The Food Safety Consortium, is co-located with the Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo this year, which means attendees at each conference will have the opportunity to mix, mingle, and attend sessions at both conferences. Visit the “CQCE” site for more information.

October 1 – 3, 2019, Schaumburg, IL

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

2019 Keynote Speaker Announced

Innovative Publishing Co., publisher of Food Safety Tech, has announced that Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at FDA, will serve as the keynote speaker to kick off the 2019 Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo on October 1. The Consortium is the industry’s leading food safety event for networking and educational opportunities, and takes place October 1–3 in Schaumburg, IL.  – Learn More

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

FSSC 22000 Focus Event 2019

Key members of the FSSC 22000 Team will provide an update on the latest FSSC 22000 developments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • the newly published FSSC 22000 Version 5
  • the impact of the new ISO 22000:2018
  • the application of the FSSC Global Markets Program to smaller and medium sized organizations.

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For CFBN Members

“We are so pleased to welcome Innovative Publishing Company as a partner,” said Alan Reed, executive director of Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network. “Food Safety Tech and the Food Safety Conference and Expo provide incredible value to our members. We are thrilled to be connecting the leaders of the food & beverage industry in Chicagoland with this kind of industry knowledge and expertise. CFBN Members Learn More

Pricing & Registration

Full Conference Registration

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!

What is new at the Food Safety Consortium?
Much more value!

  1. New lower registration pricing. – Full Conference registration starts at $795. A single day registration starts at $50.
  2. New combined PCQI Training with Conference registration options: – Full Conference Registration including PCQI training starts at $845, that’s $150 less than the going rate for most PCQI Training and yes it includes the full conference as well!
  3. FSPCA PCQI training is offered as a Blended training course with 50% online and 50% onsite at the Consortium with Dr. Robert Brackett instructing.
  4. PCQI training is offered as a 100% online option through a partnership with ImEpik and the Food Safety Consortium.
  5. Food Safety Auditing Fundamentals Training This training is recognized by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for the CFSSA and RFSA auditor credentials.
  6. Co-located with the Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo. Both programs run concurrently, thus, Food Safety Consortium registrants can attend any of the Cannabis Quality Conference presentations.

A Great set of Presentations delivered by a great team of Speakers including:

Opening Keynote

Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Recalls Panel Discussion

Lead by Rob Mommsen, Director of Global Quality & Food Safety, Sabra Dipping Company
Invited Panelists include:
Don Zink, Ph.D., President, IEH Consulting Division of Foods and Regulatory Compliance, retired Senior Science Advisor, CFSAN, FDA
Craig Wilson, VP Quality and Food Safety, Costco Wholesale
Daniel Dwyer JD, Partner Kleinfeld, Kaplan, & Becker
Steven Sklare

Food Defense Panel

Lead by Steven Sklare, REHS, CP-FS, LEHP
Invited Panelists include:
Jason P. Bashura, MPH, RS, Sr. Mgr., Global Food Defense, PepsiCo
Jill Hoffman, Director, Global Quality Systems and Food Safety at McCormick & Company
Clint Fairow, M.S. Global Food Defense Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jacqueline Southee, Ph.D., North America Representative, FSSC 22000
Glenn Black, PhD, Associate Director for Research, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), Office of Food Safety (OFS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

“Validation Considerations and Regulations for Processing Technologies”

General Session presented by Glenn Black, PhD, Associate Director for Research, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), Office of Food Safety (OFS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Bob Pudlock

“Earning Respect"

Real-life examples of earning and maintaining influence as a Food Safety leader,” Panel Discussion moderated by Bob Pudlock, President, Gulf Stream Search
Panelists include:
Jorge Hernandez, Vice President Quality Assurance, The Wendy’s Company
Al Baroudi Ph.D. CFS, Vice President, QA & Food Safety, The Cheesecake Factory
Marcus Burgess Sr. Food Safety & Quality Systems Specialist, The Cheesecake Factory

Enterprise Risk Management

The untapped tool to elevate food safety and operational risk management programs Panel Discussion, moderated by Melanie Neumann, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Matrix Sciences.

Stacey Popham, VP Food Safety and Quality, Barry Callebaut
Jorge Hernandez, Vice President Quality Assurance, The Wendy’s Company
Peter Begg, Vice President, Quality and Food Safety, Glanbia Nutritionals

Elise Forward

Taking an Aggressive Approach to Sanitation

Planning for a Contamination Event, presented by Elise Forward, President, Forward Food Safety

Three Breakout Tracks

Food Safety Leadership; Food Testing & Analysis and Sanitation and Operations

Media Partners

Partner Organizations

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