12th Annual Food Safety Summit Scheduled for April 12-14, 2010

DEERFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - The 12th Annual Food Safety Summit, the largest and most established food safety and defense exposition in North America on food safety, quality assurance and food security will be held Monday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

This three-day event features a full program of intensive educational seminars, high level industry and government keynote speakers, workshops, networking events and a large trade show exhibition. Each year, the Summit provides food processors, retailers, foodservice, government, military and academic professionals a forum to learn from expert speakers and trainers, exchange ideas, find solutions to current job challenges and engage in networking opportunities. This year the Summit will also address the challenges of the Global Food Community.

The Summit offers two and a half days of intensive education covering traditional concerns (regulatory issues such as food safety legislation and global perspectives on the harmonization of standards) to the rapidly emerging (assuring the safety of perishables and sampling challenges) -- as well as topics that address the very real issue of crisis management. Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Monday, April 12 with the full conference program continuing on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14. The resource-rich exhibition floor offers 200 exhibitors, a New Products Showcase, Poster Abstract Area and the Vendor Track Theatre. The exhibit floor will be open on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14.

The Summit is owned and operated by BNP Media, the world's largest media producer for the food, beverage and packaging industries. For more information on attending or exhibiting, visit www.foodsafetysummit.com or call 847-405-4000.

Contact Information: For Further Information, Contact Amy Riemer Media Relations Contact 978-475-4441