A Web seminar about the legal challenges of meeting requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act is set for 2 p.m. Eastern time on March 3. Topics will include how the Food and Drug Administration plans to enforce fresh produce standards.

The 90-minute seminar is being presented by Food Seminars International and will include three lawyers from the Washington, D.C., firm of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC. A question and answer session will follow the seminar. The cost is $189 and registration is required. To register, complete the form at www.actonsoftware.com/acton/form/963/0051:d-0001/0/index.htm.

Topics scheduled include:

  • new requirements for registered food facilities;
  • new requirements for food imports;
  • new technology to accomplish consumer notification; and
  • new fees for food companies.

New FDA powers are also on the agenda, including how the agency is likely to use its authority to suspend registration and what FDA officials will do if Congress does not appropriate adequate funding to meet new minimum inspection frequencies.

For more information, visit the Food Seminars International home page at http://www.foodseminarsinternational.com.