Conference on Food Safety in Portland Oregon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) jointly announced details for their third collaborative public meeting on appropriate food safety metrics to be held in Portland, Oregon on October 20, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown, 1441 NE Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97232.

At the Oct. 20 meeting, interested stakeholders (which could include members of consumer groups, industry, state and local regulators, and state and local public health agencies) will be given the opportunity to present information on the measurements they are using or recommend to assess performance in food safety. The Agencies are also interested in additional input from participants on their understanding and perceptions of metrics currently being used by the Federal Agencies.

Click here for further information and registration details (October 8th was the deadline for advance registration, but see the contact in the announcement to reach out to if you wish to attend).