AFDO News

Employment Opportunities – Manufactured Foods Specialist

To be considered for this position, you must fully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment through the on-line employment system at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ no later than 11:59 p.m. of the cut-off date stated in this flyer. Manufactured Foods Specialist                                                              #R01293 – Richmond (Environmental Specialist I, Pay Band 4) The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer […]

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Beta Testers Needed for New Prometric HACCP Exam

Prometric is currently recruiting beta testers for its new food safety HACCP exam. Interested testers should have recent HACCP experience or certification. Being a tester means you can take the HACCP exam for free, test remotely, and receive a certificate of completion once you pass the exam. If interested in becoming a beta tester, please […]

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Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018 – Comment by 3-15-2018

The Senate Health Committee released a draft cosmetic regulation document for discussion. Interested parties are asked to submit comments by March 15, 2018. This is an important opportunity to define the future of the regulatory environment for tattoo inks.  First, in this draft regulation, tattoo ink is not defined, therefore it is assumed it is still […]

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Salmonella in chicken salad suspected cause of Iowa illnesses

Few details are included in a consumer alert from the Iowa Department of Public Health that warns people about a Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Laboratory tests have detected Salmonella in the chicken salad, which is made by a third party, according to the state alert issued Tuesday. Iowa […]

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Mary Logan Scholarship (2018)

In 1999, the Association of Food and Drug Officials of the Southern States (AFDOSS) established the Mary Logan Scholarship in honor of one of our great members who served as Secretary/Treasurer for our regional affiliate for 30 years. The scholarship is in the amount of $4,500 or as approved on a yearly basis by the […]

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Virginia Republican’s raw milk bill on today’s hearing calendar

A committee hearing is set today in the Virginia legislature on a House bill that would clarify the state’s raw milk herd share law, according to the sponsor. Republican Barry Knight of Virginia Beach introduced HB-825 on Jan. 9. A similar bill in the Virginia Senate, introduced by Republican Mark Obenshain  of Harrisonburg, died on […]

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2018 FDA Northeast Annual Food Protection Seminar

The Maine Department of Health will host the 2018 FDA Northeast Annual Food Protection Seminar. It will be held at the Double Tree By Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine on September 19-21, 2018. We are in the process of developing the agenda. Some of the topics of interest include: Food Code Update […]

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