December 14, 2022
Registration is open for the eighth national Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC 2023). Hosted by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, the conference, The Future of Food Safety: Everyone Has a Seat at the Table, will be held March 1-3 in Arlington VA. CFSEC 2023 will equip an expected 400 health and food safety educators from all sectors for the future of food safety education and orient educators to national goals such as Healthy People 2030 and the Core Element 4.3 of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. Early Bird registration discounts are available until January 1 to all attendees.
CFSEC 2023 will feature focused discussions on topics ranging from health equity to the effect of climate change on food safety led by:
- Mitzi Baum, CEO, Stop Foodborne Illness,
- Sandra Eskin, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
- Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
- Dr. Cynthia Baur, endowed chair and director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, University of Maryland,
- Dr. Ellen Evans, research fellow at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales UK,
- Dr. Devlon Jackson, assistant research professor, Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland,
- Dr. Garth Graham, Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at Google/YouTube and Google Health, and,
- Dr. Robert Tauxe, Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
- Dr. Ian Young, associate professor in the School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada.
The CFSEC series of conferences are designed to bring together food safety educators from academia, government, industry, professional organizations, and consumer advocacy and assistance groups to focus on how to effectively help consumers avoid foodborne illnesses by changing unsafe food handling habits to safer behaviors.