SOURCE: Food Safety Summit

Food Safety Summit

April 12, 2011 10:33 ET

Nation's Top Food Safety Experts to Speak at the 13th Annual Food Safety Summit in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - The issue of food safety, food security and quality assurance will be the main topic of conversation as 1,400 food processing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals make plans to attend the 13th Annual Food Safety Summit next week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.


  • A ServSafe® Training and Certification program will be offered on April 18 from 8 am - 5 pm and April 19 from 8 am - 12 pm. This session will focus on the causes of foodborne illnesses and how to minimize their risk, the principles of food safety, how to establish systems for safe receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, holding, serving, cooling, and reheating and how to build cleaning, sanitizing and pest control systems.
  • Four Half Day Workshops: On Tuesday, from 1-5 pm, speakers will provide in-depth analysis on: HACCP is NOT a 4-Letter Word; Training For Results; Effective Risk Communication In Order To Secure Food Safety Resources; and the Three Pillars Of Successful Food Liability Program: Prevention, Response and Resolution.
  • Show Floor Highlights: The Exhibit Floor will open with a welcome reception on April 19 from 5-8 pm. Leading industry companies including ECOLAB, IFS Food, DeltaTrak, Siemens Security Solutions, Bureau Veritas Certification NA, Inc., Romer Labels, Alchemy Systems, New Leaf Food Safety Solutions, Eurofins Scientific, Ingersoll Rand, and LUBRIPLATE LUBRICANTS will be on the exhibit floor and offer education sessions in the Vendor Theaters. The Food Safety Summit Gold Sponsor is Abbott Nutrition, Silver Sponsor is Siemens Industry and Bronze Sponsor is Covance Laboratories.
  • Featured Keynote Presenter: David Gregory, Host of NBC's Meet the Press, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:30 am. In addition to his "Meet the Press" responsibilities, Gregory is a regular contributor for "Today."
  • Awards Programs - During the Opening Day Keynote Presentation, NSF will present the 2011 Food Safety Leadership Awards. On Wednesday evening The 2011 Food Quality Awards Presentation and Reception sponsored by DuPont Qualicon will be presented.
Monday, April 18Pre-event ServSafe Training and Certification 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 19ServSafe Training and Certification 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Half Day Workshops: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Opening Night Reception on Exhibit Floor: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20Educational Sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 am and 2:30 - 5:45 pm
Keynote Address & NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards - 9:35 am
Exhibit Floor Hours: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Vendor Track Theater: 10:45 am - 1:15 pm
Food Quality Awards Reception (Sponsored by DuPont): 5:45 pm
Thursday, April 21Networking Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Education Sessions: 8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch to Go: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, call 847/405-4000 or visit Follow us on Twitter at!/FoodSafetySumit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amy Riemer
    978-475-4441 (office)
    978-502-4895 (cell)
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