Sponsored and Presented by Distribution Market Advantage (DMA)

Pre-Conference Deep Dive Session

12:15-1:45 PM | CEUs: 1.5

Speakers: Sara Aranda (Gordon Food Service) | Jared Keefer, MPH, RS (DMA) | Ceret Leyva (DMA)

One of the top challenges multi-unit operators will face in the next 18 months is product traceability due to increasing regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Section 204 of FSMA, known as the Food Traceability Rule, directs the FDA to identify high-risk foods (i.e.: cheeses, fish, fresh fruit & greens, etc.) requiring additional records and to establish the corresponding recordkeeping requirements. Join our sponsor, Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) and their supply chain industry leaders as they share the impact on multi-unit operators who hold foods on the FTC. This panel of privately held distributor leaders and healthcare suppliers will identify the processes that must begin NOW to deliver January 2026 compliance. Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • — Foods on the FTL common to healthcare and senior living operators
  • — What CTEs apply to operators and their distribution partners
  • — The KDEs applicable and record keeping requirements associated with those elements
  • — How to establish, maintain and activate a traceability plan with your supply chain partners