FSMA Workshop 2016

FSMA Workshop 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

Supplier Verification Plan of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) & Supplier Risk Management, Controls and Audits

FSMA impacts all food businesses. Know what to do about it. This is a free half day workshop on Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.

Breakfast and refreshments are sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division, the Quality Leaders Network (QLN) Food Group, and RxRS Apprenticeship Program.

Agenda FSMA Compliance Workshop 2016

Links to the presentations are included

  1. Lewie Casey. An Overview of the ASQ FDC Division
  2. Dan Solis, Director, FDA Import Operations, Los Angeles District. QLN Network – FSVP Update
  3. Captain Larry Howell, Deputy Director FDA Import Operations Branch (FDA requests people visit their website on FSMA for the most up to date information)
  4. Laurice Churchill, Chief Southwest Region of the NOAA Seafood Inspection Program. FDA FSMA Compliance Workshop
  5. Mary Kate Miller, Regional Administrator Food Safety Inspection Unit of CDPH Food and Drug Branch (no slides)
  6. Rosemarie Christopher, RxRS Apprentice Program for the Food Industry. Apprenticeships & The Food Industry Compliance Collaboration
  7. Mas Hori, Consultant. Differences between Regulatory & Customer Driven Audits for Preventie Controls for Human Foood
  8. Dick Sheppard, R&D Scientific. Preventive Controls for Human Food – Reactive vs Proactive Culture in the Food Industry
  9. Scott Storms, FSNS. Food Testing Microbiology & Chemistry


In an effort to ensure full transparency with the food, ingredient and food supplier industries, the FDA Los Angeles District Office hosted a Regulatory Policy Lecture Series on how FDA goes about improving product, processes, and service quality through the use of quality tools. During cGMP investigations and through import inspections, FDA has noted several areas where industry could improve product quality. FDA officers share their observations with food companies, ingredient companies, and suppliers to the food industry.

The audience for these lectures included professionals working in the food industry or with the food industry. These workshops included presentations by the FDA subject matter experts (SMEs) and Food Industry SMEs discussing current challenges with product quality and use of quality tools to address these quality issues.

This is the second lecture, part of a quarterly Lecture Series where FDA and Industry come together to provide regulatory guidance and Good Manufacturing Practice topics and case studies. Primary goal will be to explore methods to resolve these case studies.

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