November 2017 IFSN SeminarDr. Rodney Moxley and Mary Yavelak will present a webinar titled “Progress in Risk Communication and Management of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Through the USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP)” from 3- 4 pm Eastern on November 14, 2017. The seminar can be viewed via Adobe Connect as well as in Room 2311 of the Waterfront Building, Washington, DC. This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CEU).*
This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series. These monthly seminars aim to disseminate new knowledge; engage with partners and stakeholders; and inspire the next generation of food safety and nutrition experts. For full information on the series, visit the seminar webpage.
Seminar OverviewThe group of bacteria known as Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) includes strains that are important causes of foodborne illness in the United States and other countries. Since cattle are a major reservoir of these organisms and beef is an important food source, the USDA-NIFA funded a Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) to reduce the number of cases and public health risk to STEC infections attributable to beef using a comprehensive approach that spans the entire beef chain. The STEC CAP, which began in January 2012 and will extend through December 2018, has five major objectives, the last of which is the reduction of risk through education, extension and outreach.
This webinar will provide an overview of:
- Major outcomes and impacts in the STEC CAP through its integrated research, education, and extension/outreach programs, which have included both traditional and novel contemporary approaches.
- These technological approaches have allowed for some collection of baseline data while offering education on best practices to reduce STEC illness in consumer home settings.
Rodney A. Moxley, DVM, PhD, Charles Bessey Professor and STEC CAP Project Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mary Yavelak, BS, Masters Student, North Carolina State University
*Registered Dietician Nutritionists (RDNs) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) who attend this seminar and wish to receive the CEU certificate please e-mail Pascale C. Jean
Start Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
End Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm