Aug. 12, 2009

CONTACTS: Dr. Steven Ricke, director, Center for Food Safety
479-575-4678 /

Arkansas Association for Food Protection chartered, plans October conference

AAFP Chartered: The Arkansas Association for Food Protection received its charter during the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection. The new affiliate is planning a major educational conference Oct. 8-9 at Tyson Foods in Springdale. From left are Mike Sostrin of Wal-Mart Stores, AAFP president; Hillary Hagan of Tyson Foods, AAFP vice president; Michael Johnson,UA emeritus professor of food science; Steven Ricke, director of the UA Center for Food Safety and AAFP president-elect; Scott Stillwell of Tyson Foods and AAFP treasurer, and John Marcy, UA Extension food scientist.