“Food safety takes center stage at annual summit”

Taken from: http://www.dairyfoods.com/articles/92236-food-safety-takes-center-stage-at-annual-summi

Dairy processors and other food manufacturers gather in May for the 19th annual Food Safety Summit where workshops, certification courses and a slew of educational sessions are offered.

With new regulations and industry changes, it is vital for processors to stay on top of government demands to ensure the safety of the food they are manufacturing, producing, selling and distributing. Coming off of its successful 2016 show that had record-breaking attendance and the largest exhibit hall to-date, the Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo is a solutions-oriented program where important issues are discussed.

The Food Safety Summit takes place May 8-11 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The show is designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the entire food industry. It provides a three-day comprehensive educational program where dairy plant personnel can learn from experts, trainers, and exchange ideas and solutions. The show is organized by BNP Media, publisher of Dairy Foods.

Attendees will learn the tools and latest information needed to execute changes in regulation and navigate new and existing challenges.  The show will offer many new education sessions and features, including a keynote presentation on hot topics in food safety. See more new features below.

What’s New? Summit Standouts for 2017

  • 6 FSPCA, AFDO and NEHA certification courses offered
  • Half-day listeria control workshop
  • Extended exhibit hall hours
  • Keynote presentation on hot topics in food safety (Wed., May 10, at 9:15 a.m.)
  • Expanded solutions stage schedule
  • Newly explored case studies
  • Over 200 solutions providers

Six certification courses will be offered for attendees on Monday, May 8, at 9 a.m., including Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training; FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training; Professional Food Safety Auditor Training; and Preventive Controls for Human Foods. Early registration is encouraged. On Tuesday, May 9 (starting at 8 a.m.), several workshops will be available, with topics ranging from the Latest in Listeria Control; Integrated Food Safety System Update; and A Guide to Success as a Food Safety Professional.

Educational sessions start on Wednesday, May 10 through Thursday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Morning sessions on Wednesday feature experts representing each sector of the industry (retail, foodservice, manufacturing, distribution and regulatory). Other sessions include topics such as foodborne outbreaks, hazard analysis, food safety crisis communication planning; the importance of the environmental component of foodborne illness outbreak investigations; food defense perspectives; how food can be contaminated with allergens; federal menu labeling requirements and claims; and case studies from recent foodborne illness outbreaks.

Attendees can also visit the free Solution Stage Theater presentations on the exhibit hall floor to hear experts lecture on food safety issues and technologies. Topics of interest include how to validate your metal detector; Reduce Risk of Food Contamination with Hygienically Designed Drainage Solutions; Executing a Cost Effective Food Labeling Solution for Grocery & Convenience Stores; and the Impact of Clean Food Sourcing (organic, non-GMO, etc.) on the Supply Chain.

Other event highlights include:

  • The Food Safety Summit Gives Back Networking Reception Sani Awards at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Food Safety Summit partners again with Feeding America to join the mission to feed America’s hungry.
  • Town Hall: A candid conversation with top regulators at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday. Attendees have the opportunity for a candid and interactive discussion on the latest food safety issues with key officials representing the FDA, USDA, AFDO and CDC.
  • The NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday. The NSF International Food Safety Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact on food safety.

For more exhibitor and attendee information, travel arrangements, directions, registration links and more, visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.

 

 

