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Webinar set for January 6, 2011- Understanding the New Food Safety Legislation

The long-stalled Food Safety legislation passed through the Senate on Sunday evening and is slated for discussion and, most likely, a vote, on the House floor before the end of the week. The Food Institute has been following the developments alongside Washington-based law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC. Legislation is expected to pass through the House before Congress enters the holiday break.

Posted: Dec 20, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (December 20, 2010) - The long-stalled Food Safety legislation passed through the Senate on Sunday evening and is slated for discussion and, most likely, a vote, on the House floor before the end of the week. The Food Institute has been following the developments alongside Washington-based law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC. Legislation is expected to pass through the House before Congress enters the holiday break.

The Food Institute will offer an informative 90-minute webinar on January 6, 2011, exploring and explaining the impact of this new Food Safety Legislation. Be amongst the first to know how this proposed bill would increase the FDA's regulatory authority over the food production system in order to prevent contamination and food-borne illness outbreaks. The proposed legislation would give the FDA mandatory recall authority, require food producers to have qualifying plans in place for identifying and addressing safety risks, require importers to verify the safety of all imported foods, and more.

Scheduled to speak at the webinar are two experts in the area of food safety legislation. Dr. David Acheson, currently Managing Director, Food & Import Safety Practice, at Leavitt Partners, has also held numerous executive level positions within the Food & Drug Administration in which he was afforded an agency-wide leadership role for all food & feed issues, including health promotion and nutrition. Mr. John Bode, a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC, concentrates his practice in legislative and regulatory matters. He actively participated in the legislative efforts resulting in the enactment of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bode served in three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was responsible for approximately half of the USDA budget.

This webinar is a MUST for anyone involved in the area of food safety legislation. Up-to-the-minute information from our expert panel will provide in-depth coverage of the changing laws and their impact on each and every sector of the food industry. A question and answer session will follow to reply to any remaining concerns. For more details on this webinar, please visit www.foodinstitute.com/foodsafety2011.cfm

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