Arkansas & Oklahoma IAFP Joint Conference- OVERVIEW Update

Arkansas & Oklahoma IAFP Joint Conference- OVERVIEW Update

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

Arkansas & Oklahoma IAFP Joint Conference- Session detail for Low-Moisture Foods, Animal Feed and Pet Food.

Arkansas & Oklahoma IAFP Joint Conference- Session detail for Low-Moisture Foods, Animal Feed and Pet Food.

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.  

Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole Genome Sequencing

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.  

Poster Symposium - Call for Poster Abstracts

Poster Symposium - Call for Poster Abstracts

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abstracts for scientific posters based on any food safety research/work they have done (current or past, published or unpublished). 

Food Safety Comes Naturally to Arkansas - Food Quality & Safety - Article

If chicken and rice is one of your favorite go-to comfort dishes, you might want to send a thank you note to Arkansas. The alluring land of the scenic, rugged Ozarks, some 2,000 dazzling underworld limestone caves, and soothing hot springs ranks number two in the nation in broiler production and number one in rice.

Arkansas is actually the only state ranked in the top 10 for all three categories of broiler, turkey, and egg production, according to the Poultry Federation, a trade association that supports the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
— FoodQualityandSafety.com

Great Article from FoodQualityandSafety.com

2016 AAFP Conference Recap

2016 AAFP Conference Recap

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.   

AAFP Newsletter - 2015 4TH Quarter Edition

AAFP Newsletter - 2015 4TH Quarter Edition

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.