RFA Technical Webcasts


The RFA hosts quarterly Technical Webcasts on timely food safety and regulatory topics affecting
the prepared foods industry. The Webcasts are live, interactive events that you can join from your office!

See below for details on the latest Technical Webcast.

RFA Members can access slide presentations from past Technical Webcasts at anytime in the Member Center.

September 27, 2023 RFA Technical Webcast:

“Digging into Organic Certification & Capitalizing on a $60 Billion (and Growing!) Industry


REGISTER HERE for this live, interactive Event that you can join from your office!

Non-member registration form

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, September 27, from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

      (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Central, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific)


Organic certification has come a long way from the Organic Food Production Act of 1990, and it now represents a $60 billion industry with a plethora of products across all types of food, supplements, and textile categories. USDA National Organic Program certification represents one of the most verified and valued labels in the world; representing a product category filled with verified regenerative, sustainable, food safety, and consumer health benefits. Join us for a webinar on organic certification, the opportunity that certification brings, and recent USDA rule changes that may have big implications for your organic supply chain.



Joelle Mosso, Sr. Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Organic Trade Association

Joelle Mosso serves as Sr. Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for the Organic Trade Association, bringing international food industry experience along with technical organic, food science, and food safety expertise. Prior to joining the OTA, Joelle was the Chief Scientific Officer for the Produce sector for the global testing company, Eurofins Scientific. Joelle has also served as a leader in the Quality, Food Safety, and Organic Integrity department at Earthbound Farm, and as Director of Product Line for Olam Spice & Vegetable Ingredients. She holds a B.S from the University of Maryland in Microbiology, with Honors in Cell and Molecular biology. She completed her M.S in Food Science at the University of California, Davis where she built Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRAs). Joelle currently sits on the Center for Produce Safety Technical Committee, USDA National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) and has served on the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

How does the Webcast work?

It's easy and convenient!  A virtual seminar is one that you can "attend" and participate in right from your offices. There is no travel time, and now provided at NO COST to RFA members!

The RFA Technical Webcast will include live audio along with a slide presentation on the Web. You just need a phone connection for the audio and an Internet connection.  

In addition, the webcast will allow you to comment and ask questions at specified times during the event using your phone.

You can invite staff members to listen and participate too!  To get the most out of a lunch & learn, it is recommended that you have no more than five people at any one computer connection. If you have multiple locations, please register each location separately.


The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Research Chefs Association (RCA) have confirmed that continuing education credits are available for numerous RFA technical functions. Depending on the specific educational criteria of these two organizations, credits will be accepted for attendance at 1) RFA Webinars, 2) the RFA Fall Symposium and 3) the RFA Annual Conference.

Contact the RFA office for more information or for proof of participation.


Registration Information:

The cost for this event is as follows:

  • RFA Members: NO CHARGE - Now Included as a Member Benefit!

  • Non-Members: $310 per computer/audio connection

To attend the meeting, you can either:

  • Just send an email to [email protected] to register. There is no cost for members.  Nonmembers: checks must be made payable to the Refrigerated Foods Association. Payment should be received no later than September 25, 2023.

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message inviting you to attend the web conference with instructions on how to attend. This message will provide the information that you need to join the meeting.

If you have questions about the RFA Technical Webcasts, please e-mail the RFA office at [email protected]