Click on the following links learn about the many Benefits of Membership with the RFA:


Academic Member Benefits

1.) Technical News and Research

The RFA provides members with the most recent information and research studies on a wide variety of food safety and regulatory issues, including shelf life protocol, HACCP, control of Listeria monocytogenes, cross-contamination by pathogens and allergens and nutritional labeling.

RFA Members receive continual updates on current food safety and regulatory news via the Technical E-News, an email newsletter sent every other Friday that contains the latest food safety news articles.

RFA members also have full access to the RFA's vast library of research studies and articles. Resources include completed studies on cabbage browning, microbiological status of products, Listeria and more. In addition, upon joining the RFA, every member receives the RFA Training DVDs.

RFA members have access to the RFA Technical Hotline, where our Technical Director will provide immediate answers to your food safety and regulatory questions. Plus, the RFA hosts an E-List that allows members to have group discussions on important topics, including specific food safety questions and concerns, via email.

Click here for a full list of the RFA's Food Safety Resources.

2.) Educational Seminars and Events

The RFA offers a variety of educational seminars and events throughout the year, including an annual RFA Conference and annual Technical and Marketing Seminars.

The RFA's Annual Conference is a three-day event that features the industry’s leading speakers, timely panel presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. For more details on the next RFA Conference, click here.

3.) Networking

Meet and get to know food manufacturers and suppliers from around the country and around the world. Membership allows you to share and learn from others in the industry.

4.) Additional Benefits

Access to the RFA web site's Members-Only Section - RFA members receive full access to the Members-Only Section of the RFA web site, which contains the online Membership Directory, downloadable Conference and Seminar handouts, past Newsletters and Technical E-News issues, Message Boards, and more.

Newsletters and Bulletins - Informative quarterly newsletters and membership bulletins about the Association’s activities, with industry updates and marketing tips.

Online Membership Directory - RFA members receive access to our Online Membership Directory featuring contact names, addresses, emails, web sites and product information on the entire membership. Members are listed by business classification and geographical location for easy reference. 

International Ties - The RFA sponsors International Tours that allow members to visit refrigerated food plants, supermarkets and food service facilities in Europe. Details on this year's International Tour will be available this summer.

Interested in becoming a member of the RFA? Click here to download a Membership Application or apply online. You can also contact the RFA Office at 678-426-8175 to learn more!