Public Meeting On FDA Produce Safety Rule


March 11, 2010
Public Meeting On FDA Produce Safety Rule. 8;30 AM -5 PM
The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-4077
Contact: Caroline Hubbard, 202-687-2976
cch48@georgetown.edu
www.producesafetyproject.org.

TO REGISTER NOW, GO TO:  http://www.producesafetyproject.org/discussion_series/register

WHO'S INVITED:
Fruit and vegetable growers, extension educators, food retailers, consultants, produce trade association personnel and other interested stakeholders

WHY:
The Food and Drug Administration is going to establish a nation-wide produce safety standard for the growing, harvesting and packing of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Help make certain FDA has all the facts it needs. Come and join a discussion that needs to be informed by your expertise and on-the-ground knowledge

Topics addressed will include:
Compost
Wildlife/Environmental Concerns
Water Quality
Worker Health & Hygiene

Co-sponsored by the National GAPs Program at Cornell University in Rochester, NY, the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the University of Maryland, the meetings will encourage a robust discussion on the science of and practical considerations for growing, harvesting and packing of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The FDA has announced its intention to publish a proposed rule by October 2010.

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