Criteria for the David Fry Regulatory Food Safety Professional IAFP Meeting Stipend

The Georgia Association for Food Protection (GAFP)  will be offering a $1000 stipend award annually to a  Georgia Regulatory Food Safety Professional to attend the International Association for Food Protection annual conference. The GAFP has recognized the need to provide food safety professionals from under-funded regulatory agencies a stipend to attend this excellent training conference.  Since most state and local agencies allow only limited travel, and do not normally provide for out of state travel, these limitations lead to missed opportunities for Georgia Food Safety Regulatory Professionals to gain the latest food safety training. The GAFP recognizes that these professionals need access to these advanced training opportunities. This new stipend award will promote food safety and protection strategies to those who serve Georgians in this important field of public health.

The criteria are as follows:

1.      A completed application which states how the Georgia Regulatory Food Safety Professional would benefit from being awarded the stipend.

2.      As part of this application, a paragraph stating what efforts are being made to promote food safety and protection in Georgia.

3.       Documentation of GAFP membership for the past two years.

4.      Attendance at GAFP meetings.

5.      Documentation of Georgia residency.

6.      Documentation of employment with a regulatory agency within the state of Georgia.

7.      Documentation that job responsibilities include food protection and food defense as a major function of employment.