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Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Barb Masters, Senior Policy Advisor, OFW Law, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Barb Masters talks about food defense, foodborne outbreaks, and product recalls. Food defense? It is having measures in place to reduce the chances of someone intentionally contaminating the food supply in order to kill or hurt people, disrupt our economy, or ruin your business. She states that legislation, regulation and enforcement is key.

Feral Swine and Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases - Dr. Lindsey Holmstrom; Diagnostic Epidemiologist, Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Center, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

USDA-APHIS IT Update - Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/ VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt provides an update on U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS) information technology initiatives. Neil shares the progress on data sharing standards and policies. He also outlines new functionalities that will be rolled out in 2013.

Outbreak Response from a Packer’s Perspective - Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway, Technical Service, Animal Welfare, JBS USA, LLC, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.