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  • Indiana Environmental Health Association 70th Annual Fall Education Conference - CANCELED

    • Date September 21, 2020 – September 23, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Lawrenceburg, IN
    • Website https://www.iehaind.org/

    This meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19.

  • New York State Association for Food Protection 2020 Annual Conference - VIRTUAL

    • Date September 22, 2020 – September 24, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Syracuse, NY
    • Website https://nysafp.com/

    This meeting will now take place virtually. Visit the website for more details.

  • USDA Public Meeting on Salmonella: State of the Science

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are hosting a virtual public meeting on Salmonella with participation from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FSIS will discuss the agency’s commitment to reduce pathogen contamination by leading with science, building relationships, and influencing behavior change to decrease Salmonella infections associated with FSIS-regulated products and save lives.

    The week prior to the public meeting, OFS will release the “Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy,” which outlines how OFS and FSIS will advance programs and policies that are science-based, data-driven, and promote innovation to reduce Salmonella in meat, poultry, and egg products.

    Salmonella is an important foodborne pathogen of concern in multiple FSIS-regulated food products. To address foodborne sources of Salmonella, FSIS is committed to aggressively targeting Salmonella in regulated meat, poultry, and processed egg products through various strategies and initiatives. The public meeting is part of FSIS’ efforts to be transparent and share data with stakeholders, including regulated establishments, other government agencies, industry groups, and the public.

    FSIS is announcing that it will hold a virtual public meeting through a Federal Register notice and the agency is seeking comments on the Salmonella initiatives addressed at the public meeting. Industry, interested individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the public meeting and to comment on the Roadmap data and science that drive FSIS’ Salmonella reduction efforts. Interested parties should submit comments on or before September 25, 2020 at http://www.regulations.gov.

    The virtual public meeting will be held on September 22, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET. Questions must be submitted by September 10, 2020 to FRN@usda.gov. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide oral comments during the public meeting. Stakeholders must notify FSIS during registration of their wish to speak at the meeting. The meeting is virtual and will be viewed via the Webex link provided by email when you register for the meeting. There is no fee to register for the public meeting, but pre-registration is mandatory for participants attending. All attendees must register online at https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=831058.

  • Iowa Association for Food Protection 2020 Annual Meeting

    • Date October 6, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Ames, Iowa
    • Website

    This meeting will now take place virtually due to COVID-19. For information, contact Lynne Melchert at lynne.melchert@swissvalley.com.

  • Colorado Association for Food Protection 2020 Annual Meeting - VIRTUAL

    This meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

  • Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course

    • Date October 13, 2020 – October 15, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Website http://agsci.psu.edu/sanitation

    Sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University, this 2.5 day program is for those who are developing in-house food safety programs and want to upgrade their knowledge of the science and technology of cleaning and sanitizing, food allergen control, sanitary facilities and equipment design, food defense, pest control, and environmental monitoring.

  • United Kingdom Association for Food Protection 18th Annual Conference

    This meeting will take place virtually due to COVID-19.

  • Statistics for Food Scientists Online

    This intensive refresher course is led by Frank Rossi, one of the food industry's most experienced statistical specialists and an expert in the delicate art and science of mixing food and numbers. Through a case-based approach, he and his colleague Viktor Mirtchev will refresh your knowledge of fundamental statistical concepts and help you gain a better understanding of the common applications of statistics in food science. Featured Topics include: Descriptive Statistics and Graphical Interpretation Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Regression Statistical Process Control (SPC) Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility Sampling Statistical Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Food Safety Summit

    This meeting will be held October 19-22, 2020at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center.

  • Argentine Food Safety Commission Food Safety Symposium - VIRTUAL

    • Date October 22, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location VIRTUAL
    • Website

    For more information on this virtual meeting (due to COVID-19), contact Fabiana Guglielmone, Affiliate President, at fabiana.guglielmone@unilever.com.

  • IAFP 2020, A Virtual Annual Meeting

    IAFP 2020, A Virtual Annual Meeting will now be held October 26-28, 2020. Registration for this meeting will open August 10. Continue to monitor the IAFP Annual Meeting page on our website for updates for this meeting.

  • Pasteurizer Operators Workshop

    • Date October 27, 2020 – October 29, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Website http://www.agsci.psu.edu/pow

    Participants in this three-day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. The course begins with a focus on the composition and microbiology of milk to set the stage for the conditions needed for pasteurization and cleaning. The course focuses on the components of the HTST pasteurization system, including instrument control systems, auxiliary equipment such as homogenizers and separators, and flow control technologies. Operation of the system is addressed from start-up through clean-up and sanitation. Requirements for the Pennsylvania Temporary Industry Seal Program are addressed. Vat pasteurization and UHT processing are also discussed.

