The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) has released most of the details for its 128th Annual Educational Conference. The June 9-12 event is scheduled to be held in Grand Rapids, MI.

AFDO’s Annual Educational Conference will be held at the Amway Grand Plaza, in the heart of the downtown Grand Rapids business and entertainment district. The hotel is 18 minutes from the Gerald F. Ford International Airport.

AFDO has not released the agenda for the 2024 event but explains that the Annual Educational Conference “partners with regional AFDO affiliates to present this learning experience in a different geographic area annually. For five days each June when meeting in person, the AFDO conference  is the center of the food safety world for professionals from government, states, academia, consumer groups, and manufacturing.”

According to AFDO, “subject matter experts convene for the educational conference ready and willing to share their knowledge. These are dozens of national and international experts on more than 40 topics in food manufacturing, food retail, produce, cannabis, and body art.”

AFDO also hosts pre-conference in-depth workshops and training opportunities on many topics adjacent to the annual conference. A special first-time attendees session and communications help newcomers make the most of their conference experience. 

Anyone with questions about the conference may contact  AFDO with your question and contact information, including name, phone number, and email address by sending messages to ,  AFDO promises to respond as soon as possible.

The York, PA-based Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is a regulatory organization that connects food and medical-products safety stakeholders and impacts the regulatory environment by shaping sound, science-based rules, laws, and regulations, and sharing best practices that protect public health.

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