2017 Food Safety & Defense Conference

Join stakeholders from across Georgia at the 2017 Food Safety & Defense Conference!

When: Tues., April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Cobb Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
(Note: The venue provides on-site parking, free parking vouchers will be issued to all registered attendees.)

REGISTER today! Click here for the registration page. 

This one-day educational event will cover relevant hot topics in food safety and defense. See the tentative DRAFT AGENDA by clicking here. The agenda currently features presentations on:

  • Employee Health Research & Resources for Industry
  • Water Interruptions (an Incapacitation or Inconvenience?)
  • Responding to Natural Disasters in Georgia (Regulatory Panel Discussion)
  • IT Platforms for Information Sharing
    • National Food Safety Data Exchange
    • USA Food Safety (an Inspection Platform and Reporting Tool for Recalls and Tracebacks)
    • FoodSHIELD for Emergency Events, Program Standards Work, and as a Tool for State Food Protection Task Forces
  • Updates from other State Food Protection Task Forces on projects, resources, and tools
  • And more!

Who should attend?

Manufacturers/processors, retailers, industry associations and their membership; wholesalers and distributors; regulators on the local, state and federal level; academia and other with a vested interest in food safety and defense here in Georgia, regionally and nationally. This conference is designed for everyone from the boots-on-the-ground level to leardership and upper management.

How much does it cost?

There are no attendance fees! Registration is open without cost thanks to a cooperative agreement from the FDA, which is funding the event costs. (Please note, the conference will not include lunch but there will be a lunch break and the venue includes numerous options nearby.)

This event is hosted by Georgia's Food Safety & Defense Task Force (GaFSTF) in conjunction with the Georgia Food & Feed Rapid Response Team (GaRRT). The GaFSTF and GaRRT are excited to bring the 2nd Annual Food Safety & Defense Conference to Georgia this year, and we look forward to having you and your colleagues join us.

Have questions? Contact jessica.badour@agr.georgia.gov.

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