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CVM TO COSPONSOR FOOD SAFETY SYMPOSIUM AT AVMA CONVENTION

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter March/April 1998 Volume XIII, No II

The Center for Veterinary Medicine will cosponsor a one-day Food Safety Symposium entitled "Post-Harvest: Foodborne Disease Issues." The Symposium will be presented in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to be held July 25-29, 1998, in Baltimore, Maryland. This symposium will offer a comprehensive review and analysis of emerging foodborne issues, i.e., residues, resistance, and foodborne pathogens. Leaders from Public Health organizations, regulatory agencies, and medical practitioners will speak, and moderators will direct panel discussions focusing on criteria for prevention and resolution of these foodborne issues. Other sponsors include AVMA, American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The symposium will be held on July 25, and a full agenda will appear in the next issue of the FDA Veterinarian.