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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3007

Troxler hosting seventh annual Food Safety Forum Monday

WHO/WHAT:

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will play host to about 300 food manufacturers and retailers, farmers, scientists and regulators at the seventh annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum.

Food safety experts from the Food and Drug Administration, Cornell University and the University of California at Davis will be the keynote speakers.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham
SCHEDULE*:

8:30 a.m. — Welcome from Commissioner Troxler and remarks by Rep. Brad Miller

8:40 a.m. — David Elder, director of regional operations with FDA, “Food Safety Modernization Act”

9:10 a.m. — Dr. Bob Gravani, director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program at Cornell University, “GAPs and the Impact on Food Safety”

9:45 a.m. — Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director of the Center for Produce Safety at the University of California at Davis, “Industry Efforts Targeting Food Safety”

10:20 a.m. — Break

10:30 a.m. — Panel discussion, “Task Force in Time of Crisis,” with representatives from government, industry and academia.

11:30 a.m. — Commissioner Troxler will give an update on food safety in North Carolina

*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) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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