Dinesafe.com Speaks at the 2023 International Association for Food Protection Conference

published on 08 March 2023

Dinesafe.com was delighted to be selected as a speaker at the 2023 IAFP conference. We spoke on Monday, July 17th at 1:30PM in room 717 as part of IAFP's Technical Session #6. Dinesafe's presentation, titled "Machine Learning, AI, and Confirmation Bias in Crowdsourced Foodborne Illness Reporting," delved into the use of crowdsourced data in investigating outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, and discuss both its advantages and challenges - here is the abstract for our presentation. 

Credit: Image by The International Association for Food ProtectionIAFP 
Credit: Image by The International Association for Food ProtectionIAFP 

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is an organization that works to promote food safety worldwide. Their annual conference brings together more than 4,000 food safety professionals, researchers, and educators to share knowledge and learn about the latest advancements in the field. Many papers are submitted to the IAFP each year, but only a select few are chosen for presentation after a thorough review process. 

IAFP 2023 Event Recap: 

We've now returned from the 2023 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference and are excited to share some highlights from our experience. The four day event filled with presentations, key note speakers, and networking opportunities was an enriching platform for engagement with over 3,000 professionals from 50 countries.

Our well-received presentation on "Machine Learning, AI, and Confirmation Bias in Crowdsourced Foodborne Illness Reporting" sparked valuable discussions. The connections made at this event promise future collaborations, reaffirming our commitment to enhancing global food safety standards. We eagerly anticipate the next IAFP conference to continue these conversations.

View our time at IAFP 2023 through the photos below: 

Dinesafe CEO, Patrick Quade, presenting at IAFP 2023 on
Dinesafe CEO, Patrick Quade, presenting at IAFP 2023 on "Machine Learning, AI, and Confirmation Bias in Crowdsourced Foodborne Illness Reporting"
Reconnecting with our friends at Food Safety News at IAFP's exhibition hall. 
Reconnecting with our friends at Food Safety News at IAFP's exhibition hall. 
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the FDA conducted an Investigation into Online Reports of Adverse Reactions which was presented during IAFP's Poster Session: Dinesafe's parent company IWP Health Inc and its crowdsourcing platform iwaspoisoned.com got a call out in the investigation summary for aiding the investigation. Under the section with the headline
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the FDA conducted an Investigation into Online Reports of Adverse Reactions which was presented during IAFP's Poster Session: Dinesafe's parent company IWP Health Inc and its crowdsourcing platform iwaspoisoned.com got a call out in the investigation summary for aiding the investigation. Under the section with the headline "Initiation of Investigation" they write - "Website (IWP) alerted FDA to complaints about..."
Patrick Quade with Darin Detwiler - Renowned food safety advocate and friend. 
Patrick Quade with Darin Detwiler - Renowned food safety advocate and friend. 
Dinesafe's crowdsourcing platform iwaspoisoned.com featured in the FDA's IAFP presentation on crow-sourced data incidents. 
Dinesafe's crowdsourcing platform iwaspoisoned.com featured in the FDA's IAFP presentation on crow-sourced data incidents. 
Attending an IAFP Presentation by Ben Chapman on 
Attending an IAFP Presentation by Ben Chapman on "Crowdsourced Data for Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations: Utility and Challenges."
Credit: Image by The International Association for Food Protection
Credit: Image by The International Association for Food Protection

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