Maile Hermida has considerable experience with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), having worked with numerous companies and trade associations on all aspects of the law since the day it was signed. She translates her in-depth knowledge of FSMA into practical solutions for companies working on implementation strategies. She also frequently presents trainings related to FSMA compliance and preparedness. Reflecting her deep involvement with all things FSMA, Maile is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Lead Instructor for the Preventive Controls for Human Food training and an FSPCA Trainer of Trainers and Lead Instructor for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) training.
Judy Fadden, a Food Defense Consultant, is an accomplished Intentional Adulteration mitigation expert. She has developed risk-based mitigation strategies to meet FDA regulatory compliance for all segments of food manufacturing. She has multi-faceted food industry experience, literally from fruit to nuts, in conducting Food Defense vulnerability assessments to meet FDA FSMA requirements. She was responsible for the Food Defense program for the General Mills U.S. supply chain with over 10,000 employees, 47 manufacturing, 80+ contract manufacturing, 20+ distribution centers and transportation operations.
Gene Grabowski is a distinguished crisis communications counselor and former journalist with more than 30 years’ experience managing high-profile crises of all kinds for global companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations. Grabowski has been named PR News’ Crisis Manager of the Year for his work on national spinach and lettuce recalls, North American pet food recalls and global lead-paint toy recalls. He has also represented the Kuwaiti detainees in Guantanamo and baseball great Roger Clemens. More recently, Grabowski directed communications for the sweeping national ice cream recalls of Blue Bell ice cream. All told, Grabowski has managed communications for more than 160 food and drug recalls in his career.