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Food Safety & Quality Assurance




Early bird pricing!

R
egister by Friday August 10, 2018 and save $99 off registration.

Conference registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor.

About

Our annual conference brings you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Speakers and content are focused on responsibilities you handle daily, including FDA insights, food safety regulations, foodborne illness, health inspections and allergens — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.

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Here's an inside look at why you should be at the Food Safety & Quality Assurance conference!

Listserv

Our group's member-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of quality assurance for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe. To send questions to the listserv, email qa@lists.restaurant.org.


Pencil-Icon.PNGNew for 2018!

For the first time, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the National Environmental Health Association for those with CP-FS and other credentials. 

2018 Agenda

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.                       Lunch and Sponsor Introductions
   
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Welcome and Introductions
  Mick Miklos, Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Director, National Restaurant Association
Perry Quinn, SVP, Business Innovation Development & Membership, National Restaurant Association

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Co-Chairs
Christina Bongo-Box, Vice President, Global Procurement, Little Caesars Enterprises
Michael Moomjian, Director, Quality Assurance and Food Safety, P.F. Chang's China Bistro
   
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Regulatory Update
  Glenda Lewis, Director, Retail Food Protection Staff, FDA CFSAN
   
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
   
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ozone Technology in Your Restaurant
  Dr. Al Baroudi, Vice President, Quality Assurance & Food Safety, The Cheesecake Factory
   
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                 Opening Reception


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                  Breakfast
   
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Restaurant Industry Outlook & Trends
  Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge, National Restaurant Association
   
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Transition Break
   
9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation: The Future of Food Safety
  Max Elder, Research Manager, Future Foods Lab, Institute For The Future
William Weichelt, Director, Food Safety & Industry Relations, National Restaurant Association
   
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Hot Topics Round Table
   
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
   
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Home Food Delivery; Food Safety & Liability Concerns 
  Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Attorney, Food Industry Counsel
   
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Blockchain
  Dr. Darin Detwiler, Dean, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
   
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
   
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Food Safety Labeling for Frozen Food
  Dr. Donna Garren, EVP for Science & Policy, American Frozen Food Institute
   
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Business Meeting (operators only)


Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                 Breakfast                                 
   
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Communicable Diseases & Employee Health                                                                             
  Dr. Cynthia Wollenschlager, Infectious Disease Associates
   
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
   
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Best Practices Panel: Employee Illness Surveillance
   
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Pricing

Register by Friday, August 10, 2018 and save $99 off registration.
  National Restaurant Association 
Member*
National Restaurant Association
Non-Member
Before August 10, 2018 $400 $800
After August 10, 2018 $499 $899
*Sending your team? Contact us at membership@restaurant.org to add their names and email addresses to your company's roster to ensure they receive the member rate. 
 
Operator Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 7, 2018 will be fully refunded. Cancellations between September 8 - 21, 2018 will be assessed a 50% administration fee. Cancellations after September 21, 2018 will not receive a refund. For more information, please contact nrameetings@restaurant.org.


Hotel Accomodations

Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63105
Room rate: $239/night +tax (single/double)
Deadline to reserve your room: September 10, 2018
Attendees are responsible for making their hotel reservations. You will receive instructions on how to book your reduced-rate hotel room within your conference registration confirmation email. Please wait for this email to ensure you are within the reduced-rate room block. 


Airline Discounts

United and Delta offer discounts up to 10% off published fares based on booking class for Food Safety and Quality Assurance conference attendees. 

United
To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel and enter ZZ3J730597 in the Offer Code box. Please ensure STL is entered as the destination airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between October 6 - 14, 2018. 

Delta
To save, book online here and enter Group Code NMRLY. Please ensure STL is entered as the destination airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between October 6 - 14, 2018. You may also call Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT. 


Sponsorship

Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor. For 2018 conference sponsorships, please contact Stephanie Krasner at skrasner@restaurant.org


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