The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has opened nominations for the prestigious 2024 Black Pearl Award, recognizing outstanding commitment and achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality. The award is a symbolContinue Reading IAFP seeks nominations for the 2024 Black Pearl Award in Food Safety Excellence
TORONTO – Monitoring of related Listeria infections over multiple years has seen more than 80 cases and a dozen deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Michael Vasser, from the CDC, gave…Continue Reading CDC monitoring long-running Listeria strain behind 12 deaths
TORONTO – Looking into the root cause of incidents can help efforts to prevent future issues, according to recent presentations by the new International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) president.
Tim Jackson took up the…Continue Reading IAFP hears how root cause work can help prevent future incidents
TORONTO — Two sessions at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference dealt with the complexities of Listeria and performance standards.
Sanjay Gummalla, from the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), said the premise that…Continue Reading IAFP talks focus on Listeria risk and performance standards
TORONTO — IAFP 2023 in Toronto this week was not his first rodeo.
We are talking about Jose Emilio Esteban, our new USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety.
This week’s International Association for Food Protection annual…Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Now you can call him Mr. Undersecretary
TORONTO — Last night, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) announced its award winners at its annual meeting’s Awards Banquet.
IAFP presented awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals:…Continue Reading IAFP presents food safety awards at annual banquet
TORONTO – Using crowdsourced data for foodborne outbreak investigations can work but poses a number of challenges, according to a session at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference.
Jennifer Beal, from the U.S.Continue Reading Experts discuss use of crowdsourced data in outbreak investigations
TORONTO — Shannon McGraw-Manza, a research bioengineer with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) – Soldier Center, highlighted the army’s interest in food safety during her presentation at the 2023 annual conference of…Continue Reading Army invests in food safety to ensure mission readiness and troop well-being
TORONTO — Laura Gieraltowski, lead of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team at the CDC’s Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, presented a review of multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections…Continue Reading CDC researcher discusses multistate salmonella outbreaks linked to Indiana-grown melons
TORONTO — Fifteen years ago, a Canadian listeriosis outbreak struck one of the country’s top brands, killing as many as 23 infected for an astounding mortality rate of nearly 40 percent. This outbreak may have…Continue Reading Outbreak with one the highest mortality rates in history subject of IAFP panel of experts