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Food Safety Summit

April 13, 2015 12:01 ET

International Food Safety Community to Convene at the 17th Annual Food Safety Summit Conference and Expo

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) - Thousands of food safety professionals are expected to convene in Baltimore, MD for the 17th Annual Food Safety Summit, taking place April 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Summit will provide timely and relevant educational sessions, influential networking receptions as well as exclusive insights from Chinese representatives and the European Commission who will be discussing food fraud.

"The Summit is researched, developed and presented by the leaders of the food safety industry. For four days, the food safety community will convene with leaders in industry, government and academia to discuss, debate and decipher the latest topics and issues facing the food industry," said Scott Wolters, Event Director for the Food Safety Summit. 

Highlights include a full day Forum on Integrating the Nation's Food Safety System, as well as series of session on the FSMA Rules and an interactive session on the hottest topics facing the industry. There will be several opportunities for attendees to network starting with a welcome reception and the new "Food Safety Summit Gives Back" Reception to benefit Feeding America and the Maryland Food Bank.

Food Fraud Two Part Session - Join international speakers from the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, the European Commission, and the Queens University Belfast who will focus on Food Fraud trends beyond the US, and provide insight on related industry, legal, and regulatory activities.

Integrating the Nation's Food Safety System Forum - The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) will present a full day forum where dozens of leaders will discuss the many efforts and projects that are in place for integrating the nation's food safety resources.

FSMA Sessions - How the industry and regulatory agencies will implement the new rules and mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will be the focus of five sessions at the Summit.

Hot Topics - The closing session will offer four dynamic speakers who will address the most pressing issues and topics facing the industry, such as future of food safety leadership, local sourcing and the aftermath of the PCA verdict.

FSS Gives Back - The Summit has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, to aid in the fight to end hunger. All Summit participants are invited show their industry support and help provide relief for the 49 million Americans who struggle with hunger.

Exhibit Hall - The sprawling exhibit hall will feature Gold Sponsor Roka Bioscience, Silver Sponsor Alchemy, Bronze Sponsor Eurofins and 175 other leading vendors on the show floor to see new products and learn more from these companies in the education showcase theatre. 

The Food Safety Summit is a solution based expo and conference designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry including processors, distributors, growers, retailers, foodservice operators, regulators and academia, visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.

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