The Technological Aspects of Food Safety and Temperature-Controlled Food Claims 

Moderator: Jaclyne Reive, Corporate, Commercial & Regulatory Lawyer - Miller Thomson LLP
Panelists: Dr. Patrick Brecht, President - PEB Commodities,  Joe DiPaola, President, US Marine Insurance Group, Sam Rizzitelli, Inland Maria Transporation Practice Leader - Maericas at Allianz Global

Air Date: October 30, 2019
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In this webinar, a panel of experts will provide  an overview of safe food transportation legislation in Canada and the United States, and help participants understand how reefer equipment and temperature control systems work and impact food transportation, how to analyze in-transit temperature data, and evaluate and address insurance coverage matters pertaining to perishable food claims in Canada and the United States. The panel will beinteractive and focus on a case study applying the above-noted concepts. A powerpoint presentation will be used to enable participants to refer to the facts of the case scenario and to legal, technical, and insurance concepts.

There will be time for panel discussion as well as a dedicated question period at the conclusion of the presentation.


About the facilitators:

Jaclyne Reive, 
Corporate, Commercial & Regulatory Lawyer - Miller Thomson LLP

Jaclyne Reive is a Toronto-based corporate, commercial and regulatory lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP who acts for clients across the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries. Jaclyne’s practice focuses on a variety of regulatory compliance issues, including Canadian laws regarding food safety, cannabis, pharmaceuticals, privacy, and customs. She also advises with respect to acquisitions, restructurings, and private equity financings and has experience negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements for these industries. 

Dr. Patrick Brecht, President - PEB Commodities

Dr. Patrick Brecht is a leading authority with the handling, storing and transporting of perishable products such as frozen, fresh and prepared foods¸ pharmaceuticals, grains and other perishables by land, sea and air.  He has directed multinational perishable cargo businesses and headed worldwide quality control for United Brands.  He was a Cornell University professor.  He is a scientific advisory board member for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) that is comprised of the IARW, WFLO, IRTA and IACSC and President of PEB Commodities, Inc.  He has offered extensive forensics expertise involving millions of dollars of perishable cargo disputes.  He pioneered the first computerized marine refrigerated containers and authored numerous publications such as ‘Refrigerated Trailer Transport of Perishable Products’, ‘FDA Food Safety Modernization Act STF Final Rule Summary User Guide’,Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide’, ‘FDA Food Safety Compliance guidance’, 2019 USDA book ‘Protecting Perishable Foods during Transport by Truck and Rail’ and 2019 textbook chapter ‘Temperature-Controlled Transport for Air, Land, and Sea’. 

Joe DiPaola –President, US Marine Insurance Group 

Joseph DiPaola is President at U.S. Marine Insurance Group, a firm of Managing General Underwriters, providing proprietary insurance solutions and specialized risk management services for the Marine Insurance and Transportation & Supply Chain industries. As a Hartford, CT native, Joe grew up in the insurance business, interning at The Hartford Insurance Group while studying Public Policy & Law at Trinity College. Having developed under various professional roles in Underwriting, Claims and Product Development at The Hartford and Travelers Insurance companies since 2003, Joe co-founded U.S. Marine Insurance Group in 2015 and released the Combined Transportation & Supply Chain Coverages TM, a comprehensive cargo insurance product designed for the entire supply chain and offering new-to-market coverages for the FDA Regulations, delay in delivery, loss of market, loss of income, cyber liability and other consequential and indirect loss exposures. Joe holds several insurance clause copyrights with the United States Federal Copyright Office and continues to study emerging risks and create innovative marine insurance solutions for the Transportation & Supply Chain industries. 

Sam Rizzitelli – Marine Managing Director, Markel Assurance 

Samuel Rizzitelli, Esq. is the Inland Marine Managing Director for Markel Assurance, Richmond VA. Markel insures cargo legal liability for carriers, freight brokers, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and other transportation bailees, as well as shippers interest, commercial property, auto physical damage and railroad rolling stock and related property interests. Since 1996, Sam has been dedicated to inland and ocean marine and commercial property underwriting, complex claims, data capture and analyses, special risk management services, sophisticated product development and training transportation providers, shippers, underwriters, adjusters and agents. Sam has presented on these subjects before many organizations, including the American Trucking Association, Truckload Carriers Association, International Warehouse and Logistics Association, Inland Marine Underwriters Association and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He continues to study the history and evolution of transportation risk through contemporary shifts and predictable changes.  


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