Tuesday, 19 September 2017


This year’s edition of Process Expo will offer, for the first time, an interactive Innovations Showcase and Awards Program. Process Expo takes place September 19-22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, USA.

"One of the top reasons for attending Process Expo is to see new products and services. Exhibitors will have a chance to participate in the new designated show floor area where they can provide photos and videos for attendees to view and be recognized during the 2017 Innovation Awards program, which will take place on Tuesday, September 19.  The best part is there is no charge for the exhibitors to participate," said Tom Kittle, chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and president of Handtmann, Inc and Handtmann Canada Ltd. 

All Process Expo are invited to submit their entry, for the Innovations Showcase and Award Program, by August 1. Once all entries are submitted, a panel of editors from leading industry trade publications will select three finalists in each of the seven vertical markets Process Expo services, including seed and snacks; prepared foods, fruits and vegetables. The 21 semi-finalists will then be given the opportunity to give a 3-minute presentation to a judging panel of leading industry buyers and awards will be presented to the winner in each category.  Winning products will be selected based on the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products/equipment currently available in the food processing industry; provides benefit to the food/beverage industry, processor and/or consumer; disrupts the status quo to better serve the industry; provides practicality of implementation; and provides value to the customer. 

In addition, all of the finalists will have the option to give a 30-minute presentation during the four days of the show for all attendees who will have a chance to vote for their favorite new product in the People's Choice Awards.  The overall winner will be announced on Thursday, September 21.  

Process Expo will showcase over 600 exhibiting companies. Registration is now open.

HACCP Certification Training

Visitors at Process Expo can sign up for subsidized HACCP Certification training.

This 2-day course will cover the current Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance requirements, with a focus on the Preventive Controls Rule, and how this aligns with the existing industry HACCP requirements. This training will assist food industry professionals in understanding the requirements for hazard analysis, preventive controls required for Qualified Individuals, and the FSMA requirements impacting their responsibilities and their companies. The training is certified by the International HACCP Alliance. 

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