Arkansas Association for Food Protection


Welcome to the Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP) website.   We are the Arkansas Chapter of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents a broad range of members with a singular focus — protecting the global food supply. Within the association, you will find 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 50 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.

As for the Arkansas Chapter, we are a premier farm-to-fork region with some of the world’s largest companies in food safety, AAFP has the obligation to explore and provide cutting edge research about emerging pathogen and adulterant issues. The Arkansas chapter of AAFP is rare in that we have the world’s largest retailer/grocer, the largest meat company, and leading distribution/refrigerated transport companies headquartered within our state. We have an impressive and diverse group of food processors, produce, poultry, and livestock growers located around the state ranging from produce, fruit, prepared meals, canned foods, frozen foods, juices, wine, meat, sliced meats, etc. We have nationally prominent schools of agriculture and business, as well as the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s nationally recognized Center for Food Safety to support Arkansas’ farm to fork supply chain.   






Our Important Mission

It is the mission of the Arkansas Affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection to promote the objectives of IAFP - and further, to provide a local forum to encourage improvement of all areas of food safety and quality; and to increase the knowledge and professional status of our membership in the areas of food safety and quality.


AAFP Annual Conference


Mark your calendars for the Annual Educational Conference hosted by the Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) September 13-15, 2016.  This is one of the top regional conferences in the United States. The Executive Board and Membership of IAFP chose the Arkansas Association for Food Protection to receive the 2015 Best Affiliate Overall Meeting Award. You will be attending a premier food safety conference at a premier location and venue as the AAFP conference will again be at the Chancellor Hotel conference facilities on the beautiful downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas square.

Join The Association


The nationally recognized Arkansas Association for Food Protection – an affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection – invites you to join this professional organization and make plans to attend the September Educational Conference which annually features prominent speakers from industry, academia and government.

Get the Latest News from AAFP


Sign up to receive the Arkansas Association for Food Protection Newsletter and get the latest news and updates from around the state as it relates to our industry.  The newsletter is also a key communication platform for the AAFP for member communication, conference announcements and much more.



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