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6th Annual Produce Research Symposium - Keynote Sessions

June 10, 2015
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6th Annual Produce Research Symposium  
Keynote Sessions

Food Safety Beyond the Boundaries of the Farm

Food safety research has largely been pointed toward growing operations.  However, we know instinctively that food safety is the responsibility of the entire produce supply chain.  Various segments of the supply chain will discuss their food safety activities, their most important food safety research needs and where they see this issue evolving as technology, transparency and regulation drive change over the next decade.


Bryan Silbermann, Produce Marketing Association

Panel Members:

Shelley Feist, Fight BAC

Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute

William Weichelt, National Restaurant Association

Tuesday, June 23rd  8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Changing Landscape of Foodborne Illness Investigations and Analyses 

This session will explore how outbreaks are changing, and methods and data for the Centers for Disease Control uses in outbreak investigations and analyses attributing illnesses to foods.  We will gain insight into the types of investigations CDC conducts and the need for different types of data from multiple sources to increase the accuracy of foodborne illness investigations and analyses.


Christopher Braden, Director for the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases                                                                        

Panel Members:  

Peter Gerner-Smidt, Chief of the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch in the Division for Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases

Kristina M. Angelo, Epidemic Intelligence Services Officer

Amanda Conrad, Epidemiologist, Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch

Patricia M. Griffin, Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology/Branch

Wednesday, June 24th  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Please click on the CPS 2015 AGENDA to see all the topics at this year's symposium!

CPS Contact:
Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, Executive Director
Phone (530) 554-9706

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