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Meeting & Events
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service
Agricultural Research Service


Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
USDA Center at Riverside
4700 River Road, 1st floor — Oklahoma City Memorial Conference Center
Riverdale, MD 20737

Agenda
Time Session & Speaker
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
(Opportunity to order optional box lunch—$11 cash fee)
8:30 a.m. Morning Introduction
Moderator: Dr. David Goldman
Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Opening Remarks
Dr. Elisabeth Hagen
Under Secretary for Food Safety
United States Department of Agriculture
8:40 a.m. Introduction of Speakers
Moderator: Dr. David Goldman
Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
9:00 a.m. Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle: Efficacy, Adoption, and Impact on Public Health | Slides (PDF Only; 2.3mb)
Dr. Guy Loneragan
Professor of Food Safety and Public Health
Texas Tech University

Questions and Comments
10:00 a.m. Industry Panel Discussion
Dr. Mary Torrence, Moderator
National Program Leader, Food Safety
Agricultural Research Service

Panelists:
  • Mr. Bill Rishel, Owner, Rishel Angus
  • Mr. Tracy Brunner, President, Cow Camp Feedyard, Inc.
  • Dr. Dean Danilson, Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
  • Mr. John Butler, CEO, Beef Marketing Group

Questions and Discussions
11:00 a.m. First Round Table Discussion

What factors influence the shedding of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (e.g., age of cattle, stress conditions)?

Suggested Questions to Guide Discussions
  • What are the gaps and barriers that exist to identify factors that influence the shedding of pathogens of human health concern?
  • Can cattle likely to shed high quantities of pathogens ("high shedders") be identified and, if so, should high-shedding cattle be handled differently than other cattle prior to and during slaughter?
  • How should a "high shedder" be defined? Are there economical and rapid tests to identify these "high shedders" in the field?
  • What is the level of shedding that could overwhelm an establishment's intervention measures?
  • Does confinement versus free-range rearing have an impact on shedding?
  • How does the class of cattle (e.g., veal, market, dairy, cull dairy/bull) affect shedding?
11:40 a.m. Report from Round Tables
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Afternoon Introduction
Moderator: Dr. Adela Ramos
Chief of Staff
Office of Food Safety, USDA

Public Health and Pre-harvest Interventions—What is the Potential? | Slides (PDF Only)
Dr. Robert Tauxe
Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Comments
1:15 p.m. Second Round Table Discussion

What effective and practical mitigations are available to reduce the pathogen load in general, and Salmonella and STECs specifically, in cattle prior to slaughter?

Suggested Questions to Guide Discussion
  • How and when should effectiveness be defined and measured prior to slaughter?
  • Is a qualitative (negative/positive) test sufficient for assessing the effectiveness of a mitigation or is a quantitative (enumeration) test necessary? Should we also consider "semi-quantitative" measures or other options to find significant effectiveness of the measures?
  • Are the measures cost effective?
1:55 p.m. Report from Round Tables
2:15 p.m. Third Round Table Discussion

How can producers, processors, and government work together to promote adoption of pre-harvest food safety mitigations?

Suggested Questions to Guide Discussion
  • What barriers exist, real or perceived, that inhibit or prevent the development and use of mitigations?
  • How can the government and industry foster innovation in this area?
2:55 p.m. Report from Round Tables
3:15 p.m. Discussion of any Remaining Table Topics
4:15 p.m. Closing
Dr. Gregory Parham
Administrator
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Last Modified May 31, 2013