2018 FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar

2018 FDA Central Region Retail Food Protection Seminar
August 28 – August 30, 2018
Louisville, KY

AFDOSS and the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Food Safety Branch are co-hosting the 2018 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Retail Food Protection Central Region Seminar! This year’s annual event is taking place at The Brown Hotel in Louisville  from Tues., Aug. 28 to Thurs., Aug. 30.  The FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar is for any and all food safety practitioners and policy makers who work in government, industry and/or academic sectors.



Click here to see the latest draft AGENDA for the FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar.

Continuing Education

The seminar agenda has been approved by NEHA for CEUs! Please stop by the registration desk for more information.


The registration cutoff date is August 14. All registrations and payments must be received by this date. No onsite registrations will be accepted.


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Provide items for this year’s swag bags – which are coming by way of KFC Buckets! 250 pieces of your fun promotional items can provided in the attendee welcome “buckets” as long as you mail them in by Aug. 17 to:
Kentucky Food Safety Branch
Attn: Pam Hendren
275 East Main Street, HS1C-F
Frankfort, KY  40621

kfc bucket


Now nearing its centennial, The Brown Hotel is considered Louisville’s landmark hotel, reflecting the rich heritage and Southern gentility that have made Louisville a hot spot destination. In 2017, Condé Nast Traveler magazine named The Brown Hotel one of the top 10 hotels in the South. Be sure to make time to attend the FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar’s official “Welcome Reception” on Tues., Aug. 28 from 5-6 p.m. at The Brown Hotel’s Rooftop Garden, with one of the best skyline views in the city!

Room rate is $118/night + 16.07% Kentucky sales tax = $139.96/night. Parking is an additional $10/night for valet or self-park.

To make your room reservation, please call (502) 583-1234 or (888) 888-5252.  The room block is listed under “FDA Retail Food Protection.” The hotel room block discount deadline is Monday, Aug. 13, so be sure to book your room before this date. Get more information via the Brown Hotel website.


The hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the airport.

Uber, Lyft and Taxis are also available. Uber/Lyft is ~$14 and a Taxi is ~$25.  It is approximately 6 miles from the Louisville Airport to the Brown Hotel.


Please contact Pam Hendren, Interim Branch Manager of the KY Food Safety Branch, with any questions regarding the conference: PamelaM.Hendren@ky.gov or 502/564-7181 ext. 4208.