Wonderful World of Edibles… Are They Safe?

Event Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Event Type: 
NEHA Event
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Webinar Announcement:  Wonderful World of Edibles… Are They Safe?

Date: June 16, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Eastern Time

Marijuana usage is growing in acceptability across the country, with changing regulations in many states, legalizing its use both recreationally and for medicinal purposes.   While these are exciting times for many, they raise questions about the safety of these products, and how should it be regulated and inspected.  Join NEHA for this informative webinar to explore the world of “Edibles.”   Edibles are produced for both medicinal and recreational use, and consumed in communities many local and state food safety agencies serve and protect.

Speakers include:

Marc A. Nascarella, PhD, Chief Toxicologist from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who will share environmental public health considerations in the evaluation of medical marijuana products.

Marlene Gaither, REHS, Environmental Health Program Manager, Coconino County Public Health Services District, who will share a recent marijuana edibles recall and challenges that the regulatory system experienced during it.

Cindy Rice, RS, CP-FS, Food Safety Specialist and President of Eastern Food Safety, who will share preventive controls and best practices that edible producers can put in place to minimize food safety risks and keep consumers safe, as well as aid regulators tasked with enforcing regulations and food safety.

Contact Name: 
Elizabeth Landeen
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)