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LEADERS IN FOOD SAFETY POLICY TO SPEAK AT AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 LEADERS IN FOOD SAFETY POLICY TO SPEAK
 AT AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
 WHAT: Because veterinary medicine plays a vital role in food safety and public health, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is hosting a conference on food safety issues affecting meat, dairy, fish, poultry and other foods. The comprehensive workshop will focus on these topics:
 -- Food-borne illness -- Drug residues
 -- Microbial hazards -- Risk assessment
 -- Biotechnology's impact on food safety -- Regulatory
 -- Communications of food safety enforcement
 -- International food safety issues
 WHO: Congressional leaders, top administration officials and others:
 -- H. Russell Cross, USDA/Food Safety Inspection Service
 -- Andrew Kimbrell, policy director, Foundation on Economic
 Trends
 -- Rep. Charles Stenholm (D-Texas), chairman, House Subcommittee
 on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
 -- Morris Potter, assistant director for food-borne diseases,
 National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC
 -- Richard Teske, deputy director, Center for Veterinary
 Medicine, FDA
 -- William B. Schultz, counsel, Subcommittee on Health and the
 Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
 WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 8:30 a.m.
 WHERE: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va., Georgetown Meeting Room
 CONTACT: Denise Sofranko, D.V.M., 202-659-2040, or Meg Bender, 202-944-5155, both for the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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