Program Set for IAFP 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection set the Program for IAFP 2023 – the Association’s Annual Meeting, July 16–19 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Online registration and the program are available on the Association's website at www.foodprotection.org.
The meeting begins Sunday evening, July 16, with the Opening Session featuring the Ivan Parkin Lecture, followed by the Cheese and Wine Reception held in the Exhibit Hall. This year’s honored lecturer is Dr. Sarah Cahill, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with more than 1,200 presentations, including 72 symposia; 25 roundtables; more than 800 poster presentations; and 16 technical presentations. Samples of symposium topics include: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Food Chemicals: Hot Topics in Chemical Food Safety; Microbial Modeling for Food Safety: What Are Some of the Liability Issues?; Outbreak Symposium; Food Allergens in Foodservice - Detection, Control, and Management; From Farm to Food: A New Perspective on Heavy Metals in Human Diets; and Optimizing Sanitation in the Produce Industry. The Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, featuring Michael Brodsky, Brodsky Consultants, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. For additional educational opportunities, IAFP 2023 will present six Pre-Meeting Workshops on July 14 and July 15.
Top industry, academic, and government food safety professionals are expected to be in attendance throughout the three-day event. The broad mix of attendees includes professionals in quality control, processing operations, regulatory inspections, food safety consulting, risk assessment, research and development, microbiological research, plant management, technical services, and HACCP management. The meeting will also showcase more than 120 companies and organizations demonstrating the latest products and technologies in the Exhibit Hall.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,500 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.