Company/Organization……………… Booth #

ACO Polymer Products, Inc…………….. 625

Alchemy Systems………………………… 104

American Proficiency Institute………….. 222

AMP International…………………………. 324

Anritsu Infivis Inc…………………………. 922

Art’s Way Scientific, Inc…………………. 426

ASI Food Safety………………………….. 205

Association of Food and Drug Officials.. 436

BakeWatch………………………………… 830

BarTender by Seagull Scientific………… 209

Best Sanitizers, Inc………………………. 637

Bia Diagnostics / Elution Technologies.. 517

BioControl Systems, Inc………………… 827

Bioionix, Inc……………………………….. 227

bioMeriuex, Inc……………………………. 408

Biomist……………………………………… 207

Bird Buffer, LLC…………………………… 804

BluLine Solutions………………………….. 336

Bootie Butler……………………………….. 525

BRC Trading Limited……………………… 513

Brother Mobile Solutions…………………. 314

Buckhorn Inc………………………………. 926

Bunting Magnetics Co……………………. 705

Bureau Veritas North America, Inc…….. 109

Camfil………………………………………. 726

Cargo Data Corporation…………………. 627

Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention NCEH / ATSDR…….. 706

Certified Laboratories…………………….. 516

ChemStation International, Inc…………. 815

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd… 116

ClorDiSys Solutions Inc…………………. 630

Columbia Food Laboratories……………. 131

ComplianceMetrix, Inc…………………… 608

CompWalk…………………………………. 127

Contec, Inc………………………………… 413

Cooper-Atkins Corporation………………. 904

Copesan Specialists in Pest Solutions… 614

Covance……………………………………. 508

Deibel Laboratories……………………….. 236

Detectamet Detectable Products Inc…. 536

Diagraph Marking & Coding…………….. 137

Dicentra Safety Quality Compliance…… 215

DNV GL Business Assurance USA, Inc. 509

DQS Inc……………………………………. 332

Eagle Protect PBC……………………….. 214

Elisa Technologies, Inc………………….. 309

EMNS, Inc. (Global Supplier Quality

Assurance – GSQA)……………………. 805

Emport LLC………………………………… 327

EMSL Analytical, Inc…………………….. 134

Environize US……………………………… 914

Eurofins…………………………………….. 523

FDA / Center for Food Safety and

Applied Nutrition………………………… 125

FlexXray……………………………………. 210

Food Processing Suppliers Association. 713

Food Quality & Safety Magazine……….. 537

Food Safety and Quality Systems, LLC. 712

Food Safety Magazine…………………… 217

Food Safety Net Services………………. 323

Food Safety News……………………….. 910

FoodLogiQ…………………………………. 613

Guardian Ozone…………………………… 831

Hardy Diagnostics………………………… 126

Heateflex Corporation……………………. 130

Hollison, LLC………………………………. 233

Hygiena…………………………………….. 723

ICIX…………………………………………. 231

IFPTI………………………………………… 432

IFS………………………………………….. 112

Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute

for Food and Health……………………. 434

Integrated Control Corp………………….. 423

International Association for Food Protection  615

Intertek……………………………………… 433

Invisible Sentinel………………………….. 816

ITEC America……………………………… 530

Kestrel Management LLC……………….. 708

Kitchen Brains…………………………….. 122

Lenova Inc…………………………………. 717

LGC Standards……………………………. 325

Log10, LLC………………………………… 411

Loma Systems……………………………. 230

Loveshaw………………………………….. 725

LPA Wireless………………………………. 308

LRQA……………………………………….. 326

Lubriplate Lubricants Company………… 317

MadgeTech………………………………… 524

Magnifi Group……………………………… 714

Mars Air Systems………………………… 435

Matrix Industrial Control Systems Inc… 507

Matrix Product Development……………. 724

Maxair Systems…………………………… 824

McCloud Services………………………… 634

Merieux NutriSciences…………………… 417

Meritech……………………………………. 605

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection……… 204

Michigan State University Online

Master of Science in Food Safety…… 212

Micreos…………………………………….. 707

Micro Essential Laboratory……………… 526

Microbac Laboratories……………………. 826

Moltox………………………………………. 515

Multi-Lab……………………………………. 237

NEHA……………………………………….. 415

Neogen Corporation………………………. 612

Northland Laboratories…………………… 206

Novolyze, Inc……………………………… 631

NSF International…………………………. 623

Oceasoft Inc………………………………. 431

OptiPure……………………………………. 225

Ozone International LLC…………………. 731

Paksense…………………………………… 531

Pall Corporation…………………………… 306

Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety Inc 133

PestWest USA LLC………………………. 437

Procuro, Inc……………………………….. 223

Pure Bioscience…………………………… 313

Pureline…………………………………….. 716

Puritan Medical Products Co LLC……… 226

Q Laboratories, Inc……………………….. 110

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine 611

R-Biopharm………………………………… 135

(Radiant Industrial Solutions) RadiantUV 331

Radio Frequency Co., Inc………………. 310

Rasco Industries, Inc……………………. 335

Regal Packaging Services………………. 213

Rentokil – Steritech……………………….. 123

ReposiTrak…………………………………. 427

Rite-Hite……………………………………. 315

RizePoint…………………………………… 527

RMD Technologies, LLC………………… 124

Roka Bioscience………………………….. 405

Romer Labs……………………………….. 322

Safe Food Resources……………………. 234

Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)…….. 409

Safety Chain Software…………………… 416

Sample6……………………………………. 108

Sani Professional…………………………. 305

Sani Station………………………………… 532

ScanTech Sciences………………………. 111

Sciex………………………………………… 823

Sentinel Lubricants……………………….. 817

SGS NA Inc……………………………….. 232

Siemens PLM Software………………….. 514

Somax, Inc………………………………… 425

Southern Perfection Fabrication Holding 530

Spartan Chemical Company……………. 211

Spraying Systems Co……………………. 117

Sterilex Corporation………………………. 337

Stop Foodborne Illness………………….. 208

Summit……………………………………… 604

T3 Technologies, Inc……………………… 606

TandD US, LLC…………………………… 730

