FDA Hosts Food Protection Task Force Webcast

Published: November 20, 2010


Please join FDA's Division of Federal-State Relations on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 2:00-3:30 pm EST as we host our first live webcast concerning the Food Protection Taskforces.

The Food Protection Taskforce Conference Grant program, funded by the Division of Federal-State Relations, supports meetings that foster communication, cooperation, and collaboration among all stakeholders of the food protection system: regulatory agencies, academia, industry, consumers, state legislators, boards of health and agriculture, in an effort to enhance food safety and defense capabilities. Twenty-seven states currently receive the grant award up to $10,000.

Participants will include the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, Dara Corrigan, Joe Reardon, Director, Division of Federal-State Relations, and Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods. This webcast will also feature representatives of Food Protection Taskforces from Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Indiana who will discuss topics including, but not limited to:

· Value and effectiveness of Taskforces within food safety system

· Structure; how to market and promote membership of Taskforces

· Expectations of the Taskforce and its members

This event will be broadcast live over the Internet. A separate message will follow with the website link. For those unable to watch the event live, it will also be recorded and made available for viewing on the Internet at a later date.

Please note that a limited number of phone lines will be available. This option is available for those that are unable to view the broadcast by webcast. The phones lines will be in listening mode only. The phone number will be shared later as well.

For questions, contact: catherine.mcdermott@fda.hhs.gov.