Roka Bioscience is launching a new technology-based environmental auditing program during a co-presented webcast entitled Play FDA for a Day: Criminalization of foodborne illness and what you can do to protect your company.

The webcast will include the following topics:

  • Navigating the regulatory environment
  • Impact of Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Importance of using more accurate pathogen detection technology
  • How to self-audit your food facilities to avoid unwanted regulatory or criminal exposure with the support of experienced legal counsel

Leading the conversation will be Shawn Stevens of Food Industry Counsel LLC, an experienced food safety attorney. He will address the potential personal criminal liability that food manufacturing executives and managers now face under the FDA’s “War on Pathogens”. He will also outline the parameters of the internal auditing process companies should adopt in order to prepare for the pending FDA “swab-a-thons”, and ultimately improve the effectiveness of their preventative control program.

Roka’s chief commercial officer, Mary Duseau, will launch the self-auditing program that companies can adopt and which is expected to provide the industry with a path for a simple, effective “Play FDA for a Day” audit using advanced technology designed to identify the potential hidden risks in a food processing facility, before it becomes a regulatory or consumer health issue.

The webcast will take place on Wednesday October 5th at 2 p.m. EST. It is free to join. Register now at