December 2-4, 2020, Schaumburg, IL

The Food Safety Industry’s Premier Event
for Networking and Educational Opportunities

2020 Keynote Speaker

Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response

“At last year’s Food Safety Consortium, Frank Yiannas spoke about the ‘sea change’ happening at FDA and the increased efforts on the part of the agency to drive more transparency and traceability. We look forward to his insights, as well as learning more about FDA’s progress on its initiatives, especially the New Era of Smarter Food Safety,” says Rick Biros, president of Innovative Publishing Co., Inc. and director of the Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo.

Call For Abstracts

The Conference Chairs and organizers are inviting the industry to submit abstracts to be considered for the conference program. Abstract submission is open until March 2, 2020. Submit Your Abstract Today!

BE Iconic™ Podcast

In a new podcast series, Bob Pudlock, president of Gulf Stream Search, hosts Rick Biros, president, publisher and founder of Innovative Publishing, to discuss his 25 years of experience in the food safety space and the evolution he has seen in the industry, which served as the inspiration for the Food Safety Consortium. Listen In

Important Q1 2020 Dates

2020 Consortium Track Chairs Announced

The 2020 Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo features three breakout tracks:

  • Food Safety, chaired by Angela Anandappa, Ph.D., founding director of the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation
  • Food Integrity, chaired by Steven Sklare, president of The Food Safety Academy; and
  • Food Defense, chaired by Jason Bashura, senior manager, global food defense at PepsiCo.

About the Consortium

Food companies are concerned about protecting their customers, their brands and their own company’s financial bottom line. The term “Food Protection” requires a company-wide culture that incorporates food safety, food integrity and food defense into the company’s Food Protection strategy.

Food Safety + Food Integrity + Food Defense = FOOD PROTECTION

The Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo is an educational and networking event for Food Protection that has food safety, food integrity and food defense as the foundation of the educational content of the program.

With a unique focus on science, technology and compliance, the “Consortium” enables attendees to engage in conversations that are critical for advancing careers and organizations alike. Delegates visit with exhibitors to learn about cutting-edge solutions, explore three high-level educational tracks for learning valuable industry trends, and network with industry executives to find solutions to improve quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in the evolving food industry.

With the passage of the Farm Bill, there has been a great deal of interest from the food industry in cannabis-infused foods and beverages, which includes hemp and CBD.

Two conferences under one roof!

The Food Safety Consortium is co-located with The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo, an educational and networking event for cannabis safety and quality solutions. Serving the Midwest market with a unique focus on science, technology and compliance, the Cannabis Quality Conference enables attendees to engage in conversations that are critical in finding solutions to improve regulatory compliance, quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in a quickly evolving cannabis marketplace.

Both conference programs run concurrently, thus, Food Safety Consortium registrants can attend any of the Cannabis Quality Conference presentations and vice versa.

Become an Exhibitor

Interested in exhibiting? Reserving an exhibit space is sound business decision! The Cannabis Quality Conference shares an exhibit floor with The 6th Annual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo.

The Food Safety Consortium has proven to be the place to “Learn It, Experience It, Procure It” – experienced by more than 500 industry professionals in the food safety industry every year!

Your one Exhibit Booth reaches two important Quality Assurance markets: Cannabis and Food Safety!

2019 Exhibitors/Sponsors

Media Partners

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Take advantage of this chance to connect with cannabis industry and food safety professionals in the Greater Chicago Area! Don’t miss this opportunity to network with hundreds of industry stakeholders, get the latest on regulatory developments and see the newest technology disrupting the cannabis space.

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