Over 80 food safety experts took part in the speaker faculty at the 2019 Food Safety Summit, which took place May 6-9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

The summit, hosted by BNP Media, the Troy, Mich.-based owner of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, is a solutions-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the food industry, including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia. The summit provides a 4-day comprehensive educational program to learn from subject matter experts, trainers, exchange ideas and find solutions to current job challenges.

"During last year's summit, we focused on the food safety supply chain to develop our communities, and for our 2019 event, we have expanded the opportunity for our attendees to meet with our speaker faculty and subject matter experts to discuss important topics in small group discussions and one-on-one meetings," says Scott Wolters, chief event officer, BNP Media. "The Community Hub, a networking area located at the center of the exhibit hall, is where professionals can gather, learn, network and continue the conversations with speakers and their peers in four quadrants—manufacturing/processing, regulatory, foodservice/retail and hot topics."

New to the show floor will be the Learning Lounge, where subject matter experts will share short insight into a specific topic and then open up a conversation with the audience to answer questions. Topics range from food allergens, cannabis regulations and food safety testing protocols to paperless solutions, certificate classes and more.

Attendees also:

Discovered proactive solutions. Interactive educational sessions and hands-on workshops offer new resources, tools and strategy that can be implemented immediately.

Got certified. Specialized training and certification courses, including HACCP.

Learned how to overcome challenges. Meet with the industry’s premier food safety solution providers demonstrating the latest tools and products that can help your business.

Networked and gained leads. Interact with thousands of food safety professionals representing the entire supply chain on the show floor and during two networking receptions.

Extended credentials. Earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Denver, Colo.

Go to www.foodsafetystrategies.com to learn more.