On the Horizon
The seventh annual Commissioner's Food Safety Forum will be held Monday, Aug. 22, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon in conjunction with the N.C. Agribusiness Council's Ag Leaders Conference. Admission to the forum is free.
"The forum offers a unique opportunity for those interested in food safety to network and learn more about current issues," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.
On the agenda will be updates on the ongoing implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the continuing refinement of public and private food-related disaster recovery efforts, and the latest industry efforts targeting food safety risks.
Keynote speakers are Dr. Steven Solomon, deputy associate commissioner for regulatory affairs with the Food and Drug Administration; Dr. Bob Gravani, director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program at Cornell University; and Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director of the Center for Produce Safety at the University of California at Davis.
For more information, go to www.ncagr.gov/ncfoodsafetyforum.