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2015 Fall Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!!! The Georgia Association for Food Protection 2015 FALL Meeting is Thursday, September 24, 2015. The meeting will be held at The Classic Center in Athens, GA. Registration will be a little later and will start at 9:30 am until 10:00 am and we will start the meeting at 10:00 am and will adjourn at 4:00 pm We will send out an agenda as soon as we have the speakers and topics confirmed. The Registration Form for the meeting is HERE. The agenda is HERE.

GAFP Fall Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Classic Center
Oconee River Room,
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601
Registration 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Meeting 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are 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

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

2015 Spring Meeting

The 2015 spring meeting of the Georgia Association for Food Protection was hosted by the Kroger Company on May 13 at their Atlanta headquarters. Forty-four people attended the meeting and heard presentations on a wide range of food-safety and related topics. For more details, click here.

2015 Spring Meeting Speakers
Speakers (L to R): Jennifer Cannon, Tom Ford, Ynes Ortega, Wendy White. Not pictured – Jack Spruill

Giera, Fuller and White
New GAFP president Steven Fuller (center) recognizes retiring GAFP webmaster Ed Giera (left) and outgoing president Wendy White (right).

Dr. Jim Ayres Young Investigator Award

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.

Papers for next year's competition must be submitted by May 1, 2016.

David Fry Regulator
For more about qualification criteria for the David Fry Regulator Stipend, see the GAFP Report or click here


2015 Annual IAFP Meeting

This year's meeting will be held July 25-28 (Saturday - Tuesday) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

IAFP Meeting Portland

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Our Mission
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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  • Complimentary registrations to both meetings
  • Table top at all meetings
  • Access to membership database

  • Listing on GAFP website with link to companies Website
  • Complimentary registrations to both meetings
  • Listing on GAFP website with link to companies Website