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Tyco Integrated Security to Host 7th Food Defense Strategy Exchange

The annual event will be held June 27-29 in Minneapolis.

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tyco Integrated Security will host its seventh annual Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) June 27-29, 2016 at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis. A main topic of discussion will be the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalizing the final food defense rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) back on May 26.

The Intentional Adulteration Rule aims to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring U.S. and international companies to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.

“Now that all the FSMA rules, including the Intentional Adulteration Rule, have been finalized, organizations must ensure they have the appropriate procedures in place to achieve compliance,” said Maureen Lally, vice president, marketing, North America, installation & services at Tyco. “Events like the FDSE bring together food manufacturers and providers to share challenges and best practices, including a proactive plan that prioritizes a thorough risk assessment and regular audits to document and maintain ongoing compliance, food defense and safety.”

TycoIS is said to have a history of providing security solutions to all levels of food manufacturers and distributors. Its solutions for food and beverage organizations are said to include intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, fire and life safety, loss prevention, critical condition monitoring, emergency response planning and more.

This year’s event will focus on FSMA’s final rule and managing food defense risks, and will include joint sessions with the Food Protection and Defense Institute’s (FPDI) Food Defense Conference. Sessions and speakers include:

FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule

  • A Closer Look at FDA’s Proposed Rule for Preventing Intentional Adulteration
    Dr. Robert Brackett, Dr. Ryan Newkirk and Colin Barthel, FDA
  • Implementation of the Intentional Adulteration Rule
    Dr. Robert Brackett, Dr. Ryan Newkirk and Colin Barthel, FDA

Managing Food Defense Risks

  • FBI Initiatives: Food Defense Education
    William A. Zinnikas, consultant
  • Food Defense vs. Food Fraud: How Do You Manage Risks Differently?
    Quincy Lissaur, SSAFE
  • ADM’s Risk Based Approach to Food Defense
    Clint Fairow, ADM Global Security; Jessica Cox, Department of Homeland Security
  • How Can Industry Best Implement FSMA?
    ASIS Food Defense and Agriculture Security Council

Joint Sessions with the FPDI

  • The Global Supply Chain
    Mark Ziner, US Customs and Border Protection; Arcchana Patil, senior manager, food defense, The Hershey Company
  • Global Food Defense Landscape
    Scott Gallacher, Ministry for Primary Industries Regulation and Assurance — New Zealand
  • EMA - Risk and Response
    Anup Sharma, Alabama A&M University; Karen Everstine, scientific liason at U.S. Pharmacopeia; John Larkin, Food Protection and Defense Institute
  • Chem & Rad Risks
    Nathaniel Rice, USAMRICD; Stephanie Healey, FDA, WEAC
  • Wildlife, Feed and Cyber
    Dominic Travis, University of Minnesota; Bryan Norrington, USDA; Gilbert Patterson, University of Minnesota

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