    Hands-on laboratory exercises in the pilot plant include a demonstration by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture of the quarterly regulatory tests conducted on the HTST system of the Penn State Berkey Creamery and an in-depth view of charts and flow control devices.

    The course emphasizes interactive learning through the integration of the classroom discussions and hands-on exercises in the pilot plant and Berkey Creamery. Breaks and lunches encourage further discussion with the Penn State, regulatory and industry instructors.

  • Pasteurizer Operators Workshop

    Participants in this three day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. The course begins with a focus on the composition and microbiology of milk to set the stage for the conditions needed for pasteurization and cleaning. The course focuses on the components of the HTST pasteurization system, including instrument control systems, auxiliary equipment such as homogenizers and separators, and flow control technologies. Operation of the system is addressed from start-up through clean-up and sanitation. Requirements for the Pennsylvania Temporary Industry Seal Program are addressed. Vat pasteurization and UHT processing are also discussed. Hands-on laboratory exercises in the pilot plant include a demonstration by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture of the quarterly regulatory tests conducted on the HTST system of the Penn State Berkey Creamery and an in depth view of charts and flow control devices. The course emphasizes interactive learning through the integration of the classroom discussions and hands-on exercises in the pilot plant and Berkey Creamery. Breaks and lunches encourage further discussion with the Penn State, regulatory and industry instructors

  • 51st Annual Conference of the dairy Practices Council

    • Date November 4, 2020 – November 6, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Bloomington, Minnesota
    • Website http://www.dairypc.org

    Educational workshops on Automated Milking Systems and Supplier Food Safety Management will also be held on November 3rd.

  • China International Food Safety & Quality Conference

    The 14th annual China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference  is an important top-level event that brings together food safety professionals across China and from around the world for two intensive days of learning and networking. An educational program features a distinguished faculty of regulatory, scientific, academic and industry leaders who are putting food safety into action. The CIFSQ Conference program is also packed with useful information for developing new skills and discovering about the latest food safety best practices, methods, trends, developments, products and services. CIFSQ Conference is also the year's best networking opportunity, the ideal venue for exchanging ideas and cultivating new relationships.

    Each year, attendees from around the world attend CIFSQ Conference. The decision-makers that CIFSQ Conference brings together are responsible for food testing, detection, analysis, inspection, process control, risk assessment, risk management, QC/QA, audit, certification, compliance, hygiene and sanitation, research, science, regulatory affairs, enforcement, policymaking, legislation, litigation, standards, product development, manufacturing and training. Only CIFSQ Conference + Expo brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the food safety industry together in one place, at one time.

    For more information, click here.

  • Mexico Association for Food Protection Congreso Internacional de Inocuidad de Alimentos 2020

    • Date November 5, 2020 – November 6, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Guadalajara, Jalisco
    • Website https://amepal.com/

    This meeting will take place virtually due to COVID-19.

  • Mexico Association for Food Protection Congress 2020 - VIRTUAL

    • Date November 11, 2020 – November 12, 2020
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location VIRTUAL
    • Website https://amepal.com/

    This conference will be held virtually due to COVID-19. More details will be placed on the website as they are received.

  • INOFOOD and IAFP's 7th Latin American Symposium on Food Safety

    • Date November 11, 2020 – November 12, 2020
    • Time 08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    • Location CasaPiedra, Santiago, Chile
    • Website https://www.inofood.cl/

    Held every two years, the INOFOOD Summit is a forum for high-level discussion in Latin America, of the most significant issues related to safety, quality, and technology in the food sector.

    At Summit INOFOOD, there are more than 700 attendees and presentations from over 50 prominent speakers from around the world.  It is a consolidated point of meeting for those who share the vision and passion for safety, quality, and innovation in the food category.

    There is an exhibition dedicated to technologies for Food Safety. The place to build professional networks and build agreements. World-class exhibitors in parallel and plenary of excellence in safety, quality, good practice sessions and related technologies.

    IAFP's Latin American Symposium on Food Safety

    In 2020, the IAFP Latin American Symposium will be held in conjunction with the INOFOOD Conference.  The IAFP Latin American Symposium has attracted attendees from many international countries, who have come together to discuss the latest information, trends, and technologies. 

    More information on the combined conference will be released soon. 

    For more information, click here.

  • Ontario Food Protection Association 62nd Annual Fall Food Safety Symposium & Annual General Meeting - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

    This meeting has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

  • Korea Association for Food Protection 2020 Annual Meeting

    This meeting will be held November 26-27, 2020.