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>Paster Training, Inc. is now offering the Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF) course! This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA.

>2017 FSMA Implementation Pre-Conference Workshop

May 1, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CASA 2017 Annual Educational and Training Seminar
Holiday Inn
Saratoga Springs, NY

The Association of Food and Drug Officials is sponsoring a free FSMA Workshop, on May 1, 2017, which is the first day of the CASA 2017 Annual Educational and Training Seminar. The workshop will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a break for lunch. Coffee and beverages will be provided.

The objective of the training is to provide participants with information to enable them to distinguish the seven FSMA rules and their basic implementation strategies. Speakers will include Joe Corby with AFDO, who will start the workshop off with on presentation the purpose of FSMA and how it is driving the development of an Integrated Food Safety System to protect public health. It will be followed by a brief overview of FSMA implementation timelines by Jim Melvin also with AFDO.

FDA staff will provide a brief overview of the 7 FSMA rules. Their overview will be followed by a description of the implementation path for the PC for Human Foods, PC for Animal Foods and Foreign Supplier Verification Rules.

FDA will be followed by a panel of CASA members who will talk about the steps their state programs are taking to implement the PC for Human Food and Produce Rules.

Jim and Joe will then close the workshop with a presentation on training process and opportunities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jim Melvin or Ron Klein.

>Elections for CASA Executive Board Positions

It is that time again to vote for CASA Executive Board positions that are up for a re-election. Only the AFDO Rep is open for election this year.

Only Regulatory Members, including Regulatory Retired and Life Members are permitted to vote. Please fill in the survey monkey ballot completely. Your name will be used only to verify your eligibility to vote, and will not be linked to the ballots once the election has closed. Results of the election will be announced at the close of the Annual Educational and Training Seminar. Ballots/survey must be submitted by April 22, 2017.



REGISTER NOW for the 2017 CASA Annual Education and Training Seminar (and add a link to the Annual Seminar page).

Don’t delay, make your HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW while you are awaiting approval to travel to assure you get a room at this hotel. You can always cancel your reservations should your travel not get approved.

Holiday Inn 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-4550

Holiday Inn Saratoga— Whether you plan to spend a few nights in Saratoga Springs, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs is the premier location for it all. We offer first class accommodations at our fine hotel and conference center in historic downtown Saratoga Springs. Our staff and management are committed to meet and exceed your expectations. When you plan a Saratoga Springs vacation or getaway, the location of the hotel is important. We are located at the top of Broadway, within walking distance to great shopping, restaurants and fun things to do like visit Congress Park and the Canfield Casino. We are less than 2 miles from SPAC and the racetrack, Saratoga Racecourse. Everything you love about Saratoga Springs is only minutes away when you stay with us. Take the time to extend your stay.

PLEASE call the hotel directly to make reservations for days prior to or after the meeting.
Group rate reservations: $124.00 + tax (Single/Double)
For on-line reservations, visit:
Booking Code- ‘CAS’

> Incoming CASA President, Erin Sawyer posts welcome letter to all CASA members.

Outgoing CASA President, Danielle Bytheway, handing over the CASA gavel to Incoming President Erin Sawyer

Outgoing CASA President, Danielle Bytheway, handing over the CASA gavel to Incoming President Erin Sawyer