Last year, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law, and in doing so, introduced myriad changes to the machinery and components of food manufacturing.
“The FSMA introduces a fundamental change in the way food manufacturers approach product safety,” said Maria Ferrante, vice president of education & workforce development, PMMI. “It moves them from a reactive model to a proactive model, preventing contamination before there can be an incident, and that means changes along the supply chain, and in particular for PMMI members.”
To help members adapt to these changes, PMMI, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE) will present “How FSMA is Affecting Your Customers and What You Can Do About It” (May 2; Chicago, Ill.).
“It’s basically ‘FSMA 101’ for packaging and processing equipment suppliers,” Ferrante said. “In one day, we’ll cover what the regulations mean and how that will impact what customers expect from their suppliers.”
PMMI consultant Jeff Barach, an FSMA expert, and leading CPGs including David Drum, senior food safety auditor, The Kellogg Company, and Tom Fishlove, senior engineer – Sanitation Center of Excellence, General Mills, are among the presenters.
For more information, and to register for the event, visit www.pmmi.org/fsma.