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IAFP 2018 Award Recipients

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Association for Food Protection presented awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals during its annual meeting and conference this week at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  The annual IAFP event continues today.   BLACK PEARL   Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company Eurofins Scientific, Inc…. Continue Reading

IAFP hotels extend booking deadline for Salt Lake conference

The International Association for Food Protection has announced that hotels offering the IAFP group rate have made additional rooms available, and extended the cut-off date. The new deadline is Thursday, June 14 and applies to hotel reservations on the Official Housing Site for IAFP 2018. Also, the official IAFP Housing Bureau is warning attendees to beware of… 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

Beach Beat: It’s not rocket science, it’s computer science

FDA investigates why Amazon took 6 months to stop selling recalled soy butter linked to outbreak

Opinion

If Jeff Bezos and the little online book-selling company he founded in a Seattle garage in 1994 can employ more than 314,000 people and buy Whole Foods Markets for $13.7 billion; If he and the company known simply as Amazon can post a 25 percent revenue increase, quarter-to-quarter, taking in $38 billion from April through… Continue Reading

Amazon today removed nut butter recalled in March for E. coli

Earlier today, Amazon.com was still selling I.M. Healthy soy nut butter that was recalled in March when federal officials traced an E. coli outbreak to the product. No one from Seattle-based Amazon immediately responded to mid-morning requests for comment from Food Safety News, but by 11 a.m. Pacific time, the recalled peanut butter substitute had… Continue Reading

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

FSIS, FDA leadership does yearly lounge act before IAFP

TAMPA, FL — Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Monday admitted to felling a little anxious about data showing the incidence of foodborne illnesses is not going down and, for some pathogens, is on the increase. Ostroff, who has run the infectious disease assets of the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Digging into Delmarva: Salmonella research producing results

ST. LOUIS — As with so many sessions at this year’s conference of the International Association for Food Protection, whole genome sequencing was in the spotlight during a discussion of Salmonella problems on the Delmarva peninsula. Tourism and agriculture are the top activities on the 170-mile stretch of land that takes its name from the… Continue Reading