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Deadline for IAFP 2018 presentation proposals is Oct. 3

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting proposals for symposium, workshop and roundtable presentations for its annual conference and meeting in 2018. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 8-11 in Salt Lake City. The IAFP Program Committee recently invited association members and other interested individuals to submit proposals and announced Oct. 3 as the deadline. Symposiums… Continue Reading

IAFP debate: Is the pizza or the box actually causing obesity?

TAMPA, FL  — There are no “snowflakes” or demands for “safe spaces” from any of the attendees of the International Association for Food Protection. Instead there is a willingness to take sides and debate any issue relating to food safety. Take Stephen Base of Texas A&M University who was willing to step in late and argue the… Continue Reading

The Norovirus Woman explains hand sanitizers and bacteria

Opinion

TAMPA, FL — Hand sanitizers have surrounded me from elementary school field trips to competitive sporting tournaments in high school and college. Running water wasn’t always available before snack time, or for handling mouth guards between games. There are many questions I had about antimicrobial hand sanitizers, but had no clue where to start. Scanning the presentation schedule for the annual conference of the International Association… Continue Reading

Dave Theno Fellowship unveiled at IAFP food safety conference

TAMPA, FL — Before beginning three days of seminars, panel discussions, scientific research presentations and high-level collaboration on how to make food safer, members of the International Association for Food Protection paused Sunday evening to remember and honor one of the best of their ranks. In a special presentation before the annual Ivan Parkin Lecture,… Continue Reading

International food safety community honors its own in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — The International Association for Food Protection will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals during its annual meeting and conference this week at the Tampa Convention Center. With more than 4,000 members worldwide, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is committed to its trademarked slogan:… Continue Reading

Marquee food safety event in Tampa begins with talk of change

The annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection begins its four-day run today in Tampa. With 4,000 members and 54 affiliates around the globe, IAFP’s yearly meeting is a marquee event for world food safety. This evening’s keynote address — The Ivan Parkin Lecture — is scheduled for 7 p.m., with USDA scientist Jose Emilio Esteban… Continue Reading

Food Safety Summit 2017: Events, courses begin today

Food Safety Summit week begins today with sold-out certification courses and continues through Thursday, with more than 1,700 attendees expected for the annual conference and trade show. While food safety is the overall theme of the week, one pathogen in particular is in the spotlight this year at the Food Safety Summit in the Donald… Continue Reading

Auditor credential program added to Food Safety Summit

Professionals in the food safety auditing arena are exercising practical application of the old adage if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem with the launch of a credentialing program. The course work and independent exam have been in the work for six years and will debut at the 2017 Food… Continue Reading

The Produce Rule comes into focus at Food Safety Summit

Few things are certain in farming and no amount of planning can prevent or undo the damage of an untimely hail storm or hard freeze. But there’s one thing one thing produce growers and packers already know about the 2018 season. They know whether they are among the 35,000 operations that must comply with new… Continue Reading