August 09, 2022 (All day) to August 11, 2022 (All day)
, Virtual

Agency Engagement Sessions

U.S. Government Agency thought leaders will join GCCA staff and Strategic Partners to deliver engaging presentations focused on regulations and legislation that directly impact the cold chain industry. Two agency engagement sessions will be offered during each time slot, and attendees can choose to attend the session which best fits their interests.



Tuesday, July 27, 2021


10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Navigating Transportation Policies and Legal Issues

David J. Osiecki, President, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting


What’s new in transportation policy, and where is it impacting the cold chain? David Osiecki will discuss legal issues, policy updates, and other transportation issues that are currently affecting the supply chain.

OSHA COVID-19 Policies and Trends

Larry McGowan, Supervisory Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration


COVID-19 has impacted the world for over a year and continues to impact current operations in the cold chain. Join OSHA’s Larry McGowan as he discusses OSHA policies and developments related to COVID-19 in the workplace, including the COVID National Emphasis Program and recently updated guidance.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Updates Impacting the Cold Storage Industry

Paul Kiecker, Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA


Join Paul Kiecker as he discusses updates on policies and programs related to the Food Safety Inspection Service that may impact your operations. Hear the latest information on meat and poultry import and export issues impacting the industry, including updates on the PHIS system.

The Future of the EPA’s Risk Management Program

Deanne Grant, RMP Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency


What can the cold chain industry expect in the future from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program? During this session, the EPA’s Deanne Grant will describe the latest RMP policy developments and discuss what the future holds for the program.


2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety

Andrew Kennedy, Co-Leader of New Era Core Element 1 Tech-Enabled Traceability, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Food Policy & Response


Achieving end-to-end food traceability to help create a safer and more digital, traceable food system affects businesses at every step of the food supply chain. As the FDA moves to simpler, more effective, and modern approaches and policies, be sure that you understand what your company’s obligations are to comply with any updated rules and regulations. Hear about the FSMA Proposed Rule on Food Traceability and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.





3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.


Understanding Labor Issues Under the Biden Administration

Jeremy S. Schneider, Principal and Office Litigation Manager, Jackson Lewis P.C.


The Biden Administration has wasted little time in advancing key labor policy priorities which could affect your organization’s operations. Jeremy Schneider will discuss key elements of new and forthcoming policies and how they may impact your organization.