The Food and Drug Administration is sponsoring a web seminar on the new Food Safety Modernization Act, with a focus on preventive controls for facilities.

Registration begins April 11 for the April 20 seminar, according to a news release.

Information will be presented by government officials, including:

  • Michael Taylor, FDA deputy commissioner for foods;
  • Murray Lumpkin, FDA deputy commissioner for international programs;
  • Donald Kraemer, chairman of the Implementation Team for Preventive Standards; and
  • Daniel McChesney, chairman of the Implementation Team for Preventive Standards.

Participants can attend three of five breakout sessions: Preventive Controls Guidance, On-Farm Manufacturing and Small Business, Product Testing and Environmental Monitoring, Training and Technical Assistance, and Preventive Controls and the Relationship to GMPs.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 20 EDT time at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA is seeking comments on preventive controls and possible hazards associated with specific types of food and specific processes.

Participants must register to attend in person, for the webcast and to present remarks.

FDA seminar focuses on preventive controls