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  • Live Online Version of Fundamentals of Food Science Course

    This course covers the core concepts of Food Science and will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for two consecutive weeks, June 7-June 18. It is designed for technical personnel from other disciplines (chemistry, biology, engineering) and non-technical personnel who have little or no experience in the food industry. You will learn vocabulary associated with food science and manufacturing, and learn the core principles of food chemistry, engineering, microbiology, nutrition, sensory science, and packaging taught in the context of real-world food examples.

    Sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University, the course includes projects and activities that will illustrate the core principles of Food Science and enhance engagement and learning.  

    Through the development of a virtual food product, participants will gain real experience and knowledge of the material covered in the short course as well as build skills in critical thinking, team building, and communication skills.

  • 125th AFDO Annual Educational Conference

    This event takes place at the Amway Grand Plaza.

  • Rutgers Statistics for Food Scientists Online Course

    Poorly conceived experiments produce bad data that leads to wrong conclusions and, finally, to market failure. Learn about descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, regression, statistical process control, repeatability, sampling, and more so that you can successfully use statistics to improve your food products.

  • IGD Supply Chain Summit 2021

    Join us at the Supply Chain Summit on 17 June 2021 to interact with peers and partners, exploring how food and grocery supply chains are developing new capabilities to serve customers better and drive business growth. Key speakers include: • Luke Jensen, CEO, Ocado Solutions • Susan Barratt, CEO, IGD • David Sheldon, Head of Global Supply Chain Development, Nestlé • Julie Faulkner, European Customer Services Manager, Kellogg Company Key Topic areas: • Views from the top: Hear first-hand accounts of business success in the face of unprecedented adversity, opinions on what it has taken to excel and what recent developments mean for people and processes. • Expansion of ecommerce: Hear how the online opportunity is being addressed and how teams are developing models to serve consumers at the right price. • Digitally transformed: The push to a more ‘hands-off’ environment will increase the need to find insights in data to identify risk, find efficiencies and add value, explore examples of the digitalisation and automation of supply chain activities. • Re-engineered for resilience: See how your peers are developing supply chains capable of functioning well in adversity. • Sustainability gains significance: hear from industry leaders who are taking on the challenge and delivering impact in this increasingly vital area.

  • Food & Airborne Fungi & Mycotoxin Short Course

    To introduce participants to a basic understanding of molds, yeasts, and mycotoxins that may occur in foods and in processing environments. The course is in a classroom and laboratory environment and includes a mixture of theory, demonstrations, and laboratory activities. Participants will develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate, detect, and identify food and airborne fungi and mycotoxins and provides a basic understanding of the ecology of fungi in foods and processing environments.

  • NEHA 2021 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

    Visit https://www.neha.org/neha-2021-annual-educational-conference-aec-exhibition  for more information on this virtual meeting.

  • IAFP 2021

    IAFP's leading food safety conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Abstract submissions are due January 19, 2021. Award nominations and applications are due February 16, 2021.

  • Ohio Association for Food Protection (OAFP) July Educational Meeting (virtual)

    This meeting will be held virtually.

  • Asia Pacific F&B Industry Water Reuse Conference

    IAFP is proud to be a Global Host for this one-day virtual conference that will navigate the opportunities and challenges for sustainable and intelligent water use.

  • Rutgers Better Process Control School Online Course

    Are your canned food products vulnerable to contamination? Reduce your contamination susceptibility, minimize your liability, and comply with FDA/USDA regulations by learning how to effectively control the risks associated with manufacturing commercially-sterile foods.

  • Missouri Environmental Health Association 2021 Annual Education Conference

    • Date August 10, 2021 – August 13, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Springfield, Missouri
    • Website https://mehamo.org/

    This meeting will take place August 10-13, 2021.

  • Conference for Food Protection's 2020 Biennial Meeting

    This conference will now be held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. A Pre-Conference Workshop will be held virtually April 13-15, 2021. 

  • FSPCA Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led course

    This is the second part Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) class held by ISU. About this Event Two Day Event: Day One: August 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:30pm Day Two: August 31, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:30pm Federal law requires that all food-producing businesses employ a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to help protect food from potential contamination. This two-day webinar is Part 2 of the training required for people working in Blended Human Food to obtain their PCQI Certificate. (Completion of the online Part 1 must have been accomplished at least seven days before beginning Part 2.) Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over two days over either WebEx or Zoom, and participants will be required to keep their cameras on. An FSPCA Human food manual is required for this course, as is an internet speed of 100 mbps or higher. Active participation is required, so you must be able to type private chat responses to the instructor, CIRAS project manager Kimberly Anderson. Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know to become a Preventative Control Qualified Individual in Human Food. Instructor information: Kimberly L. Anderson is a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. She comes for a diverse background in the food industry and was a former FDA Investigator. *Registration ends 7 days prior to event and Part 1 Completion certificate must be emailed to instructor at kandrson@iastate.edu 7 days before the Part 2 class.

  • Arkansas Association for Food Protection's 2021 Annual Conference

    • Date September 13, 2021 – September 15, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • Website https://www.arkafp.org/

    This meeting will be held September 13-15, 2021.

  • Kansas Environmental Health Association (KEHA) 2021 Fall Conference

    • Date September 14, 2021 – September 16, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Manhattan, KS
    • Website http://www.keha.us/

    This meeting is scheduled to take place September 14-16, 2021.

  • Washington Association for Food Protection

    • Date September 15, 2021 – September 17, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Campbell's Resort, Chelan, WA
    • Website http://waffp.com

    This meeting will be held September 15-17, 2021.

  • Food Micro 2021

    • Date September 19, 2021 – September 22, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
    • Website http://foodmicro2020.com/

    This date is a result of the conference postponement in September 2020.

  • New York State Association for Food Protection's 98th Annual Conference

    • Date September 21, 2021 – September 23, 2021
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Syracuse, New York
    • Website https://nysafp.com/

    This meeting will be held September 21-23, 2021.

  • FSPCA Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led course

    This is the second part Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) class held by ISU. About this Event Two Day Event: Day One: October 5, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:30pm Day Two: October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:30pm Federal law requires that all food-producing businesses employ a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to help protect food from potential contamination. This two-day webinar is Part 2 of the training required for people working in Blended Human Food to obtain their PCQI Certificate. (Completion of the online Part 1 must have been accomplished at least seven days before beginning Part 2.) Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over two days over either WebEx or Zoom, and participants will be required to keep their cameras on. An FSPCA Human food manual is required for this course, as is an internet speed of 100 mbps or higher. Active participation is required, so you must be able to type private chat responses to the instructor, CIRAS project manager Kimberly Anderson. Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know to become a Preventative Control Qualified Individual in Human Food. Instructor information: Kimberly L. Anderson is a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. She comes for a diverse background in the food industry and was a former FDA Investigator. *Registration ends 7 days prior to event and Part 1 Completion certificate must be emailed to instructor at kandrson@iastate.edu 7 days before the Part 2 class.

  • 11th Microbial Challenge Workshop - 2021

    This popular workshop will present the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) report and instructors will guide attendees through use of the material in the report to develop actual challenge study protocols based on NACMCF recommendations.