CPP Workshops

The Consumer Protection Program (CPP)

Extensive training, for IAFE members, on enteric pathogens such as E.coli. Resources include the CPP Workshop, CPP Toolkit and CPP Tune-Up’s.

CPP Workshops

The IAFE, working with Dr. Stephen Neel of Technical Solutions International, developed the Consumer Protection Program workshop to help fairs understand enteric pathogens such as E.Coli and to provide information on controlling traffic flow in all animal areas (not just petting zoos), creating proper signage, installing hand-wash areas and establishing specific cleaning protocols. The CPP Workshop is offered, annually, at the IAFE Annual Convention and is a required course for the IAFE Institute of Fair Management.

The workshop is intensive training and requires approximately seven hours to complete.  

CPP Workshop Format

  • Part 1: Introduction to enteric pathogens: what they are, the impact to fairs, what’s at stake
  • Part 2: Understanding enteric pathogens: some microbiology!
  • Part 3: Analyzing your facility (everyone brings maps, diagrams of their own fair and time is spent analyzing flow)
  • Part 4: Improving Operational Procedures: signage, hand-washing, waste management, etc.
  • Part 5: Site evaluation exercises: each attendee works with the expert presenters to examine their own facilities and work on ideas/plans
  • Part 6: Record-keeping
  • Part 7: Creating the Consumer Protection Plan

Each attendee receives a 3-ring binder with all the details from the PowerPoint presentation, templates and the tools to go home and work out a plan that is best for their fair. The IAFE provides certificates of training to each attendee.  

Register to attend CPP
at the IAFE Convention

CPP Tune-Ups

If you have completed the IAFE Consumer Protection (CPP) course – it is time for a TUNE-UP!  The IAFE has teamed with Technical Solutions International to provide our members, who have completed the CPP course, a 90-minute CyberSeminar that addresses Site Assessment, Protocols and Procedures, Record Keeping, Training and Education, Media Relations and Crisis Communications, and Plan Implementation. More than just a refresher course – our presenters drill down to plan specifics.

CPP Tune-Up’s are offered annually.  The 2023 CPP Tune-Up will be held May 23, 2023, at 2:00pm CDT.


CPP Toolkit

IAFE members have access to a basic CPP (E. coli) toolkit. This information does not constitute formal CPP training but will provide fairs with a start to their CPP plan.  The CPP toolkit is also available in the IAFE library. 

For more information, contact Lori Hart, CFE at the IAFE office.