulate how foods are grown, harvested and processed. Under the FSMA, FDA’s approach to food safety has moved from reactive to preventive, with a focus on controls to prevent or minimize the likelihood of problems occurring in the food supply chain.

In this webinar, we will discuss the background of the FSMA, the rules and guidance issued pursuant to it, and the FDA’s preventive approach to food safety. We will focus on aspects of the FSMA that implicate the importance of data integrity in the food supply chain, and discuss how implementing quality programs with compliance as a baseline can help ensure food safety while supporting brand equity and professional reputation.

Presented by

Ed Johnson JD,

Food & Drug Attorney of Council, Axendia

Ed Johnson serves as Regulatory Affairs of Counsel to Axendia and is an attorney in private practice. He currently advises life sciences companies and their suppliers on regulatory law matters, including, advertising and promotion, clinical trials, and supply chain issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ed was a research chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

He has previously served as Regulatory Counsel to Stelex, a leading life sciences consulting firm acquired by GE Healthcare Company, and served in regulatory strategic roles with Thomson Reuters and Siemens Healthcare. Ed holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Georgia, a MS in Chemistry from Emory University and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Background: The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), rules and guidance 2011 to date
  • FDA's Shift from reactive to preventive food safety under FSMA
  • The impact of data integrity on food safety, quality and compliance


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