May 7-10, 2018

Rosemont, Illinois

Donald Stephens Convention Center

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At A Glance


Print Schedule-at-a-Glance

Monday, May 7

Certification Courses

   Seafood HACCP - Segment 2   (1-day)
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training   (2-day)
Professional Food Safety Auditor Training   (2-day)
Preventive Controls for Animal Food   (2.5-day)
Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) (2-day)
Preventive Controls for Human Foods   (2.5 days)
HACCP Training   (2.5 days)


Tuesday, May 8

8:30am – 11:30am

Session 1: Food Safety Case Studies Impact on the Supply Chain: Lessons Learned

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Session 2: How To Get And Maintain Cooperation Between Departments
Session 3: The Future of Traceability in the Global Supply Chain

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session 4: How A Company Can Effectively Manage Food Safety Across Its Supply Chain
Session 5: Global Regulatory System in the Supply Chain

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome Reception on the Show Floor


Wednesday, May 9

8:00am – 9:00am

Session 6: Foodservice/Retailer Community Discussion Group
Session 7: Manufacturer/Processor/Supplier Community Group
Session 8: Distributor Community Discussion Group
Session 9: Regulatory Community Discussion Group

9:15am – 10:30am
Amazon’s Approach to Innovation and What it Means for Food Safety


10:30am – 2:30pm

Solution Stage Presentations

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Session 10: FSMA Matters – Addressing Multi Agency Jurisdiction and Rules
Session 11: Foodbourne Outbreaks 101: Introduction to Outbreak Investigations
Session 12: How Can Big Data and Social Media Be Used in Food Safety Communication and Management?
Session 13: Microbial Interventions Across the Supply Chain

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Session 14: Foodservice Food Safety - A Recipe for Success
Session 15: Supplier Verification, Foreign and Domestic
Session 16: Sanitation Best Practices and Strategies for Pathogen Control
Session 17: Food Fraud Prevention – How to Start and How Much Is Enough

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Food Safety Summit  Networking Reception


Thursday, May 10

8:00am – 9:00am

Session 18: Danger! Pitfalls of converting HACCP Plans to FSMA Food Safety Plans
Session 19: Co-Packers Selection and Monitoring
Session 20: The Changing Face of GMPs-cGMPS
Session 21:
Cold Chain Management - From Origin to End User

9:15am – 10:30am
Ask the Official :
An Interactive Town Hall

10:30am – 2:30pm
Solution Stage Presentations
2:45pm – 4:00pm

Session 22: Lessons Learned from Recent FDA Inspections: Avoiding the Mistakes that Lead to Recalls and Suspensions
Session 23: Practical Solutions for Prevention and Control of Norovirus
Session 24: 2017 Food Code Update – Most Recent Changes for Retail
Session 25: Stop Foodborne Illness; Past, Present & Future

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Session 26: High-Profile Foodborne Illness Lawsuits: A View from the Inside