Ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty requires cancellation of this year’s conference in Chelan

Due to ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions for many members and planned speakers remain unclear. Continuing recommendations from public health officials, highly recommend social distancing practices for the foreseeable future.The planning committee has come to the decision that we need to cancel this year’s conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.

While we won’t be able to congregate in person to learn and share best practices in food safety this fall, we plan to increase communication to members by utilizing email to share news, resources and learning opportunities more frequently.

Please let the committee and I know of anything you would like to share with the group so we can distribute such news to members. Stay tuned for information about other opportunities and food-safety news in your in-box.

We appreciate your understanding as we all work our way through this unprecedented year and wish you all best health and safety for you and loved ones.

Philanthropy NW Food Fund: Join WAFF as a contributor and donate here
“By coming together and contributing to this fund, we can meet this crushing demand across the state and help our neighbors and their families put a meal on the table.”         Governor Jay Inslee


Berger Food Safety Consulting: Free COVID-19 information – here

WSDA COVID-19 Resource page – here

COVID-19 Resources for the Washington Produce Industry – here

“Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Governor’s press release – here

COVID-19 Department of Health’s blog post – here

For the most comprehensive and credible information about the pandemic response in Washington – here



WAFFP is an all volunteer organization. Many aspects of our conferences and scholarship programs are funded through the generous donations of our corporate and individual sponsors. To see our current sponsors and for information about sponsorship opportunities, please click on over to our Sponsors page / or you may contact Ms. Virginia Ng.

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The Washington Association for Food Protection is a non-profit association dedicated to provide our members with a forum to educate, and discuss the latest technologies and advancements of food safety.  Prior to September 2000 we were known as the Washington Milk, Food and Envionmental Association. In 1951, we became an affiliate of what is now known as the International Association for Food Protection. They were formed in 1911, and have been instrumental in the development and promotion of food safety worldwide.

Food Safety depends on the efforts of a large number of different disciplines working together. Our members include federal, state and local government agencies, educators, industry professionals, equipment manufactures and allied suppliers.

We invite all food safety related professionals to join us in our efforts to protect our food supply and promote “Food Safety through Education.”

“To provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.”
— International Association for Food Protection

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