2021 NJFPA Annual Conference, Presented by M&T Bank

Education Days: April 22nd and 29th (both Thursdays)
Session Days: April 23rd and 30th (both Fridays)
All Elements Are Virtual This Year

After a year's absence, due to the pandemic, the New Jersey Food Processors Association (NJFPA) is pleased to share details of its 2021 Annual Conference. This year's conference features an expanded schedule of presentations along with two standalone educational offerings and special pre-conference experiences.

The 2021 NJFPA Annual Conference, presented by M&T Bank, focuses on three key themes - supply chain, sustainability, and triumph in the face of COVID-19. The talks include several that were scheduled for the canceled 2020 conference and have since been updated, along with submissions from an open call for presentations and a few invited speakers. Our program committee selected speakers with a story to tell with actionable insights and demonstrated the ability to convey that knowledge engagingly over our virtual platform.

Please make plans to join us in late April for a special conference. Whether you are a food processor or someone who supports food processors, an owner or a new addition to the team, whether you have been in this industry for your entire career or you are just getting started; there is something for you.


EDUCATION COURSES (separate registration fees)

Thursday, April 22nd (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

CFR 117, subpart B (FIRST TIME OFFERED ANYWHERE)

Presented by Rutgers Food Innovation Center 

A Deep Dive discussion into the NEW FDA Regulations - CFR 117 subpart B offering Regulatory Views vs. Food Processing Concerns including changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This presentation is for anyone who has an interest in food preparation & handling business or oversight of a food business that is inspected by the FDA or the State Department of Health....(LEARN MORE)

Thursday, April 29th 
Are You Ready for SQF Edition 9
Presented by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program 

Included in the seminar is not only a summary of the changes with SQF Edition 9 but also a detailed explanation of the changes from Edition 8.1 to Edition 9: lab requirements, food safety culture, and hybrid structure. Ample time will be spent on participants' specific questions and all will have access to a personal 2-hour review of what it will take for your company to be SQF Level 9.0 compliant.
 

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CONTENT DAYS (included in your registration)

Friday, April 23rd

8:30 to 10:00 AM Creating Your Social Audit
(early-bird event)

SGS Faculty

10:00 AM

Welcome

The NJFPA Board
10:10 AM

Morning Keynote

Roma McCaig
Vice President
Campbell Soup Co.

11:00 AM

Morning Breakouts

Building Sustainability Programs
Steve Jennings, Ahold Delhaize

Our Panelists TBA

Working in the Age of COVID:
The New Normal

Carlos Barosso

Roberto Pineda
(CJB Associates)

11:50 AM

Break

 
12:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote

In Conversation:
Jay Schneider
Director of Merchandising

Acme Markets

1:00 PM Afternoon Breakouts Growing Importance of Sustainability from the Consumer Perspective
Eric Hoversen - Comarco Prod.

Chef Jason Giordano - Archer Daniels Midland

Creating a Food Industry Supply Chain from the Ground Up
Kevin Lyons, Ph.D.

Rutgers Business School
1:50 PM Closing Comments The NJFPA Board

  

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Friday, April 30th

9:00 to 10:00 AM Open Round Tables
(early-bird event)

facilitated, focused on key issues

 

10:00 AM

Welcome

The NJFPA Board
10:10 AM

Morning Keynote

Innovation in the Food Industry
Panel Discussion

Moderated by Jon Cofsky (Whitepenny)

11:00 AM

Morning Breakouts

Tech Innovations & Transportation
Sandeep Agrawal, Pure Indian Fds
Sander Daniels, Holt Logistics
James Massotti, Puratos Corp.
Matt Troutman, NFI Logistics


Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
Andrea Chu (Campbell Soup)

Other Panelists TBA

Moderated by
Danielle DeFilippis, Esq.
(Norris McLaughlin)

11:50 AM

Break

 
12:05 PM

Afternoon Keynotes

Results from the NJFPA Industry Benchmarking Initiative

Presentation of the
NJFPA Annual Awards

Thriving in a Culture of ESG
Howard Dorman, Mazars USA

1:30 PM Afternoon Breakouts Sales, Marketing, Branding - Adapting to the Pandemic
Zac Romanoff - Omni Food Sales


Waste Reduction and
Carbon Footprint

Panelists TBA
2:20 PM Closing Comments The NJFPA Board

 

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