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IFMA Presidents Conference 2021

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Preparing for the Proposed FSMA 204 Rule at IFMA Presidents Conference


Later this week, the International Foodservice Manufacturing Association (IFMA) will host their in-person Presidents Conference alongside the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). FoodLogiQ looks forward to attending, participating and speaking in this year’s event, spanning November 7 through 9 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The presential event is coupled with IFMA’s Virtual Presidents Conference, held November 16 to 18 for those who can’t attend the in-person Scottsdale sessions.

Preparing for the Future of Traceability

In the educational session “Preparing for the Proposal: Navigating FSMA 204 Today and Tomorrow,” FoodLogiQ Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights Julie McGill will discuss how food brands and stakeholders across the industry can prepare for pending Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This proposed regulation instructs the FDA to develop additional recordkeeping requirements for certain foods to help establish clear tracing of a product’s journey across the supply chain, as well as address food safety risks. During her presentation, McGill will delve into key elements of the pending rule, in addition to discussing how successful companies have approached traceability, and how businesses can best prepare as they evaluate their capabilities. Those attending IFMA’s in-person President’s Conference can attend the session Sunday, November 7 at 2:30 pm MST.

"We are incredibly excited to present at the Presidents Conference, continuing the conversation surrounding the proposed traceability rule, and to help leading brands across the industry understand the key elements that comprise it,” said McGill. “Understanding the requirements and how they differ for stakeholders at different points in the supply chain is critical – as is evaluating where to start to ensure readiness. We’re looking forward to this session, as well as discussions with this audience.”

About IFMA’s 2021 Presidents Conference

Recognized as “the premier industry forum for foodservice management and senior leaders across the supply chain,” IFMA’s Presidents Conference features an interactive series of educational and breakout sessions, collaborative roundtables, networking and outdoor celebrations. The event is dedicated to uniting leaders across the foodservice industry, and addressing the key issues, developments and innovation occurring across it. This year’s in-person and virtual conferences feature presentations by Chick-fil-A, Applebee’s, CKE Restaurant Holdings, Kerry, HAVI, Stratas Foods and more. In addition, the 2021 event in Scottsdale has attracted approximately 500 registered attendees to date.

Attending IFMA’s in-person Presidents Conference? FoodLogiQ would love to see you there. Be sure to attend "Preparing for the Proposal: Navigating FSMA 204 Today and Tomorrow," and get in touch to schedule a meeting with a FoodLogiQ team member between November 7 and 9. Additionally, for those of you who can’t make it to Scottsdale, keep an eye out for FoodLogiQ’s session during the Virtual Presidents Conference, occurring Tuesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm MST | 3:30 EST. We greatly anticipate discussing the future of traceability and proposed regulatory requirements during what are sure to be two engaging, thought-provoking and innovative events.

Posted by Kirstin Meyerhoeffer on Nov 4, 2021 12:20:32 PM

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