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Supply & Safety: Monitoring Imported Food

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The Program on America and the Global Economy Presents:

Supply & Safety: Monitoring Imported Food

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2013

9:30 – 11:00 am

5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center

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Panelists:

Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

Ted Poplawski, Special Assistant to the Director on Import Operations and Policy, FDA

Carmen Stacy, Director, Global Issues & Multilateral Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Les Glick, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Washington, D.C.

Moderator:

Kent Hughes,Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

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According to the USDA, about 15% of all food eaten by Americans is imported. With the growing globalization of our nation’s food supply, imported food safety has become an increasing national concern.  This event will discuss concerns about food imports and the responsibilities of food importers and regulators for the safety of food products grown outside of the United States and their impact on the demand for certain imported products, international food trade patterns, and foreign access to U.S. markets.

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Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP acceptances only to [email protected]

For a map and directions see: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

Please bring photo ID and arrive 15 minutes ahead to allow time for the security checkpoint.

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to [email protected]rg

Media bringing heavy electronic equipment – such as video cameras – MUST indicate this in their response, so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Failure to indicate your intention to bring video cameras 24 hours before the event may result in being denied access to the Wilson Center building, please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

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2 Responses to “Supply & Safety: Monitoring Imported Food”

  1. maggie says:

    SHANGHAI | Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:46am EST

    (Reuters) - Chicken sold to KFC’s parent Yum Brands Inc in China contained excessive levels of chemicals, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, escalating a month-long food scare that has hit Yum’s sales in its biggest market.

    • Joe Brooks says:

      Maggie, a guy I know who owns and operates a well known franchise restaurant, told me to stop eating the chicken I relied on, there. I try to support his business as much as possible.

      That’s it, all he would say.

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