NEHA's Digital Defense: August 19 Food Safety Agenda

NEHA's Digital Defense: Education for a Safer World Virtual Conference & ExhibitionEducational Track Sessions: Food Safety
August 19, 2020

(Times listed are MDT.)


10:05 – 10:10 AM: Welcome From the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Laurie Farmer, Director, Office of State Cooperative Programs, FDA

10:10 – 10:30 AM: FDA Office of State Cooperative Programs: Adapting to Challenges & Building for the Future

Christopher Smith, Retail Food Branch Director, Office of State Cooperative Programs, FDA

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Disclosing Inspection Results at Point-of-Service: Impact on Foodborne Illness Outcomes

Thuy N. Kim, MPH, CFOI , Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Food Freedom: Is There Coming Back From the Abyss?

Doug Farquhar, JD, Director, Government Affairs, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
Vince Radke, MPH, RS, CP-FS, DLAAS, CPH, Past President, NEHA
Roy Kroeger, REHS, Environmental Health Director, Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department
Michele R. DiMaggio, REHS, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist, Retail Food Program, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Services


12:30 – 1:30 PM: FDA Retail Standards Funding Today and the Future

Maribeth Niesen, Consumer Safety Officer, FDA

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Foodborne Outbreak Investigations: Improving the Identification of Control

Beth Wittry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:30 – 3:00 PM: Wait—What? COVID-19 Affects Retail? But I Thought It’s Not a Foodborne Illness

Glenda R. Lewis, MSPH, Director, Retail Food Protection Staff, FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/Office of Food Safety


View the August 18 Food Safety agenda.
View the August 18 Water agenda.
View the August 19 Water agenda.


This conference is in collaboration with FDA's 2020 Retail Food Safety Seminar.