March 12, 2002
Leading Industry and Government Food
Safety Experts Address Food Safety Summit March 13-15, Washington D.C.
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
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: http://www.foodsafetysummit.com/
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