ADVOCATE SERIES: The Expansion of AFFI’s Food Safety Zone

Jul / 2021 27
Jul / 2021 27

ADVOCATE SERIES: The Expansion of AFFI’s Food Safety Zone

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm ET Event Code : FSZ615

The American Frozen Food Institute announced the expansion of its Food Safety Zone to include a new Enteric Viruses Control Program (EVCP) aimed at preventing and controlling Norovirus and Hepatitis A throughout the global frozen fruit supply chain. The launch of AFFI’s Enteric Viruses Control Program is the latest example of how AFFI is …

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Frozen Food Trends: Strategies for Success in a New Consumer Environment

Aug / 2021 03
Aug / 2021 03

Frozen Food Trends: Strategies for Success in a New Consumer Environment

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm ET Event Code : BizIn76

As mobility and out-of-home consumption increases across the U.S., at-home eating occasions are on the decline. Although frozen food retail sales have been fluctuating versus 2020, frozen food consumption remains elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels. In this changing environment, how can CPG manufacturers and retailers leverage the current state of …

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Transitioning from Manual to Semi Automated Cold Chain Distribution

July / 2021 20
July / 2021 20
2021-07-20 14:00:00 – 2021-07-20 15:00:00

The cold chain storage industry is heating up due to increased demand for frozen food and chilled pharmaceutical storage, leading many 3PLs and manufacturers to retrofit or build new facilities to meet these growing challenges. As needs outpace growth, many find themselves challenged with determining the best way to move forward. Cold chain facilities can …

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EMERGING NEW LISTERIA SPECIES

June / 2021 29
June / 2021 29
2021-06-29 14:00:00 – 2021-06-29 15:00:00

Researchers have discovered five novel Listeria species by examining the prevalence of bacteria in agricultural soil throughout North America. The discovery, researchers said, could help food facilities identify potential growth niches that until now, may have been overlooked – which can improve food safety investigations. Tune into this webinar to learn from the primary researcher, …

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ELEVATE SERIES: PR 101: How to Elevate Your Brand

June / 2021 22
June / 2021 22
2021-06-22 14:00:00 – 2021-06-22 15:00:00

Today, marketing is data-driven, delivered by faceless algorithms to a consumer’s customized newsfeed. Yet, 92 percent of all consumers want the brand to tell them a story. In a world where the share of a consumer’s attention is now a premium, how can small businesses, or even a large brand, elevate their brand? The solution: …

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A Risk Assessment Model to Assess the Public Health Consequences of Foodborne Listeriosis

June / 2021 08
June / 2021 08
2021-06-08 14:00:00 – 2021-06-08 15:00:00

Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is a ubiquitous pathogen that is typified by a low incidence but high mortality rate, particularly among susceptible groups in the population. The true public health implications associated with the prevalence of Lm in the food supply is unclear, particularly as it relates to its ubiquity in food production environments and low …

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Business and Regulatory Impacts of the CDC Mask and Physical Distancing Guidance

June / 2021 07
June / 2021 07
2021-06-07 14:00:00 – 2021-06-07 15:30:00

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, which raises many questions for the frozen food and beverage industry. Join AFFI and Partners from Hogan Lovells and Littler as they discuss the impact of CDC’s guidance and how it will shape new guidance from the Occupational Safety and …

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AFFI’s Listeria Mitigation Programs for Food Manufacturers

May / 2021 25
May / 2021 25
2021-05-25 14:00:00 – 2021-05-25 15:00:00

Through scientific research, education, and effective best practices, AFFI is committed to advancing food safety practices throughout the frozen supply chain. We continue to expand our program offerings to help our member companies build a food safety culture within their facilities. Attend this webinar to learn about three of our newest programs that help control …

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Frozen in Focus: May Membership Town Hall

May / 2021 06
May / 2021 06
2021-05-06 14:00:00 – 2021-05-06 15:00:00

The purpose of holding Virtual Town Halls is for AFFI members to hear how AFFI is advancing your interests while actively participating in furthering the industry’s strategic goals by engaging in conversations about top issues facing the frozen food industry. Our strategic goals are to: Advocate – Grounded in science, mitigate risks to the frozen …

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Strategies for Protecting Essential Food Workers from SARS-CoV-2

April / 2021 20
April / 2021 20
2021-04-20 14:00:00 – 2021-04-20 15:00:00

The past year you have likely mandated mask wearing, social distancing, washing hands protocols etc. Are these strategies still enough? The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is collaborating with experts in the field of virology and risk modeling to better understand the potential pathways of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in food facilities and evaluate the strategies and …

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What You Need to Know About OSHA Inspections & COVID-19

March / 2021 31
March / 2021 31
2021-03-31 15:30:00 – 2021-03-31 16:30:00

As the frozen food and beverage industry revises their return to work protocols in light of increased COVID-19 vaccination efforts the federal government has been busy implementing additional COVID-19 safety measures for the workplace. Part of these efforts will include targeted on-site inspections of workplaces where workers may have been or are likely to be …

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Succession Planning & Developing Your Next-Generation Leaders

