FDA Leafy Greens Action Plan Webinar

July 20, 2020

FDA Leafy Greens Action Plan Webinar

Please join the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a webinar on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 2-3 pm EST to discuss the 2020 Leafy Greens STEC (Shiga toxin-producing E. coli) Action Plan. The action plan, which was released in March, outlines steps the agency plans to take this year to advance the safety of leafy greens.

The FDA has an unwavering commitment to advancing the safety of fresh leafy greens. Leafy greens are among the most widely consumed vegetables and an important part of an overall healthy diet. While millions of servings are consumed safely every day, this produce commodity has been implicated too often in outbreaks of foodborne illness, and FDA believes that FDA, along with leafy greens sector stakeholders, can do more.

In this webinar, FDA will provide an overview of the Leafy Greens Action Plan, provide an update on key activities and address external stakeholder engagement activities associated with the plan and how stakeholders can engage in this process. Read more about the plan here: https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborne-pathogens/2020-leafy-greens-stec-acti...

Featured speakers include:

Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas

Dr. Steve Musser, Deputy Director for Scientific Operations, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

Natalie Krout-Greenberg, Director, Division of Inspection Services Division at the California Department of Food & Agriculture

Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President of Food Safety & Technology at United Fresh Produce Association

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the FDA website. Please register at your earliest convenience as space will be limited and registration will close on Wednesday 7/29 at 12:00 pm Eastern.