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Applying the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to Your Organization

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Added by Harshit Choudhary, 17 Jul 2013


Taking place 22 Aug 2013 through 23 Aug 2013 (Ranged Event)

Harshit Choudhary


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Event Organizer Compliance Online
Contact Name Harshit Choudhary
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Event Category Training Course
Event State/City Washington, DC
Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $1,099.00
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Event Description


Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT and Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT, Courtyard Washington, DC

Course "Applying the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to Your Organization" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

Course Description:

All functional groups who have food safety and compliance responsibility or need to understand the basics of food safety and must be informed about its compliance should attend.

This seminar will provide the basic building blocks you will need to adjust your company’s governance, risk management and compliance program related to new FDA requirements. With new rule making eminent, how can your company build a program that is resilient and agile in this fast paced environment. We will discuss a framework organizations can use to stay resilient and agile, how they can improve their documentation and ensure they are “audit ready” for third party certifiers, or government regulators. Through practical exercises you will learn how to identify and assess risks, calculate the applicable risk tolerances, walking away from the training with practical tips and tools you can use to apply risk management principles at your organization.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) grants sweeping new powers to the FDA that must be addressed in your organization’s compliance program. FDA now had a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, science-based preventive controls across the food supply. The FSMA mandates that all processing facilities implement preventive controls that are appropriate for their operations. FDA has previously required HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) for seafood and juice processors, as has USDA for meat and poultry, but FSMA makes HACCP-type preventive controls the norm in all food processing facilities. This new law is historic, because for the first time more than 70 years, a significant overhaul of the statutory tool kit for combating food-borne illness. Organizations must understand how these changes affect the way they need to address compliance requirements around food safety.

Course Objective:

Key goals of the seminar will include learning:
  • Overview of the Food Safety and Modernization Act.
  • A Framework to Address Compliance.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  • The Farm-to-Table Chain.
  • Accredited Third Party Certification.
  • Documentation and Audit Readiness.
  • Monitoring Changes to the Business Context.
  • Practical tips and tools for applying the training to your individual organization.
Who will Benefit:

Senior executives, directors, managers and those who have responsibility for implementing and managing compliance activities, as well as those that have key collateral roles:
  • Internal Auditors
  • Compliance Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Risk Management
  • Attorneys and Legal Staff
Meet Your Instructor:

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Jason Mefford
President, Mefford Associates

Jason Mefford, is a sought after adviser and speaker on ethics, corporate governance, GRC, and internal audit topics. He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm. Mefford has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. Prior to that he was a manager at two different large public accounting firms, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. Mefford is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) where he has served in various volunteer leadership positions at the local and international level. He is also a Fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a non-profit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes.

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