Nov 22, 2022
Food safety panel dives into mid-term elections

A panel of food and food safety experts will discuss the mid-term election results and what they mean for Food and Drug Administration policy reforms.

The web seminar will be at 1 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 30. Registration is online.

The panelists will discuss how a divided Congress might address food safety issues in 2023.

Scheduled panel members are:

  • Helena Bottemiller Evich – (moderator) founder and editor in chief of Food Fix, a new publication about food policy. Most recently, she led coverage of food and agriculture issues at Politico for nearly a decade.
  • Jennifer McEntire – chief food safety and regulatory officer at the International Fresh Produce Association.
  • Brian Ronholm – director of food policy for Consumer Reports. He is the former deputy under secretary of food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he provided leadership and oversight of the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
  • Steven Mandernach – executive director of the Association of Food and Drug Officials. Prior to becoming executive director in 2018, Mandernach was the bureau chief for food and consumer safety at the Iowa Department of Inspections.

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