11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
What is Reportable and What is Not
Industry is required to submit mandatory food safety reports to the FDA
Reportable Food Registry (RFR). Since 2009, when the RFR was launched industry has
been required to comply anytime there is reasonable probability that an article of food
will cause serious adverse health consequences. Many industry stakeholders have not
taken advantage of the 2010 FDA RFR annual report which provides excellent insight
on products presenting food safety risk. FDA is directed to work with their regulatory
partners and industry to investigate and address these reports. Significant guidance
has been provided by the FDA related to the interpretation and specific situations that
qualify a reportable food. Industry should take heed to the Food Safety Modernization
Act which directs FDA to enhance the RFR to provide consumer oriented information on
each report, as needed, and to require the grocery stores who sold the reported food to
prominently display the information in a conspicuous location.
Craig Henry, Ph.D.
ERS Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting,
previously Office Director, Emergency
Response for the FDA.
Director, Office of Food Defense,
Communication and Emergency
Vice President & Counsel, International
Dairy Foods Association
■ This session will provide the latest insight into how FDA is proceeding with the
implementation, modifications, and public health benefit of the RFR.
■ Industry representatives will provide their perspective on the impact of the RFR
on business and improving food safety.
John W. Bode
Principal, John Bode LLC
non-O157 STEC: The Prevalence of and the Strategies and
Objectives of the Industry
non-O157 STEC’s are emerging as a potential threat to consumers and regulatory
agencies are taking a hard look to ensure public health. Learn from regulatory agencies
how they are viewing non-0157 STECs in the face of the FSMA, escalating outbreaks and
pressure from legislators. Learn from industry their approach to non-0157 STEC’s and
the changing regulation that will shape the future.
Sr. Vice President, Operations and
Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farm
Emilio Esteban, DVM, MBA,
Scientific Advisor for Laboratory
■ Provide attendees with an overview of the organisms called non-O157 STECS
■ Provide an update from the USDA on how the new regulation on non-O157 STECS
will be enforced
Rajal Mody, M.D. MPH, LCDR
US Public Health Service, Epidemiologist,
Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch,
■ Provide attendees with some strategies for managing new regs and the organisms
Mansour Samadpour, Ph.D.
Principal, IEH Laboratories
Transportation/Distribution – Food Safety Forensics What Can
Happen During Transportation
Section 111 of the Food Safety Modernization Act addresses the sanitary transportation
of food. In order to prepare for this new regulation, industry must understand the impact
of temperature control during the shipment of perishable products on the safety of the
products. An overview of key, but often overlooked factors in refrigerated transportation,
insights on how to use cold chain data effectively and results from recent studies conducted
on shipments of temperature sensitive food products will help attendees understand
the variables they need to consider when evaluating temperature control during transit.
Director Quality Assurance,
Food Project Team Manager,
Sensitech, Inc – Professional Services
■ Ensure your company is ready when the FSMA regulations are enacted
■ Speakers will explain the importance of monitoring temperatures during transit
and understand how to maintain appropriate temperature control
Regulatory Counsel, Food Marketing
2012 Food Safety Leadership Awards
Wednesday, April 18 • 10:05a.m.–11:00a.m. Grab a boxed lunch and enjoy it in our Keynote Theatre or take it with you to the airport, it’s travel friendly!
GRAB & GO LUNCH