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FDA to Discuss Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at Food Labs Conference in Conjunction with Pittcon 2013

Pittsburgh and Washington Crossing, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013

Food Safety Tech, the organizers of Food Labs Conference, which will be held in conjunction with Pittcon 2013, March 19-20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, announces the agenda of speakers for the two-day event.

The Food Labs program will open with a presentation by Palmer A. Orlandi, Ph.D. CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Sr. Science Advisor Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food & Drug Administration on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the regulation’s impact on food laboratories. According to information from the FDA website, FSMA is the most sweeping reform of FDA’s food safety authority in more than 70 years. This act gives the FDA new and enhanced mandates and authorities to protect consumers and promote public health. The morning session will continue with Carl J. Sciacchitano, Senior Advisor for Scientific International Affairs, Office of International Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discussing the FDA’s efforts on building partnerships to ensure food safety.

Other renown speakers include representatives from industry, government, and research covering topics such as establishing global partnerships; accreditation and certification; food laboratory design and workflow, food labs and public health, food forensics, and information management.

Tuesday will close with a presentation by Michéle Lees, Ph.D, Director Collaborative Research, Eurofins Analytics, France SAS, addressing food fraud and other subjects related to food forensics. Wednesday’s schedule incorporates ongoing presentations and a Technical Workshop presented by Thermo Scientific closing with a panel discussion, "Future Demands on Food Lab Managers," led by experts in food science. Final remarks will be delivered by Mark Carter, President, MC Squared and Rick Biros, Publisher/President, Food Safety Tech.

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About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit for more information.

About Innovative Publishing Company LLC
Innovative Publishing Company, headquartered in Washington Crossing PA is a digital publisher of eJournals, eNewsletters and a conference producer serving the medical device and food industries. Visit Food Safety Tech for more information.

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