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2017 Food Safety Summit

Outstanding accomplishments in food safety recognized by NSF

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ANN ARBOR, MI – NSF International, a global public health and safety organization that provides food safety and quality assurance services across all food supply chain sectors, announced the recipients of the 2017 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards at the 2017 Food Safety Summit outside of Chicago this past week. NSF International’s Food Safety Leadership Awards… Continue Reading

Menu labeling might lose congressional backing before it starts

If the mood at one of the final sessions of last week’s Food Safety Summit near Chicago said anything, it said federal menu labeling might be “A Bridge Too Far.” Panelists acknowledged they thought about canceling the session after the Food and Drug Administration opted to again delay enforcement of the regulations, this time for… Continue Reading

Top food safety regulators say D.C. transition going smoothly

CHICAGO — America’s top cops in food safety gathered for a “Town Hall” Thursday morning at the 2017 Food Safety Summit. They let the attendees know that if they were worried about the transition in government, they can forget about it. From the states’ perspective, the Association of Food and Drug Officials’ Joseph Corby spoke of unprecedented cooperation…. Continue Reading

Research shows food safety gaps in home-delivery meal kits

Failure of cold-chain results in ready-to-cook meal kits with 'microbial loads off the charts'

CHICAGO — A Rutgers University professor Thursday poured some cold water on those trendy ready-to-cook dinner packages being delivered to homes across America, especially those with meat included. Speaking on the final day of  the 2017 Food Safety Summit in a session on “Home Delivery,” the professor of human ecology presented results of a Rutgers-Tennessee State University study… Continue Reading

FSMA tops ‘Hot Topics’ at 2017 Food Safety Summit keynote

CHICAGO — On a keynote panel mostly about the angst being felt around food safety, Costco’s Craig Wilson was the calmest guy in the house. And why not? When Wilson, Costco Wholesale Corporation’s vice president for food safety, asked those in the 1,000-seat theater if any of them had Costco cards, half to two-thirds raised their hands…. Continue Reading

Listeria control workshop opens 2017 Food Safety Summit

CHICAGO — There is a war on against deadly Listeria, and the facts on the ground are changing in some dramatic ways. Ten generals in that war took to the stage here Tuesday at 2017 Food Safety Summit for reports on what they called “The Latest in Listeria Control.” Few Americans paid much attention to Listeria until… Continue Reading

Food Safety Summit 2017: Events, courses begin today

Food Safety Summit week begins today with sold-out certification courses and continues through Thursday, with more than 1,700 attendees expected for the annual conference and trade show. While food safety is the overall theme of the week, one pathogen in particular is in the spotlight this year at the Food Safety Summit in the Donald… Continue Reading

Auditor credential program added to Food Safety Summit

Professionals in the food safety auditing arena are exercising practical application of the old adage if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem with the launch of a credentialing program. The course work and independent exam have been in the work for six years and will debut at the 2017 Food… Continue Reading

The Produce Rule comes into focus at Food Safety Summit

Few things are certain in farming and no amount of planning can prevent or undo the damage of an untimely hail storm or hard freeze. But there’s one thing one thing produce growers and packers already know about the 2018 season. They know whether they are among the 35,000 operations that must comply with new… Continue Reading

Hot topics front and center at Food Safety Summit 2017

Impact of President Trump's 2-for-1 regulation rule, Listeria control are of high interest this year

The largest Food Safety Summit in the event’s history was the 18th annual summit in 2016, but attendee registrations and show floor booth reservations are on track for year 19 to set new records. Scheduled for May 8-11 at the Stephens Convention Center near O’Hare International Airport in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, the… Continue Reading