Kathy Gombas, deputy director of food safety and applied nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joins the Independent Bakers Association (IBA) at its 40th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for June 18-19 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Gombas will discuss the implementation strategy of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the seven mandated regulations proposed by the agency. In addition, she will speak to the operations team created by FDA to address overlap among the proposed regulations as well as coordination efforts with private businesses impacted by the FSMA regulations.

Also on the meeting agenda are speakers and panelists covering the broad interests of IBA members: Food regulation, labor activities, tax reform, business planning and the Washington politics that affect their businesses.

Registration is available online. There is no fee to attend the meeting.