The Partnership for Food Safety Education, host of the 2023 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC), has announced new, pre-conference workshops, with continuing education units (CEUs) being offered for attendance.                      

CFSEC 2023 is the only conference in the U.S. dedicated to consumer food safety education. The conference convenes research experts, nutrition professionals, and community-based health and food safety educators across the country who educate people on how to handle food safely at home during three days of workshops, sessions and networking.

The new pre-conference workshops on developing strategies to effectively communicate food safety risks include:

  • “FDA’s Closer to Zero Action Plan: What’s the Food Safety Message?” with Dr. Conrad Choiniere, Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA’s CFSAN); and Dr. Kellie Casavale, Senior Science Advisor for Nutrition, Office of Analytics and Outreach, FDA’s CFSAN
  • “Flour Food Safety—from Farm to Fork” with Jason Scott, wheat farmer from Maryland; Juliany Rivera Calo, Senior Manager, Regulatory and Food Safety, Ardent Mills; Hailey Rogers, Research and Development Chef, Ardent Mills; Jane DeMarchi, President, North American Millers’ Association; and Sarah Hubbart, Communications Consultant, North American Millers’ Association
  • “Harris Teeter: Enriching Lives One Meal, One Family, One Associate, and One Community at a Time” with Sarah Durham, Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Harris Teeter
  • “Don’t Eat the Pseudoscience: Navigating Misinformation and Disinformation on Social Media Platforms” with Dr. Nicole Arnold, Assistant Professor and Food Safety Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio State University

Attendees also have the chance to earn up to 11.5 CEUs (and 1.5 poster hours) to strengthen their educational and professional development. Conference CEUs have been approved by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM), Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

CFSEC 2023 will be held March 1–3 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is still available.

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