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NACCHO Annual Conference 2012

NACCHO Interactive Food Defense Workshop

When: July 11, 2012; 12:30–2:30 Pacific Time (9:30–11:30 EST)

Where: The webinar was presented at the NACCHO annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.  The recording of this session is available through the FoodSHIELD Portal disclaimer icon supported by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense.

Presenter: Jason Bashura, FDA's Food Defense Oversight Team

Presentations:

Session Objectives:

This interactive workshop provided attendees an opportunity to learn from the FDA about some of our current and future food defense planning tools and resources, while also providing exposure to the latest tool: the Food Related Emergency Exercise Bundle (FREE-B).

A demonstration of the FREE-B was held via a walk-through of one of the exercises, illustrating how flexible and functional these scenarios are in addressing the needs of our state, local, tribal and territorial regulatory partners.

Highlights from several FDA based funding opportunities were discussed, and successes realized were shared with the attendees, in the hopes of inspiring them to pursue these funding opportunities in the future.

For additional information on this workshop, please contact the Food Defense Oversight Team, at FoodDefense@fda.hhs.gov.

For additional Information, see the FREE-B Flyer (PDF - 1.40MB).