Tuesday, September 13, 2011

National Restaurant Association to Sponsor CFI Food System Summit in Chicago Oct 25-26

National Restaurant Association to Sponsor CFI Food System Summit in Chicago Oct 25-26

(Washington, D.C.) – Showcasing its leadership within the food industry, the National Restaurant Association is partnering with the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to host the 2011 CFI Food System Summit in Chicago October 25-26, 2011.

The 2011 CFI Food System Summit, “Food Choices – Challenges – Realities,” will bring together industry experts and key stakeholders to take an in-depth look into issues surrounding consumer food choices, the evolving challenges of those choices and their effect on our food system and supply.

“The National Restaurant Association works closely with the Center for Food Integrity, and this year’s Summit gives us a great opportunity to reach influential audiences throughout the food system,” said Scott DeFife, Executive Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, for the National Restaurant Association. “On behalf of our members, we will continue to play an active role in these important issues.”

“Having the National Restaurant Association involved in hosting this year’s Summit is a tremendous avenue for us to reach those restaurant owners and operators who can help build consumer trust in the food system,” said Terry Fleck, Executive Director of CFI.

The 2011 Food Summit is designed to help companies gain new insight and resources into moving toward a more sustainable, balanced and successful food system. To that end, the summit will include four breakout sessions: Technology and Innovation; Food Safety; Food Animal Well-Being; and Nutrition and Health. In addition, CFI officials will share results from the 2011 CFI Consumer Trust Survey.

Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformations with the World Wildlife Fund, will present a keynote address during the Summit. Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach for Wal-Mart Corporate Affairs, will provide the closing keynote address.

The 2011 Food Summit will take place Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October 26, at the InterContinental Rosemont Hotel, Rosemont, IL. For more information and to register, click here.

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