2024 FDA Southeast Retail Food Protection Seminar

October 23-25, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront

1201 Riverplace Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

This will be an in-person event, open to any food safety professionals and policymakers in local/state/federal government, industry, and academic sectors.

Visit Jax! available on Google, Apple, or for Desktop.

Visit Jax! is a free app that features local attractions, restaurants, events, and self-guided tours to experience in Jacksonville.


The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Florida Department of Health (FDOH), and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); along with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are pleased to present the draft agenda for the 2024 Southeast Retail Food Protection Seminar. The agenda has not been finalized, so please check back here again for updates as they become available.

2024 Southeast Region Retail Food Protection Seminar Agenda (Draft )


The Phone-A-Fed survey is an opportunity to ask your burning food questions to the FDA Retail Specialists and have them ANSWERED LIVE during the Seminar!  Questions can be about the Food Code, a Food Code interpretation, or any food topic that you would like a federal perspective on.

Take the survey prior to September 5th to get your question featured during our Phone-A-Fed segment. Phone-A-Fed Survey

Seminar Registration

Conference registration is NOW OPEN, and is being offered through through AFDOSS membership platform, Wild Apricot. To register for the Seminar, please click this link – REGISTER HERE.

Conference registration is $250. You can pay your registration online through Wild Apricot. To pay by check, please make your check payable to AFDOSS and mailed to this address:

PO Box 490
Hoschton, GA 30548

If your group or agency would like to pay for multiple attendees via a single transaction, please contact the AFDOSS Treasurer who will create an invoice for the multiple registrations.

Hotel & Transportation

The 2024 Southeastern Retail Food Protection Seminar is in Jacksonville, Florida, at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront. For Seminar attendees, the seminar’s negotiated room rate is $139.00. Please note, FDA staff have a separate room block for their use. Please contact the AFDOSS Treasurer for additional information.

Reservations by Phone: 1-800-222-8733 and be sure to ask for “FDA Southeast Regional Seminar” or Group Code FDA.

Online Reservations Booking Link: Click HERE.

Reservation Cut-off Date: Reservations must be made before midnight on 10/01/2024.

Parking information

The seminar organizers negotiated a discounted rate of $10/day for self-parking. The hotel also has valet parking available for $26/day.


The seminar will have complimentary Wi-Fi for guestrooms and in the meeting room.


The hotel does not provide shuttle service to Jacksonville International Airport. Uber and Lyft services are available.

If you are interested in supporting the Seminar by being a Sponsor or Exhibitor, please contact the AFDOSS Treasurer.

Continuing Education

Participation at the Retail Food Protection Seminar is required for FDA Standardized individuals.

AFDOSS will be applying for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through NEHA. The amount of CEUs will be determined once the conference agenda is finalized. Forms to claim CEUs will be made available for conference attendees at the registration desk.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the FDA Southeast Region Seminar’s agenda, please contact:

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR):
*Michelle Haynes, or
*Steve Von Bodungen

Florida Department of Health (FDOH):
*Andrea Ables

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS):
*Theresa De La Rosa

Food & Drug Administration:
*Valerie Potopsingh

If you have questions about the seminar registrations, hotel group code, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, or for payment invoices or issues; please contact the AFDOSS Treasurer.