2023 Biennial Meeting

2023 Biennial Meeting
Houston, Texas | April 24 - 28, 2023

The 2023 Biennial Meeting was held from April 24-28, 2023 at the Westin Galleria, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77056.

The pre-Biennial Meeting Virtual Workshop was held on Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, March 24, 2023 from noon to 1:30 PM Eastern Time each day.


Click HERE for the most recent version of CFP's federal form W-9
(for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification)


  • The 2023 Biennial Meeting "INFORMATION BOOKLET" contains details regarding a preliminary schedule of events and registration costs. This document was created to provide details needed to make travel plans.

Click HERE for a PDF of this 10-page "Information Booklet" (updated 11/2022).

  • From the upper right hand corner of this page, click on the various gray colored buttons to learn more about different aspects of the 2023 Biennial Meeting.



Click HERE for information about Sustaining Sponsorship and Event/Service Donation
opportunities. New information for the 2025 Biennial Meeting will be available in early fall 2024.



Membership in CFP is included with a paid 2023 Biennial Meeting registration and with complimentary registrations provided to Sustaining Sponsors; Membership remains valid until the day before the start of the next Biennial Meeting in 2025. Membership in CFP is NOT included with the "Virtual Workshop Only" registration option.

Membership in CFP is always valid for the period between each biennial meeting. Therefore, a new membership processed today will expire the day before the 2025 Biennial Meeting begins in Denver. Please access the CFPmemberportal.foodprotect.org If you were not able to register for the 2023 Biennial Meeting and would like to become a member OR renew your membership to participate in CFP during the 2023-2025 biennium.

Membership fees for the 2023-2025 biennium are $100 and current membership is required to participate on a CFP Committee or to serve as a Council Member.



An "Issue" is a topic submitted for consideration to the Conference by any interested party which addresses an identified concern related to retail food safety and offers a recommended solution to that concern.

Issues are accepted ONLY through an automated ONLINE process. To assist in preparing an Issue for submission, the "Issue Pre- Submission Form," "Terms and Conditions for Issue Submission," and the "Issue Preparation & Review Process and Checklist" are all available on the Conference website. Click HERE to learn more about the Issue submission process.

Online Issue submission for the 2025 Biennial Meeting in Denver will be available in December 2024.


Meeting Materials

Letters to Federal Agencies
Response from Federal Agencies
Issues Final
Issues sent by Councils to Assembly of Delegates
Assembly of Delegates Proceedings
Biennial Meeting Session Presentations