Program Information

IAFP 2023 Preliminary Schedule of Events

IAFP 2023 Call for Abstracts - deadline January 17, 2023

Call for Symposia and Roundtables - deadline was October 4, 2022

Call for Workshops  - deadline was October 4, 2022

Preliminary Program Topics

pending final acceptance in February 2023

Alt Protein & Novel Foods... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Prioritizing Food Safety in Food Tech 2.0
An Ever-Changing Landscape: Can Using Indicator Organisms and Run Time Validation Studies Allow Industry to Demonstrate Process Control While Maintaining Product Safety in Low Moisture Foods?
Animal Feeding Operations, Environmental Hazards: Problems, Solutions, and Incentives
Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Food Safety: An Update and Future Trends
Aquaculture and Aquaponics: Waste Not, Want Not
Are Rapid Methods Dead? What Methods Do Industry Really Need in the Current Climate?
Assessment of the Potential Allergenicity of Foods from Novel and Alternative Sources of Protein
Beef Quality and Food Safety in the Canadian Beef Industry
Beyond Aflatoxin: Mitigating Mycotoxin Risks in Animal Food, Feed and Pet Foods
Bridging the Gap: From the Lab to Real-World Use
Building Resilience in Food Systems: Lessons Learned from Infant Formula Safety Challenges
Building Strategies for Prevention
Campylobacter-Associated Food Safety
Challenges and Opportunities Navigating Requirements of Ready-to-Eat and Not Ready-to-Eat for Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Chinks in the Armor: The Local and Global Ramifications of Food Safety Challenges in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Consumer Foodborne Illness Complaint Systems: New Approaches, New Insights – and Potentially New Risks – with a Conventional Food Safety Surveillance Tool
Control of Cronobacter and Salmonella in Low Moisture RTE Facilities Using Dairy Examples
Controlled Environment Agriculture (Hydroponic/Aquaponic) Research Updates
Cost of U.S. Foodborne Illness in the United States and Economic Tools to Help States Communicate the Value of Foodborne Outbreak Investigations
Crowdsourced Data for Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations: Utility and Challenges
Crunching Beneath the Shell: Demystifying Insect Protein & Risks for Food and Feed
Cyclosporiasis in the Americas
Data Sharing in the Digital Age of Food Safety
Deploying Genomic and Metagenomic Tools to Tackle Animal Food Safety Challenges
Digital Transformation of Data: Trials, Tribulations, and Lessons Learned from the Healthcare Industry
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Considerations across the Food Supply Chain
Educating and Protecting the Next Generation of Consumers: Key Needs and Opportunities for Food Safety Outreach Among Children, Youth, and Their Caregivers
Ensuring Food Safety within Global Supply Chains: Shared Learnings from Global Food Safety Enforcement Agencies and Educators
Ensuring Honey Authenticity - Recent Developments
Establishing Microbiological Performance Standards for Food Safety
Food Allergens in Foodservice - Detection, Control, and Management
Food Safety and Packaging Sustainability: Protecting Our People and Our Planet
Food Safety Culture and HACCP – the Unification Necessary for Effective Food Safety Management
Food Safety Extension Efforts for Small-Scale Urban Agriculture in the United States
Food Safety of Infant Foods: Care for Our Most Precious
Food Safety Risk Dashboards, Network Analyses, and Surveys: New Risk-Based Tools to Support Food Safety Decisions in a Global Economy
Food Safety within Horticultural Sector in Africa
Foodborne Listeriosis in Canada: Are We There Yet? Insights into Progress and Lessons Learned Since Our Infamous Deli-Meat Outbreak
Forever Chemicals: The Past, Present, and Future of PFAS in Food
Fresh Produce Sanitation Couch to 5K
From Bench-Top to Scale-up: The Unspoken Food Safety Challenges of Research and Development
From Farm to Food: A New Perspective on Heavy Metals in Human Diets
From Inspection to Insight: Using Regulatory Retail Inspection Data to Improve Food Safety Policies and Practices
Genomics in Food Safety: How to Use the Tools to Prevent Outbreaks
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Food Chemicals
How to Engage Diverse Populations with Culturally Competent Campaigns
How to Use Data to Identify Key Needs and Drive Evidence-Based Organizational Food Safety Culture Change: Learnings from Dairy Industry
How Wet Is Wet Enough? the Importance of Proper Hydration in Thermal Processing of Aseptic and ESL Refrigerated Beverages.
