New England Public Meeting on Final FSMA Rules – Monday, December 14 – Brattleboro, VT

I’m forwarding this notice from Kristina Sweet at VT Agency of Agriculture of next week’s meeting in Brattleboro to discuss implementation of the recently finalized rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act. This should be of interest to everyone on this list.
–TB

Dear New England Food Systems Colleagues,

I’m writing to share the final agenda for the New England Public Meeting on Final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules, hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets on Monday, December 14 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT.

We have partnered with FDA to bring Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods & Veterinary Medicine, along with FDA subject matter experts to provide overviews of 3 final FSMA rules—Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food & Preventive Controls for Animal Food—and to answer your questions about what the rules cover and who must comply. This is the only FSMA roll-out meeting that FDA plans to attend in the Northeast.

Please see the agenda (attached and below) for the full schedule and presenter information.

Feel free to direct any questions to me at kristina.sweet or (802) 522-7811 and share the attached agenda and flyer with your networks. We hope to see you there!

Best,

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Produce Safety Team

Kristina Sweet, Abbey Willard & Shelley Mehlenbacher

AGR.FSMA

http://go.usa.gov/3SV3F

New England Public Meeting on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rules

Hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

http://go.usa.gov/3SV3F

Monday, December 14, 2015

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Latchis Theatre

, 50 Main Street

, Brattleboro, VT

9:30–10:00 AM: Reception (Refreshments provided.)

10:00–10:40 AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks

· Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture

· Walter Whitcomb, Maine Commissioner of Agriculture & Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA) President

· Mike Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods & Veterinary Medicine

10:40 AM–12:00 PM

· FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food

· Final Rule Overview with Question & Answer Session

· Presenter: Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

12:00–1:30 PM: Break (Lunch will not be provided.)

1:30–2:50 PM

· FSMA Produce Safety Rule

· Final Rule Overview with Question & Answer Session

· Presenter: Samir Assar, Director, Office of Produce Safety, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

2:50–3:00 PM: Break

3:00–4:20 PM

· FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food

· Final Rule Overview with Question & Answer Session

· Presenter: Dan McChesney, Director, Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine

4:20–4:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Kristina M. Sweet

Produce Safety Coordinator

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620

kristina.sweet | (802) 522-7811

www.vermontagriculture.com

December 14 FSMA Meeting Agenda.pdf

New England Meeting Flyer.pdf

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