Presidents message

Over the past few months, this country has seen a lot of changes, divisions, and conflicts. But during this time of division, we as food safety professionals must remain unit- ed. Much like our country, we are an eclectic group of in- dividuals with diverse backgrounds. NJAFP is made up of many different parties including regulatory officials of lo- cal, state, and federal health agencies, industry members, academics, and students. Together we represent the best of what public health has to offer; hard working, caring, moti- vated individuals.

Our bi-annual seminars, regularly held at Rutgers Univer- sity in New Brunswick, NJ, host dynamic presentations given by subject matter experts. These seminars offer our members continuing education so that we can improve our skills in food safety. The board values any feedback and suggestions you may have on different speakers and topics so that we can continue to meet your knowledge needs. NJAFP is an affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection. IAFP is a member-based association of more than 4,000 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® by providing food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply. By doing our part in New Jersey we helping to protect consumers world-wide.

Again, I welcome you to NJAFP! Please contact me or any of our remarkable board members if you have questions, would like more information about our organization, or if you have any interest in joining the board. I look forward to seeing you at our next seminar!
Remember to unite and continue to work together on our common goal to improve public health.

Susan Algeo, MPH, CP-FS
New Jersey Association for Food Protection