International Association for Food Protection

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The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), founded in 1911, is a non-profit association of food safety professionals based in Des Moines, Iowa. The organization claims a membership of over 3,000 members from 50 nations. The mission of the IAFP is to provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.

The Association provides its members with an information network on scientific, technical, and practical developments in food safety and sanitation through its two scientific journals, Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection, its educational Annual Meeting, and interaction with other food safety professionals.

Until 2000, it was known as the International Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians.

Annual Meeting[edit]

The IAFP annual meeting is held in late July or early August each year, and boasts an attendance of over 2,200 people from U.S. and foreign local and federal governments, academia, food safety consultants and the food industry. Recent and future meeting locations are as follows:

  • 2011 -- Milwaukee, WI
  • 2012 -- Providence, RI
  • 2013 -- Charlotte, NC
  • 2014 -- Indianapolis, IN
  • 2015 -- Portland, OR
  • 2016 -- St. Louis, MO