The 2015 Food Safety Summit, which will take place April 28-30 in Baltimore, will continue its goal of “Providing Solutions for Today and Planning for Tomorrow” with focused sessions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates, a full-day forum on integrating the nation’s food safety system, a session on the 2014 foodborne outbreak and much more.

Right before the conference, show host BNP Media, the Troy, Mich.-based parent company of Beverage Industry, will offer pre-conference Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Seafood HACCP training on April 27. To kick off the event on April 28, The Association of Food and Drug Officials will present a full-day information-sharing forum to provide updates on the many efforts and projects in place to integrate the nation’s food safety resources.

On April 29, Food Safety Summit will host its Keynote Session, featuring a panel of experts, including Donnie Temperley, vice president of operations at Hormel Foods; Keith Carango, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Cheesecake Factory; and Charlean Gmunder, former vice president of manufacturing at Chiquita Brands, moderated by Will Daniels, former senior vice president of operations at Earthbound Farms.

On April 30, attendees can sit in on an open conversation with government officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Association of Food and Drug Officials and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to these events, 2015 Food Safety Summit attendees will have the opportunity to experience  the exhibit hall; a Hot Topics general session; workshops covering topics such as allergen and temperature controls, reducing risks, finance, consumer food safety education, traceability and transparency, foreign supplier verification, and social media; and a special session inspired by the foodborne disease outbreak at the 2014 Food Safety Summit that will look at outbreak investigations and preventing future outbreaks.

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