Join us for the annual Georgia Association for Food Protection and Georgia Food Safety Task Force Joint Fall 2018 Meeting
Please join us on September 26, 2018 for the first ever joint-meeting of the Georgia Association for Food Protection (GAFP) and the Georgia Food Safety Task Force (GAFSTF) at Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA. Given the shared mission, goals, and objectives of both GAFP and GAFSTF, 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.
The focus of the joint-fall meeting is sharing the lessons learned from the recent Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak attributed to romaine lettuce to give our members the knowledge and tools to prevent similar events in Georgia. The first speaker will explore how to identify and eliminate microbiological harborage sites in food processing facilities. Next, a panel with members representing various regulatory agencies and the retail food and leafy green industry will delve into the national and local romaine lettuce outbreak investigation and response effort. Attendees will receive updates from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Rapid Response Team, Georgia Department of Public Health’s Epidemiology and Foodservice Programs, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The recipients of the 2018 GAFP Jim Ayres Young Investigator awards will present a summary of their graduate research. Finally, the meeting will conclude with a presentation from the Quality Lab Manager at Sweetwater Brewing Company, accompanied by a brewery tour and beer tasting.
This is not a meeting to miss! Be sure to register for your space early, as space is limited. Once the meeting reaches capacity, we will be unable to accept additional registrants.