IAFP 2011 to be Held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (March 10, 2011) The International Association for Food Protection will hold IAFP 2011, July 31-August 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Registration and housing are now open via the Association Web site at: www.foodprotection.org.
IAFP 2011 will feature more than 50 symposia, over 100 technical presentations, and nearly 500 poster presentations. In addition to the science-based presentations, the four-day meeting will include committee and professional development group meetings, educational exhibits, and an awards banquet.
This year marks the 100-Year Anniversary for IAFP, which began as the International Association of Milk and Dairy Inspectors in Milwaukee in 1911. Several celebratory events and exhibits will take place during IAFP 2011. In addition, a number of social events, some tailored exclusively to student members, are also planned. The annual Silent Auction will feature many items for attendees to bid on to raise money for the IAFP Foundation. IAFP will also host a pre-meeting golf tournament.
Three pre-meeting workshops, Improving Dairy Quality; Cleaning and Sanitizing Practices; and FD312-Special Processes at Retail, will also be presented.
Issues regarding foodborne disease outbreaks, emerging chemical hazards in food, the effects of climate change, best practices for cleaning and third party certification are just a few of the challenges that will be discussed throughout the educational sessions. Special presentations will be made at the opening and closing sessions including the Ivan Parkin Lecture by
Dr. Roger Cook, New Zealand Food Safety Authority, and the John H. Silliker Lecture delivered by Dr. Jorgen Schlundt, National Food Institute Technical University of Denmark.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.