FDAnews Announces — FSMA’s Food Defense Rule: Practical Considerations for Protecting Against Ultimate Harm and Complying with FDA’s Final Rule Webinar, Aug. 17, 2016

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The FDA published the Food Defense Rule, the last of seven major substantive rulemakings under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), on May 27. Join industry experts John O’Brien and Christopher Ripple, both lawyers with McGuire Woods, LLP, on Aug. 17 when they will discuss how proactively planning for the Food Defense Rule will help ensure an integrated approach to food safety operations.

FSMA’s Food Defense Rule:
Practical Considerations for Protecting Against
Ultimate Harm and Complying with FDA’s Final Rule
**An FDAnews Webinar**
Aug. 17, 2016 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
http://www.fdanews.com/fooddefenserule    

The FDA published the Food Defense Rule — the last of seven major substantive rulemakings under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — on May 27.

What does it mean for manufacturers?

Join industry experts John O’Brien and Christopher Ripple — both lawyers with McGuire Woods, LLP — on Aug. 17 when they will discuss how proactively planning for the Food Defense Rule will help ensure an integrated approach to food safety operations.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  •     Develop a comprehensive food defense plan that includes a vulnerability assessment, mitigation strategies, procedures for food defense monitoring, corrective actions, and verification, which are critical to compliance.
  •     Conduct a methodical step-by-step identification of actionable process steps, where mitigation may be necessary to prevent the likelihood of intentional adulteration.
  •     Identify when vulnerabilities are “significant” enough to require mitigation and ensure that these mitigation strategies are focused on each specific actionable process step.
  •     Understand the key distinctions between the Food Defense Rule and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) analyses.
  •     Understand the major revisions in the final rule, which allow for greater flexibility for food facilities in determining how they will assess their facilities, implement mitigation strategies, and ensure that these strategies are working as intended.
  •     What the industry should be watching for in the coming months and years ahead.

Register today for an introduction to some practical considerations to take into account when drafting and documenting a FSMA-compliant food defense plan.

Meet the Presenter:
John F. O’Brien III, Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP, Atlanta
John O’Brien represents clients including food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in litigation arising from recalls, foodborne illness outbreaks, unfair competition claims, and labeling challenges. John also counsels clients on food safety, labeling, and compliance matters, including compliance with new rules issued under the FSMA.

Christopher A. Ripple, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlottesville
Christopher Ripple focuses on litigation and regulatory matters as a member of the firm’s Food and Beverage, FDA Regulatory, and Transportation industry teams. For clients in the food industry, Chris provides advice and counseling on food labeling and food safety issues, including compliance with new rules issued under the FSMA.

Who Will Benefit:
Food manufacturers, food retailers and wholesalers, transportation providers, food safety auditors and food industry consultants

Webinar Details:
FSMA’s Food Defense Rule:
Practical Considerations for Protecting Against
Ultimate Harm and Complying with FDA’s Final Rule
Aug. 17, 2016 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
http://www.fdanews.com/fooddefenserule    

Tuition:
$287 per site

Easy Ways to Register:
Online:     http://www.fdanews.com/fooddefenserule                    
By phone: 888-838-5578 or 703-538-7600

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