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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Troxler hosting Food Safety Forum Tuesday

WHO/WHAT:

More than 300 farmers, food manufacturers and retailers, and government scientists and regulators will gather to learn more about food safety at Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s sixth annual Food Safety Forum.

Senior administrators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speakers.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Expo Center, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
SCHEDULE*:

8:30 a.m. — Dr. Jim Gorny, senior advisor, FDA Office of Food Safety, “Produce Safety: Good Agricultural Practices”

9:15 a.m. — Dr. Dan Engeljohn, acting assistant administrator, Office of Data Integration and Food Protection, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, “Food Safety: Animal Production”

9:45 a.m. — Dr. Robert Tauxe, deputy director of foodborne, waterborne and environmental diseases, CDC, “Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations”

10:20 a.m. — Break

10:40 a.m. — “Integrated Food Systems in North Carolina,” panel discussion featuring representatives from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, N.C. Division of Public Health, Food Lion and Farm Bureau

11:45 a.m. — Dr. Ben Chapman, assistant professor and food safety extension specialist, N.C. State University, “Effective Food Safety Messages”

12:05 p.m. — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, “Food Safety in North Carolina”

12:30 p.m. — Lunch

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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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