Food Import Safety: Systems, Infrastructure & Governance Conference
Dates: May 26 & 27, 2009 (One and one-half day conference)
Location: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Tong Auditorium in Engineering Centers Building
Registration is free-of-charge but space is limited
To register: http://wage.wisc.edu/events/Index.aspx?ID=527
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This workshop will address consumer safety from imported food by discussing supply chains, private and public regulation and future guidance for global trade.
Learn how food companies are dealing with this issue privately
· through supplier agreements and
· third-party oversight
Explore issues with laboratory testing of imported foods
· including cost effectiveness
· advancements in detection and testing limitations
Find out more about types of violations that have been caught at the border
Learn more about the European experience
Who Will Benefit
· Representatives of the food industry (procurement, research and development, quality assurance)
· Local, state and federal regulators with responsibilities for food safety
- Academics and students
Sponsors: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), Engineering Professional Development (EPD), European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE), ISyE (Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering), and FRI (Food Research Institute), CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research, The China Initiative.
Food Import Safety: Systems, Infrastructure, and Governance\
Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE)
May 26 and 27, 2009 (1.5 days)
To register: Send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name, Title, Affiliation, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, and E-mail
The conference is free-of-charge but space is limited.
8:15am Welcoming remarks:
Lorna Zach, Scientist, Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis;
Steve Ingham, Administrator, Food Safety Division, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Tuesday 8:30 AM: Opening Plenary—Understanding the Scope of the Problem:
8:30 am Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair, China Institute, University of Alberta. The Impact of the Chinese Development Model on Food Safety
9:15 am Joe Corby, Executive Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials. Experiences with Food Import Violations in New York State
10:30 Gale Prince, Food Product Safety Pioneer, Moderator
11:00 Dale Morton, Director of Food Safety Programs, Quaker Tropicana Gatorade and Pepsi Cola North America
11:30 Joe Shebuski, Director, Global Food Safety Products and Processes, Department of Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
12:00 Scott Hood, Manager Microbiology Quality and Regulatory Operations, General Mills, Inc.
Tuesday PM: Issues in Detection and Enforcement
1:30 William Nganje, Associate Professor of Agribusiness Finance, Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness, Arizona State University. Intelligent Sampling of Fresh Produce
2:00 Wayne Ellefson, Senior Client Manager, Covance, Inc. Testing and Detection Technologies.
2:30 John Spink, Research Faculty, National Food Safety and Toxicology Center, Michigan State University. Counterfeit Products and Food Fraud.
3:00 Irv Rosenthal, Senior Fellow, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Third-party Oversight of Food Safety.
4:00 Moderated Discussion: How to Achieve Stakeholder Cooperation
Moderator: David Trubek, Professor, School of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday AM: The Way Forward
William Sperber, Global Ambassador for Food Protection, Cargill, Inc. Proposed World Organization for Food Protection
9:00 Rhodri Evans, Chief Specialist, Toxicology, Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Experience of Food Safety Authorities in Europe
9:30 Miriam Haritz, Faculty of Law, University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Food Safety, Trust, and the European Union.
10:00 Neil Fortin, Director and Professor, Institute for Food Laws and Regulation, Michigan State University. The Regulation of Food Imports: Past, Present, and Future.
Belem Avedano, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, The Role of Public-Private Partnerships on Access to Fresh Produce Export Markets for Small Latin American Producers
11:30 Closing Plenary
Shaun Kennedy, Director, National Center Food Protection and Defense, University of Minnesota
Sponsoring organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE)
Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education
Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis
Center for International Business Education and Research
College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Professional Development
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
European Union Center of Excellence
Food Research Institute
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