Colutions for Today, planning for tomorrow

May 7-10, 2018

Rosemont, Illinois

Donald Stephens Convention Center

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2017 Schedule of Events

The 2017 program offers many new and innovative features, further positioning the Summit as the leader in the food safety sector.
Additionally, earn up to 25.5 hours of continuing education credit through The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

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At A Glance


Print Schedule-at-a-Glance

Monday, May 8

Certification Courses

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Seafood HACCP - Segment 2 
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training
Professional Food Safety Auditor Training 
Preventive Controls for Human Foods


Tuesday, May 9

8:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop 1: The Latest in Listeria Control

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Workshop 2: Preventive Controls & Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA): The Basics and Sustainment 
Workshop 3: A Guide to Success as a Food Safety Professional
Workshop 4: Integrated Food Safety System Update

5:00pm – 7:00pm
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN: Welcome Reception


Wednesday, May 10

8:00am – 9:00am

Session 1: Extending Your Community: Retail
Session 2: Extending Your Community: Foodservice
Session 3: Extending Your Community: Manufacturing
Session 4: Extending Your Community: Distribution
Session 5: Extending Your Community: Regulatory

9:15am – 10:30am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Hot Topics in Food Safety
10:30am – 2:30pm
Solutions Stage Presentations 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Session 6: Foodborne Outbreaks 101: Introduction to Outbreak Investigation
Session 7: Are You Overlooking Physical Hazards in Your Hazard Analysis?
Session 8: The Food Code: What It Is and What It Can Be
Session 9: Responding to the Food Industry's 2AM Call - Food Safety Crisis Communications Planning and the Use of Social Media

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Session 10: My New FSMA Inspection Is Coming: Expectations On Both Sides
Session 11: The Importance of the Environmental Component of Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations
Session 12: How Strong Food Safety Systems Enable Food Rescue Programs to Reduce Food Waste 
Session 13: Food Defense Perspectives Within a Food Protection Landscape

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Food Safety Summit Gives Back Networking Reception
Sani AwardsTM


Thursday, May 11

8:00am – 9:00am

Session 14: FSMA Produce Safety Rule
Session 15: Home Delivery - A Growing Market On the Horizon Which Brings New Challenges
Session 16: When FDA Comes Knocking: How the Pathogens in Your Drain Could Lead to Criminal Charges
Session 17: How Food Can Be Contaminated with Allergens

9:15am – 10:30am
TOWN HALL: A Candid Conversation with Top Regulators
NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards
10:30am – 2:30pm
Solutions Stage Presentations 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Session 18: Using 2nd Party Audits for FSMA Compliance Successfully
Session 19: Supply Chain Management - Copacker, Global, Local Sourcing, Metrics
Session 20: Food Fraud and Vulnerability Assessment
Session 21: Federal Menu Labeling Requirements and Claims

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Session 22: Never Say Never: Case Studies from Recent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks That Blindsided Us All