Training & Events

The GaFSTF is in the process of finalizing details for meetings in FY2020 (through June 30, 2020). We anticipate hosting both a fall meeting and a spring conference event. If you are not already on our mailing list, please contact us to be added! Those on the distribution list get immediate updates about when and where the task force meetings are held. See more about our previous meetings, including copies of presentations and available meeting recordings by visiting our website Meeting Minutes page.
Georgia Regulatory Breakfast, 11/5/20
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the first virtual Georgia Regulatory Breakfast a success! You can view the event recording here. This event is intended to be annual. For your feedback on how to improve this event in years to come, take a short survey


December 8, 2020
South Carolina Inter-agency Food Safety Task Force Meeting
West Columbia, SC
The SC task force meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month at the SCDA Philips Market Center at the State Farmer's Market in West Columbia. To get additional information about upcoming meetings, contact Angie Culler-Matthews at 

Postponed until 2021
FDA Southeast Retail Food Safety Seminar
Orange Beach, AL
The Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) define what constitutes a highly effective and responsive program for the regulation of food service and retail food establishments. They begin by providing a foundation and system upon which all regulatory programs can build through a continuous improvement process. In support of this goal, FDA works cooperatively with our state, local, territorial and tribal partners using a risk-based approach to leverage limited resources. Get more details here

Postponed until 2022
4th Annual Food Safety & Microbiology Conference
San Antonio, TX
Ideal for industry, government or research professionals, this conference covers new legislation to new technology, so you get the knowledge, tools, resources & solutions needed to manufacture safe food, meet regulations & run a profitable business.

Recorded sessions available   
Atlanta, GA    
In light of the pandemic, InFORM moved its conference to a series of webinars. This meeting is a requirement for states with an RRT. Learn more here. 

Apr. 12-16, 2021
Conference for Food Protection
Denver, CO
The Conference for Food Protection is a non-profit organization created to provide a formal process whereby members of industry, regulatory, academia, consumer, and professional organizations are afforded equal input in the development and/or modification of food safety guidance. Working together with all constituents involved in the food industry helps develop and implement policies and recommendations to strengthen and enhance the overall safety of food for everyone.

10th Annual Food Safety Conference in NC
Durham, NC    
The North Carolina Food Safety & Defense Task Force will host their 10th annual training conference event in Durham in early-mid May. Get more details about this conference and other NC task force meetings by emailing or visit

GA Environmental Health Association Annual Conference    
Location/Date TBD
GEHA's AEC training event will be held at the Lake Lanier Lodge Resort. CEUs available. All event details & registration will be available:

Cancelled in 2020
Tennessee Food Safety Task Force Annual Conference
Location/Date TBD
The Tennessee Food Safety Task Force provides an annual conference for interested stakeholders to attend, with the location and date varying from year to year. Learn more about the next conference, and other related events and food safety trainings in Tennessee here:

5th Annual Biodefense World Summit
Bethesda, MD
The summit brings together leaders from government, academia and industry for topics such as pathogen detection, point-of-care, bio-surveillance, sample prep technologies, and bio recovery.

June 12-16, 2021
Association of Food & Drug Officials Annual Conference
Grand Rapids, MI
This annual meeting brings together 500 regulatory professionals in the food, drugs & device arena. All event details & registration will be available: 

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:
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