7th Annual American Food Sure Summit

February 4th – 5th, 2019 | The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago

Thanks to everyone that contributed to and attended the American Food Sure Summit 2018.

The agenda covered:

  • Increasing transparency throughout supply and value chains
  • Food fraud and crime prevention techniques
  • Waste reduction through technological advancements
  • Harmonizing safety and quality processes across multiple plants and production lines
  • Reducing allergen and foreign body contamination
  • Predictive and in-line testing processes

If you’re interested in attending in 2019 as either an attendee, speaker or commercial partner, please get in touch.

Featured speakers

Speakers of 2018

Tian Hao


Principal Scientist

Thomas Preniczky

Sweet Street Desserts

R&D Specialist

Special Agent Christopher Young

Federal Bureau of Investigation-Chicago

Intelligence Analyst

Silvana Andreescu

Clarkson University

Professor and Egon Matijevic Chair of Chemistry

Ross Ullman

American Foods Group, LLC.

Manager of Food Safety & QA – Processing

Paul van der Aar

Heineken USA

Director Quality & NPI Management

Pamela Hutton

Faribault Foods

Director of Quality

Miriam Maxwell

Ocean Spray Cranberries

CFS Senior Principal Scientist

Lolita R. Brumfield

United States Department of Agriculture- Food Safety Inspection Service

Compliance Investigator USDA, FSIS, OIEA, CID

Keith R. Cadwallader

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Jordan Workman

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Director of Client Development – NA & EMEA

Joellen Feirtag

University of Minnesota


Jerold Schlegel

Sweet Street Desserts

Director of Quality and Compliance

Jeff Plank

Land O'Lakes

Senior Manager Corporate Quality

Gene Bartholomew

Smithfield Foods

Sr. Director Corporate Food Safety

Gary Nowacki


Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Yaohua Feng

Purdue University

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ryan Newkirk

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Senior Advisor for Intentional Adulteration

Dr. Rong Murphy

Maple Leaf Farms, Inc.

Vice President of Quality Assurance and Food Safety

Dr. Pardeepinder Brar

Italian Rose Gourmet Products

Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Dr. Maria Hoffmann

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)- FDA

Research Genomics Microbiologist

Debra Freedman

Food Protection and Defense Institute

Education Manager

Chris Domenico

Safefood 360

Territory Manager – North America

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