Containing Imported Food Contaminants to Protect Supply Chain Integrity

April 10, 2019 10:30am

Christianna M.L. Reed
Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Risk Management
Thai Union North America (El Segundo, CA)

Suzie Trigg
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Dallas, TX)

  • Addressing the problem of pesticides and other contaminants that regularly find their way into the supply chain through imported products
  • How does a producer protect against this and when needed, defend against it?
  • Understanding when supplier verification of “no contaminants” is not enough
  • Examining FDA’s standards for evaluating imports
  • Reviewing FDA’s protocol for when a contaminant is found in food
  • What do manufacturers need to know about import compliance relative to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program?
  • Establishing an effective Voluntary Qualified Importer Program