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Articles for October, 2010

Food Safety Experts Speak at American Dietetic Association FNCE

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Academic Network Educational Panel Session at  ADA’s Annual Conference

As food safety comes under the national spotlight, so do recalls of food products. How does a dietitian communicate recall solutions and education to the consumer? Food safety experts and key industry speakers from regulatory, recall, retrieval and crisis management will be on hand to discuss new federal regulations and communications techniques that result in better, faster flow of accurate information.

  • Impact of Food Recalls on the Dietitian’s Role
  • Monday, November 8, 2010 from 3:30-5:00pm
  • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 258 ABC

For the dietitian, and the American consumer at large, keeping abreast of food safety trends and regulations has become a case of information overload. We have access to more information about a food supply that is more highly regulated than ever. The challenge lies in efficient interpretation and channeling of this information, especially when a food-related recall strikes. How does the dietitian get it right?

Academic Network, a Stericycle company, is assembling a panel of industry experts to discuss The Impact of Food Recalls on the Dietitian’s Role at the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (#FNCE) on November 8th in Boston, MA.  In doing so, Academic Network joins a crowd of over 10,000 dietitians and food industry leaders participating in this annual landmark event.

Food regulatory and nutrition communications leaders Gale Prince and Ilene Smith, RD, compose this education session panel at FNCE, to explore how dietitians can best access, understand, and convey recall-related information. The session is moderated by Presiding Officer Edith Howard Hogan, RD, a Medallion Award winner and former ADA media spokesperson.

Mr. Prince, founder of Your Food Safety Coach, LLC and an industry veteran of food safety and quality control issues, traces developments in food regulation and legislation. He examines the relationship of federal agencies in tracking and regulating the US food supply, providing an overview of the recall classification process. Ilene Smith, Executive Vice President and Director of Food & Nutrition at Porter Novelli, reviews best practices for navigating food safety communications. Ms. Smith highlights new media tools that empower the RD to act as a primary source of accurate information in a recall situation.

We invite you to join us on November 8, from 3:30-5:00pm, in Room 258 ABC at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

About FNCE

Each fall, the American Dietetic Association sponsors the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts – more than 10,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting – and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans. The annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) features more than 100 research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. More than 400 exhibitors from corporations, government and nonprofit agencies showcase new consumer food products and nutrition education materials.