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Ag Forum set for Aug. 27

Registration is open for the ninth annual Commissioner's Food Safety Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event, which is open to farmers, food businesses, regulators, health professionals and others with an interest in food safety. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided.

Topics to be covered include new federal food safety rules, supply-chain verification for imported products, and the cost of implementing quality control. Scheduled speakers are Michael Taylor and Jenny Scott of the Food and Drug Administration, Michael Roberson of Publix Supermarkets, Matt Solana of Jackson Farming Co. and Dr. Richard Linton of N.C. State University.

Following lunch, there will be a breakout session focused on helping produce packers develop strategies for reducing the risk of food contamination and for handling such incidents if they occur. It will be conducted by N.C. State faculty and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staff.

To register for the forum, contact Christina Waggett at or 919-707-3008 by Aug. 21.

Sponsors include the N.C. Egg Association, N.C. SweetPotato Commission, Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and Walmart.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047