Students, Industry — Register Now for FSPCA’s 2020 (Virtual) Conference

Posted On November 16, 2020— Written By and last updated by

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Are you interested in learning about – or catching up on – the latest food safety news, including FSMA implementation, FSPCA activities, and networking opportunities with other food safety professionals?

If so, register now for the 2020 FSPCA Virtual Annual Conference – registration closes December 3, 2020.

Conference Details

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) plans to host its annual conference virtually this year from December 8–9, 2020. The conference begins at 9 a.m. CST (10 a.m. EST).

Date: December 8 and 9, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. CST, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EST
Format: Online via WebEx
Registration: Online via Eventbrite

Registration Fees

General admission $109
Government (local, state, federal) $89
Full-time student $49


The agenda includes:

  • animal food sessions,
  • pandemic impacts on food manufacturers,
  • updates on FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule,
  • the future of the FSPCA, and
  • so much more!

View the full agenda

Glenn Bass, FDA Program Deputy Director for Human and Animal Food Program – West in the Office of Regulatory Affairs and John Verbeten, FDA Director of the Division of Import Operations in the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations will present the first panel: 2020 FDA UPDATE: IMPLEMENTING FSMA BEFORE AND DURING COVID-19

Speakers from the panel description:

Speakers: Glenn Bass, John Verbeten
Moderator: Robert Brackett

While much of “normal life” has been on hold since the pandemic started earlier this year, essential businesses in the food industry know that food safety was
never on hold. This is your opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the latest on implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), conducting remote vs. field inspections, reporting inspectional findings, and more.

For More Information

For more details, download the FSPCA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Information Packet and Agenda.

For questions about the conference, please contact Dawn Johnson or Michelle Haynes at

Written By

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science
NC State Extension, NC State University

Contributing Author

Rhea Hebert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRhea HebertInstructional and Media Designer Call Rhea E-mail Rhea Poultry Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Nov 16, 2020
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