CFI Food System Summit Looks at How to Improve Trust in the U.S. Food Supply
By: Lindsey Loving Date: 9/10/10
Consumers’ interest in where their food comes from has been on the rise in recent years, and along with it, questions about whether we can trust our food and those that regulate it. Despite our food supply being safer than ever before, increased awareness and knowledge, as well as 24/7 access to information, has fed a growing need for answers to questions and concerns about the health and safety of our food supply. The 5th Annual Center for Food Integrity (CFI) Food System Summit in Chicago, IL on October 5 and 6, 2010, will attempt to address this phenomenon, with a theme that is appropriately titled, "Can We Trust Our Food?" The program features top food safety and nutrition experts and other leaders in the field engaging in interactive discussions on issues currently impacting public perceptions of nutrition, food safety, agriculture and food production, with the goal of identifying ways to build consumer trust and confidence in our food supply.
IFIC will host two sessions on Food Safety and Nutrition, looking at putting food safety and nutrition risks into perspective (What is the actual risk and where does it fall in relation to other risks?), and avoiding unintended consequences of broad-based dietary recommendations (Is advice to consume only fresh fruits and vegetables the best advice? Or is it more important to get the nutrients, whether from fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables?).
The Summit is open to anyone who is interested in food, food safety and nutrition issues, including members of the agricultural and food production industries, health professionals, academia, and other food and nutrition stakeholders. In addition, the Summit will be eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit for attending Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)!
Advance registration is required and space is limited, so register now and enter the Promo code "2010ific". Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, please use Promo code "2010diet" (You will be required to enter your ADA member number to get the special rate). Register by Monday, September 13 to get the conference hotel room rate!
Please share this invitation with friends and colleagues who you think may be interested in attending.
For additional information about the Summit, please visit: http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=2010_CFI_Food_System_Summit_Can_We_Trust_Our_Food_.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Summit partners include Center for Food Integrity (CFI), International Food Information Council (IFIC), and the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR).