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How will the FDA final rule on Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods (Food Traceability Final Rule) impact your business?

Join The Food Institute July 24 at 2 pm ET for a presentation on the Food Traceability Rule featuring Christopher Waldrop, a Senior Health Scientist in the Division of Public Health Informatics and Analytics at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration.

Additionally, Sara Metzger, iTradeNetwork vice president of product strategy & innovation, and Taylor Crown, Accenture foodservice industry practice lead, will share how their organizations are preparing food industry clients on how to best strategize for the rule. A brief Q&A session will be held at the end of the webinar to address audience inquiries.

This webinar will:
• Explain the nuances and details of the final rule;
• Discuss the different stakeholders responsible under the final rule;
• Explore what to consider as you prepare for the implementation of the rule;
• Discuss common pain points food companies should be ready for.

For more information on the rule, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-modernization-act-fsma/fsma-final-rule-requirements-additional-traceability-records-certain-foods

*FDA’s participation in this webinar does not represent an endorsement of the other brands featured therein.

Sponsored by: iTradeNetwork

For over 25 years, iTradeNetwork has been at the forefront of the supply chain industry. Our journey began with a simple, yet powerful purpose: to feed the world. Today, we stand tall with a legacy of providing advanced supply chain solutions backed by best-in-class expertise and support.

In an industry riddled with challenges and pressures, iTradeNetwork has proved to be a reliable partner to foodservice business of all kinds and sizes that include retail grocery, grower shipper, foodservice distributors, manufacturers, and operators. Our advanced solutions help businesses simplify complex procurement and fulfillment challenges, reduce food waste, optimize inventory levels, mitigate compliance risk, and expand profitably at scale.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.itradenetwork.com/.

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 · 2:00 p.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
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Senior Health Scientist in the Division of Public Health Informatics and Analytics at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Christopher Waldrop is a Senior Health Scientist in the Division of Public Health Informatics and Analytics at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration. In this role, he leads cross-agency workgroups to advance agency priorities on nutrition, food safety and biotechnology issues. He also helps identify and assess emerging consumer research and educational needs, advises CFSAN leadership on potential and emerging issues, and assists in prioritizing activities in FDA’s food program.

Previously, he directed the work of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America for 12 years, where he oversaw the Institute’s research, analysis, advocacy and media outreach on a range of food policy issues. He is also an instructor in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, where he teaches a course on food policy and public health. Mr. Waldrop has an advertising degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. Early in his career, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa as a community health educator.
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President of Product, iTradeNetwork
Sara Metzger is the VP of Product at iTradeNetwork, the food and beverage industry's largest trade network. With over 15 years of product strategy and development expertise, Sara drives innovative solutions and unlocks valuable insights for customers using iTradeNetwork's end-to-end supply chain solution suite. Her work helps customers achieve success in procurement, quality, traceability, and spend management. Sara actively participates in FSMA 204 leadership committees, such as the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Working Group on FSMA 204 Implementation and the GS1 Standards Board Working Group, contributing to food safety and compliance advancements and adherence.
Webinar hosting presenter
Foodservice Industry Practice Lead, Accenture
Taylor has spent his career in the Foodservice / Away-From-Home space, both on the industry side as well as in management consulting. He has served in roles in sales agency leadership, customer facing roles with Sara Lee and Tyson, and in management consulting with leading global management consulting companies. Today he serves as Food-Away-From-Home industry lead at Accenture, supporting CPG and foodservice distributors, manufacturers, and operators increase their competitive differentiation, grow their business, and modernize their capabilities. He is passionate about the food industry and serving clients.
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