International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) 2024 Annual Meeting

Booth Number: 438

LOCATION: Long Beach, California – Long Beach Convention Center

July 14-17, 2024

Ecolab is a proud participant in the 2024 IAFP Annual Meeting. This event is attended by more than 3,500 of the top industry, academic, and governmental food safety professionals from six continents. Join our colleagues and team of technical experts at IAFP to learn more about Ecolab’s shared commitment to advancing safe food globally…together.

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Meet Ecolab's Food Safety Experts at IAFP

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Dr. Amani Babekir

Sanitation, food equipment, microbiology, parasitology, epidemiology, risk assessment & data analytics, quality assurance

Dr. Babekir provides guidance and consultation to the food industry, particularly quick service restaurants and food retail, on microbiological evaluation, food safety programs, equipment hygiene design, risk assessment & data analytics, and produce safety.

She developed analytical approaches to enhance food safety monitoring programs and improve compliance. She has published research on foodborne parasites and risk assessment tools. 
Prior to Ecolab, Dr. Babekir gained experience on international food safety regulations and the Codex Alimentarius. 

Dr. Babekir has a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and an M.S in Microbiology from the University of Khartoum Sudan, and an M.S in Quality Assurance from California State University. Also, she is a PhD candidate in NC A&T University. She is a certified professional in food safety and has the Microsoft Professional Data Scientist certification.

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Food safety expert Dr. John Hanlin

Dr. John Hanlin

Cleaning, disinfection and sanitation; foodborne illness; food safety culture; microbiology

Dr. John Hanlin supports strategic public health initiatives for Ecolab. His subject matter expertise in food safety and public health provides the foundation for an enterprise-wide view of infection prevention and contamination control issues.

Dr. Hanlin is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the International Association for Food Protection.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Microbiology from the University of Edinburgh, an MBA from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Biology and Microbiology from Syracuse University.

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Partnering to Provide Safe Food

Learn more about the industries we serve below.

Food & Beverage Processing

There's nothing more vital than the world's food supply. And our appetite for finding better food manufacturing solutions is never-ending. We can help optimize every aspect of your food or beverage processing operation and deliver measurable improvements in operational efficiency, plant sustainability and product safety.

Food Retail

Our expertise in the Food Retail industry is built on enhancing customer experience through comprehensive solutions for food safety, quality assurance and clean, sanitized operations. Solutions like SaniSave and LmENTARY help supermarket, warehouse and big box chains ensure thorough cleaning, but also greatly simplify the cleaning process and provide savings to their bottom line through the use of less labor, water and energy.


Our restaurant customers need ways to ensure their vegetables, fruits, ice and other food products won't make people sick. Our programs ensure guest satisfaction and enhance your brand through solutions that protect food safety, improve efficiency and deliver exceptional clean throughout your foodservice operation.

Pest Elimination

We understand the importance of preventing pests before they have the chance to threaten your customers' safety and damage your reputation. Ecolab Pest Elimination has more than 30 years of pest management experience. We offer scientifically proven protocols that are personally delivered by service specialists who understand your business.

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