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Upcoming Webinar on Thursday, April 22—Safeguarding the U.S. Food Supply: Excellent Industry Compliance With the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Final Rule

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Do you have questions about BSE? Did you know that FDA works to keep the food supply in the United States safe for people and animals?

Every day, FDA is protecting people by making sure that the food they eat comes from healthy animals.

At a 30-minute webinar, FDA experts will discuss animal feed controls the agency has put in place to keep BSE out of the U.S. cattle population, thereby ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply from BSE. The presentation (download slides) will include an opportunity to ask questions.

When:  Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET

Where: https://collaboration.fda.gov/fdabasics/ 

           (View and listen to archived presentation here)

Host:    FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine

            phone: 240-276-9300

            e-mail: AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov

Speakers: Shannon Jordre, Consumer Safety Officer, and Burt Pritchett, D.V.M., Veterinary Medical Officer from the Division of Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine at FDA

Note: There will be a limited number of spots available for the webinar, so please log in prior to 2:00 p.m. You will need computer speakers to listen to this webinar. Closed captioning will be available.

To join the webinar:

  1. Click the URL https://collaboration.fda.gov/fdabasics/ (or cut and paste it into your Internet browser)
  2. Click "Enter as a Guest" button, fill in your name, then click "Enter Room"

This webinar is the third in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The webinar series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Date Posted: April 20, 2010

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