The McLean, Va.-based Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the Food Safety Summit, hosted by BNP Media, Troy, Mich., said they renewed their partnership for the 2019 Process Expo. Process Expo is a global food equipment and technology show, while the Food Safety Summit is the largest conference and expo on food safety in North America.

As part of this renewed agreement, Food Safety Summit experts will develop a food safety track of educational sessions during Process Expo, which is slated for Oct. 8 through Oct. 11, 2019, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Sessions will focus on Food Safety Modernization Act updates, HACCP training, listeria, traceability, environmental monitoring, food fraud, auditing, food allergen management, pest management and other important issues for food and beverage processors, packaging professionals, and equipment manufacturers, the organizations said.

"The Food Safety Summit is a leading producer of education for food safety professionals, and we are thrilled to be working with them again,” said Jarrod McCarroll, chairman of FPSA and president of Weber Inc. “Our attendees provided great feedback from the 2017 track of food safety courses, and we look to the summit to provide us with leading subject-matter experts to help us educate our audience."

Scott Wolters, director of the Food Safety Summit, said the summit aims to provide a dynamic series of education programs for Process Expo via its strong relationships with industry experts.

"Our goal is to provide presentations on specific food safety challenges, for attendees to learn about the latest breakthroughs and gain insight into potential solutions," he said.

The 2019 Food Safety Summit will be held May 6 through May 9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit