Banner Year for 15th Annual Food Safety Summit; Event Attracts 1,500 Industry Professionals - A 20% Increase in Attendance
BALTIMORE, MD May 8, 2013 – Over 1,500 government, industry and academic professionals attended last week’s Food Safety Summit, which was held for the first time with resounding success at the Baltimore Convention Center. Summit attendees were provided with timely workshops and informative sessions from leaders in the industry include FDA’s Mike Taylor, USDA’s Elisabeth Hagen, AFDO’s Joe Corby and Earthbound Farm’s Will Daniels.
Food safety leaders promote collaboration
BALTIMORE — Integration was a recurring theme at the 12th annual Food Safety Summit where produce professionals, government officials and non-governmental organization leaders repeatedly said collaboration at all levels will be the key to success. Source: The Packer
Earthbound Farm exec questions FSMA rule's generic E. coli standard
The most prominent advocate for test-and-hold to prevent pathogens in fresh produce thinks FDA is pursuing the wrong agricultural water standard in its proposed produce safety rule by embracing generic E. coli as an indicator for pathogens in irrigation water. Source: Food Chemical News
Earthbound VP Says Company Will Share Food Safety Information
Eartbound Farm Sr. VP and Food Safety Magazine Editorial Advisory Board member Will Daniels makes news at the Food Safety Summit.
BALTIMORE — Food safety should not be a competitive advantage as far as Will Daniels is concerned, and the senior vice president of Earthbound Farm backed that up by announcing the company will open its wash line and facilities to give competitors information on beefing up their own food safety programs.
Source: Food Safety Magazine
Food Safety Industry Set to Gather Next Week in Baltimore for the 15th Annual Food Safety Summit – April 30 – May 2, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL, April 24, 2013 - Next week nearly 1,500 leaders of the food safety industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia will gather in Baltimore for the 15th Annual Food Safety Summit. The Summit is designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry and will offer three days of timely and informative sessions and a trade show floor offering the latest products and services from leaders in the industry.
Free Checkit wireless monitoring system up for grabs at the Food Safety Summit
Competition for new food safety monitoring and HACCP solution on booth 421 at Baltimore Convention Center, April 30th - May 2nd 2013
April 23, 2013 – Visitors to next week’s Food Safety Summit at the Baltimore Convention Centre, have the chance to win a free Checkit food safety monitoring solution worth over $2,000. Checkit is the new intelligent wireless system that helps restaurants, supermarkets and food outlets to streamline and automate their HACCP monitoring processes and reduce the risk of food borne illness.
Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns for PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2013
Reston, Va.; April 2, 2013 — PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is excited to announce it will team with B-to-B media company BNP Media to bring the latest iteration of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23-25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.)
DuPont Qualicon is now DuPont Nutrition & Health
WILMINGTON, Del., March 27, 2013 DuPont has recently combined three of its food-related units (Danisco, Solae and Qualicon) into one robust business called DuPont Nutrition & Health. This newly organized business is dedicated to delivering premier ingredients and advanced diagnostics that help food companies deliver safer, healthier and more nutritious food
Keynote Speaker to Discuss Produce: Control Through the Continuum; Three Conference Panels to Also Focus on Produce
BALTIMORE, MD, March 18, 2013 - Food safety professionals will have the opportunity to hear from this year’s keynote speaker Will Daniels, Senior Vice President, Operations and Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farm, recognized by Food Safety News as “The Best of Food Safety”. Daniels will present, “Produce – Control Through the Continuum,” where he will address the need to have better collaboration between industry and government with emphasis on breaking old models and creating new ones that focus on transparency, understanding and a desire to truly protect public health. The Food Safety Summit will be held Tuesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center, MD.
Food Safety Summit Partners with Association of Food & Drug Officials; Offering Five AFDO Members Scholarships to Attend
DEERFIELD, IL, February 11, 2013- The Food Safety Summit is proud to be partnering with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) for the 2013 event. Following the 2012 keynote presentation of then AFDO President Oscar Garrison, the Food Safety Summit made a commitment to support AFDO members and offer scholarships to attend what Mr. Garrison, Division Director, Consumer Protection, Georgia Dept. of Agriculture called the "most important food safety event of the year". BNP Media, owners of the Summit are pleased to be supporting five AFDO members who may not otherwise have the chance to attend this event due to travel constraints. The three-day conference and trade show, now in its 15th year and will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center, April 30 - May 2, 2013.
Relevant and Timely Food Safety Information and Solutions to be Addressed at 15th Annual Food Safety Summit
DEERFIELD, IL, January 7, 2013- The Food Safety Summit Executive Educational Advisory Committee (EEAC) announces the education program for the 2013 Food Safety Summit has been finalized and will reach food safety professionals desks both online and in print in the coming days. The three day conference and trade show, now in its 15th year, moves to a new location in Baltimore, MD and introduces exciting new innovative developments for the industry. This event will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center, April 30 - May 2, 2013.
