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Agriculture, Health Officials Address Food Safety Concerns During Northeastern PA Tour
Date:11/10/2008

is important that all Pennsylvanians recognize threats to our food supply, including agro-terrorism," said French. "If food security and defense problems occur, we are committed to identifying and actively containing any and all food safety threats quickly to help ensure the continued health of all commonwealth citizens."

One stop on the tour remains and includes a public roundtable discussion featuring consumer testimony about food safety. The discussion will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Westmoreland County Conservation District Center in Greensburg.

"The roundtable discussions provide valuable input from all aspects of the food continuum, from producers to consumers," said Wolff. "The information we gather through this process will be brought back to Harrisburg to develop consumer-focused food safety and security protocols and practices, helping to strengthen the security of our food supply by facilitating coordination among federal, regional, state and local efforts."

SAFE is a cooperative effort between the Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Health, in coordination with PEMA and the Office of Homeland Security, as well as input from food processors, retailers and health officials.

CONTACT:

Chris L. Ryder (Ag)

717-787-5085

Stacy Kriedeman (Health)

717-787-1783


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