Food Safety Culture Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To provide an international forum to advance food safety culture science and best practices

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.


2019 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Approve Laura Nelson as Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

2018 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommend Food Safety Culture PDG and HACCP PDG not share a time slot as Members were going back and forth between the two.

    Board Response: Agree. Can schedule at different times.

  2. Better technology for sharing information and BDPs – emails are cumbersome and get lost, the website does not allow engagement, and communicating across time zones is very difficult using only email and calls during limited hours.

    Board Response: Agree. The Board and staff are looking at ways to engage Members through communication.

  3. Technology updates for conference calls as it is difficult to hear and know who is speaking.

    Board Response: Additional details are needed to know how to address this recommendation.

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Approve permanent formation of Food Safety Culture PDG.

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. Approve Megan Kenjora (Guilford) as Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

  3. Approve Megan Kenjora (Guilford) as Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

  4. Approve Megan Kenjora (Guilford) as Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.