Human Enteric Viruses, a Risk Analysis Approach for the Soft Fruit Industry
Implementation of a Risk-Based Supply Chain Control Program – an Industry Perspective
Internal Audits: Are They Underestimated As a Critical Management Tool?
Investigating Ambiguous Outbreaks and Adverse Events
Is Cultural Confirmation of Pathogens Obsolete?
Latest Developments in International Organisations Making Food Safety Improvements and Successes Measurable
Less Than 5 Log Reduction: When Is It Appropriate? – a Food Industry Perspective
Lessons Learned from Root Cause Analysis Conducted to Identify Causes of Viral and Parasitic Diseases Outbreak
Lost in Translation: Advancements and Challenges to Translating Laboratory Findings to Real-Life Application
Making Your Environmental Monitoring Data Count
Mexican Papaya Safety: A Case Study in Collaboration, Education and Root Cause Analysis
Microbial Modeling for Food Safety: What Are Some of the Liability Issues?
Molding the Future: Best Practices and New Horizons in Modeling and Quantification of Molds
Not Your Grandfather’s Biofilm – What Are Dry Surface Biofilms, and Why Are They More Deceptive Than Their Good Ol’ Slimy Counterparts?
Novel Approaches to Monitoring Agricultural Surface Water Quality
Outbreak Symposium
Overcoming Obstacles: How Lgbtqia+ Individuals Can Thrive in the Field of Food Safety
Parasites and Virus of Fecal Origin in the Environment: New Perspectives for Detection, Surveillance, and Control.
Potentially Carcinogenic Compounds in Food and Water (Ethyl Carbamate, Acrylamide, and Chlorine Byproducts)
Poultry Sampling Symposiumthe Path to Improved Poultry Safety through Salmonella Assessments
Practical & Effective Approaches and Uses of Data in Retail & Foodservice Food Safety Programs
Practical Approaches to Compliance with the Intentional Adulteration Rule, Benchmarks, and Challenges
Preparation and Continuous Professional Development – the Essentials of Effective Food Safety Audits and Inspections
Pressing Food Safety Issues in Some Developing Countries: Challenges and Current Trends
Produce Safety Education and Extension Outreach Efforts Targeting Spanish-Speaking Communities in the United States
Produce Safety Solutions: Industry’s Role in Applying Policy and Science into Action
Producing Safer Sprouts: Advancements in Sprout and Seed Safety Since the Implementation of FSMA
Progressing the Field of Parasite Genomics to Improve Food Safety
Queso Fresco-Type Cheeses – Listeriosis Outbreak Prevention Strategies
Reassess the Starting Point: Consideration of Pathogen Fitness Bias in Rapid Enrichment Procedures
Recent Progress in Evaluating the Infectivity of Human Noroviruses and Their Potential Application in Food Safety
Sanitary Design for Automation and Digital Transformation
Sanitation Deserts - Improving Sanitation Availability to Small and Medium-Sized Produce Operations
Second Get-Connected Market: Connecting Iafp Professionals on Food Safety in Africa Even Better!
Serogroup Independent Detection and Isolation of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli, Are We Really Ready for This?
South-South Symposium - Learning from Large-Scale Food Safety Interventions in Wet Markets of Africa and Asia
Sustainability: Is Food Safety Compromised As a By-Product?
Testing and Improving HACCP Team Proficiency to Strengthen Food Safety Culture
Testing for Non-Cultivable Foodborne Pathogens: Interpretation of Molecular-Based Results in the Context of Public Health Risk
The Importance of Diversity in Building Large Integrated Food Safety Initiatives and Projects
The New Codex Alimentarius Framework for Safe Water-Reuse in Food Production and Processing Put to the Test in Practice for Fruit and Vegetable Food Products.
To Eat or Not to Eat: The Utility and Challenges of Using Risk-Benefit Assessments for Decision-Making in Food Safety
Tools Fit for the Task: Water Technical Forum to Support Risk-Based Agricultural Water Assessments
Under the Weather: Influence of Weather Conditions on Produce Safety
Understanding Cell-Cultured Seafood and Its Food Safety Challenges
U.S. Army Funded Research in Food Safety
Wait, a Sanitizer Is What Now?! Paradigm Shifts in Sanitizer Regulations and How They Impact Food Safety and Sanitation Application
What Could “Sharing Data” Actually Look like in an Outbreak?
What’s Cooking? – Lethality Processes for Scientific Gaps in FSIS’ Appendix A
When the Material Isn’t Foreign: Identification and Mitigating the Risk of Inherent Physical Safety Hazards