The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has set the preliminary program for IAFP 2017 – the association’s annual meeting, July 9-12 in Tampa, Fla. The meeting begins Sunday evening, July 9, with the Opening Session featuring the Ivan Parkin Lecture, followed by a Cheese and Wine Reception in the Exhibit Hall.
This year’s honored lecturer is Jose Emilio Esteban, executive associate for laboratory services for USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in Athens, Ga. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with more than 1,000 presentations including 75 symposia, 15 roundtable sessions, 136 technical presentations, and 695 poster presentations. Samples of symposia topics include: Developments in Mycotoxin Research: From Methodology to Prevention; Foodborne Viruses: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Control Options in Food Processing; Novel and Not so Novel Cleaning and Sanitizing Methods; and Seafood-associated Vibriosis: Turning the Trend Around.
The Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented Wednesday afternoon, featuring Stephen Taylor, professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and founder and co-Director of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. IAFP 2017 also will include five pre-meeting workshops July 7 and 8.
Attendance is expected to exceed 3,400 industry, academic and government food safety professionals, including those 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 also will showcase nearly 150 companies and organizations demonstrating the latest products and technologies in the Exhibit Hall. Online registration and preliminary program information are available at http://www.foodprotection.org/annualmeeting/.www.foodprotection.org or by calling +1 800.369.6337; +1 515.276.3344; fax: + 1 515.276.8655,