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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stop Being Busy, Start Being Productive

We all suffer from the “busyness disease.” Over 60% of working Americans say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. And 40% of full-time working moms say they Always feel rushed! The scarcest resource professionals and leaders have is their time (not money or people or influence). Time.And it’s why the top […]

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