Food Safety Task Force Annual Seminar Focuses on Local Foods
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Deputy State Epidemiologist John Dunn, DVM, Ph.D., will welcome a panel of Tennessee food producers on Wednesday, May 1, to the “Local Foods: Trends, Initiatives and Food Safety” seminar. The event will be held in the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
The annual Food Safety Task Force seminar, hosted by TDH and the Department of Agriculture, offers Tennessee consumers, food producers, restaurant owners and others the opportunity to learn from national experts about delivering the safest possible food supply to consumers. Topics will include adding value through farmers markets; direct marketing and agritourism; local food production and safety research; raising profits and a discussion of outlets for local foods.
Who: John Dunn, DVM, Ph.D., Deputy State Epidemiologist, TDH
Allan Benton, Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams
Danny Shelton, Shelton Farms
Amy Delvin Tavalin, Delvin Farms
Jeremy Barlow, Sloco
Sarah Johnson, Nashville Grown
What: Local Foods: Trends, Initiatives and Food Safety
When: Wednesday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT
Where: Ellington Agricultural Center
Ed Jones Auditorium
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Media note: Participation in this event is by invitation only; however, media are welcome to all sessions, and interviews will be available throughout the day.
MEDIA CONTACT: Shelley Walker, 615-253-5184 or Shelley.Walker@tn.gov.