IAEA and FAO are to hold an event next year focusing on the use of nuclear technologies for food safety.

The International Symposium on Food Safety and Control will take place from May 27 to 31, 2024 in Vienna, Austria.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) event will cover food fraud and authenticity; food and phytosanitary irradiation; chemical residues and contaminants in food and feed; preparing for and responding to incidents and detection of pathogens in food.

Role of nuclear techniques in food sector
The conference will bring together scientists, researchers, laboratory

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Students can now apply for a travel scholarship to attend IAFP’s European event on food safety.

The International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) European Symposium is in Aberdeen, Scotland from May 3-5, 2023.

Graduate and undergraduate students living in Europe and enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program in Europe are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship supports the travel of two students to attend the food safety conference. The deadline to apply is Jan. 10, 2023, and more details can be found here.

Applicants must be student members of IAFP and full-time graduate or undergraduate students. Previous recipients cannot apply.

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The Center for Produce Safety has announced its 2022 Research Symposium Agenda.

According to the CPS announcement, 32 scientists are waiting to share their fresh produce food safety research. They investigate questions asked by the industry and welcome input in their final and interim findings.

The CPS Research Symposium will be held on June 21-22, 2022 in San Diego, CA. The full agenda can be viewed here.

For more information or to register, visit the CPS Research Symposium event page.

A full list of funded research through 2021 can be found here

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The Center for
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is hosting a webinar on April 13 at 2 p.m. on the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan that the agency released in early December 2021. 

Deputy FDA Commissioner Frank Yiannas and FDA experts across the agency’s human foods program will be available to explain and answer questions about the plan with the goal of raising awareness, enhancing understanding, and building support. Stakeholders are welcome to provide their insights as well as ask questions. 

This response improvement plan focuses on tech-enabled product traceback, root cause investigations, analysis and dissemination of outbreak data, and operational improvements.
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The International Association for Food Protection is still looking for nominations for awards to be presented at this year’s annual conference. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

The awards will be presented at IAFP’s annual conference, which is set for July 31 – Aug. 3 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The categories range from the Black Pearl Award — the association’s top award — for corporate excellence in food safety to travel scholarships for food safety students who want to attend the IAFP annual conference.

Those submitting nominations are not required to be an IAFP member for most of
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stop Foodborne Illness have announced a second webinar in their “Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety” series that explores food safety culture.

The webinar is titled “Making Leaders Risk Aware and Push to Reduce Risk” and will take place on Feb. 16, 2022, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. ET. 

The webinar will feature Nancy Wilson, Director of Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Safety at Wawa, and Randall Huffman, Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer at Maple Leaf Foods. 

At the Nov. 2021 inaugural session, there were more than
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On June 4, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., the Central Valley Food Safety Committee, in partnership with the College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center, is offering a free hybrid meeting for food safety professionals and consultants. The event will be located at the Visalia Convention Center and Live Streamed. 

Bob Whitaker will present his recent series of articles entitled “The Future of Produce Safety: Of This I am Certain . . .” The presentation is the kickoff presentation of a USDA grant awarded to the College of the Sequoias to promote Produce (Food) Safety in the San Joaquin Valley.

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This year’s International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting will be held both at the Phoenix (AZ) Convention Center and virtually for those unable to travel, July 18-21.

Attendees will join thousands of food safety professionals from around the world for three days of sharing, learning and networking. Attendees range from academics to industry professionals to government regulators.

Each year, the IAFP hosts an Annual Meeting, providing attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around
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The Distinguished Service Award was given to Frank Busta, Ph.D. this morning to kick off the 2021 Food Safety Summit.

Busta is the director emeritus of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD; now Food Protection & Defense Institute) and Professor Emeritus of food microbiology at the University of Minnesota.

Frank Busta, Ph.D.

He was named the first director of NCFPD in 2004. Previously, he held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, North Carolina State University and the University of Florida. He served as chair of the Department of Food Science and Human
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This month marks the 20th annual GFSI Conference and for the first time ever the event is scheduled to be a virtual gathering. The interactive three-day forum will see hundreds of experts from 60 countries meet online to share food safety best practices.

Attendees of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference are set to meet March 23 to 25 with the theme “Rethink, Reset, Recharge.” Ticket prices range from €299 to €599 excluding VAT ($356 to $714) for registrations until March 18 and rise after this date.

The conference agenda includes COVID-19, supply chain disruption and public health, building
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