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Prioritizing Opportunities to Reduce Foodborne Illness

FSRC National Conference
September 14, 2005

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First Floor Conference Center
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Final Agenda

8:00-8:30 Registration and Coffee
8:30-8:40 Welcome and FSRC Background – Mike Taylor
8:40-9:00 Project Overview and Goals of the Conference – Helen Jensen
9:00-10:30 A Conceptual Framework and Key Issues – Helen Jensen (moderator)
  • Overview of a conceptual framework – Mike Taylor
  • Predicting food safety outcomes and related modeling issues – Glenn Morris
  • Identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions – Mike Doyle
  • Assessing costs and health benefits of interventions – Julie Caswell
  • Clarifying Questions
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Comments and Perspectives on Food Safety Priority Setting – Panel Discussion – Cathie Woteki (moderator)
  • FDA – Bob Buchanan
  • USDA – Janell Kause, FSIS
  • CDC – Rob Tauxe
  • State health departments – Dale Morse, New York
  • Consumers – Caroline Smith DeWaal, CSPI
  • Food producers – Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Board
  • Food processing industry – Paul Hall, Kraft
  • Research community/CSREES – Mary Torrence
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Priority Setting Experiences – Ewen Todd (moderator)
  • Food safety resource allocation at FDA – Alan Rulis, CFSAN/FDA
  • The Dutch experience with priority setting – Marie-Josee Mangen, RIVM/Netherlands
  • Targeting interventions in ground beef production – Randy Huffman, AMI
  • A policy and international perspective – Tom Billy, former FSIS Administrator and Codex chair
  • Questions and Discussion
2:30-2:40 Stretch Break
2:40-4:00 Open Discussion of Issues and Next Steps – Mike Taylor (moderator)
4:00-4:15 Wrap Up
  • What have we heard? – Glenn Morris, Julie Caswell, Mike Doyle
  • Next steps for the project and FSRC – Helen Jensen, Mike Taylor
For more information about the project, see Prioritizing Opportunities to Reduce Foodborne Risk.