University of Vermont

Food Recall Webinar Slated for Oct. 25

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Burlington--A free webinar on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. will help food processors, manufacturers and industry professionals better understand what to do if there's a food recall.

The 60-minute webinar will outline the steps of a food recall from recall initiation to recall closure and how the food industry can help when recalls are initiated. The webinar also will provide information on available regional resources for the Northeast area.

Presenters include:

  • Pamela Ogonowski, Food Recall Coordinator, Division of Human and Animal Food Operations East I, Food and Drug Administration
  • Colleen Smith, Food Protection Section, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elisabeth Wirsing, Food and Lodging Program chief, Vermont Department of Health
  • Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of their presentations.

To register, go to If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Dr. Omar Oyarzabal at (802) 651-8343, ext. 503, by Oct. 4.

The webinar is organized by University of Vermont Extension in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, the Vermont Department of Health and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services.