The Most Critical Issues to Be Presented at This Week's Food Safety Summit

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - The Food Safety Summit has carefully developed an educational program designed to address the critical issues of food producers, processors, retailers, distributors, regulators and trainers. Speakers and exhibitors will offer solutions and tools to advance food safety by providing relevant information and solutions across the entire food supply chain. The 2012 Food Safety Summit will be held Tuesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 19 at the Washington DC Convention Center. To view the full conference program and list of participating companies visit

Food safety and quality assurance professionals from 3M, Abbot Laboratories, Denny's Corp., Dr Pepper Snapple Group, FreshDirect, Kellogg Company, Ken's Foods, Little Caesar Enterprises, Nestlé, Ocean Spray, PepsiCo, Ruby Tuesday, Seattle Fish Company, Stonyfield Farm, Target Corporation, The Cheesecake Factory, Wegmans Food Markets and more will attend.

Topics Include

  • Effective Risk Communication to Service Food Safety Resources
  • Interactive Media Training
  • Prerequisite Program in Support of Food Safety Plans
  • Contemporary Issue in Retail, Foodservice & Grocery
  • Interactive Food Defense Workshop
  • How to Protect your Company with an Effective Food Liability Program
  • HACCP to Lean, Six Sigma
  • Strategies for Pre-Harvesting -- Why Finished Product Testing Will Not Work
  • Training for Results
  • Imported Products -- How to Minimize Risk
  • Field to Fork Traceability: Tracing a Produce Item from Field to Plate
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Update and the Reality of Meeting the Deliverables Mandated by Congress
  • How to Work with Public Health Officials
  • Food Fraud: Economically Motivated Intentional Adulteration
  • Global Food Safety Initiative -- Then, Now and in the Future
  • What Happened at CFP
  • How to Prepare for GFSI-Recognized Certification
  • Reportable Food Registry: 2 Years and What's Next
  • Non-0157 STEC: The Prevalence of an the Strategies and Objectives of the Industry
  • Transportation/Distribution -- Food Safety Forensics What Can Happen During Transportation
  • Town Hall with the USDA and FDA

About the Food Safety Summit
The Food Safety Summit is designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry. The Exhibit Hall of The Food Safety Summit will showcase new products from leading companies including Siemens, Covance, and Alchemy. Details are available at

Contact Information:

Amy Riemer
Media Relations
978-475-4441 (office)
978-502-4895 (mobile)