Registration is open for the ninth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum, scheduled for Aug. 27 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center.
The forum is open to farmers, food businesses, regulators, health professionals and others with an interest in food safety. Admission is free and includes lunch.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping reform of food safety regulation in the United States. The forum will look at these proposals from the perspective of the federal government, retailers and farmers. Commissioner Troxler says anyone interested in food safety is encouraged to attend and learn about these issues affecting food safety at all levels of the supply chain.
Scheduled speakers are FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor; Jenny Scott, senior advisor to the director of food safety at FDA; Michael Roberson, director of corporate quality assurance at Publix Supermarkets; Matt Solana, vice president of Jackson Farming Co.; and Dr. Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.
The forum is organized by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and sponsored by Publix Supermarkets, the N.C. Egg Association, N.C. SweetPotato Commission, Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and Walmart.
Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the forum and why it’s especially timely this year.
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