Food Safety: Challenges and Opportunities 


Robert B. Gravani, Ph.D.
Professor of Food Science 
Cornell University

Stephen D. Stich
Director of Food and Safety Inspections
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

This broadcast addresses food safety initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.  The speakers will focus on two aspects of the new Food Modernization Safety Act:  Improving the safety of imported food and improving the capacity to prevent food safety problems with a focus on produce and mitigation strategies.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify organisms involved in safety recalls of fresh produce
2. Describe at least two measures (statewide and/or local) to ensure food safety and security
3. Identify one mitigation strategy to reduce outbreaks

Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies

Domain 1: 1.3: Facilitate collaboration with internal and external partners

Domain 3: 3.1: Contribute expertise to CHVA 

Domain 4: 4.2.: Employ Protective Behaviors

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

PHEP Capability 1: Community Preparedness

PHEP Capability 13: Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

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