Food Law Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To provide an international forum for the exchange of information on the scientific issues associated with food laws, regulations and policy.

Meeting Information

7/18/2021

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, Arizona

Online 2020 Meeting Recording

How to Join

Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.

Membership on a PDG is voluntary (not by appointment) and may vary from year to year.

IAFP Members can manage their PDG involvement by logging in to the IAFP Web site. At the Member Dashboard, click “Edit Profile.” Your profile has two tabs: Contact Info and Professional Info. Select the Professional Info tab and update the PDGs you would like to participate in. We highly recommend that you contact the PDG chairperson for each group to let them know you have joined their PDG.

Non-members can contact Dina Siedenburg, dsiedenburg@foodprotection.org, for more information.

Minutes

2020 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. None

2019 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. To approve Eric Wolf as Vice Chair of the PDG.

    Board Response: Agree

2018 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. None.

2017 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Recommend approval of Rosetta Newsome as Vice Chair of the Food Law PDG beginning at the IAFP 2017 Annual Meeting.

    Board Response: Agree.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Recommend approval of Tim Jenkins as Chair beginning at the IAFP 2017 Annual Meeting.

    Board Response: Agree

2015 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. None.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Approve Christie Gray as Vice Chair of the Food Law PDG starting at the 2014 IAFP meeting.

    Board Response: Approved.

  2. Approve Tim Jenkins as Vice Chair of the Food Law PDG starting at the 2015 IAFP meeting.

    Board Response: Approved.

  3. Recommend Lester Brown as a speaker for the Ivan Parkin Lecture for next year. He is the author of Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, which was released in September 2012.

    Board Response: This recommendation will be forwarded to the selection committee.

Resources

Webinars

  • The Global Burden of Foodborne Disease - Results and perspectives of WHO’s Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)

    The WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group is providing estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases, according to age, sex and region, for a defined list of causative agents of microbial, parasitic, and chemical origin, thereby strengthening the capacity of countries to assess the burden of foodborne disease and increasing awareness and commitment for the implementation of food safety standards. These estimates provide valuable information for food safety professionals.

    This webinar is sponsored by Wageningen University, Marcel Zwietering, Leon Gorris, Arie Havelaar and an anonymous MMRA PDG Member.

    Webinar Slides

    View Webinar

    Presenters

    • Arie Hendrik Havelaar Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
    • Marcel Zwietering, Moderator Wageningen University
  • The Food Safety Modernization Act

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act has passed the US Congress and is expected to be signed by the President.  Caroline Smith DeWaal, who has spent years in working toward passage of a food safety bill, provides an overview of the bill

    Organized by the Food Law PDG.

    Presenters

    • Caroline Smith DeWaal Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Assuring Safety of Imported Foods: Public and Private Roles in Risk-Based System - Food Safety Legislation

    Organized by the Food Law PDG.

    Presenters

    • Caroline Smith DeWaal Int'l Food Safety Policy Manager, FDA CFSAN