The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting abstracts for IAFP 2020 to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2–5, 2020. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 14, 2020. IAFP accepts abstracts online. Call for Abstracts (Submission Form, General Information and Instructions), Policy for Commercialism, and information for both the Developing Scientist Awards Competition and the Undergraduate Student Awards Competition are available at:

Poster or technical (oral) presentation formats are available. Abstracts are limited to 300 words and must report the results of original research pertinent to the subject matter. Papers may also report subject matter of an educational and/or nontechnical nature. The Program Committee will evaluate all abstracts submitted for acceptance. Information in the abstract must not have been previously published in a copyrighted journal. 

With a reputation for quality content, the IAFP Annual Meeting features more than 1,000 technical, poster and symposia presentations detailing current information on a variety of topics relating to food safety. The quantity and quality of presentations provide information on the latest methods and technologies available. Top industry, academic and government food safety professionals attend each meeting. This broad mix of more than 3,800 attendees representing 51 countries around the world includes professionals in quality control, processing operations, regulatory inspections, consulting groups, risk assessment, research and development, food toxicology, microbiological research, plant management, technical services and HACCP management.

Questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to Tamara Ford, IAFP Program Coordinator, at or by calling +1 515.276.3344.