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Food Safety Task Force to meet May 12

Food Safety Task Force to meet May 12

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:07 pm

Food safety experts will share their insights into environmental monitoring, the Global Food Safety Initiative, the Food and Drug Administration’s vision for food safety, and other complexities faced by the food manufacturing and food service industry at the upcoming Tennessee Food Safety Task Force annual seminar.
The one-day event, Sorting Through the Food Safety Maze, will take place 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 12 in the Ed Jones Auditorium of the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
 “Attendees will leave with a better understanding of new regulations, including the Food Safety Enhancement Act and the Food Modernization Act. They will also learn what’s new in the 2009 FDA Food Code,” said Dr. Bill Morris, UT Extension food safety specialist and chair of the task force.
 Other topics to be covered at the event include food-borne disease outbreaks and the use of microbiological environmental monitoring. Speakers include representatives from the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, General Mills, the Consumer Goods Forum and Rutgers University.
 Registration is $55 before May 3, and $75 thereafter. The fee includes refreshments and lunch. Space is limited to 180 attendees. For more information, or to register online, visit www.foodsafetytaskforce.org.
 The Tennessee Food Safety Task Force was established to enhance communication between the food industry, its regulators and public health entities. The task force also identifies and addresses food safety issues pertinent to food manufacturing, distribution, retail sales and consumption within the state of Tennessee.
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