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Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)

November 4, 2010 9 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)?  FERN 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.

Materials from the webinar are now available on the FDA Basics website.

Check out the “What’s New” box on the FDA Basics homepage to download materials from the webinar.  We have posted a link to view and listen to the 30 minute webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can find materials from past FDA Basics webinars here.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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

October 20, 2010 9 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

Upcoming Events: FDA Basics Webinar on the Inspection Process, March 25, 2 p.m. ET

March 22, 2010 55 comments

What kinds of products and facilities does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspect? Who conducts these inspections?  What do they look for?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more about FDA’s inspection process.  The featured speaker, Michael Rogers, Deputy Director, Office of Regional Operations, will discuss how FDA staff inspect domestic and foreign establishments, check shipments of imported product, and collect and test samples for signs of contamination.  There will be time for questions following the presentation.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held on Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. ET.

You can find out more information about the webinar, including how to participate in the webinar on the FDA Basics homepage.  Click here for more information about the webinar.

Afia Asamoah

Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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