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Stabenow and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Visit International Food Protection Training Institute

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Location: Battle Creek, MI

Highlighting the important work being done in Michigan to protect the nation's food supply, Senator Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) in Battle Creek.

"The International Food Protection Training Institute has made Battle Creek the national leader in food safety," said Senator Stabenow. "The training being done at the Institute is preparing thousands of food safety professionals who are on the front lines protecting our food supply and keeping our families safe."

Dr. Julia Bradsher, President and CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute commended the Senator on her support for safe food: "We are grateful for the commitment that Senator Stabenow and Secretary Vilsack have made to protect the nation's food supply. Training programs, delivered at IFPTI, are essential to ensuring that food protection agencies have the skills they need to identify and prevent potential risks."

The International Food Protection Training Institute uses the first-ever national food protection curriculum to train food protection professionals at all levels of government. It has trained over 1,700 highly-skilled food safety inspectors from 49 states.

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