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March 12,  2002

Leading Industry and Government Food Safety Experts Address Food Safety Summit March 13-15, Washington D.C.


(SafetyAlerts) - Leading authorities from government, industry and academia will address protecting America's food supply from security threats and emerging food safety technologies during the Food Safety Summit, March 13-15, 2002 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. As a Summit co-sponsor, the National Food Processors Association has highlighted events below featuring major public officials and NFPA experts:

Thursday, March 14 Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Lester Crawford, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Governor Tom Ridge, Director of Homeland Security
Thursday, March 14, 10:30 a.m.

Friday, March 15 Keynote Speakers:
Steven S. Reinemund, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, (Republican-Kansas)
Friday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.

Food Security and Bioterrorism:
Your Role in Protecting the Nation's Food Supply

Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., a special half-day workshop moderated by Rhona Applebaum, Ph.D., NFPA executive vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs.

Expert speakers from the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies at Johns Hopkins University; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Unit; National Infrastructure Protection Center; State of California, Department of Health; Covington & Burling; Dial Corporation; and National Restaurant Association.

Supplier Standards and Auditing: How Uniform Audits Can Reduce Your Costs

Thursday, March 14, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Featuring Rich Salotto, Vice President NFPA-SAFE Program; Dr. Catherine Adams, General Manager-Quality Assurance, Heinz NA; Eric Gibson, Manager, Supply Chain, Kraft.

Food Safety Sherlocks 2002:
Investigating and Responding to Consumer Claims

Friday, March 15, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Moderator: Kevin H. Brown, Esq., Senior Director of the NFPA Claims Program. Speakers: Bob Callaway, Director NFPA Claims Lab; Jim Charbonneau, Ph.D., NFPA Principal Scientist and David J. Herman, Esq., NFPA Claims Manager.

Other Key Topics and Sessions Include:

Assessing Your Risks for Food Security: An Introduction to Food Security -
Thursday March 14, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Regulators Q&A: An Interactive Questions and Answer Session with Top FDA
and USDA Regulators - Thursday March 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Salmonella and Listeria: Defining What's "Positive" - Thursday March 14,
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Featuring Yuhuan Chen, Ph.D., NFPA Scientist -

Advanced HACCP: Validation and Verification Strategies - Friday, March
15, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Food Allergens: From Suppliers to Retail - Friday March 15, 2:00 - 3:30

For more information about the Food Safety Summit & Expo:

NFPA is the voice of the $500 billion food processing industry on scientific and public policy issues involving food safety, nutrition, technical and regulatory matters and consumer affairs.

For more information on this issue, contact Libby Mikesell, NFPA's Senior Director of Communications, at 202-639-5919, or visit NFPA's Website at

Source: PRNewswire

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