Tegam Inc………………………………….. 930

Testo Inc…………………………………… 333

The Industrial Fumigant Compant……… 115

Thermal Remediation from Temp-Air….. 113

Thermo Fisher Scientific…………………. 510

ThermoWorks……………………………… 704

Third Wave Bioactives…………………… 224

Total Lubricants…………………………… 709

TraceGains…………………………………. 105

TRI Air Testing…………………………….. 107

TRSA……………………………………….. 414

Tuv Nord USA…………………………….. 304

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention……….. 727

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service 632

USDA Food Safety Research

Information Office……………………… 424

Verse Solutions……………………………. 609

Webber/Smith Associates, Inc…………. 505

Xcluder / Global Material Technologies.. 114

Zebra Technologies           624

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Food Safety Summit Educational Advisory Board Members announced; planning begins for 2017 event

Food safety professionals from leading companies including The Cheesecake Factory, Costco, US Foods, Wegman’s, McDonald’s and academic and government agencies have joined The Food Safety Summit Educational Advisory Board (EAB) who will set the direction for the content of the education program for the 2017 event scheduled for May 9-11 in Rosemont, IL. The EAB will select and identify the high profile keynote presenters, hands on workshops, specialized training/education and detailed informational sessions. The EAB is comprised of industry leaders representing the entire food industry including, processors, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia.

“Following an extremely successful 2016 Food Safety Summit, we are very excited to work with this talented and highly respected Educational Advisory Board to produce another stellar program for 2017,” says Scott Wolters, Director of The Food Safety Summit. “Our goal is to offer a solutions oriented program where real issues can be discussed and solutions discovered and with a good mix of returning EAB members as well as new members, we will be able to accomplish this goal.”

The New EAB members include:

  • Sharon Beals – Vice President, FSQA Supplier, US Foods
  • Sharon Birkett – Vice President North American Quality and Food Protection, OSI Group, LLC
  • Ben Chapman, PhD -Associate Professor,North Carolina State
  • Will Daniels – Senior Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain, WTRMLNWTR™
  • Tammi Frederick – Director, Retail Food Safety, H-E-B
  • Craig Henry, PhD – Vice President, Global Business Development, Decernis
  • Glenda Lewis – Director, Retail Food Protection Staff, FDA
  • Shawn Stevens – National Food Industry Lawyer,Food Industry Council
  • Craig Wilson -Vice President, GMM, Costco

Returning EAB members include:

  • Gary Ades, PhD -President, G&L Consulting Group
  • Al Baroudi, PhD – Vice President, Quality Assurance & Food Safety, The Cheesecake Factory
  • Robert Brackett, PhD – Vice President and Director Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Joe Corby – Executive Director, Association of Food & Drug Officials
  • Faye Feldstein – DC Senior Advisor, FED TS&A FHS, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Jorge Hernandez -Chief Food Safety Officer, Wholesome International
  • Gillian Kelleher – Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Wegmans
  • Hal King, PhD – Founder/CEO, Public Health Innovations
  • Arthur P. Liang, MD, MPH – Senior Advisor for Food Safety, CDC
  • Joan Menke-Schaenzer -Vice President, Safety & Compliance, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability, McDonald’s
  • Donna Schaffner, MS -Associate Director, Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Training, Rutgers University
  • John Spink, PhD – Associate Director & Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Patricia Wester – President, PA Wester Consulting

The Food Safety Summit invites industry leaders to submit a speaker application to participate on a panel for the 2017 program. All speaker bios will be reviewed by the 2017 Food Safety Summit Executive Advisory Board (EAB) who is responsible for selecting and organizing the educational program. The deadline is September 16, 2016 for consideration by the EAB. All speaker topics must be educational and non-commercial in nature. Vendors of food safety-related products or services who are exhibiting at the Food Safety Summit, are welcome to speak in the Solution Stage Theater. Contact Chuck Wilson at wilsoncm@bnpmedia.com for more information.

Speakers must address one of the following Food Safety Solutions:

  • Allergens
  • Auditing
  • Crisis Planning
  • Effective Risk Communications
  • Emerging Issues Retail/ Foodservice and Grocery Operations
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • FDA and USDA Regulations and Guidelines
  • Food Fraud / Defense / Security
  • Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Global Food Supply
  • GMPs and Prerequisite Programs
  • HACCP
  • Imports / Exports
  • Interaction of Public and Private Sectors
  • Interventions
  • Listeria
  • Market Trends and Landscape for the Future
  • Packaging
  • Pathogens
  • Pest Control
  • Predictive Microbiology and Testing
  • Preventive Controls
  • Produce
  • Protecting Products
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Sanitary Design of Equipment
  • Sanitation
  • Software Solutions
  • Traceability
  • Training
  • Transportation / Distribution

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