Exporting to the USA 2011 Seminar


Overview of Current Regulations: Requirements of the New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA):
  • U.S. FDA: History, Jurisdictional oversight of CFSAN
  • Roles of Other U.S. Regulatory Agencies: CBP, TTB, USDA
  • Review of Import & Inspection Procedures
  • Key Regulations: Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • Registration, U.S. Agent, Labeling, Prior Notice, LACF requirements, HACCP
  • Voluntary Programs: Organic, Halal, Kosher, Food Safety Schemes
  • Review of relevant forms and on-line registrations
  • Food Facility Registration Renewals
  • Suspensions of Food Facility Registrations
  • Preventative Controls
  • User Fees (Re-inspections)
  • Domestic and Foreign Inspections
  • Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Current Status and Implementation Timeline


Who Should Attend?

  • Existing and potential exporters of food and beverages products to the US market
  • Quality Control and R&D Managers who wish to broaden their knowledge base to include food labeling and food canning regulations
  • Corporate food safety and security personnel wishing to understand the key components of the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and its implications
  • Senior Management who wish to better understand the U.S. regulatory landscape

The seminar will be followed by 1:1 confidential meetings lasting 15 minutes each. These free meetings allow attendees to discuss their individual products and concerns face-to-face with the speaker. They are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

When and Where?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – General Seminar
1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – One-on-one meetings

Bagnall's Point Gallery
Pelican Village
St. Michael

About the Speaker

Ms. Cornelia Rooks held various positions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for twenty-five years. Her experience with FDA includes U.S. and foreign establishment inspections, official speaking engagements, and extensive management roles. She retired as a Division Director in 2005 and subsequently joined Registrar Corp as a Senior Regulatory Specialist in 2006. Ms. Rooks has a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Tennessee State University and a Masters of Arts degree in Management from the College of Notre Dame.

About Registrar Corp

Registrar Corp assists Food and Beverage, Medical Device, Drug, and Cosmetic companies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. The company has assisted over 22,000 large and small companies in 150 different countries around the world. The corporate headquarters are in Hampton, Virginia, with 19 regional offices outside the United States.


Registration Deadline

Friday, September 23, 2011

To register for this Seminar, please contact:

Ms. Beverley Alleyne
Senior Business Development Officer
Export Development & Promotion Division

Tel: (246) 427-5350
Fax: (246) 426-7802
Email: balleyne@bidc.org

Ms. Cheryl Savoury
Secretary I
Export Development & Promotion Division

Tel: (246) 427-5350
Fax: (246) 426-7802
Email: csavoury@bidc.org

Or register online here.



Monday, September 12, 2011