March / 2021 30
March / 2021 30
2021-03-30 14:00:00 – 2021-03-30 15:00:00

Leadership development and succession planning in particular, may be the most important aspect of creating a sustainable legacy business for generations to come. No matter how much money or time we invest in upgrading our aging systems, standardizing our business operations, or even extending our customer reach, we put our companies at great risk if …

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Be Prepared for a Recall

March / 2021 16
March / 2021 16
2021-03-16 14:00:00 – 2021-03-16 15:00:00

No company ever wants their products to put consumers at risk, but things happen. Companies do not wait for a fire to run a fire drill, and companies do not wait for a business disruption to develop a disaster relief plan and the same should be true in preparing for a product recall. Enter Recall …

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Profiles in Frozen Food Leadership

March / 2021 09
March / 2021 09
2021-03-09 14:00:00 – 2021-03-09 15:00:00

An Interview with AFFI Chair Julia Sabin of The J.M. Smucker Company Real Insights. Real Conversations. Join AFFI’s President & CEO, Alison Bodor for the first conversation in this 2021 series profiling leaders from across the frozen food industry. Each conversation will be anchored in real issues facing their businesses today, how they are attempting …

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AFFI-CON 2021 ATTENDEES ONLY Cornell University & AFFI’s Executive Leadership Certificate Program

February / 2021 19
February / 2021 25
2021-02-19 11:00:00 – 2021-02-25 13:00:00

AFFI has partnered with Cornell University’s Dyson School of Business to create an Executive Leadership Certificate program during AFFI-CON 2021. Cornell Faculty and thought leaders from the food sector will share the latest industry research and best practices as well as what opportunities top performing companies are focused on in the near and long term. …

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Cornell University & AFFI’s Executive Leadership Certificate Program

February / 2021 19
February / 2021 25
2021-02-19 00:00:00 – 2021-02-25 13:00:00

AFFI has partnered with Cornell University’s Dyson School of Business to create an Executive Leadership Certificate program. Cornell Faculty and thought leaders from the food sector, will share the latest industry research and best practices as well as what opportunities top performing companies are focused on in the near and long term. You will be …

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AFFI-CON 2021

February / 2021 17
February / 2021 26
2021-02-17 00:00:00 – 2021-02-26 23:59:00

  AFFI-CON 2021 is the frozen food and beverage industry’s premiere business networking event of the year.

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What to Expect with a New Administration

February / 2021 09
February / 2021 09
2021-02-09 14:00:00 – 2021-02-09 15:00:00

The incoming Biden Administration will have a narrow majority in the House of Representatives and an evenly divided Senate with Vice President-Elect Harris holding the tie-breaking vote. This will give President-Elect Biden more opportunities to advance his legislative agenda, which could include further Coronavirus stimulus packages, new tax policies, expanding healthcare access, raising the federal …

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AFFI Annual Membership Meeting

February / 2021 04
February / 2021 04
2021-02-04 14:00:00 – 2021-02-04 14:00:00

Join us for the 2021 American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 4, at 2 p.m. (EST) where AFFI will present the 2021-2024 strategic goals for the frozen food industry and vote on AFFI board candidates. Topics to review and vote on include: Finance Report Slate of AFFI Board Candidates 2020 …

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AFFI’s Policy Scorecard for 2021

February / 2021 02
February / 2021 02
2021-02-02 14:00:00 – 2021-02-02 15:00:00

In 2021 AFFI will be focused on coronavirus, food safety, labeling and nutrition on both the regulatory and legislative fronts. Join our scientific and regulatory affairs team as they share details on specific initiatives in each of these key areas and how they will use our strong science-backed approach to affect positive outcomes for the …

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AFFI COVID-19 Update

January / 2021 26
January / 2021 26
2021-01-26 14:00:00 – 2021-01-26 15:00:00

Even though we’re in a new year, the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe. Vaccine distribution, COVID response and getting the economy back on track will be top priorities for the new Biden Administration in his first 100 days. Hear from the AFFI team on what this means for your businesses on a state and …

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Alternative approaches to the risk management of Lm

December / 2020 15
December / 2020 15
2020-12-15 14:00:00 – 2020-12-15 15:00:00

As part of the American Frozen Food Institute’s (AFFI) strategy to tackle risks associated with theprevalence of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in the frozen food manufacturing, a panel of global experts was assembled to examine available Listeria science and consider regulatory policies to assure improved public health objectives. Last month, the panel’s work was published in …

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Labeling Foods that contain USDA and FDA Ingredients

December / 2020 08
December / 2020 08
2020-12-08 14:00:00 – 2020-12-08 15:00:00

How to identify when a food product falls under USDA or FDA labeling requirements; what to do if a food product such as a meal or main dish consists of USDA and FDA regulated ingredients and how to label the final package; understand the differences between USDA and FDA labeling regulations.

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What Does a Virtual AFFI-CON Look Like?

December / 2020 01
December / 2020 01
2020-12-01 14:00:00 – 2020-12-01 15:00:00

AFFI-CON is where business gets done in the frozen food industry. Due to the ongoing global pandemic the event will be held virtually in 2021. Attend this webinar to learn all the ins and outs of making a virtual AFFI-CON the best one yet!

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