Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (HR. 2749) and S-510 LIVE Webcast (Food Safety Enhancem)

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Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 18, 2009
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2009
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"In an effort to make our food safer, the house passed The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (HR.2479) in July. This bill seeks to address food safety issues by improving federal capacity to regulate food establishments and target food safety problems. This new legislation will require food facilities to significantly beef up their food safety programs by conducting hazard analysis, deploying preventative controls, and developing formal food safety plans. The bill will give the Fed broad and sweeping oversight powers. The Secretary of Health and Human Services will be required to develop scientific standards to minimize food-born contamination risk, set risk standards for raw commodities, inspections scheduled via a risk based schedule, create a system to trace food, charge fees for re-inspection and recalls, setting up an accreditation program for labs analyzing food for import /export. The bill also gives the secretary the ability to immediately stop food from being distributed in the event of a recall and even quarantine food geographically if necessary. In addition, the bill will call for a new team of inspectors dedicated to inspecting and monitoring foreign food facilities. Finally the bill will address issues relating to color additives and will offer protection for whistle blowers. There are many objections to the proposed Food Safety legislation - these objections will be explored in the webinar as well.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished experts to discuss HR. 2749 and how it may impact your firm as well as the broader industry. This two hour LIVE webcast will also feature a discussion on S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as well as broader discussion on food safety issues. In attendance, will be key industry thought leaders and companies that are being significantly impacted by this sweeping legislation. Join this webcast by clicking “Register” below and you will walk away with a solid working knowledge of all the issues with respect to this critical topic. Advanced registration is highly recommended as enrollment is limited. Sign up today to reserve your spot."

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Course Level: Intermediate Prerequisite: None Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet Developer: The Knowledge Conference Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0 (Please note, your State Bar or Accounting Board will make the final determination with respect to continuing education credit. If you are applying for CLE credit in Texas you must register 20 days before the event date.) Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials Course Code: 093892 Course Fee: $199 - $299 NASBA Sponsor Number: 109004