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Food Safety: Federal Efforts to Protect Public Health

posted on Fri, Jan 29 2016 11:06 am by The Network

Thursday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET). Listen to and watch the playback for the webinar. View/download the slides.

Tens of billions of pounds of meat and poultry are sold in the U.S. every year. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the meat, poultry and processed eggs we consume. FSIS is involved in the areas of slaughter, food processing and inspection. This webinar will provide an overview of FSIS and some of its important programs and services, with a focus on the Office of Public Health Science and its role in preventing and responding to foodborne disease outbreaks. The webinar will also examine how FSIS conducts and monitors recalls of meat and poultry products.

Presenters

  • David Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator for the Office of Public Health Science at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Agriculture, and Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Surgeon General. 
  • Carol Blake, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Moderator

  • Mathew Swinburne, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region

 

Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.