Seafood Safety and Quality Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To provide a forum to discuss items of interest to the safe production of seafood products and to develop program topics and symposia for presentation at the IAFP Annual Meetings.

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,, for more information.


2019 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. We recommend Jessica Jones as Vice Chair-Elect.

2018 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Approve Kevin Edwards as incoming Vice Chairperson for 2019.

    Board Response: Agree.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Approve Foivos Genigiorgis as incoming Vice Chair- person to begin serving at IAFP 2017.

    Board Response: Agree

2015 Board Response to Recommendations +

  1. Approve Forest Reichel as PDG Vice-Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. Webcasts available to nonmembers.

    Board Response: Webinars are available to IAFP Members as a member benefit and serve as an incentive to those who are not members to become an IAFP Member. Membership rates are kept extraordinarily low so that it is possible for any interested individuals to be an IAFP Member.

  3. One free webinar per year with membership renewal.

    Board Response: The current systems would not allow for this to happen. IAFP keeps the Webinar fee extremely low so that anyone can participate.