814 S Main St.
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Fee: $50 - Members  $65 - Non Members/Guests

 Please advise Kathleen Hippelli, our MATBA treasurer how many will attend, and whether they are members or guests. 
She will then send you an invoice for payment. 
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8:30  am - Morning Hospitality, Meet and Greet, Networking
                Tabletop Presentations (International Tea Travel Displays)

 10:00 am - Keynote Address: Anupa Mueller - Food Safety Modernization Act

11:00 am - Choosing Premium Tea vs. Controlling Costs
                  Tasting - Makaibari Tea Estate
                  Focus: Taste the Terroir notes/through flushes/tea types

 11:45 am - Break

12:00 pm - High Tea

1:30 pm - Member updates and Business Meeting
 
The FSMA: The Real Risk from Tea and is it different than other herbs/why?
The Administrative responsibilities of having a tea business....Required Record keeping, Compliance Dates
 
In the tea business since 1995, Anupa owns the Eco-Prima Tea Company and The Silver Tips Tea Room, both operating out of Westchester County, NY. Eco-Prima Tea Company is a high volume tea import company with a specialty in Darjeeling teas, holding the exclusive first right of refusal on the Makaibari Tea Estate. Eco-Prima is also well known for their large selection of certified organic and fair trade teas.
 
As such, Anupa has delved right into the FSMA regulations that will come to affect all of us in the business during 2018, which is the small business deadline for compliance. What do we need to know? What do we need to do? We are honored and privileged to have Anupa, not only as a member of MATBA, but to have her present on this topic over which many of us have expressed angst and confusion