On Monday, July 13, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn formally announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, which was first announced in 2019 by Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas.  The Blueprint’s stated goal is to leverage technology and other tools to improve the US Food System, and is centered on four core elements: (1) Tech-enabled traceability; (2) Smarter tools and approaches for prevention and outbreak response; (3) New business models and retail modernization; and (4) Food safety culture.  This webinar will feature  a presentation by FDA on each aspect of the blueprint, followed by perspectives on how it fits into the existing food safety framework, as well as issues and challenges to implementing the initiative.


Laurie Beyranevand, Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and Professor of Law, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School
Ricardo Carvajal, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC
Sarah Sorscher, Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Sharon Lindan Mayl, Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of the Commissioner/Office of Food Policy and Response, FDA




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