Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 3rd

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Session: Young Professionals in the Food Safety Industry
*Separate registration is required, and seating is limited. 

Wednesday, March 4th

8:30am - 10:30am

Pre-Conference Session: Building Effective Relationships with Regulators
*Separate registration is required, and seating is limited.

11:30am - 12:00pm

Welcome and Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Regulatory Update

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Research Updates: Pre-Harvest, Post-Harvest and Further Processing

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Break - At Your Leisure

3:00pm - 4:00pm

“TED Talks” on Big Food Safety Ideas

4:00pm - 5:30pm 

General Session I: War Stories

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Thursday, March 5th

7:00am - 8:00am


7:00am - 8:00am

BIFSCo Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am

General Session II – Salmonella

10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Break

10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session: Food Defense

10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session: Consumer Myths and How to Address Them

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:30pm

General Session III: Beef Harvest- ‘Process-In-Control’

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Break

3:00pm - 4:30pm

General Session IV: Foreign Material

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Discussion & Wrap Up

5:00pm - 6:00pm