Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44FOOD PROCESSING EXPO2017 Register for Food Processing Expo 2017 at Register at THURSDAY, FEB. 9 THE FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE- A USEFUL TOOL FOR PROCESSORS. If you export products, the Food Additive Database is a very useful tool that allows users to compare food additive maximum use levels between countries for similar food types and categories. Learn how to use this tool. THE APPLICATION OF ROBOTS TO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT OPERATIONS. Are there opportunities to speed up your operations and improve efficiency through robots? This session will focus on innovations that can make your plant more productive. COST EFFECTIVE WATER CONSERVATION TIPS FOR FOOD PROCESSORS. Conserving water is necessary for food processors, and experts will provide some cost effective tips based on their work with many food and beverage companies. CYBER THREATS TO YOUR BUSINESS AND HOW TO DEFLECT THEM. Stories about hackers getting into business computers are constantly in the news. Your system is at risk from external and internal threats. Learn how to be proactive and protect your information. HOW TO PREPARE FOR FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS AND AUDITS. Food processing companies can be over- whelmed with food safety audits and inspections. How can your company most efficiently and effectively gather and present information to buyers and regulators about the safety of your processes and products? Developing and implementing effective strategies will be explained. HOT TOPIC SESSIONS Food Processing Expo 2017 will feature for the first time a Human Resource Recruiting, Development & Management Workshop. Many food processors face significant HR challenges, which will be addressed in detail in this workshop. The Expo will also feature the popular biennial Food Processing Facility Sanitation Workshop, which will provide a thorough understanding of cleaning and sanitizing food processing environments. FOOD PROCESSING EXPO 2017 SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY SANITATION WORKSHOP Sanitation is not only a key building block to a comprehensive food safety program, but also plays an important role in quality systems as well. This one-day workshop is designed to provide a thorough understanding of cleaning and sanitizing food processing environments. It will address basic sanitation as well as cutting edge issues related to food sanitation and food safety. The workshop will review and present information on Food Processing Regulations, Basic Food Microbiology, Taking Cleaning and Sanitation to the Next Level with FSMA, IPM Dynamics in Food Processing and SSOP Validation and Verification. Who should attend this workshop? Maintenance Managers, Production Supervisors, Production Leads, Sanitation Supervisors, Plant Managers, Quality Assurance Coordinators & Managers, Safety Managers, Training Supervisors, HUMAN RESOURCE RECRUITING, DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Many food processors face significant challenges with recruiting, training and retaining a high-quality workforce. Workers with strong technical skills are critical to plant operations, but filling those positions can be problematic due to competition from other industries or other states. What are the posi- tions that are hardest to fill, and what is being done to address this issue? How do you best connect with the junior colleges, universities, and other organizations that can provide the training and skilled workers that you need? The workshop’s panel of speakers from educational institutions, economic development organizations and industry will discuss the workforce needs of the food processing industry and where companies can get help with finding and training the best employees. In addition to workforce recruiting and retention issues, food processors must comply with a myriad of wage and hour, OSHA, workers’ compensation, and health care regulations. The workshop also will provide an update regarding new regulations and an opportunity for partici- pants to ask their burning questions about compliance issues. This is a “can’t miss” session for HR managers. Bigger and Better then Ever! More Workshops, Low Registration Rates, Informative Sessions, Networking Both workshops will be held on Feb. 7. Early bird pricing for these workshops closes on Dec. 2.