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States must decide how to respond to Food Safety Modernization Act

2017 Ag Chairs Summit
January 7, 2017
Governor Room

Now that the Food Safety Modernization Act is law and the FDA has released the regulations for it, states have to make the decision, to harmonize all, some or none of the FSMA  rules into state regulations for food and feed.  The answer will determine the funds the state receives from the FDA and how their companies work in the marketplace.  On top of all of this is the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive Act. 


Joe Reardon

Asst. Commissioner
North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture

Mr. Joseph Reardon joined North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to serve as the Assistant Commissioner for Consumer Protection.  In this role, he will oversee the divisions responsible for food safety, agricultural emergency response, animal health and regulation of the structural pest control industry, pesticide use and various weighing and measuring devices.  Mr. [node:read-more:link]

Marcie Campion

VP of Technical Services
Pro-Pet LLC

Marcie J. Campion serves as  vice president of Pro-Pet LLC, where she leads the company’s initiatives in the critical areas of food safety, nutrition, formulation, regulatory  affairs, quality control and co-manufacturing business development. Dr. Campion has 25 years of pet care industry experience and has managed projects in North America, Europe and Asia. [node:read-more:link]

Angela Mills

Manager, QC & Regulatory Compliance
Southern States Coop Inc

Angela Mills is the manager of quality control and regulatory compliance for Southern States Cooperative, Feed Division. With a business and finance background, she has enjoyed 14 years in the agriculture industry and obtained HACCP coordinator certification from North Carolina State University. [node:read-more:link]