Hearing to Review Food Safety Standards for Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
| May 14, 2009 10:00am

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Witnesses

Panel 1

Dr. David W.K. Acheson , M.D., F.R.C.P., Associate Commissioner for Foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Accompanied by Steven M. Solomon, D.V.M., M.P.H., Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration,

Mr. David Shipman , Acting Adminsitrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2

Mr. Joe Pezzini , Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, California

Mr. Ron Ratto , President, Ratto Bros., Inc., Modesto, California

Mr. Philip LoBue , President, LoBue Bros., Inc., Lindsay, California

Mr. Nicholas C. Maravell , owner and operator, Nick's Organic Farm, LLC, Potomac, Maryland

Mr. Steve Hirsch , Partner, Hirsch Fruit Farm, Inc., on behalf of Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association and Ohio Farm Bureau, Chillicothe, Ohio

Mr. Charles A. Wingard , Director of Field Operations, Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Pelion, South Carolina

Dr. Robert F. Stovicek , Ph.D., President and Chairman, Primus Group, Inc., Santa Maria, California