3116.0 The food industry - exposing safety issues for food, water and the environment

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oral
Food and water contamination affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, causing sickness, hospitalization and even death. The food industry, the government that inspects industry and consumers that prepare foods all have a part in improving food safety and reducing food-related illness. This session presents surveys, in-depth interviews, public record reviews and broad Institute of Medicine evaluations of the state of the U.S. food safety system, including inspections protocols, facility registries. Consumerís awareness of their risk to food-borne pathogen exposure in commonly consumed foods, frozen entrees, will be reviewed. The session will round out with a review the environmental impact of concentrated dairy production on local ground water quality in the Central Valley, California and regulations that could lessen dairy productionís impact on the communityís local groundwater.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Food and Drug Administrationís (FDA) food safety program. 2. Explain accuracy food producerís adherence to the FDAís food facility registry guidelines. 3. Describe the FDAís inspections processes, and their past performance in identifying and rectifying food facility violations. 4. Explain consumerís common misconceptions about food safety issues in frozen meat entrťe preparation. 5. Describe how improved regulations could lessen impact of concentrated dairy production on groundwater quality.
Moderator:

10:30am
Enhancing food safety: The role of the food and drug administration
Robert B. Wallace, MD, MSc and Maria Oria, PhD
10:45am
FDA'S food facility registry
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Jodi Nudelman, HHS OIG Regional Inspector General, Meridith Seife, Deputy Regional Inspector General, Jonathan Bandel, Program Analyst, Lucia Fort, Program Analyst, Vincent Greiber, Program Analyst, Iris Lin, Program Analyst, Tiffany Moore, Program Analyst and Bailey Orshan, Program Analyst
11:00am
FDA Inspections of Domestic Food Facilites
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Jodi Nudelman, Regional Inspector General, Meridith Seife, Deputy Regional Inspector General, Lucia Fort, MPH, MPA, Vincent Greiber, MS and Bailey Orshan, BS

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Environment

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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