International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)

TORONTO — Cheryl Murphy, a researcher from the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for PFAS Research, delivered a presentation on the persistent issue of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference here. 

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals known for their resistance

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TORONTO — Food safety professionals were encouraged to have a “stocktaking moment” during the opening session of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) symposium here.

Delivering the Ivan Parkin lecture, Sarah Cahill, a long-time IAFP member and senior food standards officer at the Codex Alimentarius Commission, said people should

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Experts have called for debates at a conference on food safety in Africa to be the “beginning of a journey” during their concluding remarks.

Blaise Ouattara, food safety and quality officer at the FAO regional office for Africa, said the event was a forum to exchange knowledge and technological advancement
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Speakers at a roundtable discussion stressed the need to build capacity, engage policymakers, and use technology to improve food safety in Africa.

The session, organized by the Africa Union Commission (AUC), featured Simplice Nouala head of the agriculture and food security division at AUC; Ade Freeman, regional program leader for
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The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has opened a call for proposals to its European symposium next year.

The IAFP European Symposium organizing committee is inviting people to submit a proposal for presentation during the meeting.

Since 2005, IAFP’s European symposium has provided a forum for the exchange of
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The WHO and FAO interim guidelines on COVID-19 and food safety are flawed, according to one expert who is hoping a planned update will solve the problem.

Roger Cook said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) interim guidance published in April 2020 suggested COVID-19 was
Continue Reading Expert says COVID-19 guidance from FAO and WHO is ‘misleading’