Food

Regional Retail Food Protection Seminars

Regional Retail Food Protection Seminars are held annually in each FDA Region.  The Regional Retail Food Protection Seminars provide an opportunity for participants to learn about:

  • Changes to regulations, policies, and recommendations that impact retail food safety, including but not limited to the FDA Food Code;
  • Changes to the FDA Standardization Procedures Manual;
  • The Retail Program Standards;
  • Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory initiatives to enhance retail food safety;
  • Industry initiatives to enhance retail food safety;
  • Funding opportunities available to jurisdictions responsible for the regulation of retail and food service establishments; and
  • Emerging science and technology related to retail food safety. 

Central Region Seminar

  • Dates: September 19 – 21, 2017
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Primary FDA Contact: Greg Abel, 612-758-7199, greg.abel@fda.hhs.gov  

Northeast Region Seminar

  • Dates: August 23 – 25, 2017
  • Location: South Burlington, Vermont
  • Primary FDA Contact: Al Pistorio, 781-587-7427, alfred.pistorio@fda.hhs.gov   

Southeast Region Seminar

  • Dates: October 17 – 19, 2017
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
  • Primary FDA Contact: Donna Wanucha, 678-616-5600, donna.wanucha@fda.hhs.gov

Southwest Region Seminar

  • Dates: Pre-Seminar Workshop September 18, 2017; Seminar September 19 - 20, 2017 
  • Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Primary FDA Contact: Cindy Kunkel, 913-752-2401, Cynthia.kunkel@fda.hhs.gov

Pacific Region Seminar

  • Dates: September 26-28, 2017
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Primary FDA Contact: Kathryn Kennedy, 503-671-9711 X 16, Kathryn.Kennedy@fda.hhs.gov

 

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