April 5, 2018 Professional Development Event

Where:Lockton Companies LLC
500 W. Monroe
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60661

When: April 5, 4-7 PM

$25 for CS-IFT members with a 50% discount if you use 'CSIFT2018' at the registration check out.

A product recall is a scenario we all dread. Who do you need on your team and what do you need to do to manage the crisis? A cross-functional panel of experts will provide insights and best practices for food & beverage recalls using real life "ripped from the headlines" scenarios. Also, the panel will discuss the ins and outs of surviving and maintaining a healthy, growing brand by proactively preparing for the worst.

Professional Development Meeting Information
Next Level Recall Readiness: Managing Risk, Regulation and Outrage (in the Twitterverse)

Matthew Botos is the CEO and Co-Founder of ConnectFood, which offers a step-by-step, “Do-It-Yourself” food safety plan generator to help companies comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act and On-Demand plan reviews from a national network of food experts.

John Buckley, Partner, Nixon Peabody, is a trial lawyer focused on mass tort and product liability, business tort and professional negligence and insurance coverage actions across the country. He represents public and private companies in the health care, food and beverage, consumer products and insurance industries.

Caitlin McGrath,Vice President of National Product Recall and Accidental Contamination Risk Consulting at Lockton Companies LLC, works with Lockton’s experts in London to help clients identify adverse exposure trends, provide world class insurance program design recommendations, and implement unique risk management tools to clients facing this exposure. Caitlin McGrath

David Pelzer is president of Pelzer Communications Resources Inc., a communications consulting firm specializing in interpersonal communications and crisis management based in Evanston, IL. David was formerly senior vice president, industry image and relations, at Dairy Management Inc™ (DMI). His roles at DMI included issues & crisis management, media relations and industry communications.


4:00pm Check In, Refreshments & Networking
4:45pm Panel Begins
6:00pm Q & A
6:15pm Additional Networking

$25 for CS-IFT members with a 50% discount if you use 'CSIFT2018' at the registration check out.

This program qualifies for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH). CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 1.5 CH for their participation in this program.

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