Compliance with FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule Key Topic as Final Deadline Passes


BOCA RATON, FL, June 21, 2016 – On May 26, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the final food defense rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Intentional Adulteration Rule aims to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring U.S. and international companies to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. Tyco Integrated Security, the leading security systems integrator, will host its seventh annual Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) June 27-29, 2016 at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel to discuss this and other pertinent industry issues.

“Now that all the FSMA rules, including the Intentional Adulteration Rule, have been finalized, organizations must ensure they have the appropriate procedures in place to achieve compliance,” said Maureen Lally, Vice President, Marketing, North America, Installation & Services at Tyco. “Events like the FDSE bring together food manufacturers and providers to share challenges and best practices, including a proactive plan that prioritizes a thorough risk assessment and regular audits to document and maintain ongoing compliance, food defense and safety.” 

This year’s event will focus on FSMA’s final rule and managing food defense risks, and will include joint sessions with the Food Protection and Defense Institute’s (FPDI) Food Defense Conference. Sessions and speakers include:


FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule

  • A Closer Look at FDA’s Proposed Rule for Preventing Intentional Adulteration

 Jon Woody, Dr. Ryan Newkirk and Colin Barthel, FDA

  • Implementation of the Intentional Adulteration Rule

 Jon Woody, Dr. Ryan Newkirk and Colin Barthel, FDA


Managing Food Defense Risks

  • Food Defense: Why is the FBI Involved?

William A. Zinnikas, Consultant

  • Food Defense vs. Food Fraud: How Do You Manage Risks Differently?

Quincy Lissaur, SSAFE

  • ADM’s Risk Based Approach to Food Defense

Clint Fairow, ADM Global Security; Jessica Cox, Department of Homeland Security

  • How Can Industry Best Implement FSMA?

ASIS Food Defense and Agriculture Security Council


Joint Sessions with the FPDI

  • The Global Supply Chain

Mark Ziner, US Customs and Border Protection

Arcchana Patil, Sr. Manager, Food Defense, The Hershey Company

  • Global Food Defense Landscape

Scott Gallacher, Ministry for Primary Industries Regulation and Assurance- New Zealand

  • EMA – Risk and Response

Anup Sharma, Alabama A&M University; Karen Everstine, Scientific Liason at U.S. Pharmacopeia; John Larkin, Food Protection and Defense Institute

  • Chem & Rad Risks

Nathaniel Rice, USAMRICD; Stephanie Healey, FDA, WEAC

  • Wildlife, Feed and Cyber

Dominic Travis, University of Minnesota; Bryan Norrington, USDA; Gilbert Patterson, University of Minnesota


TycoIS has a long history of providing security solutions to all levels of food manufacturers and distributors. Its industry-leading solutions for food and beverage organizations include intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, fire and life safety, loss prevention, critical condition monitoring, emergency response planning and more.

For more information about the FDSE and registration, visit the event website. To learn more about the Food Defense Conference, visit the event website.

To learn more about TycoIS, call 1.800.701.8449 or visit


About Tyco Integrated Security  

Tyco Integrated Security, a business unit of Tyco International, is North America’s leading commercial security systems integrator, providing business security services to more than 500,000 customers. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Tyco Integrated Security has more than 6,000 employees across 81 locations in business communities throughout North America. For more information, visit


About Food Protection and Defense Institute

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) is a multidisciplinary and action-oriented research center that addresses the vulnerability of the food system to intentional and catastrophic contamination through a consortium of academic, industry, and government partners. The Institute’s research and educational programs are aimed at reducing the potential for adulteration at any point along the food supply chain and mitigating potentially catastrophic public health and economic effects of such attacks. For more information, visit


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