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Introduction Global challenges to a safe food supply

Monday, July 21, 2014: 9:30 AM
2102A (Kansas City Convention Center)
Robert J Harmon , University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Abstract Text: As we move forward in meeting the global food demands of 2050, food safety will continue to be a high priority.  Consumers have an increased interest in how their food is produced, where it is produced and is it safe and healthy for their families.  In contrast, we have movements that seem to be counter to providing a safe and wholesome product to consumers, such as the raw milk movement.  This symposium proposes to address several issues related to a safe global food supply, including new regulatory approaches to safe animal feeds (and thus food), raw milk issues and safety, and the retail perspective on food safety in international markets.  All of these areas, and more, play important roles in assuring a safe global food supply for the future.

Keywords: food safety, raw milk, animal feed