Will take place at North Carolina State Fairgrounds
By Diego Flammini, Farms.com
Food safety is as important as it has ever been.
With people being more conscious about how, when and where their food comes from and other food-related issues, agricultural organizations are under pressure to help shed light on these concerns.
In an effort to bring together farmers, food businesses, health officials and interested citizens together, the 11th Annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum will take place on Tuesday, August 18th at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will be on hand from 9:30am to 12:30pm to host the event and guide the audience through the varying topics; one of which will be the impact of the recent avian flu outbreak.
“Highly pathogenic avian influenza has not been found in North Carolina, but it has led to the loss of more than 48 million birds in 21 states,” Troxler said. “While the virus isn’t a food safety issue, it has had an impact on the availability of certain poultry and egg products.”
Other speakers will include Dr. Barry Meade, veterinarian-in-charge of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Allyson Perry from the Center for Food Integrity and Oscar Garrison, director of food safety with the United Egg Producers.
Admission is free and will include a lunch but anyone interested in attending must register by Friday, August 14th.
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