Leaders From FDA, Kwik Trip, University of Arkansas, Sodexo and The Cheesecake Factory Join Food Safety Summit Executive Educational Advisory Committee

Call for Speakers for 2013 Event Now Online

DEERFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - The Food Safety Summit is the leading forum on food safety and food security with an in-depth conference program offering solutions for today and planning for tomorrow, featuring the world's leading authorities examining the most up-to-date innovations in the industry. For the first time, the Food Safety Summit's Executive Educational Advisory Committee (EEAC) have announced a Call for Speakers for the 2013 event; taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD April 30- May 2, 2013.

"The Food Safety Summit has become the leading industry event thanks in large part to the dedication and commitment of our Executive Educational Advisory Committee. We are pleased to welcome new members to the committee who will be adding their insight and knowledge to the development of the 2013 program," said Scott Wolters, Director, Tradeshows & Conferences for BNP Media. "For this year's event we are inviting industry experts to submit abstracts to be considered speakers by the EEAC. The EEAC wants to ensure that we are offering sessions on the most pressing issues facing the industry." To upload an abstract to be considered visit www.foodsafetysummit.com

Industry leaders who will be on the Executive Educational Advisory Committee include 
(* new)

  • Gary Ades, Ph.D., President, G&L Consulting Group, LLC
  • Al Baroudi, Ph.D., Vice President, Quality Assurance Food Safety, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated*
  • Jason Bashura, General Health Scientist, Food Defense Oversight Team, FDA*
  • Will Daniels, Senior VP Operations and Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farms
  • Jay Ellingson, Ph.D., Corporate Director Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Kwik Trip*
  • Oscar Garrison Assistant Commissioner, Consumer Protection, Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Peter Good, Owner, Peter Good Seminars
  • Craig Henry, Ph.D., ERS Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Hal King, Ph.D.,  Director of Food and Product Safety, Chick-fil-A
  • John Marcy, Ph.D., Professor and Poultry Processing Specialist, University of Arkansas*
  • Gina Nicholson, RS, Food Safety and Quality Manager, The Kroger Co.
  • Tom Packer, Partner, Gordon & Reed, LLP
  • John Spink, Ph.D., Associate Director & Assistant Professor of Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program, MSU, School of Criminal Justice
  • Brian Turner, Senior Manager, Food Safety Information Services, Sodexo*
  • Sharon Wood, Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, H-E-B

In keeping with the theme of the Food Safety Summit -- Solutions for Today, Planning for Tomorrow -- sessions must offer key food safety solutions, including Allergens, Crisis Planning, Food Safety Modernization Act, Global Food Supply, HACCP, Imports/Exports, Pest Control, Traceability, or Transportation/Distribution, etc. Call for Speakers is open through October 12, 2012. The EEAC will review the submissions and reserves the final right to select the speakers and topics to be presented.

Details and registration information is available at www.foodsafetysummit.com

Contact Information:

Amy Riemer
Media Relations