To get a taste of the discussions that were happening at the 2024 Food Safety Summit, we spoke face-to-face with Mitzi Baum, CEO of Stop Foodborne Illness and Conrad Choiniere, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs (acting) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Matt Taylor, Global Senior Manager of Food Consulting and Technical Solutions at NSF; Lori Dodson, Senior Advisor at the Maryland Cannabis Administration and Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., PCQI, Founder of Kathy Knutson Food Safety Consulting LLC; William Erdely, Head of Client Development at Körber Supply Chain Consulting; Larry Keener, CFS, PA, President and CEO of International Product Safety Consultants Inc. and Elizabeth (Liz) Presnell, J.D., Food Industry Consultant and Lawyer at Food Industry Counsel LLC; and Scott Jones, Director of North American Sales at Meritech.

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with:

  • Mitzi and Dr. Choiniere [3:26] about the joint Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness/FDA webinar series on food safety culture that produced 11 webinars, the final of which was presented live from the Summit
  • Matt [14:56] about significant current events in food safety
  • Dr. Knutson and Lori [35:53] about food safety regulation for cannabis-infused edibles and beverages
  • William Erdely [55:33] about adapting to changes in food traceability requirements to enhance food safety
  • Larry and Liz [1:22:11] about threats to food safety associated with legacy facilities and equipment, and how these hazards can be addressed
  • Scott [1:40:11] about the use of automation to create a culture of hand hygiene compliance in the food sector.

News and Resources:

The Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness/FDA Webinar Series

FSS 2024 Town Hall with FDA, CDC, USDA, and AFDO
FSS '24: Regulatory, Industry Experts Share Best Practices Around FSMA 204 and Traceability Efforts

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