Food Seminars International will present a webinar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST Thursday, March 3 on the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

Presenters Robert Hahn, John Bode and Jolyda Swaim, from the law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz, will discuss the new requirements and offer their perspective on the law. Topics to be covered include:

New requirements for registered food facilities

•How detailed will FDA require hazard analyses and preventive controls plans to be? How will FDA define foreseeable hazards?

•What should food companies be doing now to prepare?

•What new food defense requirements will FDA impose? What foods will be considered at high risk of intentional adulteration?

New requirements for food imports

•How in depth will FDA require U.S. importers foreign supplier’s verifications to be?

•How much is FDA likely to rely on foreign government inspections?

Other new requirements

•How will FDA enforce fresh produce standards?

•How will FDA define “grocery stores” and will FDA make use of new technologies to accomplish consumer notification?

New FDA powers

•How is FDA likely to use its authority to suspend registration?

•What will FDA do if Congress does not appropriate adequate funding to meet the new minimum inspection frequencies?

•What new fees will food companies have to pay?

Cost of the webinar is $189 per attendee.  For more information and to register see the Food Seminars International website.