A number of government agencies will hold two regional public meetings aimed at measuring food safety progress as part of a Food Safety Working Group collaboration formed to reduce food-borne illness. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold sessions in Chicago, Ill., July 21 and in Portland, Ore., Oct. 20.

Meetings will feature presentations from interested stakeholders on measurements they recommend or use to assess performance in food safety. The working group has recommended a public health-focused approach to food safety that prioritizes prevention, strengthens surveillance and enforcement, and improves response and recovery. Register electronically and in advance, plus find an agenda and meeting documents on the FSIS website