Tuesday, April 20, 2010

JWU dean addresses Food Protection Conference

At the 2010 Conference for Food Protection in Providence, R.I., local, state and federal regulatory officials, food industry representatives, academia and consumer groups convened on April 10 to address critical issues impacting food in the United States and established recommendations to be submitted to the FDA.

As a host for part of the conference, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) dean of culinary education Karl Guggenmos, CMC, presented the keynote address. His topic was "Behavior-Based Food Safety Issues." Priority issues addressed at the conference included: grocery seafood advisory for women of childbearing age and children, notification for consumers of packaged food recalls and provisions for greater guidance regarding food allergens.

In collaboration with Rep. Patrick Kennedy's (D--R.I.) office, JWU received a grant in 2009 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Gold Standard for Food Safety initiative, aimed at educating food service professionals, consumers and children on minimizing their risk of food-borne illness.

For more information about the Conference for Food Protection 2010, visit www.foodprotect.org.