SOURCE: Food Safety & Security Summit

March 17, 2008 09:00 ET

The 10th Annual Food Safety & Security Summit Set to Open on Monday, March 17 in Washington, DC

Nation's Top Food Chain Experts to Speak

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The issue of safety and security of the global food chain will be the main topic of conversation as 1,500 food processing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals attend the 10th Annual Food Safety & Security Summit taking place this week at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

HIGHLIGHTS:

--  There will be feature keynote presentations by Rick Frazier, leader of
    Coca Cola Company's Technical Stewardship function; Richard Rivera,
    Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association and Dr. David
    Acheson, M.D., F.R.C.P, Assistant Commissioner of Food Protection for the
    FDA.
--  New on the Show floor in 2008 is the Posters & Papers Research
    Program.  Scientists in Industry, Academia, and Government, have submitted
    their important scientific findings and they will be displayed throughout
    the Summit in the Exhibit Hall.   Industry veteran Dr. K.C. Fung of Kansas
    State University and a highly qualified team of judges will review and
    award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters.
--  More than 70 speakers from such household name food companies as Coca-
    Cola Company, Burger King Corporation, Walt Disney World, Kraft Foods,
    McDonald's, ConAgra Foods, and several leading associations including the
    Grocery Manufacturers Association, the International Dairy Foods
    Association and the National Restaurant Association will present at the
    conference.  As well as leaders from academia from such prestigious
    universities as North Carolina State, Georgia, Kansas State, Colorado
    State, Auburn, and Michigan State.
    

DATES/HOURS:

Conference:  Monday, March 17 Half Day Workshops 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
             Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19, 2008
             8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibits:    Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19, 2008
             10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Washington, DC Convention Center

The 10th Annual Food Safety & Security Summit is the nation's largest and most important Conference & Expo on food safety, quality assurance, and food security. This three-day event provides food manufacturers, retailers, restaurant and foodservice professionals as well as non-profits, members of the military, government and academia to come together to discuss the practical and technical regulatory and scientific issues and view the very latest updates on new technologies. The event is produced and managed by BNP Media. For more information call 1-847-405-4000 or visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amy Riemer
    Media Relations Contact
    978-475-4441
    978-502-4895 (cell phone)
    Press Room will be located in Room #153
    Email Contact