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FDA’s Proposed Regulations for Sprout Production – What You Need To Know
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
Dr. Samir Assar, Director, Produce Safety Staff, FDA CFSAN
Ms. Joy Johanson, Consumer Safety Officer, Produce Safety Staff, FDA CFSAN
Dr. Stephen Grove, Manager, Industry Projects, Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT
The webinar will feature an overview of the proposed Produce Rule by Dr. Samir Assar and Joy Johanson, with particular emphasis on the requirements for sprout production. The proposed requirements include the use of validated seed sanitation procedures, testing of sprouts or spent sprout irrigation water for pathogens, and implementation of environmental monitoring plans. Stephen Grove, Coordinator of the Sprout Safety Alliance, will discuss the efforts currently being undertaken by the Sprout Safety Alliance to create a robust training curriculum focusing on best practices for safer production of sprouts. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A session.
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food research institute that provides stakeholders in government, industry and academia the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food defense and nutrition. Located at IIT's Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, IL, IFSH is also home to the FDA CFSAN Division of Food Processing Science and Technology.
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA).