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What It’s All About, and FDA’s Latest Activities
Safe Food Alliance
Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am
The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It was originally signed into law in 2011, and in subsequent years FDA issued the seven FSMA rules in their final form. The focus of the act is more effective prevention of food safety issues in the U.S. food supply. The rules include preventive measures implemented in growing and harvesting of crops; processing, transportation, and storage of food; importing of food items; and even prevention of tampering in the food supply.
In this session we will explain FDA’s approach and what they expect from the food industry. We’ll also review some of the latest changes FDA is making to enforcement of these regulations.
Jon Kimble is the Senior Food Safety Manager for Safe Food Alliance. In this role, he helps companies achieve their strategic goals through training and consultation, and leads voluntary facility audits in the SQF, HACCP, and Costco food safety standards as well as the Safe Food Alliance FSMA compliance audits. As an organization, Safe Food Alliance hosts both public and on-site training for food processors and growers, providing assistance to companies that are working to build a more robust food safety system.
As a member of the Training and Consulting team, Jon is a FSMA Preventive Controls Lead Trainer, FSMA Produce Safety Lead Trainer, FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Lead Trainer, an SQF lead auditor, and has 18 years of experience related to quality assurance and food safety. During his career he has played a key role in maintaining certifications to the following internationally recognized certification standards: IFS, BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, and ISO 17025.
Jon’s strengths include food safety training, food safety system development and implementation, root cause analysis, management of internal audits, and conducting third-party audits.