Consumers Today: “Can We Trust Our Food?” is the theme for the 5th annual Food System Summit scheduled for October 5-6 in Chicago. The Center for Food Integrity is co-sponsoring the event with the National Council of Chain Restaurants and the International Food Information Council.
The Summit, which will take place at the InterContinental O’Hare Hotel, is designed to promote an informative dialogue on current and emerging issues in the contemporary U.S. food system and on ways to build consumer trust and confidence in our safe, nutritious, abundant and affordable food supply.
Summit speakers will discuss key industry issues in the areas of animal well-being, technology and innovation, food safety and nutrition and health. Facilitated case study breakout sessions will highlight issues within retail grocery, animal production, processing and food service.
As in past years, a focal point of the Summit will be a discussion of results from CFI’s annual consumer trust survey. This year’s research will address messages and programs that will build trust and confidence in the segment of society most capable of generating change in public opinion.
Decision makers from all segments of the food production chain will be present to take part in the discussions. Detailed speaker and agenda information will be provided as plans are finalized. Additional information, including how to register, is available at www.foodintegrity.org.
The Center for Food Integrity’s vision is to build public understanding that the ethical choice for people, animals and the planet, is to produce the food that is necessary to meet the needs of a growing population, using fewer natural resources through responsible, efficient production, processing and distribution.