Safety Summit

The Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCo) collaborates with the Beef Checkoff Program and other sponsors to host an annual Beef Industry Safety Summit.

This signature event began in 2003 as an opportunity to bring industry safety leaders and scientists together to hear the latest research results, learn about advancements in food safety monitoring and testing methodology, and to openly converse with competitors seeking solutions that will benefit the entire industry. Today, this event continues to be a hallmark event for the industry to gather in a non-competitive spirit and address beef safety challenges.

During the Summit attendees will:

  • Discuss current safety issues with representatives from all sectors of the beef industry during technical sessions
  • Gain better understanding of beef-chain challenges, pathogens, and interventions during research results presentations
  • Network with colleagues, representatives from all industry sectors, government agency staff, and the research community
  • Determine future courses of action to help each sector enhance the safety of U.S. beef products

Who Should Attend?

This event attracts 200 – 300 of the leaders and top decision makers in the beef safety business. The attendee list reads like the “Who’s Who” in beef safety with representatives from all sectors of the industry, including:

  • Academia  
  • Packers/Processors 
  • Feedlot Managers
  • Foodservice Operators
  • Retail Operators

  • Wholesale/Distributors 
  • Packers/Processors 
  • Sanitation Suppliers 
  • Processors
  • Research Companies

Sponsorship Opportunities

A sponsorship at the Beef Industry Safety Summit is an important investment and we want to make sure your company gets noticed!

The 2021 Virtual Beef Industry Safety Summit sponsorship opportunities give you the tools you need to stand out to attendees. 

  • Logo display on platform landing page
  • Opportunity to display additonal content on a sponsor page that all attendees will have access to
Investment: $1,000 per sponsor.


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2021 Virtual Beef Industry Safety Summit REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
March 1-3, 2021

National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, in collaboration with the Beef Industry Food Safety Council, is excited to bring you a virtual Beef Industry Safety Summit March 1st – 3rd, 2021.

While the meeting is moving to a virtual format this year, the planning committee is providing 3 days of content that will once again provide critical updates, thoughtful discussions, and insights for the continued commitment to improving beef safety. Click here for the first look at this year's abbreviated agenda.

Meeting Registration
$150 – Professional (Industry Representative, Academic/Faculty Researchers)
$75 – Student

Meeting registration will include access to the virtual meeting platform and all sessions presented in the 3 days. Within the platform, you will have access to speaker bios and information, presentation slides (as applicable), and on-demand presentations of research abstracts. Access to this information plus recordings of sessions will be accessible for an entire year following the closing of the meeting.


The 2021 Beef Industry Safety Summit is one that you don't want to miss! Click below to view the 2021 Meeting Agenda.

 Meeting Agenda 

Follow the link below to view meeting summaries from all Beef Industry Safety Summits since 2005.

 Meeting Summaries