Plenary Session & Panel Discussion

  • The Commons Hotel- Main Ballroom 615 South Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States

Update on IA Rule Implementation Activities & Panel Discussion on IA Rule and Technical Discussion on Vulnerability Assessments

In this two-part session, speakers will begin with a brief update on the FSMA IA rule implementation activities including implementation strategy, training and guidance to aid in compliance. The second part of the session will be a large panel discussion covering two individual topics: requirements and “hot-topics” regarding the FSMA IA Rule, and a technical discussion on vulnerability assessments. Both parts will have adequate time for questions from the audience. This session is a unique opportunity to learn more from your FDA colleagues, and to get your FSMA IA questions answered.

Jon Woody- Policy Analyst Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Brief Bio
Captain Jon Woody is currently the Acting Director for FDA’s Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this role he leads a senior staff of subject matter experts that work to develop policies, tools and resources aimed at preventing intentional adulteration of FDA regulated food products. CAPT Woody has over 10 years experience working on food defense initiatives at FDA. Most recently, CAPT Woody has served as one of the lead technical writers for the Food Safety Modernization Act Intentional Adulteration (IA) proposed and final rules and is the Agency lead for training initiatives in support of the IA final rule. CAPT Woody has extensive experience developing and delivering food defense training, has led numerous training courses both domestically and internationally on food defense concepts, and has worked collaboratively with government and industry stakeholders in numerous countries.

Ryan Newkirk- Senior Advisor for Intentional Adulteration, FDA Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Brief Bio
Ryan Newkirk, PhD, MPH, is the lead for the Food Safety Modernization Act Intentional Adulteration rule writing workgroup, and is the Senior Advisor for Intentional Adulteration on FDA’s Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition(CFSAN). Dr. Newkirk has worked in terrorism prevention for 15 years, with a specific focus on food defense for ten years. Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Newkirk held a post-doctoral position with United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food Defense Assessment Staff. Dr. Newkirk completed his doctorate in epidemiology and food defense research at the Food Protection and Defense Institute at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. 

Colin Barthel- Policy Analyst Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Brief Bio
Colin Barthel is a policy analyst with FDA’s Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.  Mr. Barthel has been working in food defense for over 10 years and has been involved in FDA’s vulnerability assessment program since 2006. Mr. Barthel serves as a major contributor for the Food Safety Modernization Act Intentional Adulteration rule, and is a lead for the development of the implementation strategy for the IA rule