AFDO News

CFP is Seeking to Hire Two Research Staff Members

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) is collaborating with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) on a two-year research project designed to further the capacity of state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) food regulatory agencies to improve retail food safety and reduce foodborne illness across the United States. This study is […]

Read More

Salmonella — The Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy

On September 22, 2020 AFDO Executive Director Steve Mandernach participated in a comment session on the USDA’s OFS and FSIS plan to decrease Salmonella — The Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy.  The proposal outlines programs and policies that are science-based, data-driven, and promote innovation to reduce Salmonella in meat, poultry, and egg products according to the […]

Read More

AFDO Annual Educational Conference Cancellation Notice

Dear AFDO Community and Conference Attendees, Every day each of you is part of history being rewritten as we address the COVID-19 pandemic. We have continued to monitor the situation that has rapidly changed our world – and our plans. The health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, vendors and staff at the AFDO Annual Educational Conference is our top […]

Read More

Enacted State Food Legislation 2019

View a list of state legislation regarding food enacted in 2019. State legislatures introduced over 700 bills regarding food and food safety in 2019, with 132 being enacted and 17 adopted into law. Laws in 42 of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia were enacted regarding food in 2019. New Jersey […]

Read More

Consumer Safety Officer (Retail Food) – Direct Hire – U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Responsibilities Serves as an expert Retail Food Specialist, responsible for the planning, development, and coordination of a comprehensive Retail Food Protection Program. Serves as a technical authority providing advice to industry on Federal food service health code regulations. Represents FDA in meetings with industry officials pertaining to the Retail Food Protection Program for the purpose […]

Read More

More from the MCAFDO Annual Educational Conference

As promised in last week’s e news, here’s more about the 2020 MCAFDO Annual Educational Conference that was held in Rogers, AR February 25 and 26. The 106 attendees included regulatory personnel from federal, state, local public health, and Indian health services. There was also representation from industry and academia. Attendees represented the states of Arkansas, […]

Read More

Come Early, Stay Late, Learn and Experience More at the AFDO Education Conference

With the AFDO Education Conference open for registration, now is the time to book your participation in pre-conference training opportunities and tours.  Spaces will go fast.  Visit https://afdoconference.org/registration-2020/ to register for conference and get your seat in these great opportunities listed below.  Evaluating Active Managerial Control (AMC) Training Methods (Limited to 20 Participants) This session offers the best […]

Read More

Next Steps for Strengthening Regulatory Systems

Report Calls for Next Steps to Strengthen Global Food and Drug Systems by Mary Lou Valdez In today’s global economy, with food and medical products trading across borders, weak regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries can have significant public health consequences, not just in those countries but in other, more prosperous countries, such as […]

Read More

Back to top