Food Processing Editor Dave Fusaro and Eric Edmunds, JD, Director of Food Safety for The Acheson Group, will discuss the regulatory (FDA and USDA) and food safety changes coming into effect in 2021. These include both Nutrition Facts and Bioengineered labeling requirements, new FDA requirements for tracking and tracing and how agency (and GFSI) inspections are changing as a result of the pandemic.
Plant and food safety are more important than ever. Siemens’ Identification and Locating Consultant, Jeff Snyder, will talk about how positioning and tracking systems, primarily used to automatically identify and locate the exact position of objects, people and substances in real-time, can provide both safe food handling and processing procedures as well as a secure working environment.
Editor in Chief
Dave Fusaro has been editor in chief of Food Processing since 2003. Before that, he was editor in chief of Dairy Foods and managing editor of Prepared Foods, so he’s been covering the food and beverage industry for 27 years. Dave has won national writing awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for company profiles of Mars Inc., Heinz, Hormel and Nestle. He has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Earlier, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing. Dave holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University.
Eric Edmunds, JD
Director of Food Safety
The Acheson Group
Eric is a Food Safety Director with The Acheson Group (TAG) and brings a combination of legal, regulatory and food industry experience to TAG. Eric earned a B.S. in Biology from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah where he conducted research with Great Salt Lake Institute in environmental genetics. Eric later earned a Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.
Identification and Locating Consultant
Jeff Snyder has been involved with Industrial Identification and factory automation for over 30 years. Beginning his career as a machine vision Applications Engineer, Jeff moved into Applications Engineering management as well as Business Development and Product Management. Jeff is currently providing sales and product support for Siemens RFID and RTLS products. Jeff holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.