• 2025 Biennial Meeting

    March 24-28, 2025----Denver, CO

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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 March 24-28, 2025 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.

Please note that users of this website agree to the Terms and Conditions as found at foodprotect.org/terms/.

Recent News

June 4, 2024
FDA major reorganization involves the creation of a unified Human Foods Program (HFP)

The FDA has approved a major reorganization involving the creation of a unified Human Foods Program (HFP). The agency believes creating the HFP will enhance its ability to oversee and protect the human food supply and other products the FDA regulates. The reorganization will be accompanied by the adoption of a new model for its field operations and other significant modernization efforts. The target date for implementing the reorganization is October 1, 2024.

Link to Quality Assurance Magazine article.

October 23, 2023
Federal agency responses have been posted.

The federal agency responses to Issue recommendations from the Assembly of Delegates action are now available for the 2023 Biennial Meeting in Houston at the following link:


Scroll towards the bottom of the page and look for "Reponse from Federal Agencies" under the "Meeting Materials" header.

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Conference Chairs

Christine Sylvis

Christine Sylvis

CFP Conference Chair 2023-2025
Southern Nevada Health District

Dr. J. Keith Jackson

Dr. J. Keith Jackson

CFP Conference Vice Chair 2023-2025
Performance Food Group