To protect and provide for the public health through education, training,
promotion of current public health principals and through uniformity in the
promulgation and enforcement of food and drug laws, and regulations.


The Northeast Food and Drug Officials Association (NEFDOA) provides a forum for regulators, industry, and other interested parties to discuss regional, national, and international food safety and security issues, and the uniform promotion and provision of effective public health and consumer protection services. Furthermore, NEFDOA offers training opportunities, annual educational conferences, and disseminates food safety and security information.

2019 NEFDOA Conference
NEFDOA’s 109th Annual Educational Conference was held May 14-16, 2019 at the Hotel Northampton, in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was a great success and there were 50 in attendance at the conference. Steve Moris, AFDO President addressed the attendees in the morning session providing updates on the activities of AFDO and Steven Mandernach, Esq. Executive Director, of AFDO, participated in the MRFPS Roundtable on Hemp and CBD with Priscilla Neves, from the Food and Drug Administration, Division of Standards Implementation. Lisa Silva, recipient of the 2018 “Eaton E. Smith Award,” presented the 2019 “Eaton E. Smith Award” to Elisabeth Wirsing, Program Chief for the Vermont Department of Health, Environmental Health – Food & Lodging Program. Cas Tryba, a past recipient of NEFDOA’s Associate Award, presented the 2018 “NEFDOA Associate Award” to Wayne Mello, from Hannaford’s Supermarket.