Since the final FSVP and 3rd Party Accreditation rules rely heavily on rules for HARPC, Environmental Monitoring, Validation and Validation of Preventive Controls, in this 60-minute session, we will quickly review earlier final rules before we summarize the final FSVP and 3rd Party Accreditation rules. It is critical to begin to understand how the FDA has interwoven the FSMA into more of a compact and focused set of rules than proposed rules might have led us to believe.
The FDA FSMA rules are based on the ideas that risk can be reduced through preventive approaches not widely understood or followed in the food industry. Regardless of your ability to understand these rules, the implementation period has begun. The waiting period is over.
The implications of these published FSMA rules go far beyond what their titles imply. Based on FDA recommendations, we are presenting this critical session so that domestic and food importers and exporters can begin to protect themselves. More importantly, the Third Party Accreditation Rules need to be understood by all food industry personnel because earlier established food safety standards and audits will be changing to accommodate the rules. The learning objectives are:
Dr. John M. Ryan is currently working with various food and RFID/Traceability suppliers and a variety of sensor providers to implement an international RFID produce supply chain track and trace and food safety system between the State of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Region. He is a the quality assurance administrator over two branches within the department: Commodities and Measurement Standards which include labs used to test various processed foods and primary involvement with food safety. He previously implemented the nations' first RFID food traceability (farm-distribution-retail) project.