studies were presented, including opinions on lessons learned and what could have been done differently. The afternoon session began with presentations of other factors (international, business, regulatory, consumer, and political considerations) that in addition to science, may influence the development of food safety policy. An open discussion among speakers and the audience ended the first day's program.
The second day of the workshop focused on the utilization of science-based risk assessments to develop food safety policy. Open discussion among all participants was again encouraged. Appendix B provides a list of participants.