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FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 1998 Volume XIII, No III

In conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a Food Safety Symposium will be presented on July 25, 1998, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Cosponsors include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, the American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and the American Association of Public Health Veterinarians.

This symposium will offer a comprehensive review and analysis of emerging foodborne issues (i.e., residues, resistance, and emerging foodborne pathogens). The views of leaders from the public health sector, regulatory agencies, and medical practitioners will be presented. Moderators will direct panel discussions focusing on criteria for prevention and approaches for addressing and resolving these foodborne issues.