WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - The issue of safety and security of the global food chain will be the main topic of conversation as 1,500 food processing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals make plans to attend the 10th Annual Food Safety & Security Summit.

DATES/HOURS: Conference: Monday, March 17 Half Day Workshops 1:00 - 5:30 pm
                         Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19, 2008
                         8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

             Exhibits:   Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19, 2008
                         10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION:    Washington, DC Convention Center


   -- There will be feature keynote presentations by Rick Frazier, leader
      of Coca Cola Company's Technical Stewardship function; Richard
      Rivera, Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association
      and Dr. David Acheson, M.D., F.R.C.P., Assistant Commissioner of
      Food Protection for the FDA.

   -- New on the Show floor in 2008 is the Posters & Papers Research
      Program.  Scientists in Industry, Academia, and Government, have
      submitted their important scientific findings and they will be
      displayed throughout the Summit in the Exhibit Hall.  Industry
      veteran Dr. K.C. Fung of Kansas State University and a highly
      qualified team of judges will review and award 1st, 2nd and
      3rd place posters.

   -- More than 70 speakers from such household name food companies as
      Coca-Cola Company, Burger King Corporation, Walt Disney World,
      Kraft Foods, McDonald's, ConAgra Foods, and several leading
      associations including the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the
      International Dairy Foods Association and the National Restaurant
      Association will present at the conference, as well as leaders
      from academia from such prestigious universities as North Carolina
      State, Georgia, Kansas State, Colorado State, Auburn, and
      Michigan State.
The 10th Annual Food Safety & Security Summit is the nation's largest and most important Conference & Expo on food safety, quality assurance, and food security. This three-day event provides food manufacturers, retailers, restaurant and foodservice professionals as well as non-profits, members of the military, government and academia to come together to discuss the practical and technical regulatory and scientific issues and view the very latest updates on new technologies. The event is produced and managed by BNP Media. For more information call 1-847-405-4000 or visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.

Contact Information: Media Relations Contact: Amy Riemer 978-475-4441