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Food Defense Symposium

In recognition of Food Safety Awareness Month disclaimer icon and National Preparedness Month disclaimer icon, the FDA’s Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff hosted a Food Defense symposium which presented multiple facets of food defense - from the government/military and regulatory/retail perspectives.

The Food Defense Symposium recording disclaimer icon  is available through Food Shield connection.

The symposium agenda included:

Welcoming Remarks: Ted Elkin, M.S., M.P.A.
Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach

Program Overview: Jason P. Bashura, M.P.H., R.S.
Senior Food Defense Analyst
FDA / CFSAN / Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff

Historical Context of Bioterrorism: COL (Ret) Zygmunt Dembek, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., L.H.D. Senior Scientist

It HAS Happened Here: Adam Inman
A Case Study – Mi Ranchito, 2009: Kansas Department of Agriculture

Questions / Answers session