Seminar on FDA requirements for import and food defense

Together with my friend and partner at Iseven Servizi, Franco Aquilano, on 17th April 2014, in Milan (near the beautiful Duomo), I will teach in a course dedicated to FDA general requirements for import foodstuffs in USA – after the Bioterrorism Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act – and on food defense systems.

While I will cover the first argument, together with some insights about the food recall system in USA and crisis management strategies, Franco will explain the requirements of a food defense system, also in light of some private standards (BRC, IFS).

Food defense is putting measures in place that reduce the chances of the food supply from becoming intentionally contaminated using a variety of chemicals, biological agents or other harmful substances by people who want to do us harm. These agents could include materials that are not naturally-occurring or substances not routinely tested for in food products. A terrorist’s goal might be to kill people, disrupt our economy, or ruin your business. Intentional acts generally occur infrequently, can be difficult to detect, and are hard to predict.

The course is organized by Certiquality, certification body, accredited to provide enterprises with certification services covering quality, environmental and safety management systems, as well as product certification.

You can see the program, download the brochure and book your place, until April 9th, here. Language of the course: Italian.

In case you are late for this date, we will propose again the course after the Summer and is also available on demand for groups. Please be in touch with us or Certiquality for any further info.

New cooperation with MV Consulting and Dr. Marco Valerio Francone

I am really happy to announce the cooperation with MV Consulting andDr. Marco Valerio Francone.

The first service implemented will be a legislative newsletter update, as you can read at the following page (only in Italian), but we are aiming to develop and offer to our clients in the food&beverage sector a more comprehensive model of technical and legal assistance.

Marco Valerio Francone is a friend and a great professional, active in the consulting sector ed operating on food&beverage, food contact materials, gluten-free products and voluntary certifications (BRC-IFS-ISO-FACE).


Sono veramente felice di annunciare la nostra collaborazione con MV Consulting e con il Dr. Marco Valerio Francone.

Il primo servizio attivato sarà una newlsetter di aggiornamento legislativo, come potete meglio leggere alla seguente pagina, ma puntiamo a sviluppare ed offrire ai nostri clienti nel settore food&beverage un modello di assistenza tecnica e legale più ampio.

Marco Valerio Francone è un amico è un grande professionista, attivo nel settore della consulenza aziendale e operante nei campi del food&beverage, degli imballi e dei materiali a contatto con gli alimenti, dei prodotti senza glutine e delle certificazioni volontarie (BRC-IFS-ISO-FACE).