Developing Food Safety Professionals Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To develop, connect, empower, and retain IAFP members who are in the early years of their food safety career.

Next Meeting

August 2, 2020
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland | Cleveland, Ohio

In conjunction with IAFP 2020

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 Didi Loynachan,, for more information.


2018 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Request to officially appoint Matthew Moore as the new Vice Chair (elected prior to meeting).

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. Start a 40 under 40 club.

    Board Response: The Board would prefer the PDG establish ways to engage young professionals and suggests exploring options that are more open to all to participate.