October 26, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 48 million people in the United States (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. In 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in part to address this significant public health issue. FSMA is a comprehensive law intended to shift the focus of foodborne illness management from responding to outbreaks to preventing them. FSMA consists of seven major rules, each meant to improve the safety and sustainability of the nation’s food supply, regardless of its country of origin, and identify clear, specific actions to achieve enhanced food safety.
This webinar will focus on FSMA and discuss the incremental progress the law has achieved in assuring food safety. In addition, the webinar will include a look at the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, a 2020 initiative meant to enhance FSMA, and improve food safety outcomes by leveraging technology. Register now to join Thomas J. Dunn, Karin F. Baron, and Lynn L. Bergeson for the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) sponsored webinar, “Food Safety Issues in the United States.”
- Review of FSMA
- Discussion on food safety over the past decade
- New Era of Smarter Food Safety
Thomas J. Dunn, Managing Director, Flexpacknology llc, has been an active practitioner in the flexible packaging industry since 1979, with significant responsibilities as an associate with the Flexible Packaging Association and Printpack Inc. He supplemented his professional accomplishments with leadership roles in industry associations (FPA, RadTech NA) and professional societies (TAPPI, SPE, IFT). Dunn has authored peer-reviewed papers, served on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant proposal review panels, and contributed content to major technical publications in the industry.
Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, has more than 20 years’ experience developing, implementing, and managing complex chemical regulatory compliance matters for some of the largest industrial and specialty chemical companies in the world. Her primary areas of practice include hazard and risk assessment and communication, industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety (EHS) programs, FDA regulations pertaining to food contact materials, and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), including compliant safety data sheets (SDS).
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of how regulatory programs pertain to industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies. She counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters.