Salt Lake City, UT--GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, in conjunction with the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), will be hosting a webinar on June 12, from12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT, to inform industry about the FDA's draft guidance on mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration. 

As FDA outlined in thedraft guidance, which was issued in March, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) with several new sections that referenceintentional adulteration.

GOED explained in a press release thatthe FDA defined Key Activity Types (KAT) that it determined to be "significantly vulnerable," including companies engaged in:
  • Bulk liquid receiving and loading;
  • Liquid storage and handling;
  • Secondary ingredient handling.
As a result of the guidance, GOED explained in the release, all food facilities, foreign and domestic, must register with the FDA under Food Facility Registration and establish and implement a written Food Defense Plan. The GOED/UNPA FSMA Intentional Adulteration Webinarwill further inform industry about the rule. It will be presented by Larisa Pavlick, VP, Global Regulatory and Compliance at UNPA, who is a former investigator with the FDA. Topics to be addressed include:
  • What is required to be compliant with the IA rule?
  • What are the responsibilities of the Food Defense Qualified Individual?
  • What does a Food Defense Plan include?
  • How does my company conduct a vulnerability assessment?
  • Options for developing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • FDA resources for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
The webinar is being offered free of charge to GOED and UNPA Leadership, Plus and Executive Level members. The fee for other GOED/UNPA members is $99. Non-members may participate in the webinar for $199. Register here.