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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 begin on March 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. 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

June 23, 2020
Rescheduled 2020 and 2022 Biennial Meetings

The 2020 Biennial Meeting has been rescheduled for April 2021 in Denver, Colorado. To provide 24-months between biennial meetings, the 2022 Biennial Meeting will now be held in April 2023 in Houston, Texas.

May 4, 2020
Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food

The CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released on 05/01/2020 outlines how progress has stalled in controlling foodborne pathogens in the United States, though diagnostics and surveillance continue to improve.

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Conference Chairs

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

2020 Conference Chair
Fairfax County Health Department

Brenda Bacon

Brenda Bacon

CFP 2020 Conference Vice Chair