May 7-10, 2018

Rosemont, Illinois

Donald Stephens Convention Center

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Integrated Food Safety System Update

A national Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) includes a seamless partnership and operation among Federal, State, and Local agencies (strategic partners) to achieve the public health goal of a safer food supply. An IFSS also actively solicits input and support from stakeholders. Join us for discussions and testimony for establishing a fully integrated food safety system from leading government and industry advocates.

Welcome & Introduction
Joseph Corby, Executive Director, Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

An Update on Work Projects from the Partnership for Food Protection
Claudia Coles, Program Manager, Washington Department of Agriculture and PFP Governing Council

Building an Improved Regulatory Response System – The Success of the Rapid Response Teams (RRT’s) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)
Pam Miles, Food Program Supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Steven Mandernach, Bureau Chief for Food and Consumer Safety, Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals

Success Stories in Improving Government Retail Food Protection Programs
Jennifer Li, Senior Director, National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) (invited)
Mark Reed, Kentucky Department of Public Health, Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

Recognizing the Public Health Impact of an Implemented IFSS
Barbara Cassens, Acting Director, FDA Office of Partnership
Jeff Farrar, Deputy Commissioner for Food Protection, FDA Office of Foods (invited)


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