FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders



FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders

CoBank’s Specialty Crops Center of Excellence is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Tuesday, December 6. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has long been a topic of discussion in the food and animal feed industries. Non-compliance with FSMA regulations can lead to significant business impacts for food and feed companies and increased risks to secured lenders. This presentation provides an overview of FSMA regulations and the regulation’s impacts on both companies and lenders.

Featured Speakers:

Breia Schleuss is the Co-Chair of Faegre’s Food and Agribusiness Industry team, comprised of 250 lawyers across the country spanning multiple food and agribusiness verticals. Rachael Dettmann Spiegel advises food and animal feed clients on FSMA compliance and represents companies in litigation resulting from foodborne illness and recalls. Prior to Faegre, Rachael was a member of CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division where she was a senior economist for specialty crops and animal protein sectors

Topics will include:

  • Overview of FSMA Regulations
  • Prevention, Inspection/Compliance and Response (and what these FSMA compliance elements mean for companies and lenders)
  • Recalls and Implications for Companies and Lenders
  • Recall and Business Interruption Insurance
  • Discussions between Companies and Lenders regarding FSMA

Register now for this informative event.

Title: FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM MST

PSCFO Board Appoints Lizzie Bailey New Executive Director

Press Release

Lizzie Bailey has been appointed as the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations Executive Director.

Lizzie Bailey holds an MA in Education/Adult Training and a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She completed the Penn State Extension Rural-Urban Leadership Program in 2013. She currently serves as a board member of the Friends of the PA Farm Show Foundation Inc., and a member of the Philadelphia Society of Promoting Agriculture, where she is the communication chairperson.  Lizzie is the President of the Cumberland Valley Grange and a member of the Shippensburg Young Farmers.  Lizzie was employed by the Pennsylvania State Grange as their Membership/Communications Director.

A Pennsylvania native, Lizzie resides with her husband, Cliff, in Cumberland County.  She has three children and five grandchildren. She describes herself as a daughter of “hobby farmers.” She shared, “My Gramm and parents felt it was important for me to learn skills to make it through the rough times.  I grew up learning a litany of skills; gardening, cooking, sewing, hunting, and fishing.  I once asked my Gramm why I didn’t have artistic talents like others in my family. She wrapped her arm around me and patted my hand, and said, “You have the “gift of gab.”  I smile when I think of her reply, but that “gift of gab” has served me well with agriculture storytelling.

I look forward to representing PSCFO and working closely with the membership. “

Lizzie Bailey is the owner of Lizzie’s Ink LLC., an Association Management Firm that specializes in working with agriculture clients. She can be contacted by calling: 717-254-9550 or emailing: lbailey13@comcast.net.