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2025 Biennial Meeting Denver, Colorado | March 24-28

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  • 2025 Council Member Application Open

2025 Council Member Application Open

  • August 05, 2024
  • 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Online applications will be accepted until August 2, 2025 at 11:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time


2025 Council member Application OPEN

The deadline to submit your application is
Friday, August 2, 2024, at 11:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


Membership in CFP is required to submit a council application.
You MUST be a current member to serve on a council.

Applications are currently being accepted for Council membership at the 2025 Biennial Meeting. The dates and location for this meeting are March 24-28, 2025, in Denver, Colorado.

Applications will be accepted from Monday July 1, 2024, through 11:30 p.m. EST on Friday August 2, 2024. 

Applicants will be notified of the Council selections in October 2024.

The duties of the three Councils are summarized as follows:

Council I – Laws and Regulations deliberates Issues pertaining to laws, regulations and model codes governing the safety of food.

Council II – Administration, Education and Certification deliberates Issues relating to the Constitution and Bylaws, Conference procedures, memoranda of understanding, program evaluation, education, training and certification.

Council III – Science and Technology deliberates Issues pertaining to food science and technology related to food safety.

Each council is formed according to Articles XII-XIII of the current CFP Constitution and Bylaws. Criteria are based on regulatory/industry balance, geographic diversity, balanced representation among CFP constituencies, and previous experience in CFP. For more information refer to the current CFP Constitution and Bylaws at:

All CFP members are eligible to apply for Council membership. Applicants may indicate a preference for up to three Councils. 

In accordance with the CFP Constitution and Bylaws, Emeritus and Student members of the CFP are eligible to apply to serve on a Council only when specifically called upon to do so by the Executive Board. Therefore, Emeritus or Student members interested in serving as a Council member are asked to send an email to Dr. David McSwane at to be considered for an appointment to a Council by the Executive Board should the need arise.

The deadline to submit your application is
Friday, August 2, 2024, at 11:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


If you have any questions or if you need additional information, feel free to contact Dr. McSwane at

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