Beyond the Annual Scare (Christopher Braden presentation)
Panel: Food safety: Getting beyond the annual scare (Health Journalism 2012)
Speaker: Christopher Braden, M.D., director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Panel description: When listeria-tainted cantaloupe was linked to more than 30 deaths last fall, journalists nationally scrambled to explain the most deadly case of U.S. foodborne illness in decades. We’ll look at why these outbreaks occur despite 21st century safeguards and how to place them in scientific and regulatory context. Panelists will provide tips on how to cover the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping food safety law in 70 years.