The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring food processors and manufacturers to register with the FDA. The deadline for registration is Dec. 12.
The registration requirement is part of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. In the event of a potential or actual bioterrorism incident or an outbreak of food-borne illness, facility registration information would help the FDA determine the location and source of the event and permit the agency to quickly notify facilities that may be affected.
Those who must register are the owner, operator or agent in charge of a domestic or foreign facility that manufacturers, processes, packs, or holds food for human or animal consumption in the United States or an individual authorized by one of them.
Facilities that are required to register may do so electronically by accessing the registration form online at www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fsbtact.html. For more information or for assistance with registration, call the FDA at (800) 216-7331 or (301) 575-0156.¢
Cargill Inc. has contributed a gift of $10,000 to the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program. The group includes Excel Corp., Cargill AgHorizons and Caprock Cattle Feeders, all businesses of Cargill.
Based in Wichita, Excel is Cargill's beef and pork processing subsidiary, and is a global leader in marketing and distributing meat. Excel also has a beef plant in Dodge City.
Cargill AgHorizons is a customer-focused organization working to bring product and service solutions to producers. Cargill AgHorizons has a regional office and grain elevator in Topeka and farm service locations in 15 other Kansas communities.
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership students attend 10 in-state tours, a one-week study tour to Washington, D.C., and a 10- to 12-day international study seminar.¢
Mark Gardner and Darrel Ward have joined Lawrence-based Landplan Engineering.
Gardner, engineering manager, is responsible for managing the engineering department in the firm's Lawrence office and overseeing the office's roadway, storm drainage, sanitary sewer and waterline projects. He has 25 years of experience in engineering and architecture. He previously was manager of Land and Capital Development at Central Missouri State University. He earned a master's degree in architectural engineering at Kansas University in 1989.
Ward returns to Landplan as engineering technician. He is responsible for providing technical assistance as a CAD operator for civil engineering and landscape architecture projects.¢
Charlton Manley Inc. announced that Duane Becker has been named a stockholder in the firm. He is vice president of insurance operations at the company. Becker previously was a district manager for Farm Bureau Insurance. Charlton Manley employs 60 people with offices in Lawrence, Topeka and Overland Park.¢
Lawrence orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal Lintecum was selected to be on the examination committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at its annual meeting in Chicago. Lintecum practices with Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery and has privileges at Lawrence Surgery Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.¢
Dr. Richard Wendt, a Lawrence orthopedic surgeon, recently attended a medical education program, "Minimally Invasive Approach to Total Joint Arthroplasty," in Chicago. The program presented concepts and techniques in total knee and hip replacement surgery with emphasis in indications and surgical techniques for minimally invasive approach. Wendt is in practice at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery and has privileges at Lawrence Surgery Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.¢
Kari Wempe, lieutenant at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, participated in the workshop, "Counter-terrorism for Law Enforcement Executives," in Topeka. The workshop focused on emerging trends and local relationships of terrorism to crime in communities. The workshop was sponsored by the Regional Community Policing Training Institute at Wichita State University.¢
Capitol Federal Savings helped furnish Thanksgiving meals to more than 185 families in the communities where the bank's offices are located. The Capitol Federal Foundation provided the grant for the purchase of the meals. Capitol Federal worked with the Ballard Center and Salvation Army in the Lawrence area.¢
Darren Abram has joined Century 21 Miller & Midyett Real Estate as a sales associate. Abram will specialize in residential sales in the Lawrence market area.
Honors and awards
The Lawrence Express Network received the Diamond Award from the American Business Women's Assn. on Nov. 12 at the national convention in Las Vegas. The club received the award by demonstrating excellence in budgeting, revenue generation, financial management, business planning, professional development programming, newsletter publishing, marketing and promotion.
The Angus Outreach Seminar will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Encampment Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Bill Bowman and Matt Perrier, of the American Angus Assn., will outline new tools offered by the association for seed stock producers and the bull buying customers. They also will lead an interactive discussion about current association programs.
To make reservations, call (816) 383-5163 or e-mail email@example.com.¢
The Lawrence-based JGladman Gallery has opened its second studio at 10275 Shadow Ridge Drive in Olathe. The Olathe Chamber of Commerce is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday. An open house will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. John Gladman has been a business owner in downtown Lawrence since January 1999. Gladman was named 2000 Kansas Photographer of the Year by the Kansas Professional Photographers Assn. He has been a professional photographer for more than 17 years and specializes in children and family portraiture. Gladman has a master's degree in photography and is certified through the Professional Photographers America.¢
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center is sponsoring two seminars in December.
It will offer a "Business Plan Seminar" from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce conference room, 734 Vt. It is an interactive session, and participants will complete several planning activities. The cost is $40.
The center also is offering "The Right Start" from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 in the center's conference room, 734 Vt. The introductory seminar will cover topics such as registering a business, legal structures, taxes, insurance, business planning, accounting, financing and marketing.
For more information on the seminars or to register, call 843-8844 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.