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When: Friday, November 16
Noon until 1pm
Where: COPH Auditorium
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, Florida  33612
United States
Contact: Peggy Smith

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Join the USF COPH on Friday November 16 for a very special Dean’s Lecture presentation in our auditorium.  Mr. Frank Yiannas, Director of Food Safety and Health for the Walt Disney Corporation Worldwide and Past-President, International Association for Food Protection, will be speaking on food safety.  Frank is also an alumnus of the College of Public Health and is very much looking forward to “coming home.


As Walt Disney World's Safety & Health Director, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety programs, as well as other public health functions, for one of the world's strongest and well-recognized global brands. His scope of responsibilities includes: food safety oversight of major theme parks and resorts, two cruise ships, two water parks, and hundreds of the world’s busiest food locations. More than 15,000 Food and Beverage employees, hundreds of food suppliers, and a number of critical regulatory compliance issues also come under his purview.

As a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Frank is known for his ability to build partnerships and for his innovative approaches to food safety. Since joining Disney in 1989, Frank has expanded Disney’s program beyond testing and inspections by creating leading-edge risk management strategies. Under his tenure, Disney has been recognized as a pioneer in food safety training, implementing HACCP at the food service level, developing hand-held computer technology to conduct food safety audits, and utilizing progressive microbial testing approaches. In fact, in 2001, Walt Disney World received the prestigious Black Pearl Award for corporate excellence in food safety by the International Association for Food Protection.

At the national level, Frank participates in numerous professional committees involved with issues of national importance. He was elected to a five-year term on the Executive Board of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Frank is currently Past President of IAFP with his term expiring as President in July 2007. In addition, he is the immediate past Chair of Council I, Laws and Regulations, of the Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Frank also serves on the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s Board of Directors and he is the 2007 recipient of the NSF International Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Food Safety.

Frank is a Registered Microbiologist with the American Academy of Microbiology. He holds memberships with several professional associations, including the National Environmental Health Association, the American Society of Microbiology, and the Institute of Food Technologists. He received his BS in Microbiology from the University of Central Florida and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of South Florida.



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