Food Fraud Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To serve as a multidisciplinary forum for open discussion and exchange of information among collegiate, regulatory and industry regarding the unique challenges associated with the developing area of food fraud, including food safety and economic implications

Next Meeting

July 8, 2018
Salt Palace Convention Center | Salt Lake City, Utah

In conjunction with IAFP 2018

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, dloynachan@foodprotection.org, for more information.

Minutes

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. We ask that the Board approve the newly developed Food Authenticity and Integrity PDG with the following changes addressed in items 2–4.

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. We ask that the Board approve the PDG’s name change from “Food Authenticity and Integrity PDG” to “Food Fraud PDG.” The members felt that the masses would understand this name better, especially in the international arena. We felt it would be better to address authenticity and integrity in the drivers/scope.

    Board Response: Agree.

  3. We ask the Board to approve the PDG’s new mission statement: The mission of the Food Fraud PDG is to serve as a multidisciplinary forum for open discussion and exchange of information among collegiate, regulatory and industry regarding the unique challenges associated with the developing area of food fraud, including food safety and economic implications.

    Board Response: Agree.

  4. We ask that the Board approve Neil Bogart as the elected PDG Chair and Steven Sklare as the PDG Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.