June 2017 Meeting of the Washington Food Protection Task Force 
The Task Force meeting will be held on THURSDAY June 8, 2017 from 10AM-12PM in Bothell, WA 
Meeting Topics:
This  meeting is going to include discussion topics/presentations on the following (subject to change): 
 ·        Review and updates to the Washington State Food Emergency Response Plan (FERP) and Food Emergency Response Resource Guide (FERRG) 
 ·        FDA update on agency Program Alignment 
 ·        WA DOH update on recent work on food establishments in private residences  
 ·        Opportunity to share agency/program updates with partners 
Please email Randy Treadwell (| for meeting registration information. 

Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFDO) Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) will bring together 400 global feed industry representatives. While a meeting of  regulatory agencies it is a forum where industry, consumers and regulators come together to discuss issues of concern and level the playing field.  Some hot topics this year are implementation of FSMA, modernizing pet food labeling and developing analytical methods needed for feed hazard monitoring.  The meeting will be preceded by a private meeting with National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) with AAFCO to discuss a framework for state-centered FSMA implementation.  The meeting will wrap up with a public (separate registration) workshop on labeling of pet food. More information can be found at


Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) 121st Educational Conference

AFDO is an international, non-profit organization that is in the forefront of streamlining and simplifying regulations by either drafting regulatory rules or by commenting on government proposals. By developing a broad base of support for new approaches, AFDO has become a recognized voice in determining the rules and shape of the regulatory playing field of the future.  AFDO will be holding their 121st Annual Educational Conference on June 17-21, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  The conference includes pre-conference workshops on Effective Communication and Environmental Assessments at Retail.  The conference will also feature updates from senior FDA leadership, tattooing industry best practices with a live demonstration, presentations from the current International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) fellowship cohort, and many other exciting topics.  Meeting/registration information and a complete agenda can be found at


Western Association of Food and Drug Officials (WAFDO) Annual Educational Conference

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