New federal rules governing produce safety will be among the topics at the eighth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Tuesday, August 28. NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center at the State Fairgrounds. The event is open to farmers, food businesses, regulators, health professionals and others with an interest in food safety. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. “With passage of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, producers and growers are anticipating the impending release of major rules and regulations regarding preventive measures and produce safety,” Troxler said. “Our agenda will focus on these rules in an effort to help prepare the industry for the changes.” Admission to the forum is free, but registration is encouraged. To register, go online to www.ncagr.gov/ncfoodsafetyforum or call 919-707-3008 by Friday, August 24.