Volume 101 January 2002 Number 5
FDA will issue program priorities for food safety this month and
FDA's CFSAN Director, Joe Levitt, will announce the agency's plans for several
food safety issues. Priority areas include the agency’s biotechnology
rule, food-contact substance notifications rule and other
actions on dioxin and trans fatty acids. The priorities will be issued amidst the move of CFSAN staff from offices in downtown Washington to College Park, Md. February 12th, 2002, Joe Levitt will be the keynote speaker at the Washington, DC Section IFT meeting in College Park, MD. He will address FDA’s program priorities in further detail and answer questions. Look for further information later in this newsletter.
Science Fair Judges are needed for the DC—Metro area. The Washington Section IFT is looking for volunteers for several upcoming science fairs at local high schools in the area. No experience is necessary!
This is a fun way to support students who are interested in food science. Altogether we would like to find 14 judges for the District of Columbia and the following suburban locations. Virginia: Fairfax County, Loudon County, Northern Virginia, Prince William County. Maryland: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County.The Fairfax County high school science fair takes place at Robinson Secondary School on Saturday, March 9, 2002, from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Times and dates for the other locations will be announced soon. For more information and to volunteer for a good cause, contact Science Fair Coordinator Farida Mohamedshah at 202-682-8894 or on email email@example.com
Did you know that you could join the Washington, DC Section IFT without full membership at the national-level? Join the section for just $10 and you’ll receive benefits such as regular newsletters and discounts on scientific lectures. Meetings typically feature speakers from academia, trade associations, the food industry and government. Encourage your colleagues to join today! Make checks payable to “Washington, DC Section IFT” and mail to Treasurer Mary Murphy, Environ Life Sciences, 4350 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. You can join anytime, but if you’re already a member, please pay your annual dues ($10) by January 31, 2002. Thank you.
Bioterrorism Legislation and the Regulation of Foods
|When:||Thursday, January 31, 2002|
National Food Processors
Association, 1350 I Street, NW, Washington, DC, 4th floor
Registration – 2:30
John W. Bode, a Principal at Olsson, Frank and Weeda, P.C.
Mr. Bode will review the
background, substance and likely effect of the legislation's major food
regulatory provisions. Among the new authorities that will be
addressed are record-keeping and records access authority, establishment
registration requirements, administrative detention authority, and prior
notice requirements for food imports and authority to debar food
importers. Mr. Bode
has been deeply involved in providing food industry input regarding the
$5 members, $10 non-members, free for students and media.
Update/Program Priorities 2002
|When:||Tuesday, February 12, 2002|
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Yes, I would like to park in the FDA parking lot.
Please register me for “PRE-AUTHORIZATION.” I will be driving
this type of car: ________________________ with license plate
Registration – 3:00
Joseph A. Levitt, Director
Free, but you must bring a government ID! Pre-registration required by February 8th
Member of DC IFT?______
January 31, 2002 - Bioterrorism Update ______
February 12, 2002 - Regulatory Update ______
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