The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is entering a new regulatory watershed moment where chemical hazards (such as heavy metals or environmental contaminants) will receive greater agency attention. That will ultimately result in changes across the food industry: how and when is unknown, but get ready for possibly bumpy ride. 

Join us to learn how we know that we’re entering a new era, and then what this means for your business today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

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"A reality about our food supply is that metals, such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury and others - are present in certain foods.

These elements occur naturally and as environmental pollutants in air, water and soil and they enter the food supply when plants take them up as they grow."

--FDA, "What FDA is Doing to Protect Consumers from Toxic Metals in Foods"

About the Presenters

Sr. Director of Global Sales, AIB International--

Judi Lazaro

Judi joined AIB International in 1990 and has held various roles, including food safety inspector and head of audit services North America. Currently, Judi is the Senior Director of Global Sales. She has more than 30 years of experience working with brands across the globe and is passionate about the industry, offering solutions to complicated food safety issues.

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Senior Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon--

John F. Johnson III

For over 12 years John, Senior Counsel at Shook Hardy & Bacon has worked with companies to develop and implement practical solutions for complying with the laws administered by FDA, USDA, CBP and other federal and state agencies.

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