What To Expect When Expecting Your First FSMA Inspection

(Webinar Length:  1 hr 18 min)


With the recent arrival of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Congress has tasked FDA with the enormous responsibility of substantially improving the overall safety of our national food supply. To accomplish this goal, the new law imposes significant new legal and regulatory requirements on the food industry, and gives FDA a wide-range of incredible new powers and authority to enforce the new standards. In turn, FDA will begin using those new powers in future food safety inspections to ensure that all food companies have implemented comprehensive, science-based written food safety plans, and have satisfied the long list of additional new mandates.

We all know that FDA is coming, but not a single company has yet experienced its first “FSMA inspection.”

What will be covered in this webinar:

  • FDA inspection process and methodology
  • What to expect when your first FSMA inspection occurs
  • How to best respond to the FDA when the agency arrives
  • The reasons why FDA will visit your facility
  • The things the agency will expect to see
  • Common pitfalls and mistakes companies make during FDA inspections
  • What your company should be doing now to prepare

Who should attend:

  • QA and QC Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Coordinators
  • Government food inspectors
  • Microbiologists and Food Processing Engineers
  • Food attorneys


shawn-stevensMr. Shawn K. Stevens is with the firm Gass Weber Mullins LLC devoting his entire practice to representing the food industry.
He has worked with food industry clients (including the world’s largest food processors, national restaurant chains, and food distributors and grocers) helping them protect their brand by proactively reducing their food safety risk and exposure, complying with complex food safety regulations, coordinating recall efforts, and defending high-profile foodborne illness claims.

He serves as the only Food Safety and Food Quality mediator in the nation, helping parties who have food safety or quality disagreements. He frequently authors dedicated food safety columns for the National Provisioner, and Food Safety Tech and is also a regular contributor to Food Quality Magazine.

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