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Apply now for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship

STOP Foodborne Illness is now accepting applications for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship, a partnership with the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program. “The Fellow will live and work in Chicago with Stop Foodborne Illness and complete a 12-credit Online Food Safety Certificate with Michigan State University,” according to a news release from the non-profit organization. The fellowship includes housing,… Continue Reading

A conundrum: Multi-agency jurisdiction and rules under FSMA

Contributed

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a… Continue Reading

IAFP announces 2018 workshop topics; sets registration date

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has announced the workshop lineup for its annual conference, set for this summer, and will begin taking workshop registrations March 20. The event is set for July 8-11 in Salt Lake City. The IAFP hosts the annual event to provide information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, and innovative solutions to new… Continue Reading

Public-private partnerships in the spotlight at GFSI conference

The Global Food Safety Conference started Monday in Tokyo with an emphasis on public-private partnerships. Fifty-two countries are represented by 1,200 delegates at the four-day conference organized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Delegates have been discussing the most important issues and trends in food safety, focusing on more collaboration between government regulators and… Continue Reading

IAFP extends deadline for some 2018 food safety awards

The International Association for Food Protection has extended the nomination deadline for several annual awards. The new deadline is March 15 and applies to nominations for: The Black Pearl; Harry Haverland Citation; and Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness. The awards will be presented during this year’s annual meeting, which is set for July… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: FDA picks up scientist who is food safety champion

Opinion

To quote Willy Wonka: “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” Lots of people have been bagging on lots of governmental entities for my whole life. Whether they want bigger or smaller government, they all have a lot to say about what’s bad in Washington, D.C. Few of those people mention what’s good…. Continue Reading

CDC director resigns after reports of conflicts of interest

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday following reports that she bought shares in a tobacco company, among other financial dealings that presented a conflict of interest. “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her… Continue Reading

IAFP opens nominations for annual awards in food safety

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 annual conference in Salt Lake City. You do not need to be an IAFP member in order to nominate a colleague or professional for one of the awards. Further application instructions and criteria can be found by clicking on any of the following awards. Black Pearl… Continue Reading