FOOD SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY MEETINGS 2019

January 28-29, 2019

European Conference on Farm Management System

Paris, France
February 21-22, 2019

15th World Congress on Aquaculture & Fisheries

Osaka, Japan
February 25-26, 2019

Global Summit on Food and Nutrition

| Paris, France
February 28-March 01, 2019

22nd Euro-Global Summit on Food and Beverages

London, UK
February 28-March 01, 2019

7th Annual Congress on Plant Science and Molecular Biology

Osaka, Japan
March 07-08, 2019

European Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 07-08, 2019

European Congress on Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology

Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 11- 12, 2019

International conference on Agroecology and Crop Science

Stockholm | Sweden
April 08-09, 2019

12th World Congress on Plant Biotechnology & Agriculture

Prague, Czech Republic
April 29-30, 2019

13thWorld Congress on Aquaculture & Fisheries

| Courtyard Marriott | Seoul, South Korea
May 02-03, 2019

13th International Veterinary Congress

London, UK
May 06-07, 2019

European Conference on Research in Agri, Food and Aqua

Amsterdam | Netherlands
June 17-18, 2019

European Food and Beverage Expo

Oslo | Norway
July 01-02, 2019

International Conference on Food Biotechnology

Paris | France
July 15-16, 2019

2nd European Food Chemistry & Nutrition Congress

Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 18-19, 2019

International Conference on Organic Farming & Sustainable Agriculture

Luxembourg City | Luxembourg
July 26th-27th, 2019

22nd Global Summit on Food Processing , Safety and Technology

Vancouver, BritishColumbia, Canada
August 01-02, 2019

European Plant Science Congress

Amsterdam | Netherlands
September 27-28, 2019

12th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries

Hong Kong
September 27-28, 2019

2nd International Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics

Toronto | Canada
September 27-28, 2019

10th international conference on Fisheries & Aquaculture

Toronto, Canada
October 07-08, 2019

7th Global Summit on Plant Science

Madrid, Spain
November 03-04, 2019

European Food technology and Processing congress

Paris | France

November 14-15, 2019

2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Aqua

Bali, Indonesia

For CANADA, SAFE FOOD REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT 2019

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Announced for 2019

By Staff

Recently, the Canadian health officials announced that final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been published.

Ginette Petipas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the announcement in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Safe Food for Canadians is a response to the increasing speed, volume, and complexity required to produce today’s food. The new regulations are meant to focus on prevention and allow faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Once in place, Safe Food ffor Canadians will require food businesses that import or prepare food for export or to be sent across provincial or territorial borders to have licences, as well as preventive controls that outline steps to address potential risks to food safety. They will also help reduce the time it takes to remove unsafe food from the marketplace by requiring businesses to trace their food back to their supplier and forward to whom they sold their products.

Safe Food for Canadians will reduce unnecessary administrative burden on businesses by replacing 14 sets of current regulations with one. Canadian health officials also expect better maintenance and market access for Canada’s agri-food and agricultural sector.

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are set to go into effect January 15, 2019.

You can read the regulations online via Government of Canada’s official website.

Call for 2019 Food Protection Award Nominations

Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our 2019 Association Awards. Nominate your colleagues for one of the many prestigious awards. We also encourage applications for the IAFP Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees (North America only) and for the IAFP Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy. In addition, students may apply for a Student Travel Scholarship. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online at: www.foodprotection.org/get-involved/awards/.

The awards to be presented are as follows:

Black Pearl Award
Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company’s outstanding commitment to and achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

Fellow Award
Plaque. Presented to Members who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.

Honorary Life Membership Award Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.

Harry Haverland Citation Award
Sponsored by Eurofins
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for many years of dedication and devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.

Food Safety Innovation Award
Sponsored by Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to a Member or organization for creating a new idea, practice or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health  and the quality of life.

International Leadership Award
Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
Plaque, $2,000 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2019. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.

GMA Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Grocery Manufacturers Association
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2019, the award will be presented to a group or organization for a highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety.

Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.

Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.

Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.

Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award
Sponsored by Marler Clark Attorneys at Law
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks to foodborne illness.

Sanitarian Award
Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to the profession of the Sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.

Elmer Marth Educator Award
Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.

Harold Barnum Industry Award
Sponsored by NSF International
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.

Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for state or provincial health or agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in North America to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.

Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for food safety professionals working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.

Student Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program.

Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award Presented annually to local environmental health jurisdictions for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.

You may make multiple nominations. All award nominations and applications (other than the Black
Pearl Award) must be submitted electronically as instructed on the IAFP website by Tuesday,
February 19, 2019. You need not be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague or submit an application for the Travel Award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting. IAFP Student Members are invited to submit their application for the Student Travel Scholarship award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting.

Questions regarding award nominations submission should be directed to Susan Smith, at ssmith@foodprotection.org or call + 1 515.276.3344; + 1 800.369.6337.