My First Experience at the Food Safety Summit

In just a few hours, I will be boarding a plane to Baltimore, MD., where I will be joining more than 1,500 food safety professionals at the 2015 Food Safety Summit.

In just a few hours, I will be boarding a plane to Baltimore, MD., where I will be joining more than 1,500 food safety professionals at the 2015 Food Safety Summit.

Between the city-wide riots and protests over the Freddie Gray case, and the foodborne disease outbreak of last year's Summit, I am expecting this trip to be nothing short of interesting.

The Summit, which is bringing in leaders from big-name companies like ConAgra Foods, US Foods and Hormel Foods, is set to take place April 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

I am excited to start off the week with tomorrow's Integrating the Nation's Food Safety System Forum.

During the forum, the Association of Food & Drugs Officials, or AFDO, will be presenting updates to food safety stakeholders on the varying efforts to integrate the nation's food safety resources. 

In its 17th year, the Summit is designed to meet the educational needs of the entire food industry. From learning to follow the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to common food fraud trends throughout the world to ways to achieve traceability through transparency — I truly believe this show will have something for everyone.

While I have assumed the role of associate editor for the Food Manufacturing brand for one year now, I am still learning about new trends and issues throughout the industry every single day.

I am looking forward to three days packed full of educational sessions, presentations and meetings with various food safety experts to further my knowledge about the vast food industry.

Cheers!

 

 

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