Safe Food California 2015
Conference Recap

Thank You

DFA of California would like to extend its thanks to all of those who participated in making Safe Food California 2015 the success that it was. We hope that you will join us in coming years as we pursue our goal of becoming the most insightful, educational food safety conference ever produced.

See below for a recap of conference events, speaker presentations, and photos. See you in 2016!

General Session Stage

Educational Sessions

The food safety industry asked for a content-rich conference and DFA delivered. Safe Food California 2015 hosted a total of sixteen impactful, cutting-edge educational courses covering a broad variety of emerging trends applicable to all facets of the food industry. If available, the presentation slides for each course can be found below as PDFs.

Academy Courses

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Food Safety Modernization Act Readiness Training

Our first-of-its-kind FSMA Readiness training helped on-farm personnel prepare for the Produce Safety Rule, which is set to be published by the fall of 2015. This all-day training, held concurrently with Safe Food California 2015, aimed to provide the information needed to address potential risks and to create a Farm Food Safety Plan. If you missed this course, check for upcoming FSMA trainings and other food safety events.

Social Events

Golf Tournament & Craft Brew Social Hour

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Golf Tournament and Craft Brew Social Hour at Bayonet-Black Horse Golf Course and Peter B’s Brewpub! Though the day started a little gloomy, the Golf Course dodged the (otherwise much-needed) rain and the sun came out, providing a great day for golf in Monterey Bay. Golf winners were announced at the Craft Brew Social Hour, where attendees joined together for a pre-conference kick-off event. We hope to see all of you at these great networking events next year!

Grand Reception

On the evening of April 8th, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors joined together to network and kick back at the Conference Grand Reception. Exhibitors poured wine and beer from their booths, providing a great chance to network and do business!

Scholarship Logo

Charity Events

SFC 2015's Charity auctions and gala dinner benefited the DFA Scholarship Foundation — a 501(c) (3) tax-deductible organization which awards scholarships to students from Chico State, Cal Poly University, UC Davis, or Fresno State pursuing degrees in food/animal science or agribusiness.

Auctions and Gala Dinner

The 2015 silent auction featured nearly three dozen donated items ranging from state-of-the-art electronics to a guided fishing trip. Our live auction kicked off with three pieces of artwork by performance painter and America's Got Talent finalist David Garibaldi, painted during his fantastic performance earlier in the Gala. Also included in the live auction was a Day on the Bay cruise, provided by California Bank & Trust.

Award Announcements

The DFA Scholarship Foundation recipients will be announced at the upcoming Pinnacle Club Awards Ceremony and Golf Tournament, which is held to honor DFA of California Members who have demonstrated food safety excellence and leadership throughout the course of the year. These recipients are the future of the food industry and DFA is happy to give back to the communities and colleges who educate students in the food/animal science and agribusiness fields.

Thank you to all bidders and donors who participated in our charity auctions — you are helping to grow our industry.

Scholarship Dollars Raised: