At the IAFP 2021 conference in Phoenix, AZ, the national nonprofit public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness named Shrinidhi “Nidhi” Joshi its 2021-2022 Dave Theno Food Safety Fellow.

Joshi was selected by a committee of professionals and educators from STOP and from the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program.
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PHOENIX — If there was one thing to take away from Tuesday’s session on the food safety concerns of plant-based ‘meat,” it’s that it’s not meat and can’t be approached in exactly the same way.

The session “Novel Foods, Novel Challenges: Food Safety Concerns in Plant-based, Cell-Cultured, and ‘Clean Label’
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PHOENIX — As milling and baking industries work with government agencies and other groups to address a growing number of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to flour, researchers are seeking the best ways to treat wheat and the flour after processing.

Increased food safety concerns and recalls linked to wheat were
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PHOENIX — While genotyping can provide key microbiological information and strengthen epidemiological evidence in foodborne illness outbreaks, there are still some limitations in current technology and the very nature of the pathogens/parasites themselves can make labwork difficult.

Scientists whose work involves learning more about pathogens and parasites that cause such
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PHOENIX —  This morning presenters gave an update on various recent outbreaks, including this past year’s red onions with Salmonella, deli meats with Listeria and peaches with Salmonella

Salmonella in red onions
Joyce Cheng with the Public Health Agency of Canada, walked session attendees through the Canadian side
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PHOENIX — FDA’s Frank Yiannas and USDA’s Sandra Eskin, two of the federal government’s top food safety officials, were brought together here online Monday for IAFP 2021.

Eskin, who was online from her home, produced her opening remarks ahead of the event. And an interruption in wireless service at the
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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
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The International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) program committee is inviting members and other interested individuals to submit workshop and symposium or roundtable proposals for IAFP 2021. The 2021 conference is Set for July 18 – 21 in Phoenix, AZ.

The submission deadline is Nov. 10, 2020.

The IAFP describes
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