Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 08, 2012
The International Food Protection Training Institute, the leader in delivering career-spanning, standards-based food protection training, today announced its 2012-13 cohort of the Fellowship in Food Protection. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) 116th Annual Educational Conference, being held in Providence, RI. The Fellowship in Food Protection provides future leaders with an intense professional development experience focused on critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills, within the framework of food regulatory science, law and policy.
The Fellowship in Food Protection is a year-long program and includes a series of sessions held at the Training Institute’s global headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich. The Fellows will also complete research projects during the year and present their findings at the 2013 AFDO Conference in Louisville, KY.
In announcing the members of the 2012-13 Cohort, Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of the Training Institute said, “The goal of the Fellowship program is to prepare these talented professionals to meet the growing challenges of protecting our global food supply. We look forward to another successful year.”
Members of 2012-13 Class of Fellows
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Suffolk County Department of Health Services, New York
Milwaukee Health Department, Wisconsin
Texas Department of State Health Services
Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Laura Van Wagenen-Birdsill
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania
New Hanover County Health Department, North Carolina
State of Alaska – Department of Environmental Conservation
Indiana State Department of Health
El Paso County Public Health
Indian Health Service, Wisconsin
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
About The Training Institute
The Training Institute is a member of the Global Food Protection Institute, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization driving the adoption of food protection policies and practices for a safer global food supply. The Institute’s mission is to improve public health and reduce mortality, morbidity and economic costs associated with foodborne illnesses.
The International Food Protection Training Institute is building and administering the training infrastructure for the nation’s integrated food safety system.
Working with federal regulatory and public health officials, the Training Institute is establishing and overseeing the implementation of a career-spanning food protection training curriculum and courses that will increase capacity, and assure competency and equivalency throughout regulatory jurisdictions at all levels of government.
Financial support for the Training Institute is provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and through the generosity of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.