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February 13, 2014

Hyperbole occurs all around, from those in agriculture, activists, and consumer groups.

Food Safety & Antibiotics: Perceptions vs. Reality - Dr. Richard Raymond, Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

December 16, 2013

What are the antibiotic use views of academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment? This symposium offers several presentations from these perspectives.

The time has come when academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment learn from each other and seek resolution on the polarizing and the often misunderstood issues of antimicrobial use and resistance. The Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health Symposium is that place for sharing and learning to occur.

November 27, 2013

What is the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and how does it protect human health.?

Meat/Poultry Antibiotic Residue Testing, Protecting Human Health - Dr. David Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, USPHS Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Who is looking out for the consumer perspective and what are they doing?

Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply - Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

September 17, 2013

What food safety issues are you worried about? Where do you go for more information?

FoodChat on Food SafetyIs Food Safe? We never really think about food safety until someone you know gets sick on the news highlights an outbreak. This FoodChat conversations covers what people believe and resources to use when more information is needed.

May 14, 2013

Some people believe just stopping the use on food animal farms will stop issues. Others say that is not the case. And consumers are still wanting information.

Understanding the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in animal agriculture is complex. Some people believe just stopping the use on food animal farms will stop issues. Others say that is not the case. And consumers are still wanting information.

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These Antibiotics Council presentation series are from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15 - 17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 14, 2013

What is the value of veterinary diagnostic laboratories?

The Role of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Supporting Animal Health and the Food Safety System - Dr. Hailu Kinde, Professor, California Animal Health and Food Safety, Laboratory System, San Bernardino Branch School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 14, 2013

What is genomics and how does it play a part in food safety?

The 100K Genome Project and Food Safety - Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor – School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, provides information on how genomics plays a part in food safety. Dr. Weimer shares details of the science used and the processes to get the information in the right hands.

May 13, 2013

What do packers consider for food safety and quality issues?

What the Packer Considers in Food Safety and Food Quality Issues - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

April 30, 2013

Who is responsible for food safety and what should be happening by each segment of the industry?

Getting to a Comprehensive Food Safety System - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

March 5, 2013

How are consumers reacting to antibiotics used in food animal agriculture?

Antimicrobials and FoodBacteria at the Gate? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the 2011 Retail Meat Report and the 2011 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals. These documents, the most recent as of February 2013, highlight there are some serious concerns about the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

Wired Magazine's Superbug blog is publishing material that many people are seeing this month, shaping consumer views on how agriculture needs to operate.

How are farmers and ranchers participating in these conversations? Farmers and ranchers are aware of the issue and are participating (see 2012 One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use ).

December 9, 2012

How do you find out what food products are being recalled? How can you learn more about safe food preparation?

While no one wants to get sick from eating food, there are times when this will occur. These resources can help learn more about safely preparing food, what foods are being recalled, and what some of the issues are within the food safety industry.

September 19, 2012

Everyone eats food and has a high expectation that they will not get sick. September is National Food Safety Month, mainly reminding you what you should do all year long: wash hands and use thermometers when cooking meat.

You all use thermometers while you cook your beef, pork, and chicken - Right? And you do wash those hands before making breakfast, lunch, and dinner - Right?

September is National Food Safety Month (http://www.foodsafetymonth.com/ ) and there are lots of resources to help remind and educate people young and old about the need for practicing food safety.

If you need some convincing, here are some helpful sites on the bad side of food safety: The Barfblog (http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/barfblog ) points out what happens to good people with bad food.

September 19, 2012

Everyone eats food and has a high expectation that they will not get sick. September is National Food Safety Month, mainly reminding you what you should do all year long: wash hands and use thermometers when cooking meat.

You all use thermometers while you cook your beef, pork, and chicken - Right? And you do wash those hands before making breakfast, lunch, and dinner - Right?

September is National Food Safety Month (http://www.foodsafetymonth.com/ ) and there are lots of resources to help remind and educate people young and old about the need for practicing food safety.

If you need some convincing, here are some helpful sites on the bad side of food safety: The Barfblog (http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/barfblog ) points out what happens to good people with bad food.

September 18, 2012

September is Food Safety Awareness Month. Are you ready?

FoodChat on Food Safety Are You Food Safe Aware? September is Food Safety Awareness Month. This FoodChat conversation on Twitter had a special guest from FoodInsight.org to help highlight consumer perceptions on food safety in the US and how those perceptions affect buying decisions.

June 19, 2012

There are foods for every season and seasons for every food. What are some and how do you feel about food systems today?

Seasonal Food Policy Seasonal Food Policy? This FoodChat covered two topics: Seasonal and Food Policy. Different kinds of foods for all kinds of seasons are what make eating special. Pumpkin spice lattes in July just would not seam right. What does season mean for you? Also, what are some of the challenges for people and food systems? Learn more from this great audience!

May 30, 2012

How are people talking about agriculture in the media? And why do farmers need to use Google+

Reminder: Agvocacy 2.0 Application Deadline June 4th - The deadline for the Agvocacy 2.0 social media training conference application is June 4th, 11:59pm ET.

May 29, 2012

How are antimicrobials in poultry developing as an approach? Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, provides details on antimicrobial use in poultry, the food safety oversights, and what producers need to be aware of in day to day production.

Antimicrobials in Poultry - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 29, 2012

What are some of the food safety rules related to the FDA Egg Safety Rule? Gene Gregory provides history of the rules and how they have evolved.

FDA Egg Safety Rule: Impact Upon Egg Farmers and United Egg Producers (UEP) 5-Star Egg Safety Program - Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Update: This presentation has been removed at the presenter's request.

May 18, 2012

How do food and consumers come together? In the US, many times it is at the grocery store. Consumers make their food choices and that message (through their purchases) get communicated back to production agriculture farms. Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association, highlights how grocery stores can help educate and inform consumers on farmers' behalf.

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.

May 18, 2012

Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News Washington Correspondent, provides perspective on how media flows with respect to food, agriculture, and safety.

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.

May 18, 2012

Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News Washington Correspondent, provides perspective on how media flows with respect to food, agriculture, and safety.

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.

April 16, 2012

Dr. Aaron Scott, Center Director, USDA/APHIS/VS/CEAH, works to answer the question of "Why do animal disease surveillance?". Dr. Scott shares that using risk factors and probability can be used to get the most information at the lowest cost.

Advantages of Probability-Based Approaches to Animal Disease Surveillance - Dr. Aaron Scott, Center Director, USDA/APHIS/VS/CEAH, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 16, 2012

Dr. Eric Gingerich updates the biosecurity steps being taken to monitor and control salmonella enteritidis (SE). Historically, SE in the United States got its first consumer focused exposure in the late 1980's because of a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article stating eggs were a major source of salmonella enteritidis infections.

Salmonella enteritidis (SE) Surveillance Program: Applications and Lessons Learned - Dr. Eric Gingerich, Poultry Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.