• 2023 Biennial Meeting

    April 24-28, 2023 -- Houston, Texas

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Conference for Food Protection

We welcome you to the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) website. We are honored to serve as the Chair and Vice Chair of the CFP, and we encourage you to become a member of this outstanding organization.

The Conference for Food Protection is a non-profit organization which originated in 1971. It was created to provide a formal process whereby members of industry, regulatory, academia, consumer, and professional organizations are afforded equal input in the development and/or modification of food safety guidance. Such guidance is incorporated into food safety laws and regulations at all levels of government throughout the United States.

The CFP provides individuals a voice in the food safety standards development process in several ways. First, CFP members can join Standing Committees of the Conference and Council Committees that are formed to continue discussion on an Issue deliberated at a biennial meeting of the CFP. Second, Issues for Conference deliberation may be submitted by anyone who has an interest in or concern about food safety. Third, CFP members can volunteer to become a member of one of the three Councils that deliberate Issues related to Laws and Regulations; Administration, Education and Certification; and Science and Technology at the biennial meeting.

We hope you will mark your calendar for our next biennial meeting which will be April 24-28, 2023 at The Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. Working together with all constituents involved in the food industry, we are able to develop and implement policies and recommendations to strengthen and enhance the overall safety of food for everyone.

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Recent News

September 9, 2022
Release of the 2022 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

The FDA has released the 2022 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards based on recommendations from the CFP 2020 Biennial Meeting (held in August 2021).

August 30, 2022
Resource Library Now Available

The Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative has added a resource library to its website.

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Conference Chairs

Becky Vought

Becky Vought

CFP Conference Chair 2021-2023
Michigan Department of Agriculture

Todd Rossow

Todd Rossow

CFP Conference Vice Chair 2021-2023
Publix Super Markets, Inc.