How Secure Is Our Food Supply Chain? If Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were to appear in the US, what would farmers, ranchers, and business do? This presentation reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan, who is involved, what needs to be done, and how producers need to develop their biosecurity plans [video]? Related: Secure Milk Supply Project Update - An update on the status of the Secure Milk Supply Project supplemental to ongoing Foot and Mouth Disease prevention and response planning with Dr. Pam Hullinger, currently with UC-Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology [audio].
Agriculture’s Voice in Today’s Media - Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News Washington Correspondent, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.
Communicating Shared Values Across the Food Chain - Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association, VP of Public Affairs, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.
With the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act moving forward to law, technology companies are lining up to help implement the details. Much of the legislation is all about collecting, tracking, and analysis of data and information on food. This includes putting in place systems to register food facilities, collect and monitor data from production farms, notify multiple parties about food related issues, and handle food recalls.
What Are Swine Vets Saying About Antibiotic Use? Dr. Scott Hurd, Former Deputy Undersecretary Food Safety, USDA and Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State; and Dr. Sarah Probst-Miller, Carthage Vet Service, discuss the prudent use of antibiotics.
Coming up is the Leman Conference September 18-21, 2010 in St Paul, MN. SwineCast will be there to capture presentation highlights and interviews. Special thanks to Pfizer Animal Health for sponsoring SwineCast's in-depth coverage of this event.
Immediately prior to Leman will be the BIVI CircoFLEX Swine Health Seminar where we'll be capturing major FLEX news and developments to share. See you somewhere soon!
The report from the Science and Technology Committee at World Pork Expo coverage a wide range of topics including the FDA power grab, animal welfare issues, antibiotic resistance legislation and child nutrition. Presenting are NPPC Board Members Bob Dykhuis and Dr. Howard Hill.