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Council on Foreign Relations Food Safety Talks

The Council on Foreign relations held a symposium late last month focused on improving food and drug safety in the face of increasing globalization–the discussions at the meeting are now available online.

To watch the sessions, see the Council on Foreign relations site, which is hosting full length content, including a transcript, here.

Here is an overview of the discussion available:

“The Scale of the Challenge: Overview and Case Studies”
Welcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Opening Remarks: Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
David Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, United Kingdom
Paul B. Orhii, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria
Gary Jay Kushner, Partner and Lead, Food and Agriculture Practice Area, Hogan Lovells

Presider: Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

“Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era”
Dirceu Barbano, Director-President, National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance, Brazil
Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Howard Zucker, Senior Adviser, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital; Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

Presider: Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, “Health Affairs”

“Potential Solutions”
Caroline Smith DeWaal, Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Aline Plançon, Head of INTERPOL-IMPACT Project and Head of Medical Products Counterfeiting and Pharmaceutical Crime Unit (MPCPC), INTERPOL, France
Michael Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
Greg Simon, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy, Pfizer, Inc.

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  • The full transcript was an interesting read. It’s tough to stay up to date with all the varying safety talks.