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FDA News & Notes - Week of May 16, 2011

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 9:32am
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of May 16, 2011.

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FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations.

Events and Speeches for the Commissioner and FDA leadership:

Tuesday, 5/17 – FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., will speak on "Ensuring Global Food Safety through International Regulatory Cooperation" at the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) Food Safety Cooperation Forum in Big Sky, Mont. A copy of the Commissioner's speech will be available upon request.

Press Office Contact: Doug Karas, 301-796-2805, douglas.karas@fda.hhs.gov

Wednesday, 5/18 – Commissioner Hamburg will provides remarks at a Memorandum of Understanding signing between the APEC and the World Bank, Food Safety Cooperation Forum. The two organizations will work collaboratively to improve the food safety capabilities of APEC member economies through training and the sharing of best practices and lessons learned. http://www.apec2011.gov/index.htm.  

Press Office Contact: Doug Karas, 301-796-2805, douglas.karas@fda.hhs.gov

Thursday, 5/19 – FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Mike Taylor will deliver a major policy address on the core principle of the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, prevention, and how it has been embraced by the public health community and the food industry as the key to effective food safety

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