Dairy Foods Aligns with Food Safety Summit as Media Partner
Deerfield, IL, November 27 – Dairy Foods is pleased to announce its new role as the exclusive dairy publication serving as a media partner for the annual Food Safety Summit. “This is a great opportunity for Dairy Foods to extend and further demonstrate our commitment to food safety, something that’s always top-of- mind for dairy processors,” says Publisher Tom Imbordino.
Will Daniels, SVP at Earthbound Farm, to Address the Future of Food Safety as Keynote Speaker for 2013 Food Safety Summit
BALTIMORE, MD, October 22, 2012 – Food safety professionals will have the opportunity to hear from Will Daniels, Senior Vice President, Operations and Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farm, who will be the keynote speaker for the Food Safety Summit on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center, MD. During the keynote, The Future of Food Safety: When Industry, Academia and Regulators Work Together, Daniels will address the need to have better collaboration between industry and government with emphasis on breaking old models and creating new ones that focus on transparency, understanding and a desire to truly protect public health.
DuPont Nutrition & Health to Collaborate with AvidBiotics on Food Protection Technologies
Novel Proteins Attack Unwanted Bacteria for Improved Food Safety, Quality and Shelf-Life
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19, 2012 – DuPont Nutrition & Health today announced a strategic collaboration with AvidBiotics Corporation to develop novel bactericidal protein technologies. Through this agreement, which includes a DuPont Ventures equity investment, DuPont will gain exclusive, worldwide rights to the technologies for food and food protection applications. .
USDA issues letter of no objection for Neogen’s NeoSEEK™ STEC detection system
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 — Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a letter of no objection for the use of Neogen’s NeoSEEK™ pathogen DNA detection method to detect Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STECs).
Dr. David Acheson Joins SafetyChain Software Board of Directors
San Rafael, CA – August 22, 2012 – SafetyChain Software – innovators of realtime food safety chain management solutions that help companies manage regulatory, non-regulatory and customer-driven safety and quality compliance along their entire supply chains – is very pleased to announce that Dr. David Acheson has joined its Board of Directors
Quantum Foods Selects SafetyChain Software’s SafetyChain for Food™ to Take Its Recognized Focus on Exceeding Food Safety & Quality Standards to Even Higher Level
San Rafael, CA – August 14, 2012 – SafetyChain Software, innovators of real time safety chain management solutions, is pleased to announce that Quantum Foods, LLC, an industry leading protein supplier to world-class companies and organizations in more than 15 countries, has selected SafetyChain for Food™ to take its recognized focus on exceeding food safety & quality standards to an even higher level.
Executive Educational Advisory Committee Members Announced for 2013 Food Safety Summit
Leaders from FDA, Kwik Trip, University of Arkansas, Sodexo and The Cheesecake Factory Join EEAC
DEERFIELD, IL, July 10, 2012 –The Food Safety Summit is the leading forum on food safety and food security with an in-depth conference program offering solutions for today and planning for tomorrow, featuring the world's leading authorities examining the most up-to-date innovations in the industry. For the first time, the Food Safety Summit's Executive Educational Advisory Committee (EEAC) have announced a Call for Speakers for the 2013 event; taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD April 30- May 2, 2013.
USDA FSIS Issues Letter of No Objection for BAX® System STEC Suite
WILMINGTON, Del., June 7, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a letter of no objection to DuPont’s claim that the BAX® System STEC suite is comparable to the FSIS reference method MLG 5B.01 for detecting top Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STEC).
Collaboration is Key Theme at 2012 Food Safety Summit; Event Attracts 1,300 Industry Professionals from Government, Academia and Industry
WASHINGTON, DC April 24, 2012 – As the Food Safety Summit Town Hall drew to a close it was evident that the overriding theme of the four day event was collaboration. Having industry and government working together to keep America’s food supply safe was of utmost importance. This message was delivered by the keynote speaker Oscar Garrison, President of the Association of Food & Drug Officials and from Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, FDA and Elizabeth Hagen, MD, Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA as well as from dozens of speakers at many of the conference sessions.
SafetyChain Software™ Announces Innovations that Enhance Ability to Enforce Food Safety & Quality Compliance Realtime “In the Cloud"
Food Safety Summit, Booth 626, April 17, 2012 – SafetyChain Software, headquartered in San Rafael, CA, announces v5 of its SafetyChain for Food™ – a new class of Food Safety Chain Management™ solutions that allow realtime enforcement of food safety & quality compliance along all points of a food supply chain.A key innovation of SafetyChain for Food v5 is the ability for all participants in a company’s supply chain to deploy scheduled tasks for food safety monitoring and/or quality attribute testing data to mobile devices – with realtime analysis and actionable results. Sample task scheduling integrated with mobile data capture/analysis/alerts speeds throughput and promotes immediate corrective action – inbound, during production and outbound.
