CEOs From Chiquita Brands and Kwik Trip, Inc. to Mark Their Commitment to Food Safety as the Keynote Speakers for the 2014 Food Safety Summit

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BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - The Food Safety Summit is pleased to announce Ed Lonergan, CEO of Chiquita Brands and Don Zietlow, CEO of Kwik Trip, Inc. as the keynote speakers for the 2014 Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo. During this unique presentation Lonergan and Zietlow will share their passion and commitment to food safety and provide insights on how they work with their food safety professionals to ensure the safest, highest quality products are reaching their customers and consumers. The Summit will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD from April 8 - 10, 2014 with the keynote taking place on Wednesday, April 9.

"Our Educational Advisory Board was instrumental in developing the concept for this keynote presentation as a way to educate our audience of food safety and quality control professionals on how best to work with the C-Suite within their organization," said Scott Wolters, Director for the Food Safety Summit.

During the keynote presentation, Lonergan and Zietlow will share their dedication to working with their food safety professionals and how they have continuously evolved both personally and professionally to get them where they are today. Ed Lonergan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands, a leading international grower, distributor and marketer of nutritious, high-quality fresh and value-added food products. Don Zietlow is the Owner/CEO/President of Kwik Trip, Inc., which is also owned, in part, by his family. Throughout Mr. Zietlow's 50+ years' of experience in the food industry, he has worked in food wholesale distribution, the grocery industry, and the convenience store industry.

Following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to join Dr. Jay L.E. Ellingson, Corporate Director Food Safety and Quality, Kwik Trip, Inc. and Courtney Parker, PhD, Vice President Quality & Food Safety, Chiquita Brands to learn how to work more effectively with the C-Suite/Senior Management at a Food Company.

The entire conference program, is now available live at 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, and academia.

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