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2016 Spring Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!!! The Georgia Association for Food Protection 2016 SPRING Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The meeting will be located at the Publix Divisional Office at 2600 Delk Road in Marietta, GA. GAFP board thanks Mac Branch for welcoming us to this Publix facility for our spring meeting! On-site Registration will start at 9:30 am and run though 10:00 am. The meeting will start at 10:00 am and will adjourn by 4:00 pm. We will provide a complete agenda soon. The GAFP board looks forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 Spring Meeting. The Registration Form for the meeting is HERE.

2015 Fall Meeting

The Georgia Association for Food Protection 2015 FALL Meeting was held Thursday, September 24, 2015. The meeting was held at The Classic Center in Athens, GA. The agenda is HERE.

We were very excited to have our 2015 GAFP Jim Ayres Student Travel Scholarship Award Winners at the Fall meeting presenting their research. Please, join us in congratulating:

First Place: Yue Cui
Second Place: Lisa Trimble
Third Place: Lauren Hudson

2016 Dr. Jim Ayres Young Investigator Award

Applications must be submitted by May 16, 2016
First place - $1,000; second place - $500; third place - $250

2016 Jim Ayres Award Application.docx
2016 Jim Ayres Award Application.pdf

2015 Dr. Jim Ayres Young Investigator Award Winners

The Georgia Association for Food Protection would like to congratulate the 2015 Dr. Jim Ayers Young Investigator Award winners! This intense competition showcased the wonderful talent that is coming from the UGA Food Science Department. Each award winner receives a travel scholarship to the 2015 IAFP Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. In addition to presenting their research at the IAFP meeting, this year the winners will be providing a short presentation of their research at the GAFP Fall Symposium, where we will be able to learn more about their research.

Yue Cui, First Place Winner
1st Place was awarded to Yue Cui for her abstract on the attachment ability of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli to alfalfa, lettuce, tomato and fenugreek seeds.
Lisa Trimble, Second Place Winner
2nd Place was awarded to Lisa Trimble for her abstract on models for the survival of Salmonella in low-water activity, high fat food systems at 80ºC.
Lauren Hudson, Third Place Winner
3rd place was awarded to Lauren Hudson for her abstract on the impact of alternative antimicrobial commercial egg washes on reducing Salmonella contamination.

Our entire membership wishes all the applicants of the Dr. Jim Ayers, Young Investigator Award “good luck” in their continued research and pursuit of graduate degrees. This program serves as a continuous means of acknowledging and supporting our future quality practitioners. These students are truly the future leaders in the food safety arena. Please join the GAFP Board in offering congratulations to our winners and all the Georgia students who will travel to the IAFP Annual Meeting this year to present their research.


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To provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.

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Corporate Sponsorship
Thanks to our current sponsors:
Chemstar Corporation
ClorDiSys Solutions
Food Safety Net Services
Gregory Pest Solutions
Golden State Foods
ITW Pro Brands
Industrial Magnetics

If your organization would like to become a sponsor, complete the Sponsorship form or contact Mark Norton for details:

Sponsorship Levels

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  • Table top at all meetings
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  • Listing on GAFP website with link to companies Website
  • 2 Complimentary registrations to both meetings
  • Listing on GAFP website with link to companies Website