Future Conference Dates:
February 26 - March 1, 2017
37th Annual Conference
Amelia Island, FL
March 4 - 7, 2018
38th Annual Conference
Huntington Beach, CA
RFA Fall Symposium
RFA Symposiums are offered annually in the fall in areas across the U.S. They provide informative presentations and discussion sessions on important business and marketing issues and food safety and regulatory topics affecting the refrigerated foods manufacturers and suppliers. They also include site visits and tours to companies and organizations of interest to our membership.
2016 RFA Fall Symposium - September 19 - 21, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
Our 2016 Symposium was held in New Orleans, Louisiana and was attended by nearly 50 RFA members from across the country. Many thanks to our Technical and Industry Development Committees, under the direction of Chairs Bill Schwartz, Marty Mitchell, Wes Thaller and John Bowles. What a wonderful time we had in New Orleans! Highlights of this year's event included a tour of Intralox and Commercial Food Sanitation; a visit to Eurofins Laboratories; a fun and educational visit to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, along with a food demonstration; and wonderful tours of MMI Culinary and USDA's Southern Research Center. The event also included presentations by Ken McMillin on food industry research at LSU, Kevin Voison on the Louisiana seafood industry and Jay Campbell on retail trends.
2015 RFA Fall Symposium - September 14 - 16, 2015
Our 2015 Symposium was held in Boston, MA and was attended by nearly 50 RFA members from across the country. Many thanks to our Technical and Industry Development Committees, under the direction of Chairs Bill Schwartz, Marty Mitchell, Wes Thaller and John Bowles. We would like to extend a special thanks to Robin Beane and Karen Bishop-Carbone for all their hard work in helping plan our trip to Boston! Highlights of this year's event included a tour of Atlantic Capes Fisheries and one of their clam boats; a visit to Ocean Spray Cranberries; and an educational tour of Charm Sciences. The event also included presentations by Chris Flynn, President of Massachusetts Food Association; and Guy Crosby, Ph. D, Science Editor for America's Test Kitchen.
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RFA Members can access slide presentations from past RFA Symposiums at anytime in the Member Center.