Developing Strategies for Ensuring the Quality, Safety, and Security of Food Products in the Global Supply Chain
What is it about?
- Developing safeguard protocols to ensure that suppliers are in compliance with the FDA purity standards
- Handling problems with traceability of imported raw materials
- Exploring scope of supplier liability for ingredient contamination as well as subsequent liabilities for manufacturers and distributors
- Ensuring that commercial agreements align with regulatory responsibilities
- Best practices for incorporating safety standards into contracts
- Identifying common contractual pitfalls
- Addressing specific needs of small-to-mid-size companies
Export/Import concerns associated with the supply chain
- Foreign supplier verification program
- Voluntary qualified importer program
Counterfeits and Diversions: Challenges and best practices for overcoming them
- Best practices in investigating potential diversions and counterfeits
- How to protect a brand when counterfeiting or diversion case becomes imminent?
- What are some of the proactive measures that food companies can take to ensure that they have legal avenues?
- What patent and trademark strategies should companies have in place?