NRA to Feature Panel on Bird Flu

The session will present latest information about U.S. and international efforts to control bird flu in animal populations; what an outbreak among animals could mean to your business; and how to prepare for the possibility of a human pandemic.

Discussion topics include the science of avian influenza in animals; U.S. and international avian influenza surveillance; human-health issues; trade policy; legislative and regulatory roles; and consumer perception.

Moderated by Donna Garren, Ph.D., vice president, health and safety regulatory affairs, National Restaurant Association, the panelists include: Dr. Lennis Knight, USDA APHIS' area veterinarian in charge for Illinois, Dr. Michael Doyle, regents professor of food microbiology and director, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia and Dick Crawford, corporate vice president, government relations, McDonald's.


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