Food Safety Summit announces conference program for May event
Organizers revealed the schedule for the 2022 In-Person Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, Illinois, May 9-12, 2022. The summit was held in virtual presentations during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be its 24th annual conference and trade show.
Those planning to attend can redeem the code 20off22 to receive a 20% reduction on all registration fees before December 31, 2021. For more information and to register, visit the summit website.
The conference program, developed by the Education Advisory Board (EAB), will include sessions led by thought leaders from the industry; a main presentation focused on The Future of Food Safety Culture: Engagement and Collaboration; five certificate / certification courses; The 10e Annual town hall; and community networking opportunities.
âWe look forward to bringing the food safety industry together for the Summit, which for the past 24 years has been the only event where professionals learn from their peers cutting-edge solutions to address emerging issues throughout supply chain, âsaid Scott Wolters, Director of Events for BNP Media, the producer of the event.
âSummit 2022 attendees will once again be able to earn course certificates, see the latest technological advancements from leading vendors, network with their peers and leading industry speakers, and attend engaging training sessions. “
The 2020 virtual event attracted over 1,300 food safety professionals, including attendees from companies such as Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, Publix Supermarkets, The Kraft Heinz Company, Blue Bell Creameries, Costco and more. others, as well as experts from the FDA, CDC, and other state and local regulatory agencies. More than 1,500 food safety professionals are expected to attend this summit’s training sessions in 2022.
The Food Safety Summit is the largest solutions-focused conference and exhibition for the food industry in North America, according to BNP Media, and explores the most critical food safety issues facing the food industry today. The summit agenda will include a wide range of educational seminars, top-level speakers from industry and government, hands-on workshops, certification courses, networking events and a large exhibition hall.
In the program
- To start up – Monday May 9, with five certificate and certification courses, including that of NEHA Certified professional – Food security title (CP-FS); FSPCA Intentional Tampering Course; Food Fraud Prevention Academy Food Fraud Prevention Workshop and Certificate Course; HACCP certification training from the HACCP Alliance; and AFDO environmental sampling for outbreaks in food retail establishments.
- Tuesday May 10 – The general opening session will be a mock live civil trial where participants can watch the opening statements of the lawyers for the plaintiffs and the defense, listen to the testimony of a mother who lost her child E. coli O157: H7 infection; hear testimony and cross-examination from the CEO of the company and the vice president of food safety; and assess the expert testimony of the applicant and the defense. After oral argument, the public will deliberate on the case and render a final verdict. Later in tIn the afternoon, there will be four workshops, including a two-part session on âCyber ââSecurity and What It Means for Food Safety Professionals,â with speakers from the Defense Intelligence Agency, US Department of Security. Homeland Security, Michigan State University, and Butterball Inc. Additional afternoon workshops will focus on internal audits; Go beyond a âtick the boxâ mindset; and Communicate effectively with the regulatory community.
- Wednesday May 11 – The main presentation will focus on “The Future of Food Safety Culture: Commitment and Collaboration â with speakers from Publix Supermarkets (guest), the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the FDA Office of Food Policy and Response and the DOJ Consumer Protection Branch. The panel will discuss the FDA’s perspective on the importance of developing and sustaining a culture of food safety in the food industry; provide an industry perspective on implementing successful real-world food safety culture strategies; and provide an overview of the role and importance of a culture of food safety from the perspective of the Department of Justice. The session will be moderated by lawyer Shawn Stevens of Food Industry Council LLC.
- Thursday May 12 – the Summit will offer the 10e annual Town Hall: a conversation with the best regulators and advisers with insight from the Food and Drug Administration Frank yiannas; Centers for Disaster Control and PreventionRobert Ratee, MD; US Department of Agriculture Sandra Eskin; and the Association of Food and Drug Officials Steve Mandernach. The session will be moderated by EAB Summit Chair Gary Ades, President of G&L Consulting.
- Closing session – Thursday afternoon will feature Joe Stout from Commercial food sanitation and Eric Moorman of Butterball Inc., who will present an interactive session, “In the Trenches with Sanitation: Challenges and Key Lessons for Solving Problems in the Field. “
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