Focus on Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act

Join us for Food Processing's discussion of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Our expert analysts and food safety professionals will highlight the Food Safety Modernization Act and its repercussions for food processors. This webinar will identify best practices and demonstrate the technologies companies are using in their food safety programs that enhance food safety and boost the bottom line.


Leslie Krasny
Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Jack Payne
Vice President of Enterprise Solutions
CDC Software
Leslie Krasny is a partner in the San Francisco office of law firm Keller and Heckman LLP ( She specializes in food and drug law, with emphasis on food safety, labeling, ingredient evaluation, organics, biotechnology and advertising. She is a member of the California Bar and holds a master's degree in cell and molecular biology. And has been a longtime contributor to (and advisory board member of) Food Processing and Wellness Foods. Mr. Payne has over 25 years of management experience in the enterprise and manufacturing software business. Since 1992, while with CDC Software (formerly Ross Systems), he has worked with a variety of food and beverage processors, including The Cheesecake Factory, Litehouse Foods, Michael Angelo's, and Fiorucci Foods, helping them achieve their financial and operational goals. Prior to joining Ross Systems, Mr. Payne held director of solution consulting and professional services positions for a number of MRP and ERP software vendors.
Bob Ries
X-Ray and Metal Detection Lead Product Manager Thermo Fisher
With an electrical engineering degree and an MBA, Ries has a unique understanding of the food production business and manufacturing process.

Not one to sit on the sidelines, he has completely replaced/upgraded all the products in his area of responsibility at Thermo Fisher in the past 6 years - based on hundreds of customer interactions which developed a deep understanding of what foreign objects exist in the food processing area and how users want to apply detection systems to protect against these hazards

Ries is a marketing professional with worldwide expertise in product management, marketing communications, business development and market analysis. His previous experience in numerous technology businesses including semiconductors, data communications and storage, image processing software and optical inspection provide a unique lens that move the worldwide food production industry forward.