The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) said three food safety educational sessions organized by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) have been added to PROCESS EXPO held in Chicago this September.

The sessions will be free of charge for all registered attendees of PROCESS EXPO.

The first topic, “Systems-Based Approach for Control and Prevention of Listeria monocytogenes in Frozen Food Production Environments”, will be broken into two consecutive parts beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and concluding at 3:30 p.m. These two presentations will be offered by Kelly Stevens, QRO technology leader for General Mills, Inc and Donna Garren, senior vice president, regulatory and technical affairs for AFFI.

The second topic, “FSMA: How will it impact your business and how should you prepare?” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. This session will look at how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect food processors in the frozen food category and will be presented by Robert Brackett, director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

“This is a great addition to the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY program as it speaks to one of the most exciting sectors of the dynamic food industry,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “We are excited to have AFFI participate in our event and the expertise that they bring to the table. We are confident that processors will also see the value in these sessions.”

The sessions are just a small part of the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY program. The program includes more than 35 hours of educational sessions put on by academics at fifteen of North America’s leading universities, addressing critical topics across all segments of the food and beverage industry.

These sessions are free for all registered attendees of PROCESS EXPO and the co-located International Dairy Show and InterBev Process. Advance registration is $25 for food and beverage processors and registered attendees will have open access to all three trade show events; including all educational sessions. For the full educational program, to register or to find more information about the show, visit

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