Access Session Previews Before Arriving at The Food Safety Summit

Keynote Presentation to be Broadcast Live, Register Today

Deerfield, Illinois, UNITED STATES

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Food safety professionals planning to attend the 20th Anniversary of The Food Safety Summit next month have an opportunity to watch session previews as part of the First Taste weekly webcast series.  This new and free series include session previews, Summit highlights as well as useful insights and tips in advance of the event, presented by expert members of the Food Safety Summit’s educational advisory board who will be the moderators of the sessions.

The webcasts are available at and include:

  • Introduction to the Food Safety Summits Community Café’s presented by Gary Ades, President of G&L Consulting and Chair of the Summit Educational Advisory Board
  • Food Safety Case Studies Impact on the Supply Chain: Lesson Learned presented by Craig Henry, PhD, Food Safety Consultant, Intro Inc.
  • FSMA Matters – Addressing Multi Agency Jurisdiction and Rules presented by Joe Corby, Executive Director, Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)
  • Preventative Controls for Human Foods and HACCP Classes presented by Donna Schaffner, Assoc. Director, Food Safety, QA & Training, Rutgers University

“Our goal is to educate and inform as many food safety professionals as possible. Outside of our conference agenda, we also strive to bring regularly scheduled content to enhance our audience’s Summit experience, even if they can’t attend,” said Scott Wolters, Director of Conferences and Trade Shows for BNP Media, producers of the Summit. “This is why we’ve produced the First Taste Webcast and plan on broadcasting live the Summit’s keynote.”

The Food Safety Summit will be broadcasting this year’s keynote presentation, delivered by Amazon’s Carletta Ooton, Vice President for Health, Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance. The presentation will be broadcast live on May 9th at 9:30 am and registration is free and is sponsored by Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software. Ooton will discuss Amazon's unique business model and how the company is transforming food safety through big data and technology.

The 20th Annual Food Safety Summit will address the importance of food safety throughout the supply chain, and how each community that makes up the ecosystem is connected.  The education program offers a carefully-curated agenda of case studies, educational sessions, peer-to-peer conversations, and an exhibit hall full of new technologies at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on May 7 - 10, 2018.  Visit to register today and to stay up-to-date on all show updates.

About the Food Safety Summit:
The Food Safety Summit is produced by BNP Media (, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 60+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, webinars, events and market research. For additional information, visit

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