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E.coli O157:H7 Surveillance & Prevention Briefing

E. coli O157:H7 Surveillance and Prevention Briefing 
January 23, 2008
DoubleTree Crystal City
Arlington, VA

Introduction and Overview
J. Patrick Boyle, president & CEO, American Meat Institute
Barry Carpenter, president & CEO, National Meat Association
Public Health Surveillance
Patricia M. Griffin, chief, Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control
Regulatory Update
FSIS Regulatory Update
Richard Raymond, MD, under secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
International Issues  
International Issues Update
William James, deputy assistant administrator, Office of International Affairs, FSIS, USDA
Industry Response
Mark Dopp, senior vice president. and general counsel, American Meat Institute
Laurie Bryant, executive director, Meat Importers Council of America, Inc.
Industry Best Practices
James “Bo” Reagan, Ph.D., vice president, research & knowledge management, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Slaughter Best Practices
Dean Danilson, Ph.D., vice president, fresh meats quality assurance, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Primal / Subprimal Production Best Practices
Warren Mirtsching, vice president, quality assurance, Swift and Company
Ground Beef Best Practices
Scott Goltry, technical services & food safety, Cargill Beef; vice president, Cargill Meat Solutions
Non-Intact Primal Tenderization Best Practices
Ranzell “Nick” Nickelson, Ph.D., vice president safety, Standard Meat Company
Non-Intact Primal Injection/Enhancement Best Practices
Brenden McCullough, vice president of technical services, National Beef Packing Co. LLC
Lotting, Sampling, Testing Best Practices
Kerri Harris, Ph.D. executive director, International HACCP Alliance, associate professor, Texas A&M University         
Intervention Research
Randy Huffman, Ph.D., vice president, scientific affairs, American Meat Institute Foundation
Pre-harvest Opportunities / Challenges
Guy H. Loneragan, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., assistant professor - Beef Cattle Health and Management, West Texas A&M University
FDA and APHIS New Technology Review/ Approval
Tracey Forfa, JD, senior policy analyst, office of the director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA
Byron Rippke, director, APHIS VS Center for Veterinary Biologics Policy
Post Harvest Technologies – What is Possible and What is in Future?
Steven D. Shackelford, Ph.D., research food technologist, USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Consumer, Customer and Media Response
Rick McCarty, vice president, issues management, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
JoDee George, director, safety public relations, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Janet Riley, Senior vice president, public affairs, American Meat Institute
Jill Hollingsworth, vice president, food safety program, Food Marketing Institute                                  
Wrap Up
James Hodges, president, American Meat Institute Foundation