Registration has opened for IAFP’s European Symposium on Food Safety, which is scheduled in April.

The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) symposium is set for a  virtual meeting on April 27 and 28. It is aimed at professionals from across Europe working in industry, government, and academia.

The call for symposium and roundtable submissions and abstracts closed on Jan. 19. The conference provides a platform for the latest developments and techniques in food science and safety.

The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In December, IAFP decided to make the 2021 event, originally planned to be in Munich, an online symposium.

Register on or before April 6 to receive the early rate of €195 ($237) for non-members, €145 ($176) for members and €30 ($36) for a students. After this date, the price is €245 ($297) for non-members, €195 ($237) for members and €40 ($49) for students.

The organizing committee includes Helen Taylor, chairperson, from Cardiff Metropolitan University; Anett Winkler, vice chairperson, from Cargill; Lisa O’Connor at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland; Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization; and Jeffrey LeJeune from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Meanwhile, the annual United Kingdom Association for Food Protection (UKAFP) Conference is planned for March 12.

The theme of the free meeting is “Global Food Safety in the COVID-19 Era.” Speakers include Professor Ben Chapman from North Carolina State University; Roger Cook, of the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries; Professor Donald Schaffner of Rutgers University; and Rebecca Sudworth, director of policy at the Food Standards Agency.

UKAFP is an affiliate member of IAFP and ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Finally, the seventh International Food Safety Congress planned for June 3 to 4 in Istanbul has been postponed until June 9 to 10, 2022, because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had originally been set for June 2020 but was rescheduled because of the outbreak.

The Turkish Food Safety Association organizes the Food Safety Congress event with IAFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey.

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