As a lawyer working in food law, the 2011 passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is pretty exciting. FSMA is the most significant change to the US food safety system in over 70 years. It will have profound effects for how the average American eats and what food choices are available to him or her. It will create new business challenges and opportunities for food business, both in the US and abroad. FSMA is a long and comprehensive Act that amends the FD&C Act, but its main purpose can be summed up in one sentence, transforming FDA’s role regarding food safety from a reactive, to a proactive one.

This page will provide information regarding FSMA, in particular, audio and audio-visual presentations. I myself learn much better when I hear information (as opposed to reading it), and I prepare these presentations in hopes that they will be of value to others who also benefit from learning audibly. There are presentations in English, Spanish (I am fluent in Spanish) and Mandarin (translated by Andrew Tilson, who speaks Mandarin and works in International Business, particularly with emerging markets such as China).

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Audio Presentations

  • Introduction to FSMA (in English) (January 30, 2013)
  • Introduction to FSMA (in Spanish) (January 30, 2013)
  • FSMA for China (January 30, 2013)

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