Jun 6, 2016
FSNS Food Safety Conference set for July 13

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) and Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) will host the FSNS Food Safety Conference in Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, July 13. A tour and reception of the FSNS Amarillo Laboratory will follow after the conference along with a book signing by Temple Grandin.Food Safety Net Services

The conference is open to the public at no charge, and will cover the latest developments in food safety. The agenda includes the following topics: The Legal Challenges for FDA and the USDA Processing Plants, Food Fraud, Trends in GFSI Auditing, The Current State of Animal Welfare, and Quality Defined by the Customer.

Featured speakers are:

  • Elsa Murano — professor and President Emerita for the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the director for the Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University
  • Gary C. Smith — Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University and Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University
  • Lori Ernst — vice president of Auditing Services at FSNS C&A
  • Temple Grandin —  professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University
  • Todd Bacon — vice president of Quality Systems, US Supply Chain Management, at McDonald’s Corporation
  • Justin Ransom — senior director of Quality Systems, US Supply Chain Management, at McDonald’s Corporation
  • Al Almanza — (invited) USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

The FSNS Food Safety Conference will be held at the Amarillo Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Food Safety Net Services website.


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