Food Safety Solutions for today and tomorrow offered at 2011 Food Safety Summit

The Food Safety Summit's Executive Educational Advisory Council (EEAC), led by Gary Ades, PhD, have been working diligently to provide an extensive education offering at The 2011 Food Safety Summit taking place Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21 in Washington, DC. Registration for the event is now open at with early bird discounts available.

"The 2011 Food Safety Summit is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and solutions available to Food Safety professionals," said Emily Patten, Director of Tradeshows and Conferences for BNP Media, producers of The Food Safety Summit. "During the 3-day event we will be offering more networking opportunities, extensive education sessions, vendor track theaters, an interactive Exhibit Hall, ServSafe Training and Certification Program and much more."

A ServSafe(R) Training and Certification program will be offered on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19. The Food Safety Summit program kicks off on Tuesday, April 19 with three half-day workshops. Speakers will provide in-depth analysis and give attendees the opportunity to discover how issues including Training For Results; Effective Risk Communication In Order To Secure Food Safety Resources; and the Three Pillars Of A Successful Food Liability Program: Prevention, Response and Resolution are implemented at other organizations. Following the workshops at 5:00 pm the exhibitors will host a Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall, giving attendees a chance to meet with the vendors in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The conference sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will feature important government issues including Food Regulations: What New Mandates Face the Food Industry in 2011 and Beyond; The FDA Food Code: Content, Adoption and Implementation to manufacturing issues including Traceability, Managing Allergens and Food Defense to pressing issues including Food Safety Media Training and Working with Public Health Officials. Several companies including Alchemy Systems, Bureau Veritas, DeltaTrak, Ecolab, Eurofins, Ingersoll Rand, New Leaf Food Safety Solutions, Romer Labs and Siemens Industry will offer education sessions in the Vendor Track Theaters.

New this year, the Expo Hall will be open Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Thursday will be "Casual Thursday" where the conference sessions will be held from 8:30 am – 11:45 am followed by lunch to-go. Attendees can either stay and network or have lunch and head back to the office or to the airport. Event sponsors are ARAMARK, iGPS, DNV and Bronze Sponsor Siemens Industry.

About the Food Safety Summit Over 1,400 food manufacturing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals attend The Food Safety Summit to share their knowledge and experiences in interactive workshops, general sessions and on the Exhibit floor where more than 150 companies display products and services and the latest information in fighting contamination. The 13th annual Food Safety Summit will be held Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. For more information, call 847/405-4000 or visit

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