2010 JIFSAN Advisory Council Spring Symposium

Risk Communication - Communicating Science to the Public

Date: March 24, 2010

Location: Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD, US

The JIFSAN Advisory Council sponsored its 2nd annual spring symposium on March 24, 2010. The symposium entitled Risk Communication – Communicating Science to the Public included sessions on Consumer/Behavior Research, Laboratory Testing Methodologies, and Risk Communication.




  • Dr. Renate Reimscheussel (FDA/CVM)
    Anatomy of an Outbreak/Adverse Event: Melamine
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SESSION 1: Consumer/Behavior Research

  • Dr. Sherri Dennis (FDA/CFSAN)
    Using the JIFSAN Pilot Observational Study of Food Safety Practices in Interagency Listeria monocytogenes at Retail Deli Risk Assessment
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  • Dr. Linda Verrill (GAPs)
    Study on Farmers Understanding and Implementation of Good Agricultural Practices
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  • Dr. Amy Sapkota (UMD)
    Evaluating Public Health Impacts and Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing GAPs in the Tomato Farm Environment
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SESSION 2: Laboratory Testing Methodologies

  • Dr. Lauren Jackson (FDA/CFSAN)
    Detection of Food Allergens: Current Analytical Methods and Future Needs
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  • Dr. Liangli (Lucy) Yu (UMD)
    Development and Validation of In-vitro Hepatoxicity Assay(s) for Dietary Supplement Materials
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  • Dr. Eric Brown (FDA/CFSAN)
    Advances in Rapid Microbiology Testing Methods
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SESSION 3: Risk Communication

  • Dr. Linda Aldoory (UMD)
    Impact of Media on the Perception of Food Safety Issues
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  • Dr. David Schmidt (IFIC)
    Applying Risk Communication Principles to Today's Food Issues
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  • Dr. Daniel Schmitz (Abbott Nutrition), and Dr. Henry Chin (The Coca Cola Company)
    Industry Perspectives on Food Safety Issues
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