The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is hosting a webinar on April 13 at 2 p.m. on the foodborne outbreak response enhancement plan that the agency released in early December 2021.

FDA Assistant Commissioner Frank Yiannas and FDA experts from the agency’s Human Food Program will be available to explain and answer questions about the plan in an effort to raise awareness, improve understanding and build support. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback and ask questions.

This response improvement plan focuses on technology-based product traceability, root cause investigations, outbreak data analysis and dissemination, and operational improvements. It is intended to work in concert with the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, which outlines the specific approaches the FDA will take over the next decade to address food safety in the food system by rapid evolution.

The plan was also informed by an independent review of the FDA’s structural and functional capacity to support, participate in, or lead foodborne illness outbreak investigation activities in multiple states. Participants will learn more about this exam in this webinar.

Those interested in participating can register here.

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