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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 707-3007

Troxler hosts ninth annual Food Safety Forum on Tuesday

WHO/WHAT:

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will play host to about 400 food manufacturers and retailers, farmers, scientists, health professionals and regulators at the ninth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum.

Featured speakers are from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Publix Super Markets, Jackson Farming Co. and N.C. State University. Troxler also will speak.

The forum is sponsored by Publix, Walmart, N.C. Egg Association, N.C. SweetPotato Commission, N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and Food Lion.

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Exposition Center, State Fairgrounds
Raleigh

SCHEDULE*:

9 a.m. — Welcome from Commissioner Troxler

9:05 a.m. Opening remarks from Michael Taylor, FDA deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine

9:25 a.m. — Jenny Scott, senior advisor to the director of FDA’s Office of Food Safety, “Status Update: FDA’s Rules for Preventive Controls for Human Food”

10:15 a.m. — Michael Roberson, director of corporate quality assurance with Publix Super Markets, “Supply Chain Verification on Imported Product”

11 a.m. Matt Solana, vice president of operations and supply chain, Jackson Farming Co., “The Cost and Reality of Implementing Quality Control”

11:30 a.m. Dr. Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, “University’s Role in Assisting Food Processors”

Noon Commissioner Troxler will wrap up the forum with remarks about food safety.

*All times are approximate.

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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) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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