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House lawmakers will hold an informational briefing on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 9 a.m., to discuss food safety as it concerns and relates to farmers, wholesalers, and retailers in Hawaii.

Presenters will focus on what the Legislature can do in the upcoming 2012 legislative session to strengthen the Department of Agriculture’s food safety and security program.

(The briefing may be viewed on Oahu on Olelo’s channel 49 and live on the Neighbor Islands via HITS.)

Invited presenters include the State Department of Agriculture, State Department of Health, Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association, Hawaii Farmers Union United, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, UH-CTAHR, Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association, Hawaii Restaurant Association, and the Market Managers for the Ala Moana/Hawaii Kai/ Haleiwa Farmers’ Markets. 

No public testimony will be accepted.

For more information, call 808-586-6510.