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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2009

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Troxler hosting Food Safety Forum Tuesday

WHO/WHAT:

Michael Taylor, senior advisor to the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be the keynote speaker at Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s fifth annual Food Safety Forum. More than 400 people have registered for the forum.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Kerr Scott Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
SCHEDULE*:

9 a.m. — Rep. Bob Etheridge

9:15 a.m. — Michael Taylor, senior advisor, FDA, “Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food: Building an Integrated, National Food Safety System”

10 a.m. — Rep. Howard Coble

10:20 a.m. — Dr. Donald Zink, senior scientist, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, “The Changing Science of Peanut Butter”

11:15 a.m. — Dr. Ken Falci, senior director of scientific regulatory operations, Kellogg Co., “One Industry Point of View”

11:55 a.m. — Joe Reardon, director of food and drug protection, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, “North Carolina’s Response to the Peanut Butter Incident”

12:25 p.m. — Rep. Brad Miller

12:35 p.m. — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

1 p.m. — Lunch break

1:45 p.m. — Dr. David Green, professor, N.C. State University Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, “Food Safety and Seafood”

2:25 p.m. — Barry Nash, seafood technology and marketing specialist, N.C. State University, “Food Entrepreneurship: Facilitating Innovation through Partnerships”

2:55 p.m. — David Bergmire-Sweat, foodborne disease epidemiologist, N.C. Division of Public Health, “Seeing Things: Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future of Foodborne Disease”

*All times are approximate.

-bal-1

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) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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