We are very excited about our upcoming conference and wanted to pass along information about the 2017 Poster Symposium. Information Booklets can be found by downloading the information using the buttons below.
AAFP/OKAFP Is Pleased to Announce The 2017 Annual Conference Schedule*
*Please make a note that there will be minor changes possible
The Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) and the Oklahoma Chapter (OKAFP) are excited to update the 2017 conference agenda sessions and speakers to cover topics such as:
- FSMA- sanitary transport, produce, etc.
- Whole Genome Sequencing led by the CDC
- Food Defense by FBI
- Pet Food/Low Moisture Foods/Animal Feed
- Animal Health-probiotics, prebiotics, antimicrobials, etc.
- Emerging Issues- Walmart to present “Block Chain”, National Chicken Council emerging issues, foreign materials, surrogate organisms for validation/verification
The Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) and the OKAFP are excited to announce that during the joint 2017 conference we will have sessions and speakers to cover Low-Moisture Foods, Animal Feed and Pet Food. As some of you may have read in a previous email, the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection (OKAFP) will join the Arkansas Assoc. for Food Protection (IAFP Chapter) for a joint Conference Sept 19-21.
The Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) and the OKAFP are excited to announce that during the joint 2017 conference we will have sessions and speakers to cover WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING. As some of you may have read in a previous email, the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection (OKAFP) will join the Arkansas Assoc. for Food Protection (IAFP Chapter) for a joint Conference Sept 19-21.
The Arkansas Assoc of Food Protection (AAFP) is excited to announce that during the 2017 conference we will provide a showcase of the Arkansas Food Innovation Center (AFIC). Our conference will provide visibility for the new food products and technologies developed in the AFIC Incubator. Please check out their new website: https://afic.uark.edu/
The 9th annual Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) general meeting will be held September 19-21, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Springdale, Arkansas. The Education Committee for the AAFP would like to invite all current and future members (must be a member at the time of abstract submission) to submit abstracts for scientific posters based on any food safety research/work they have done (current or past, published or unpublished).
In his View from the Chair column, Affiliate Council Chair Neil Bogart gives a personal example of why FSMA should not be overturned by the new U.S. presidential administration. He also reminds Affiliates about deadlines on submitting Affiliate Annual Reports and nominating someone or applying for one of the IAFP Awards.
Great Article from FoodQualityandSafety.com
The 8th annual Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP) conference was held September 13-15, 2016 at the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville, AR. This conference was our best roster of speakers and topics which helped this year’s conference continue our tradition of high quality conferences and attracted almost 300 registrations.
As 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.