The FPAA Spring Policy Summit 2017 Guides Importers Through Foreign Supplier Verification Program with Tabletop Food Safety Exercise

Wed. January 11th, 2017
- by Jessica Donnel     

NOGALES, AZ- The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) Spring Policy Summit has been lauded for its high-quality content, with last years interactive Table Top Food Safety Exercise leaving a lasting impression on attendees. Which is why the FPAA plans to bring it back again this year in a session touching on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, facilitated by Domenic Veneziano, former Director of Import Operations for FDA and now President of Veneziano Consulting.

Lance Jungmeyer, President, Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

“It is part of our mission to provide expertise to help the industry members succeed, therefore when it comes to food safety regulations and new requirements we want to stay proactive and lead in knowledge. With this in mind we are excited to bring speakers like Veneziano to work with us closely and in this interactive manner,” said Lance Jungmeyer , President of FPAA, according to a press release.

This activity was developed for the industry to have a better understanding of the procedures followed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when suspicions of food contamination appear. The event will include other food safety topics as well as the dynamics of trade in the U.S., customs innovations with spotlight on Nogales, changes in the Trusted Trader Programs, and a discussion on where and how Public Private Partnerships could benefit the trade of goods.

Domenic Veneziano, former Director of Import Operations for FDA and now President of Veneziano Consulting will be moderating the Tabletop Food Safety Exercise

“We have seen how this event in the past has shape the trade as it is today, we are certain that the discussions that will take place during the event will transcend to solid improvements to the industry. It’s for this reason that we urge the participation of not only our members, but all those that have vested interests in the trade with Mexico,” said Jungmeyer.

This is a two-day event that will take place on February 28 and March 1 at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona.

More information about the Spring Policy Summit can be found at

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