Registration opens for the 2022 Food Security Consortium


EDGARTOWN, MA, March 10, 2022 – Registration for the 10th Annual Food Safety Consortiumwhich will take place from October 19 to 21 at the Hilton Parsippany in New Jersey, is Open.

The program includes panel discussions and breakout sessions that encourage dialogue between mid to senior level food safety professionals. The event kicks off with an FDA keynote and town hall meeting, followed by a panel on the state of the food safety industry and its evolution, led by Darin Detwiler of Northeastern University. Day one concludes with “You Talkin’ to Me?”, an interactive dialogue on c-suite communication, moderated by Deb Coviello, Founder of Illumination Partners and host of The Drop in CEO Podcast. Other agenda highlights include:

  • Digital Transformation of Food Safety and Quality: Quality 4.0, Data Analytics and Continuous Improvement, edited by Jill Hoffman, Director, Global Food Safety and Quality Systems, McCormick & Company
  • Quality Helps Improve Manufacturing Efficiency: How Does Quality Show Value to the Organization?, led by Gary Smith, Vice President, Quality Systems, 1.800.FLOWERS.COM (Harry and David)
  • What Days FSQA People Fear Most, Led by Shawn Stevens, Founder, Food Safety Counsel, LLC
  • Product Reformulation Challenges Due to Supply Chain Challenges, led by April Bishop, Senior Director of Food Safety, TreeHouse Foods
  • A consumer-centric food safety conversation, led by Mitzi Baum, CEO, STOP Foodborne Illness
  • Employee Culture, with Melody Ge, FSQA Director, Starkist Co. and Elise Forward, Founder and Principal Consultant, Forward Food Solutions
  • The FSQA’s Role in Workers’ Rights and Conditions, led by Trish Wester, Founder, Association for Food Safety Auditing Professionals

Registration possibilities are available for in-person, virtual and hybrid participation.

Event hours

  • Wednesday, October 19: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (ET)
  • Thursday, October 20: 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ET)
  • Friday, October 21: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)

Tabletop displays and custom sponsorship packages are available. Contact Sales Manager RJ Palermo.

Food safety professionals interested in the cannabis market can attend the Cannabis Quality Conference and Expo, which begins Monday, October 17 through Wednesday, October 19. The event has three streams: Regulations and Policies, Safety and Quality, and Business and Operations. “The CQC is a business-to-business conference and exhibition where cannabis industry leaders and stakeholders meet to build the future of the cannabis market.

On Food safety technology

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About Food Safety Consortium

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

The Food Safety Consortium is an educational and networking event for food protection that has food safety, food integrity and food advocacy as the foundation of the program’s educational content. With a unique focus on science, technology and compliance, the “Consortium” enables attendees to engage in conversations that are essential to advancing careers and organizations. Delegates visit exhibitors to learn about cutting-edge solutions, explore three high-level educational tracks to learn valuable industry trends, and network with industry leaders to find solutions to improve quality, l efficiency and profitability in the evolving food industry.


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