New Products from Sani Professional
Sani Professional offers another breakthrough product with NoroCLoth™, a non-woven, disposable germicidal wipe, pre-moistened with a stabilized bleach solution equivalent to a 1:10 dilution. In addition, No-Rinse Table Turners® Sanitizing Wipes will change the way foodservice cleans and sanitizes.
Sani Professional® to Introduce Two New Products at 2012 Food Safety Summit
NoroCLoth™ and Table Turners® Sanitizing Wipes added to product line
Orangeburg, NY (March 26, 2012) -- Sani Professional®, the global leader in pre-moistened wipes, continues to reinvent clean with two exciting new products that will be showcased in Booth 323 at the 2012 Food Safety Summit on April 17-19 taking place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Also featured will be the Sani Professional® product line with solutions for hand and surface cleaning and sanitizing.
Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns for PACK EXPO Int’l 2012
Reston, Va.; March 1, 2012 — PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and BNP Media, a B to B Media company and organizer of the Food Safety Summit, are pleased to announce the Food Safety Summit Resource Center will be featured at PACK EXPO International 2012 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Oct. 28–31).
BNP Media and PMMI are jointly promoting the Food Safety Summit Resource Center, where leading experts will be on hand to answer attendees’ questions.
Top Executives at USDA and FDA to Host Town Hall Discussion at Food Safety Summit
FDA’s Mike Taylor and USDA’s Elisabeth Hagen, MD to Share a Panel Discussion; FDA / FSS collaborating to provide Food Defense Workshop via FoodSHIELD Webinar
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 — The Food Safety Summit is proud to announce a very special and informative Food Safety Summit Town Hall with Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Food and Drug Administration and Elisabeth Hagen, MD., Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Town Hall will take place at the Food Safety Summit on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Washington DC Convention Center. This will be an interactive session, post a question for either Mr. Taylor or Dr. Hagen.
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) welcomes new Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
SAN ANTONIO, TX, Jan. 10, 2012 – Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has named Patricia Wester, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Wester is a veteran of food safety in both Domestic and International firms. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Poultry Science from the University of Florida. She began her career in food safety at ABC Research Corp., Gainesville, Florida, where she worked on emerging issues such as Listeria detection and control of RTE Meat and Poultry plants. Recently, she has focused on the further development of global, third party certification auditing programs and their use under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Digital Brochure of 2012 Food Safety Summit Conference Program Now Availalbe for Download
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 10, 2012 – With over 88 hours of education planned during 4-days, the 2012 Food Safety Summit will be the place to be for solutions and planning for all food safety issues and concerns for today and in the future. With a stellar program planned which includes speakers from government, academia, corporations and foodservice establishments, the most pressing topics of today will be addressed. The Summit will take place April 17-19, 2012 in Washington, DC.
BAX® System Receives FDA Equivalence for Detecting Salmonella Enteritidis in Eggs
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 13, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded test method equivalency to the BAX® System from DuPont Qualicon for detecting Salmonella enteritidis in eggs.
Plan to Attend the Food Safety Summit in Washington DC April 17-19, 2012
DEERFIELD, IL, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 – The Food Safety Summit meets the needs of the entire marketplace – food producers, processors, retailers, distributors and regulators. The four- day comprehensive education program offers expert speakers and trainers; an expansive exhibit floor is where attendees will find solutions to current challenges and networking events offer the opportunity to exchange valuable ideas. The Food Safety Summit is the must attend industry gathering to focus on solutions for today and planning for tomorrow. Highlights include:
Timely and Informative Education Sessions Planned for 2012 Food Safety Summit "Solutions for Today, Planning for Tomorrow"
Oscar Garrison, Division Director, Consumer Protection, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and President of the Association of Food & Drug Officials to Present Keynote
WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2011 — The Food Safety Summit Executive Educational Advisory Committee (EEAC) has developed a four day conference program offering Solutions for Today and Planning for Tomorrow. There are several brand new sessions including an Industry-Foodborne Illness Investigation Training; Food Defense Workshop with the FDA; Updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Reality of Meeting the Deliverables Mandated by Congress; Food Fraud: Economically Motivated Intentional Adulteration; and a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) session led by Yves Rey, Chairperson of GFSI, Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone
Expanded Database Advances Identification Capabilities of the DuPont™ RiboPrinter® System
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17, 2011– DuPont Qualicon has added over 1,500 patterns to its RiboPrinter® System database, providing pharmaceutical and food companies, public health practitioners and epidemiologists with more of the information they need to identify contaminating bacteria in their production environments. With the DUP 2011 update, the RiboPrinter® System now contains over 8,500 RiboPrint™ patterns or “fingerprints” of bacteria in its onboard reference database. Many of these new patterns, such as Corynebacterium and Bacillus, are of significant value to the pharmaceutical sector.
