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FDA to Hold Webinar on Leafy Green Action Plan, Agricultural Water Treatment

For Release: July 28, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a webinar on the 2020 Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan on Thursday, July 30th, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern. (STEC refers to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.) The webinar will include discussion of a new EPA-approved protocol for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against microorganisms in agricultural irrigation water.

Register here. ExitRegistration will close on Wednesday, July 29 at 12 p.m. Eastern, but please register at your earliest convenience as space will be limited.

FDA and EPA jointly developed the protocol. EPA staff will be on the call to answer questions on the protocol.

Featured speakers include:

  • Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, FDA;
  • Dr. Steve Musser, Deputy Director for Scientific Operations, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition;
  • Natalie Krout-Greenberg, Director, Division of Inspection Services Division, California Department of Food & Agriculture; and
  • Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President of Food Safety & Technology at United Fresh Produce Association.

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the FDA website.