How the Food Safety Act will affect your business

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:05

Newburgh — Hear what food experts have to say about how new regulatory requirements will affect the safety of the food supply chain and local firms. The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center will host a half-day seminar on the new requirements from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the IBM Learning Center/Dolce International in Armonk. Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act to insure the safety of the nation's food supply. The law requires the agency to "build a new food safety system," says Michael R. Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods. "This new system will better leverage the resources of federal agencies and it will make industry a major partner in safeguarding the health of U.S. consumers," he said. The seminar will cover food safety fundamentals, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and ISO 22000, an internationally consistent management system. Other seminar sponsors include Prism eSolutions (a division of Andy Frain Services), P2I-NYS Pollution Prevention Institute and the Industrial Technology Assistance Center (ITAC). To register, visit and click on the green "Farm to Fork" graphic box. For more information call Phyllis Levine at 391-8214 ext. 3001. The nonprofit Hudson Valley Technology Development Center is funded through the Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation. It works to integrate innovation and technology in the state's economic development.