Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Joint House and Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2013
9:30 AM
Room 8E-A and 8E-B

Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

9:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Committee Chairmen and member introductions
9:40 a.m. Overview and Welcome
Joel Rotz, President, Penn State Ag Council
9:45  a.m. Overview of the FSMA and pending regulations
Dr. Ross Pifer, JD.,LL.M., Agricultural Law and Reference Center
10:05 a.m. What does FSMA mean for Pennsylvania?
Dr. Lydia Johnson, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
10:25 a.m. Overview of anticipated educational needs and training
Dr. Luke LaBorde, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
10:45 a.m. Impacts from a producer’s perspective
Lee Showalter, Rice Fruit Company
11:05 a.m. Impacts from a retail perspective
Dr. Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute