Introduction to FDA Food Recalls
This Web Seminar took place on December 9, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was Cecilia M. Wolyniak of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this Seminar, Ms. Wolyniak presented
information on how FDA conducts the recall process with food products.
This is the third of four Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching
Science with Food Safety and Nutrition Science and the Food Label Symposia
that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida. In this program, Cecilia Wolyniak talked about FDA’s role in food recalls,
the legal aspects of FDA’s responsibilities, CFSAN’s role in the process and the
audit check that FDA performs with firms during a food recall.
Twenty-one (20) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.
Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “I found this personally interesting as a consumer!”
- “As I teach multidisciplinary science courses, I always look for new ways to introduce a topic in the classroom. For instance in Forensics we have spoken extensively on product tampering and recall.”
- “It was interesting information where I have virtually no background, so I learned a lot.”
- “I teach Chemistry and this FDA seminar should help me provide real world examples of food chemistry.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done
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