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A food company’s supply chain can be the weakest link in their food safety program. Food ingredient adulteration, fraud, and counterfeiting negatively impacts everyone in the food supply chain. FDA has recognized the risk in the food supply chain. Sanitary transportation and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) are major components of FSMA.

FSVP applies to most entities that import food into the United States from abroad, including domestic facilities and food brokers. For each food it imports, an importer would be required to develop, maintain, and follow a FSVP that provides “adequate assurances” that its foreign supplier is producing the food in compliance with processes and procedures that provide “at least the same level of public health protection” as FDA’s standards for preventive controls and produce safety, if either is applicable. The foreign supplier must also demonstrate that it is producing the food in compliance with the adulteration and allergen-labeling requirements of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (Sections 402 and 403(w), respectively).  So,

  • Do you trust your suppliers?
  • Do you trust your supplier’s suppliers?
  • Are they complying with FSMA and one of the GFSI recognized schemes?
  • How are you keeping track of your suppliers?
  • Will those supplier records satisfy an FDA inspection?
  • How do you prevent EMA (Economically Motivated Adulteration) of Food and Food Ingredients from impacting your company?
  • How can one bad supplier derail your FDA inspection?
  • How do you find that “weak link” in the supply chain?
  • What do you need to do to be in compliant with the FSVP?

By attending this conference you will:

  1. Learn from FDA the details to FSMA’s FSVP and FSMA’s Sanitary transportation final rules.
  2. FDA's Update on Economically Motivated Adulteration/Food Fraud
  3. Gain an understanding from FDA of what the agency means by “adequate assurances.”
  4. Understand how to protect your company from vulnerabilities in the supply chain.
  5. Learn to prevent EMA of Food and Food Ingredients.
  6. Learn of tools, technologies and techniques that can protect your company from the weakest link in your global supply chain.
  7. Share best practices and experiences with industry peers.

2017 Delegates



Alasko Foods Inc

QC Manager

APC, Inc.

QA Systems Specialist

Ateeco, Inc. Mrs. T's Pierogies

Quality Assurance Manager

Ateeco, Inc. Mrs. T's Pierogies

Systems Specialist

Bake CO

QA Supervisor


QA Manager

Bonduelle Ontario Inc.

Supplier Quality Manager

Campbell Soup/Pepperidge Farm

Group Manager, Food Safety & Quality


Director, Logistics Quality & Food Safety

DSM Nutritional Products

Head of Regulatory Affairs NA

DSM Nutritional Products, LLC

Director of Quality, North America

Dunkin Brands Inc

Quality Assurance Manager

Dunkin' Brands

qa manager


Consumer Safety Officer

Forever Living Products

Director of R&D and Compliance

Glanbia Nutritionals

Sr. Director Supply Chain Quality

Interfood, Inc.

Commercial Director

Kellogg de Mexico

Quality Director

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Quality Systems Analyst

Lamb Weston

Senior Quality Specialist-Supplier Compliance

Lamb Weston

Manager-Supplier Compliance


Regional Sourcing Manager

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Logistics Manager

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Director of Purchasing

Merieux NutriSciences

Scientific Affairs Director, Chemistry N.A.

Milk Specialties Global

Sr. Director of Quality and Regulatory

Newly Weds Foods

Sr. Scientist, Global Supplier Quality and Food Safety



Novozymes Blair Inc

Quality Manager


Quality, Administrative Assistant


Plant Manager

PepsiCo Inc.

Global Director of Food Safety

Redbarn Pet Products

QC Manager

Registrar Group

Executive Director

Rema Foods, Inc.

Sr. Mgr. Global FSQA


QS/Regulatory Manager


SVP, Product

Sargento Foods Inc.

Director Supply Quality

Seacrest Foods

Food Safety Coordinator

Sensient Colors LLC

Director Supply Chain

Sysco Corporation

Director, FSQA

The Hershey Company

Sr. Manager Food Defense

Tiger Cool Express

Director Supply Chain Compliance

Trichero Family Estates

Quality Administrator

Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC.

Supplier Quality Assurance Manager


  • When

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention
    12601 Twinbrook Parkway
    Rockville, Maryland 20852

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