conference2 People from many different professions and from public and private sectors are involved in the food safety chain of prevention – from “farm to fork”. The Consumer Food Safety Education Conference is THE place for health educators and public health leaders to focus exclusively on how they can best support consumers with actionable steps they can take to reduce the risk of food poisoning at home. The conference revolves around outcomes and on providing educators from all sectors with the tools and information they need to make a real impact in their communities. The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education hosts the conference and also provides programming year-round to connect health educators to effective practices, strategies, and developing initiatives. The most recent Consumer Food Safety Education Conference took place on December 4-5, 2014.  A spirited group from public and private sectors gathered in Arlington, VA to discuss key issues in consumer food safety education from social media to outcome evaluation. Take a moment to view presentations, photos, and plenary session videos from the 2014 conference. Then, plan to join us for the next conference! Watch this space for more information.

The Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2014 was made possible with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and by the sponsorship of the American Meat Institute Foundation, Ecolab, inc., Food Marketing Institute Foundation, Grocery Manufacturers Association, IIT-Institute for Food Safety and Health, NSF International, Produce Marketing Association, and Walmart. Thank you for your support!  

“Thank you for refreshing my motivation to carry this important message and also make it exciting.”

– 2014 Conference Attendee

“You had so many great presentations and research that it was hard to choose a session.” 

– 2014 Conference Attendee

“This is an important conference because it focuses on consumer issues.”

– 2014 Conference Attendee

The 2017 conference is being planned for January 26-27, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.  Pre-conference workshops will be planned for Wed., Jan. 25.   The conference is co-chaired by Kathy Means and Frank Yiannas.   Interested in sponsorship? More information here.  

Click here for information on submitting an abstract for the 2017 consumer food safety education conference.   The deadline for submission is June 5, 2016.