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Meeting & Events
January 31, 2012
Washington, DC

Purpose | Objectives | Agenda | Speakers

Public Meeting Purpose
The purpose of the public meeting is to discuss federal efforts to advance tri-Agency — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) — understanding of foodborne illness source attribution and to develop a path forward towards harmonized estimates of foodborne illness source attribution for priority foodborne pathogens. The public meeting will also introduce the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), which was formed in response to stakeholder input and the desire to collaborate across federal food safety agencies to design and conduct analytic projects that provide a unified approach to foodborne illness source attribution, as well as the draft IFSAC strategic plan.

Public Meeting Objectives
The objectives of the public meeting are to
  1. update and engage stakeholders on federal agency illness attribution work,
  2. announce the development of IFSAC in response to previous public comments on the issue of foodborne illness source attribution,
  3. present the path forward as described in the draft IFSAC strategic plan and supporting projects, and
  4. solicit public feedback on IFSAC work and overall federal efforts to improve foodborne illness source attribution.

Draft Agenda
Time Speaker(s) & Links to Presentations (PPT), if available
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Moderator: Greg DiNapoli, FSIS

Purpose of Meeting
Dr. David Goldman, FSIS; Dr. Jeff Farrar, FDA
  • Why illness attribution is important to the federal agencies/how do we use it?
  • What needs we are meeting by creating IFSAC and working on attribution?
  • Why we are having this meeting?
9:00-9:45 a.m. Data and Methods for Attribution | PPT (7.4mb)
Dr. Dana Cole, CDC
  • What is foodborne illness source attribution?
  • What data are we using?
  • What are the current challenges in developing sound estimates and communicating these to the public and stakeholders?
9:45-10:10 a.m. Introduction of the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) | PPT
Dr. Christopher Braden, CDC
  • What is IFSAC?
  • What is IFSAC's charge—review of charter
  • How are IFSAC projects selected?
10:10-10:25 a.m. Break
10:25-10:45 a.m. Review of IFSAC Strategic Plan | PPT
Dr. Kara Morgan, FDA
10:45-11:45 a.m. Description of IFSAC Projects-Part 1
  • Evaluate potential limitations with current foodborne illness source attribution estimates obtained from outbreak reports ( Dr. Neal Golden, FSIS) | PPT
  • Investigation of the Hald model as a method to improve foodborne illness source attribution estimates. ( Dr. Antonio Vieira, CDC) | PPT
  • Improve how foods are categorized into commodities ( Dr. Dana Cole, CDC) | PPT
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Adjourn for Lunch
12:45-1:45 p.m. Description of IFSAC Projects-Part 2
  • Improve and advance communications about foodborne illness source attribution ( Dana Pitts, CDC) | PPT (13mb)
  • Development of shared attribution fractions using tri-agency methodology with simple food outbreak data ( Dr. Mike Hoekstra, CDC) | PPT
  • Development of FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) "Most Significant Foodborne Contaminants" List and its relationship with IFSAC attribution ( Dr. Mickey Parish, FDA) | PPT
1:45-2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion of IFSAC Strategic Plan, Foodborne Illness Source Attribution and IFSAC
Moderator: Dr. David Goldman, FSIS

Participants:
  • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk, CEO of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
  • Dr. Paul Cieslak, Director of Oregon's State Public Health Division's Communicable Disease Program and Emerging Infections Program
  • Michael Batz, Executive Director of the Food Safety Research Consortium and Head of Food Safety Programs at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute
  • Joan Menke-Schaenzer, Global Chief Quality Officer, ConAgra Foods
2:45-3:45 p.m. Public Comment Period
Moderator: Greg DiNapoli, FSIS
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Dr. David Goldman, FSIS
Moderator: Greg DiNapoli, FSIS
Last Modified May 31, 2013