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Preparing for a US FDA Food Facility Inspection

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Added by Harshit Choudhary, 08 Oct 2013

Taking place 17 Oct 2013 (Single Day Event)

Harshit Choudhary

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Event Organizer Compliance Online
Contact Name Harshit Choudhary
Contact Number +1-888-717-2436

Event Category Live Webinar
Event State/City Online
Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $199.00
Event/Registration URL http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus?product_id=703155&channel=am_IFSQN

Event Description

October 17, Thursday 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

This webinar will provide an update on the U.S. FDA's new Food Safety Modernization Act, its inspectional process and discuss how to prepare for an FDA inspection.

Why Should You Attend:

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires FDA to change the way it regulates the food industry. Previously, FDA's primary mission was to respond to incidents, with minor emphasis on inspections. FSMA now requires FDA to focus its resources on preventing incidents before they happen by requiring the agency to inspect domestic and foreign food facilities, and requires the agency to impose significant fees on inspected companies and their agents if re-inspection is required.

This interactive 60-minute webinar will explain FDA's inspectional process and how to prepare for an FDA inspection. The presenter, a veteran in managing food safety audits and of FDA inspection techniques, will answer your questions at the end of the session.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

The seminar will cover in detail the following topics:
  • FDA Inspection Notice Process
  • Facility Registration Requirements
  • Facility Personnel Requirements
  • Inspection of Grounds and Sanitary Operations
  • Equipment and Utensils
  • Production and Process Controls
  • Review of Records
  • Emergency Permit Controls
  • Notices of Action
  • Avoiding Detentions
  • Removal from DWPE
Who will benefit:
  • Manufacturers of food
  • Processors
  • Packaging
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • U.S. importers sourcing food and beverages from overseas
Instructor Profile:


Mr. Edwin Velez Rivera, is the Director of the Food Safety at Registrar Corp. He is a highly experienced food safety professional, skilled in designing and communicating effective food safety control programs to meet customer, regulatory, and operational needs. Prior to joining Registrar Corp, Mr. VelezRivera worked for 20 years for the U.S. Department of Defense where he managed a wide-ranging food safety and food defense program, including conducting food safety audits, reviewing food defense plans, and managing the audit program for over 600 commercial food establishments.

Mr. Velez Rivera has a master's degree in Food Science and Technology from Kansas State University. He has attended numerous training with the FDA, including "Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)," "Conducting Seafood Inspections," "Food Code," “Milk Pasteurization Principles and Controls,” and "Inspection Techniques and Evidence Development." He has also completed certification or course work in the following: Advanced HACCP Plan development; HACCP validation and verification; Seafood HACCP; Better Process Control School (LACF and AF); Lead Auditor Training; Advance Auditing Techniques; British Retail Consortium (BRC) Third Party Auditor; Safe Quality Foods (SQF); GMA-SAFE; Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ-CQA); Food Defense Coordinator; US Army Anti-Terrorism Officer Course (Level 2), Agriculture and Food Vulnerability Assessment Course; Food Defense Course for Professionals; and, Certified HACCP Manager.

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