Produce Safety Rules Webinar

Free Online Webinar



Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2 - 3pm

 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites you to take part in afree, interactive webinar on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed produce safety rules. While USDA has no formal role in the development or implementation of the proposed rules for FDAs Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Departments Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Fruit and Vegetable Program is hosting the webinar as a service to the produce industry.
Michael Taylor, J.D., FDAs Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, will deliver brief remarks on two groundbreaking proposed rules for produce safety and preventive controls for human food under FSMA, with an emphasis on the proposed Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2013.
Brief formal remarks will be followed by a real-time, interactive question-and-answer session featuring Mr. Taylor and members of FDAs produce safety staff.
This informative session is part of AMS' ongoing webinar series designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers of all sizes. The webinar is free and available to anyone with Internet access. Registration is required and space is limited.
 
Contact:
christopher.purdy@ams.usda.gov / 202-720-3209