About the Conference

About the 2025 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

Hosted by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, the event will bring together federal partners, the latest research, and the creative outreach programming of BAC Fighters, an active network of 13,000 health and food safety educators.

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend:

  1. Participate in the only conference in the U.S. dedicated to consumer food safety education.
  2. Gain insights into how to change consumer behavior to improve food safety practices.
  3. Connect with the health and food safety community —your peers and colleagues from across the country.
  4. Collaborate with a planning partnership of federal, non-profit, higher education, and industry professionals.
  5. Advance your knowledge at a solution-based program addressing today’s critical food safety challenges.
A group of three conference attendees
A group of two conference attendees

Conference Co-Chairs

Charles Leftwich
Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Sysco Corporation

Tara Kelly, MS, RDN
Instructor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Shauna C. Henley
PFSE Board Member
Family & Consumer Sciences Educator
University of Maryland Extension

Howard Popoola
Vice President, Corporate Food Technology and
Regulatory Compliance
The Kroger Company