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NC Food Safety and Defense Task Force First Annual Conference

Achieving Excellence Together: Using the Task Force Model to Improve Food Protection

May 25-26, 2011
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Research Triangle Park, NC

The NC Food Safety and Defense Task Force is pleased to announce its first annual conference. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen the multi-disciplinary collaboration between local, state, and federal partners that is necessary to effectively address the ongoing challenges that face our food protection system.  The conference will aim to:

  • highlight the benefits of the Task Force Model as an effective means to achieve food protection both statewide and within the national integrated food safety system;
  • promote the formation of new state Task Forces by providing examples of successful Task Force structures and organization; and
  • capitalize on the synergy created by the removal of agency and state silos and jurisdictional boundaries that prevent information-sharing and collaboration.

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Rabbit HACCP Course

If you are currently involved in rabbit production and are interested in selling your rabbits to restaurants or other locations regulated by Health Departments, then you will want to register for Rabbit HACCP training.  This course will introduce you to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program.  You will also learn about the requirements for routine inspections of your facility and processes.  For details on program content and course offerings, contact Janna Spruill,

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Fresh Produce Safety Symposium

The Fresh Produce Safety Symposium, held September 9th 2010 in Raleigh, presented the latest in research, regulations, and extension efforts to improve the safety of produce safety. A recording of the presentations, as well as speaker bios and presentations are available on the Symposium site.

Commissioner's Food Safety Forum

The 6th Annual Commissioner's Food Safety Forum was held on August 10th, 2010. Presenters included Dr. James Gorny (FDA), Dr. Dan Engeljohn (USDA), Dr. Robert Tauxe (CDC) Dr. Ben Chapman(NCSU), NCDA&CS Commissioner Steve Troxler, and a panel of North Carolina food safety experts. A recording and presentations have been posted on the Forum site.

NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division and partner agencies are committed to keeping your food supply as safe as possible. See how North Carolina State Agencies work together to regulate food safety.