DEERFIELD, Ill. – The Food Safety Summit this week announced a new Executive Educational Advisory Committee (EEAC) for the 11th annual event. The summit will be held April 27 through April 29 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

“We are pleased to announce our brand new Executive Educational Advisory Committee, a prestigious group of industry professionals who will help us reach our goal of keeping the Food Safety Summit conference fresh, vibrant and focused on specific industry issues, all within the context of a global food supply,” said Scott Wolters, CEM, director of tradeshows and conferences for BNP Media, producers of the event.

The following industry executives will serve on the EEAC:

•   Tim Haley, Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Bush Brothers & Company; Knoxville, TN (Manufacturer)

    Alan Plassche, Co-Founder BP Partners; New Canaan, CT (Consultant)

    Mike Robach, Vice President Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs Cargill; Minneapolis, MN (Manufacturer)

    Caroline Smith de Waal, Director, Food Safety Program Center for Science in the Public Interest ; Washington, DC (Non-Governmental Agency )

    Will Daniels, Vice President, Quality, Food Safety and Organic Integrity Quality Earthbound Farm; San Juan Bautista, CA (Grower)

    Dr. Marion Aller, DVM, DABT, Director, Division of Food Safety Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services; Tallahassee, FL (Public Health Official)

    Donald Zink, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration/CFSAN; College Park, MD (Government)

    Gary Ades, Ph.D., President G&L Consulting Group, L.L.C.; Bentonville, AR (Consultant)

    Thomas A. Packer, Partner Gordon & Rees, LLP; San Francisco, CA (Legal)

    Craig Henry Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Grocery Manufacturers Association; Washington, DC (Trade Association)

    Sharon Wood, Director of Food Safety H-E-B; San Antonio TX (Supermarket)

    David Theno, Ph.D., Sr. Vice President, Chief Product Safety Officer Jack in the Box; San Diego, CA (Foodservice)

    John Spink, Director, Packaging for Food and Product Protection Initiative, Instructor, National Food Safety & Toxicology Center

Michigan State University; Okemos, MI (Food Defense)

    Richard Linton, Ph.D., Professor of Food Safety, Department of Food Science Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN (Academia)

    Scott Brooks, DVM, Director of Quality Assurance Yum! Brands, Inc.; Louisville, KY (Foodservice)

In addition to the educational program, the exhibition hall will feature more than 200 exhibitors, a new products showcase, poster sessions and the vendor track theatre.


Source: BNP Media