DeltaTRAK® to Showcase Bacterial Enzyme Detection Technology at 6th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology
DeltaTRAK Introduces Innovative Pathogen Screening Technology to Pharmaceutical Industry at PDA Annual Meeting
PLEASANTON, Calif., October 3, 2011 -- DeltaTRAK®,a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions and bacteria detection technologies for the pharmaceutical industry, today announced it plans to showcase the DeltaTRAK FlashCheck bacterial enzyme detection systems at its booth (#31) at the Parenteral Drug Associations' 6th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology in Bethesda, Maryland October 17 through 18, 2011. The bacterial enzyme detection systems include the FlashCheck Real-Time Bacterial Enzyme Detection kit system and FluoreCheck Assay kit system designed to be used with a digital handheld fluorometer. Both systems can be used as general screening tests. The FluoreCheck Assay system can also be used to identify specific strains of harmful bacteria in liquids or emulsified samples from surfaces of equipment. Using the bacterial enzyme detection systems will allow pharmaceutical manufacturers to identify the presence of bacteria in their manufacturing facility in as little as 20 minutes.
Food Safety Summit Resource Center at Pack Expo Brings Packaging, Processing & Food Safety Together
PACK EXPO / BNP Media Partnership delivers leading experts for one-on-one meetings with PACK EXPO Int’l attendees
DEERFIELD, IL, September 26, 2011 — With leading experts on hand to address food safety themes and answer specific questions, the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO International 2011 (Las Vegas Convention Center, September 26-28) will help manufacturers and processors respond to the challenges they face on the job.
VIGILAIR Systems at Pack Expo 2011
UVGI Technology Kills Surface & Air Pathogens Challenged by Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
NORTH TONAWANDA, NY - VIGILAIR Systems, Inc. with headquarters in Western New York, will exhibit at Pack Expo International at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 26 - 28, 2011 (Booth #6730). Pack Expo brings the entire packaging and processing industry supply chain together for three days with more than 1,600 exhibitors and 25,000 attendees from major consumer and industrial goods companies, representing over 110 countries. At Pack Expo, VIGILAIR will be presenting their third generation Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) system for packaging sanitization with a higher intensity and improved efficiency.
Be a Subject Matter Expert at the Food Safety Summit Resource Center
Food Safety Summit - July 14, 2011 - We are pleased to announce that we have once again entered into a joint partnership program with PMMI to host the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at Pack Expo, taking place September 26-28, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pack Expo is the largest packaging and processing trade show and conference with over 25,000 packaging and processing industry professionals in attendance.
DeltaTRAK® Sponsors Food Safety Expert on Food Handler Training Panel at NEHA Educational Conference
Experts to Debate Issues and Implementation of Recently Passed Food Safety Modernization Act
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 2, 2011 -- DeltaTRAK®, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions today announced its sponsorship of food safety expert George Nakamura’s participation in an educational panel session taking place at the National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference June 18th in Columbus, Ohio. The panel will consist of industry leading food safety experts who will be tasked to discuss the issues of and legislative requirements concerning the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition to participating on the panel Mr. Nakamura will be presenting his research and paper on the new California Food Safety Training and Certification legislation (Senate bill 602). For a copy of Mr. Nakamura’s presentation contact DeltaTRAK marketing at email@example.com.
DeltaTRAK® Announces New FlashLink™ RF Logger with External Probe for Wireless Temperature Monitoring
External Probe Provides Product Temperature Tracking Capability for Wireless Monitoring System
PLEASANTON, Calif., May 17, 2011 -- DeltaTRAK®, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions today announced the introduction of its new RF Logger with external probe. The FlashLink™ RF Logger with an external probe is designed for use with the FlashLink RF 2.4 GHz Wireless System to monitor product using its active RFID capability. The loggers can be used to monitor temperatures by either penetrating the product with the probe or by placing it between boxes or packages of product.
STR Responsible Sourcing Introduces FaST Audit Tool For C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Audits
Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2011 – Specialized Technology Resources (STR) Responsible Sourcing, a leading global provider of corporate responsibility auditing and consulting services, today announced the introduction of its FaST audit tool for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) security audits. This new, streamlined product is designed to provide meaningful data that retailers and importers can use to improve supply chain security.