United Fresh to host FSMA Web seminars - The Packer

United Fresh to host FSMA Web seminars

01/23/2013 03:39:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

(CORRECTED): The United Fresh Produce Association is sponsoring two Web seminars on proposed food safety rules from the Food and Drug Administration.

United Fresh Produce Association The seminars offer insights and analysis of the draft Food Safety Modernization Act, with speakers from the FDA, universities and United Fresh, according to a news release.

Scheduled for Feb. 7, the first seminar is on the produce safety rule and features Jim Gorny, FDA’s senior advisor in its office of food safety, and David Durkin, principal with Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC, Washington, D.C.

David Gombas, United Fresh’s senior vice president of food safety and technology, is set to moderate the session along with Kali Kniel, of the University of Delaware and vice chair of the International Association for Food Protection's fruit and vegetable safety and quality professional development group.

On Feb. 11, the second seminar focuses on how the proposed rules would affect produce industry individuals and companies, according to the release.

Speakers include Gombas, Gorny and Samir Assar, FDA’s director, produce safety staff.

The seminars are in addition to the work being done by United Fresh’s produce rule and preventive control rule working groups. Both groups met in teleconferences in mid-January.

Register for both seminars at http://tinyurl.com/b9ugopo.

(Note on correction: This story originally incorrectly mischaracterized the name of the organization Kniel chairs in the fourth paragraph).



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