April 30th through May 2nd may be a few days worth paying attention to if food safety is on your mind. The Food Safety Summit Expo & Conference will be held this year at the Baltimore Convention Center. The 2013 program offers numerous talks, panels, presentations, displays, and training sessions focused on food safety.
This year’s keynote address will come from Will Daniels, Sr. Vice President, Operations and Organic Integrity of Earthbound Farm, and will take on the issue of facilitating collaboration between academic institutions, businesses, and governmental interests. Panels will focus on a host of topics including: traceability, social media, allergen control, liability issues, addressing Listeria, amongst many other concerns. In the Exhibition Hall various exhibitors and exhibitor showcases will be featured May 1st through the 2nd. Training sessions this year include HACCP training, ServSafe® certification, and a chance to check out the new Food Defense Plan Builder by the FDA.