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from the executive director ow! What a fantastic place for IAFP’s Annual Meeting; Providence, Rhode Island! It was 1965 when we last met in the northeast region of the country in Hartford, Connecticut. Many attendees either came early or extended after IAFP 2012 to tour the New England states. Again this year, we set an attendance record achieving 2,540 registered. With the increase of attendance, comes an increase in our Committee and Professional Development Group (PDG) involvement. More and more Members actively participated in our Committee and PDG meetings to learn all they could about their selected area of expertise. This month’s issue of Food Protection Trends provides complete coverage of IAFP 2012. You may review the Annual Meeting beginning on page 586. The coverage includes a written summary of events and happenings from Providence. Also included are reviews of the Ivan Parkin Lecture, presented by Jenny Scott and the John H. Silliker Lecture, delivered by Catherine Woteki. There are pictures included to provide an idea of the atmosphere during the meeting for those who were not able to be with us this year. In addition, pictures from the Award presentations are included. It is worth mentioning that hundreds of pictures are available on the Internet through Flickr or you can access them by visiting the IAFPAnnual Meeting Web site (2012). Also this year, the summaries from each session written by our student monitors will be published on the IAFP Web site. “COMMENTARY” W By DAVID W. THARP, CAE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “Again this year, we set an attendance record achieving 2,540 registered” You can find them through the IAFP 2012 Web page. We have seen a dramatic, increased participation in our C o m m i t t e e a n d P ro fe s s i o n a l Development Group (PDG) meetings over the past few years. It is great to observe this active interaction and involvement by IAFP Members. Committees help provide guidance to the Association and PDGs bring people together to discuss areas of interest. Of course, the PDGs are instrumental in organizing symposia for the Annual Meeting and providing other educational endeavors for food safety professionals. Probably the biggest change affecting IAFP was recommended by the FPT Management Committee. The Committee recommended changing FPT to a bi-monthly publication schedule beginning in 2013. Some of the thinking behind this change is that by increasing the number of articles published in each issue will increase the value of the journal to our readers. By making this change, we should also see substantial savings in our production and mailing expense structure. So, be on the lookout for a newly designed, Food ProtectionTrends arriving in your mail at the first of the year! All IAFP Members can make an impact on the Association through Committee and PDG involvement. If you are interested in serving on Committees or PDGs, you may contact me directly or simply contact the IAFP office. We welcome your participation and look forward to your input. Before concluding for this month, there are so many people to thank for their efforts related to IAFP 2012. Exhibitors, sponsors, organizers, convenors, speakers, local volunteers, staff, facility staff, and most certainly, everyone who attended in Providence. The Annual Meeting is a success year after year 562 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS | OCTOBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - October 2012

Food Protection Trends - October 2012
Sustaining Members
From Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
The CHEF Project
Characteristics of Food Contact Surface Materials
IAFP 2012 In Review
Award Winners
Black Pearl Award Winner
Ivan Parkin Lecture
John H. Silliker Lecture
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
Student Travel Scholarships
Minutes of the 2012 Annual Business Meeting
Committee Minutes
Executive Board Response to Committee Recommendations
Silent Auction Results
Exhibitors of IAFP 2012
New Members
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Industry Products
Coming Events
Advertising Index
Journal of Food Protection Table of Contents
Membership Application

Food Protection Trends - October 2012