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Food safety in Pack Expo spotlight


May 13, 2015
By Bakers Journal

May 12, 2015, Reston, Va. — The Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-7632), organized and brought to you by the Food Safety Summit, will return to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO (Sept. 28-30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the Food Safety Summit.

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, a regular PACK EXPO feature since 2010, brings together experts in food production and food safety for a series of educational opportunities. Subject matter experts will provide information focused on best practices and recent advances on the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as important topics including HACCP, food fraud, federal and state regulations, environmental monitoring, allergens and compliance issues.

“Since FSMA was announced in 2011, manufacturers have, out of necessity, been hyper-focused on food safety issues,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “The Food Safety Summit Resource Center gives PACK EXPO attendees a chance to get the specific information they need to stay abreast of this important issue.”

FSMA rules, which are still in the process of being finalized, attack food safety concerns proactively, taking a stance that favors prevention over recovery.

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“Food safety violations and product recalls will cost your company money and devalue your brand. That’s unacceptable at best. The Food Safety Summit Resource Center is a place where PACK EXPO attendees address their specific questions with leading experts — so they can return to the office better educated and ready to put plans into motion to avoid violations and recalls,” says Scott Wolters, Food Safety Summit event director.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 welcomes the co-located Pharma EXPO (produced in cooperation with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) for the first time. More than 30,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors will be on hand for the show and its more than 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Registration is $30, but increases to $100 after Sept. 14. Learn more about the shows in general, and the Food Safety Summit Resource Center in particular, at packexpolasvegas.com.