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Food safety and protection.

Educational Program

If you are a Food Safety and Protection Specialist, you may register for just these sessions as their own conference at a lower rate. See www.neha.org for the separate brochure and registration form.

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Learning Objectives

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* implement strategies for preventing and investigating foodborne illness outbreaks

* develop and employ effective food safety training programs for food establishment employees and the public

* address ethnic food safety issues through hazard identification and cultural sensitivity

* put into action food security plans

* utilize plan review knowledge to strengthen food safety and protection programs

Highlighted Speaker Roy E. Costa

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Roy E. Costa, R.S., M.S., is a professor at the Walt Disney Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Orlando's Valencia College. He is the President of Environ Health Associates, a consulting firm specializing in disease control and prevention. Mr. Costa is the author of the book, Security in the Food Industry, and will be presenting "Food Security by the Numbers--Calculating a Food Security Vulnerability Score."

Highlighted Speaker Shelley Feist

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Shelley Feist is Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. The Partnership unites industry associations, consumer and public health groups, and USDA, CDC, USFDA, and USEPA to educate the public about safe food handling and preparation. The Partnership is the creator and steward of the Fight BAC! [cross product] campaign, a food safety education program developed using scientifically-based recommendations, and resulting from an extensive consumer research process. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear of the campaign's progress from Ms. Feist and individuals from the participating organizations.

Sunday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

Ethnic Foods: Safety Is ... Should be in the Preparation

Lawrence W. Pong, R.E.H.S., Principle EH Inspector and Manager of Training, City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA

2:00-2:50pm

Opening the Market for Irradiated Foods

Ronald F. Eustice, M.B.A., Executive Director, Minnesota Beef Council, Bloomington, MN

3:00-4:50pm

Updating the 2005 Food Code to Address Norovirus in the U.S.

David Acheson, M.D., Director of Food Safety & Security and CAPT Wendy Fanaselle, R.S., M.S., D.A.A.S., Consumer Safety Officer, Retail Food Protection Team, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, USFDA, College Park, MD

Monday, June 27

8:00-11:30am

Dedicated Exhibition Time and Poster Session

Acquire education on the programs, services, and products available to help you do your job. Located in the Exhibit Hall, take time to peruse the posters too!

1:00-1:50pm

Food Security by the Numbers--Calculating a Food Security Vulnerability Score

Roy E. Costa, R.S., M.S., President, Environ Health Associates, Inc., DeLand, FL

2:45-3:35pm

Specialized Food Service at Latino Meat Markets

Jaime A. Vinaras, R.S., HACCP Program Coordinator, Division of EH, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Phoenix, AZ

3:45-4:35pm

Food Safety Education: Case Studies in New Program Development Under the FightBAC![R] Campaign

Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education, Washington, DC; Jerry Bowman, Director, Corporate Communications, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI; Kathy Means, C.A.E., Vice President, Government Relations, Produce Marketing Association, Newark, DE; and Susan Conley, Director, Food Safety Education, Food Safety and Inspection Service/USDA, Washington, DC

Tuesday, June 28

9:00-11:50am

Making a Difference--Best Practices Within Regulatory Retail Food Protection Programs

Moderator: John A. Marcello, R.S., C.F.S.P., Pacific Region Retail Food Specialist, USFDA, Tempe, AZ

Panelists: Charlene Bruce, Director, Food Protection Division, Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson, MS; Pete Giesen, M.S., R.S., EH Manager, Olmsted County Public Health Services, Rochester, MN; Steve Grover, R.S., Vice President of Quality Assurance, Burger King Brands, Washington, DC; CAPT Charles L. Higgins, R.E.H.S., Director, Office of Public Health, National Park Service/USPHS, Denver, CO; David Ludwig, M.P.H., R.S., EH Manager, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Phoenix, AZ; David McSwane, H.S.D., R.E.H.S., C.F.S.P., Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Joseph Noble, Executive Chef, Grand Canyon National Park Operations, Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Grand Canyon, AZ; Cas Tryba, Food Safety Manager, Big Y Foods, Springfield, MA; and Lisa Wright, M.A., Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Jack in the Box Restaurants, San Diego, CA

1:00-1:50pm

The Process of Developing Successful School Food Safety Policies

Martha S. Patnoad, M.S., C.F.S.P., Cooperative Extension Food Safety Education Specialist, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI; Ernest Julian, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Food Protection, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI; and David Oliveira, Esq., Attorney at Law, Providence, RI

2:00-2:50pm

The Importance of Using Suitable Food Equipment Materials

Jonathan M. Brania, C.F.S.P., E.I., Project Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

3:00-3:50pm

Why are Inspections Necessary? Using Real Data to Justify an Environmental Health Program

Gregory A. Pallaske, M.S., R.S., R.E.H.S., Food Safety Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, WI

4:00-4:50pm

Environmental Health Specialists' Outbreak Investigation Practices and Beliefs

Laura R. Green, Ph.D., Research Analyst, RTI International, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, June 29

9:00-9:50am

Outbreaks in the Restaurant Setting

Caroline Smith DeWaal, J.D., Director, Program on Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC

10:00-10:50am

Epi-Ready: An Instant Success!

Matt Cummings, Epi. Project Specialist and Tom Dickey, R.E.H.S., Project Coordinator, Research & Development, NEHA, Denver, CO; and Donald J. Sharp, M.D., D.T.M. & H., Associate Director for Public Health, Food Safety Office, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases/NCID/CDC Atlanta, GA; and panelists TBA

11:00-11:50am

Effective Tools for Food Establishment Plan Review

Jim B. Anderton, R.E.H.S., Consumer Safety/Training Officer, USFDA, Rockville, MD

1:00-1:50pm

The Magic of Handwashing

Ken Pearson, Ed.D., C.F.S.P., Environmental Specialist Trainer, Knox County Health Department, Knoxville, TN

2:00-2:50pm

Public Health Response and Epidemiology Activities at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense

Craig Hedberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

3:00-3:50pm

Food Safety Demonstration Sites

Becki Chester, M.P.H., Program Manager, NACCHO, Washington, DC; and panelists TBA

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"It's a great opportunity to see what's happening at the national level
with other jurisdictions--and to meet peers from across the ountry."
J. Ryan Kellogg, Environmental Health Specialist II, Tacoma-Pierce
County Health Department, Tacoma, Washington
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