MCLEAN, Va. — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is bringing six food safety educational sessions to the PROCESS EXPO show floor by partnering with Food Safety Summit. Experts will present and lead discussions on inspections and investigations, produce processor safety and food fraud.

The educational sessions will be free and open to all PROCESS EXPO attendees. Two courses will be held each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Tuesday, Oct. 8 through Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Food Safety Summit Theater on the show floor.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Steven Mandernach, executive director of the Association of Food & Drug Officials, will present on state and local inspections and investigations, followed by a presentation on food safety tips for produce processors by Will Daniels, president of IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group’s produce division, in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, John Spink, Ph.D., of Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative will discuss food fraud and intentional adulteration. Then, Alvin Lee, director of the Center for Processing and Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology will present on microbial interventions.

Finally, on Thursday, Oct. 10, Shawn K. Stevens, attorney at Food Industry Counsel, LLC, will present “What Food Processors Need to Know to Protect Their Brand.” The final presentation will cover the impact of the Food Safety Transportation Act on processors, featuring Lance Roberts, Dallas branch manager for Becker Logistics.

“Food safety is a top concern for our exhibitors and attendees, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Food Safety Summit who will be providing outstanding sessions led by subject matter experts to educate our members on key elements of this important topic,” said Jarrod McCarroll, chairman of FPSA and president of Weber, Inc. “This topic knows no boundaries and is relevant across all industry segments.”


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