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International Conference on Agricultural Science and Technology (ICAST)
International Aspects of
Accidental Release or Deliberate Use of
Biological Agents Affecting
Food and Agriculture
Hosted by the Texas A&M
University Systems Integrative Center for Homeland Security
October 14-15, 2003
An International Forum for Discussion
of Policy and Regulatory Options
To Enhance Cooperation, Reduce Vulnerability,
Modernize Post-Event Recovery Procedures
Programs, Future Plans, and Interactions for prevention, deterrence, emergency
response, and mitigation of effects of accidental introduction or deliberate
use of biological agents in food and agriculture: Dr. Alejandro B.
Thiermann, President of International Animal Health Code, World Organization
for Animal Health.
Codex Perspective: Role of International Organizations- Current Programs,
Future Plans, and Interactions for Prevention, Deterrence, Emergency Response,
and Mitigation of Effects of Accidental Introduction or Deliberate Use
of Biological Agents in Food and Agriculture: Dr. H. Michael Wehr,
Director, CODEX Alimentarius Program Staff, USDA-FSIS.
Threats to Food: WHO Activities and Guidance for Prevention and Response:
Dr. Jørgen Schlundt, Director, Food Safety Department, World Health
WTO Agreements Aimed at Reducing Risks Associated with Trade in Food:
Ms. Gretchen Heimpel-Stanton, Senior Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities
Division, World Trade Organization.
Aspects of Accidental Release or Deliberate Use of Biological Agents Affecting
Food and Agriculture: Dr. Albino Belotto, Coordinator, Veterinary Program,
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Aspects of Accidental Release or Deliberate Use of Biological Agents
Affecting Food and Agriculture - A Canadian Perspective on Regional, Hemispheric
and International Critical Infrastructure and Challenges: Dr. Brian
Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer,Canada.
Introduction or Deliberate Use of Biological Agents in Food and Agriculture:
Dr. Kevin Walker, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
Global Strategies on Food Safety and Security: Dr. Robert Brackett,
FDA-CFSAN Director of Food Safety.
Initiatives for Food and Agriculture Biosecurity – Homeland Security:
Dr. Peter Fernandez, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
of a Multinational Food Company on Accidental Release or Deliberate Use
of Biological Agents Affecting Food and Agriculture: Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi,
Nestle - Perspectives of a Multi-National Food Organization.
to the Biosecurity
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