The Virginia Tech Seafood AREC will be hosting a summit on May 3rd to discuss seafood tracability at the Newport News Virginia Tech Center. Below are links to register and information on this event.

Register for Virginia Tech 2024 Seafood Traceability Summit

“Join us on May 3rd for the Seafood Traceability Summit, where industry experts and stakeholders convene to discuss critical topics like the FSMA 204 traceability rule and the evolving landscape of seafood traceability. The summit will take place at the Virginia Tech Newport News Center, with an online option available for virtual attendees!

Book hotel lodging by April 12th to receive the special block rate before the deadline!

Make your hotel reservation at the Marriott at City Center.

Millions of people fall victim to foodborne illnesses every year, and traceability is a key factor in tracing back food that has been involved in an outbreak.

The FSMA initiative mandates compliance by January 20, 2026, impacting everyone who manufactures, processes, packs, or holds foods included on the Food Traceability List (FTL). However, some exemptions or partial exemptions could apply to some processors. As part of our commitment to empowering seafood industry stakeholders, the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center presents this summit to inform attendees about the rule, exemptions, and available technologies.

Here’s what you can expect:

Insightful Discussions – Hear from industry experts and regulatory officials as they delve into the nuances of seafood traceability, exploring applicable regulations, challenges, best practices, and emerging trends.

Innovative Solutions – Discover cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to streamline traceability processes, enhance supply chain efficiency, and ensure seamless compliance with FSMA regulations.

Networking Opportunities – Connect with peers, regulators, and technology providers.
Event details:

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: Virginia Tech Newport News Center, Newport News, VA

Time: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM”