2009 Food Safety Summit
Educational Program Brings Together Industry Leaders to Address Growing
Source of Article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28299845/
Thurs., Dec. 18, 2008
DEERFIELD, IL - In April, the "heroes" who protect the
nation's and the world's food supply will meet in Washington, DC
for the 11th Annual Food Safety Summit. Industry experts
will lead discussions, explore concerns, and identify solutions that are
specific to food safety professionals starting with how and where food
products are grown, processed, transported, stored, sold, audited and tested.
The event will take place April 27 - 29, 2009 at the Washington DC Convention
consumers are witnessing the globalization of the entire food chain, bringing
new challenges as well as renewed efforts to improve food safety and food
defense in North America and around the
world," said Scott Wolters, CEM, Director of
Tradeshows and Conferences, BNP Media, producers of the event. "At the Summit growers,
manufacturers, food service operators, retailers, distributors, regulators
and non-government agencies will gather to share science-based information
regarding food safety, quality assurance and crisis planning."
at the conference will represent the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food
Marketing Institute, National Restaurant Association, Institute of Food Technologists
and the Association of Food and Drug Officials. Also executives from
Wal-Mart, Kraft, Costco, Tyson Foods, McCormick & Company, Cargill, YUM!
Brands, U.S. Foodservice and Earthbound Farms will present.
The Summit will feature several keynote
speakers. On Tuesday, April 28, the conference will kick off with a
presentation by Dr. David Theno, Senior Vice
President, Chief Product Safety Officer (retired), Jack in the Box, who will
discuss, "Food Safety is no Accident: It Takes Leadership." On
Wednesday, April 29, Dr. David Nabarro, Assistant
Secretary General & Deputy Coordinator for the High Level Task Force on
Global Food Security Crisis, The United Nations will present, "A
Collaborative Approach to Global Food Security."
are thrilled to have Drs. Theno and Nabarro as part of Summit's
educational program and to provide our attendees with insight into practices
that are now in place domestically and internationally thanks to their
work," added Wolters. "In the coming
months, our executive educational advisory committee will continue to add the
most relevant industry leaders and government officials to the program."
11th Annual Food Safety Summit is owned, produced and managed by BNP Media www.bnpmedia.com. For information call
847-405-4000 or visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.