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Pundit’s Mailbag —
Avian Flu
Webinar Planned

Many thanks to Heather Holland at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association. She read our piece, Avian Flu Reminder, and realized that we had overlooked an upcoming industry resource:

I noticed that in the Pundit of January 15, 2008, you had mentioned that Avian Flu is still claiming victims, and is still an important issue. I thought that perhaps you would be interested in the upcoming Emergency and Pandemic Planning Webinar on January 29th, 2008.

The webinar will be an opportunity for industry to learn about current government initiatives, border protocols, useful tools and techniques for emergency and pandemic preparedness and planning. The presenter panel includes:

  • Patti Miller, Acting Executive Director, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

  • Lorna Christie, Senior VP of Industry Products and Services, Produce Marketing Association

  • Susan Hague, National Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency

  • Heather Holland, Senior Technical Manager, Food Safety and Government Relations, Canadian Produce Marketing Association

I have attached a document for your information in case you are interested. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

— Heather Holland
Senior Technical Manager
Food Safety and Government Relations
Canadian Produce Marketing Association

You can read the document describing the program right here.

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