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 Contributing Factors

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.