Training & Events

Thanks to all who came to our 2018 Fall Meeting! The Georgia Food Safety Task Force cohosted this event with the Georgia Association of Food Protection on Sept. 26 at Sweetwater Brewery's Reel Room in Atlanta. Given the shared mission, goals, and objectives of both GaFSTF & GAFP, this joint meeting was aimed at further building the network of food safety professionals in Georgia while creating a forum to share information, knowledge, and tools to advance food safety. This meeting had limited space, and the 100 seats sold out in record time! We hope to offer collaborative meetings in the future when time & space allow. More details on our Meeting Minutes page.
Be on the lookout for details for a 2019 Spring Meeting for the task force soon...

(task force related activities are completely bolded)

Event Name
Oct. 16-18, 2018
2018 FDA Southeast Regional Retail Food Protection Seminar
Charleston, SC
This regional event is being hosted this year 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 2.5 days of topics covering retail food protection programs. Register here, or email
Jan. 15-17, 2019 PulseNet/OutbreakNet Regional Southeast Meeting Tampa, FL Consider attending if you're a local, state or federal EHS, RRT member, epi, or lab staffer! Get all the event details here:
Feb. 24-27, 2019
2019 Food Safety& Microbiology Conference
Atlanta, GA
This conference will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta. Early bird registration is available through Oct. 2017 here.
May 7-9, 2019

9th Annual Food Safety Conference in NC

Durham, NC The North Carolina Food Safety & Defense Task Force is hosting their 9th annual training conference event in Durham. Get more details by emailing
June 12-14, 2019 GA Environmental Health Association Annual Conference Stone Mountain, GA GEHA's AEC training event will be held this year at the Evergreen Marriott within Stone Mountain Park, Ga. All event details & registration will be posted at
June 17-19, 2019
4th Annual Biodefense World Summit
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.
June 22-24, 2019
Association of Food & Drug Officials Annual Education Conference
Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
This annual meeting brings together 400+ regulatory professionals in the food, drugs & device arena. This year's meeting is being co-hosted by AFDOSS, the regional southeastern affiliate. All details are available here
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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