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Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), Tuesday, October 26th, 1:00 p.m. ET

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Did you know that there is an organization of the nation’s regulatory food testing laboratories whose purpose is to detect, identify, respond to and recover from bioterrorism or public health emergencies involving our food supply?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more.  The featured speaker, Carl Sciacchitano, Director of the Division of Field Science in FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), will describe the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and its role in protecting the nation’s food supply.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar.  Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA Web site.

Click here for more information about the webinar, including instructions about how to join the webinar.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

  1. October 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    As a farmer, I feel it’s imperative to insure our food supply is protected. Any bio-terrorism can have a devastating effect on farmers regardless of our product.

  2. November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Focus on our food supplies must be taken care of by responsible and competent people of concerne agencies like FDA

  3. November 6, 2010 at 12:14 am

    thanks for you very very nice

    tey tey

  4. November 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I write this because my mother died due to a Hospital Acquired infection that could have been prevented if the hospital was more sterilized. Many people I know have also acquired food poisoning due to a lack of sterilization in the cheese and meat industry.

    I have been following the breakthrough technology of “AsepticSure” and have personally seen the amazing effects of Ozone on killing all types of pathogens and would like to know if you and the FDA are at all looking into this life saving device?

    The recent articles about heading down the path of more powerful antibiotics seems like a dead-end when this breakthrough is right there on our doorstep. Seems to many of us that the path of Ozone is the best way to achieve a log 6 and 7 kill rate on these deadly Bugs and SuperBugs. Since the saying when I grew up “clean as a hospital” meant something, it today is a hollow phrase because of the onslaught of the Superbugs growing on surfaces in many open spaces including schools, gyms, cruise ships, planes, food industry, bioterrorism, hospitals, etc…. we need a device that can handle actually sterilizing open spaces. “AsepticSure” (TM) created by Medizone International (a U.S. based company) is just such a device and has completed it’s first phase of Beta Testing in Canada and the results are amazing. Bioterrorism countermeasures with this new device are going to prove to be the standard as well.

    This really has the potential to save millions of lives worldwide and this cost effective, portable unit has a turnaround cleaning time of 80 to 90 minutes. Something that sterilizes all surfaces including stainless steel and fabric within the space it is employed, is in my opinion and in the research I have conducted unheard of.

    Here is to hoping this message does not fall on deaf ears. My mother was also a believer in the use of Ozone for one day in the future and it’s too bad that her routine operation at 86 years old was complicated with the infection of Staph. She was full of energy and it was hard to see her succumb to what has become a dirty problem around the world. In her wisdom, she knew that AntiBiotics was never going to be the answer in the future.

  5. November 22, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Great news,I try to go this event.

  6. January 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    It is sad that we live in a world where such things are needed but I am very glad someone is there to protect and help restore things should the need arise.

  7. Feromonas
    July 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    All this makes me feel real safe.

  8. Pheromones
    July 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Bio terrorism is a real threat and has to be take seriously. Thanks FDA

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