Training & Events


Save the Date! The Georgia Food Safety Task Force is co-hosting its 2018 Fall Meeting with the Georgia Association of Food Protection Wed., Sept. 26in Atlanta. Given the shared mission, goals, and objectives of both GaFSTF & GAFP, this joint meeting will benefit members of both organizations by further building the network of food safety professionals in Georgia while creating a forum to share information, knowledge, and tools to advance food safety in Georgia. Space is limited! Portions of the meeting may be available via webinar for live viewing and future sharing. Agenda and registration details are available here.

Tools & Resources from Georgia & other State Task Forces:
Upcoming Conferences and Events:
  • Ongoing Produce Safety Alliance Trainingsare currently being offered throughout the State of Georgia, hosted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. As new trainings are offered, the schedule is updated regularly on both GDA Farm Safety and UGA Food Science websites. 
  • 08/13/18: National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will be held through 08/15 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. The three-day event features key presentations on important industry topics and updates on government policy. Registration and details here.
  • 09/04/18: SC Inter-agency Food Safety Councilwill meet at 10 a.m. at the State Farmers Market, Philips Market Center (across from SCDA LAB), 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia SC 29172. A formal agenda is in the works; the main presenter will be Austin Therrell with the SC Department of Agriculture’s Feed Safety Program. Austin will discuss the connection between the safety of animal feed and the human food supply. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Angie at 
  • 09/09 - 09/12/18 - AFDOSS Annual Education Conferenceis happening back in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with a wide range of food protection topics covered on the agenda. See all the details here
  • 09/27/18: Forward Food Leadership Summitis an event happening at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. The day-long free event for food, nutrition and medical professionals will provide information about the increased demand for healthier, more sustainable foods, plus how to promote them in institutions and how to build a more profitable dining operation. Agenda and details here.  
  • 10/16 - 10/18/18: 2018 FDA Southeast Regional Retail Food Protection Seminaris being hosted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at the Hyatt Place + Hyatt House in historic downtown Charleston. The seminar opens with a reception Oct.15, followed by two-and-a-half days of topics covering retail food protection programs. Register here, or email
2019 EVENTS:
  • 02/24 - 02/27/19: 2019 Food Safety& Microbiology Conference at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta. Early bird registration is available through Oct. 2017 here.
  • 06/17 - 06/19/19: 4th Annual Biodefense World Summitis happening in Bethesda, Md. The summit brings together leaders from government, academia and industry for comprehensive coverage on pathogen detection, point-of-care, bio-surveillance, sample prep technologies, and bio recovery. Details here.
  • Summer 2019: Georgia Environmental Health Association will host its Annual Education Conference. Specific dates & location pending. All details will be shared at
  • 06/22 - 06/24/2019: Association of Food & Drug Officials Annual Education Conference will be held in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. All details can be found at
Get involved in these LOCAL & REGIONAL organizations, learn more about their upcoming conferences, training events and more, with the latest updates shared via the linked websites:
See more about upcoming NATIONAL conferences, training events and more through these websites:

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