Announcing a Free Ag and Ranch Seminar on New Food and Safety Laws

Next week, Century 21 M&M Ag and Ranch Division is offering a Free Seminar on the New Food and Safety Laws at 9:30am in Turlock at 331 East Main Street. The featured speakers are Janet McDonald, FDA Public Affairs Specialist, and Pamela Sweetin, Scoring Ag.

Janet McDonald is the Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the San Francisco District of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a position that she has held since 1986. She holds a BS degree in Institution Management and Dietetics from Simmons College in Boston, and completed a Dietetic Internship at U.C. Berkeley. She was a Registered Dietitian from 1969 to 2003 and now has Retired RD status.

In McDonald’s Capacity as Public Affairs Specialist, she serves as the first line of communication between the FDA and the general public, including the media. Her principle responsibility is public education in all matter pertaining to the FDA. Except for a one-year stint with the USDA’s Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Janet has spent her entire career in the U.S. Public Health Service, including three years at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Institute of Food Technologists, and the Western Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Pamela Sweeten attended California State University Stanislaus in the heart of the great San Joaquin Valley. Having grown up in such a diverse agricultural area she found it of little surprise that she ended up in an agriculture related industry.

Pamela has been marketing almonds for growers since th early 1990’s and feels that what she does for growers growers is a vital link from the field to the fork. Just as the ScoringAg system plays in the long-term sustainability of production agriculture, not only to ensure safe domestic consumption, but also in terms of sustaining a valuable export market, and creating added value at the farm level.

Sweeten has also been active in California Women for Agriculture and American AgriWomen, where she serves as the specialty crop committee chairperson. She believes the Scoring Ag system will be a valuable asset to both the crop and livestock industries for record keeping, traceability, inventory management, disease monitoring and control, as well as third party certifications.

ScoringAg is a complete interoperable database with Site-Specific Record keeping and standardized records that includes food, feed ingredients, and SSOP and HACCP as well as containers and machinery records in one simple world-wide working system.

So, come join the Century 21 M&M Ag and Ranch Division on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:30am for a free seminar on New Food and Safety Laws at 9:30am in Turlock. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this seminar.


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