The What: Understanding the Basics of FSMA Rule 204 | August 2, 2023

Recorded On: 08/02/2023

On November 21, 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) introduced new recordkeeping requirements for the food industry. More commonly known as the Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA 204, the implementation of the “Final Rule” has a compliance deadline of January 2026. In this first digital of our four-part series, you will get answers to:

  • Is my business impacted and how? Are my products/commodities on the Food Traceability List?
  • Why do I need Traceability Lot Codes, Key Data Elements, and Critical Tracking Events?
  • Can applying the GS1 System of Standards help meet FSMA 204 requirements?
  • How are others in my industry working together to share traceability data?

Join Hilary Thesmar, Chief Science Officer, FMI, and Marshall Keener, Director, Community Engagement, Government Affairs, GS1 US, as they explain the foundational concepts you need to understand to meet the recordkeeping requirements of FSMA Rule 204.

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Dr. Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS

Chief Food and Product Safety Officer & Senior Vice President, Food Safety Programs

FMI-The Food Industry Association

With over 20 years of experience in food science, food safety, and food and agriculture policy, Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for FMI’s retail, wholesale and product supplier members on scientific and technical issues such as food safety training programs, regulatory strategy, recall plans and management, crisis management, research, and health and well-being programs. 

Dr. Thesmar earned a Ph.D. in Food Technology from Clemson University, a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University, a bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Clemson, and she is a Registered Dietitian.  Dr. Thesmar is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, an active member of the International Food Protection Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  


The What: Understanding the Basics of FSMA Rule 204
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