General Information

Achieving food safety success involves going beyond the traditional consumer messaging, training, and inspection approaches to managing risks;  it requires a better understanding of what motivates people to change the way they do things.

The 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference, January 25-27, 2017 in Washington, DC,  will focus on behavior change — the heart of improving food safety practices at home and at work.  The sixth in a series of conferences on food safety education, the event is expected to draw more than 400 professionals from a variety of backgrounds.  Registration will open in September, 2016.  


Conference Features:

  • A focus on behavior change which is at the heart of improved food safety practices at home and at work.
  • An opportunity to network and engage in collaborative dialog with health and food safety educators from federal agencies, non-profit organizations, higher education, and the food industry.
  • Strategies to effectively change the food safety knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of millions of consumers.
  • Planning partnership of federal, non-profit, higher education and industry professionals.
  • A solution-based program designed to equip participants with the tools and resources to address their biggest food safety challenges of today and tomorrow.

View the Schedule-at-a-Glance.


Conference Audience:

The conference gathers a unique group of professionals from public and private sectors that support consumer health:

  • Food safety educators and food safety communicators
  • Public health and environmental health professionals
  • Cooperative Extension professionals
  • Consumer advocates
  • Food and beverage industry professionals
  • Local, state and federal government and military personnel
  • Educators, both K-12 and college/university



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