Cold Chain Food Quality & Logistics Summit Returns!

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Cold Chain IQ is pleased to announce that the Cold Chain Food Quality & Logistics Summit returns to Chicago on November 10-12, 2014. Strategically focused to help you gain best practices and effective strategies to optimize the current capabilities of your supply chain, minimize logistical challenges for distribution and identify the latest technological updates that benefit your organization, this event is the ideal platform to engage with regulatory and industry experts on an intimate, involved and valuable level.

The Cold Chain Food Quality & Logistics Summit gathers food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in one place to address your critical supply chain challenges and business issues including:

  • Regulatory updatesthat will impact your business in 2014 and beyond
  • Effective strategies for streamlining your day-to-day food safety operations
  • Cutting costsand enhancing your company’s operational overall performance
  • Improving supply chain inefficienciesthat are creating the most waste for your organization
  • Evaluating where your company's monitoring capabilities stand and using active monitoring technology to avoid temperature excursions
  • Maximizing the impact on supply chain securityand minimizing the impact on business and trade
  • Integrating supply chain management into a business strategy with organizational development

The 2014 Speaker Faculty includes:

  • Michael Kashtock, Senior Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Joseph Woltz III, Investigator, FSIS/OIEA/CID, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Cornelius Moore, Site Operational Excellence Leader II, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Ed Medlock, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Wendy's
  • Julie McGill, Director, United States Standards Initiative, GS1
  • Byron Theodore, Director of International Quality Assurance and Product Engineering, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Janet Buffer, Subject Matter Expert of Food Safety, Kroger
  • Mark Dargay, Senior Director of Food Safety, C&S Wholesale
  • Mike Cramer, Senior Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Windsor Foods
  • Barbara Blakistone, Director of Scientific Affairs, National Fisheries Institute
  • Kristopher Follmer, Quality Assurance Manager, Land-O-Lakes
  • Nick Pacitti, Co-Founder, Integrated Food Chain Center of Georgia Tech.
  • Tejas Bhatt, Program Director, Global Food Tractability Center, Institute of Food Technologists
  • Steve Yeomans, Logistics Manager, King and Prince Seafood

To register or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit, call 1-800-882-8684 or email


Stephanie M. Gonzalez
Jr. Divisional Marketing Director – Cold Chain Portfolio
IQPC, North America