4 Things You Need to See and Do at PROCESS EXPO 2019

PROCESS EXPO 2019 is back to take over the food and beverage industry by storm! The event is held October 8–11, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

PROCESS EXPO is the nation’s largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry. Processors get to interact with the innovative technology on the show floor, where food processing and packaging experts demonstrate their machines and products. Both veterans and those new to food and beverage processing and packaging get training on food safety, trends, leadership, and more. We’ll be on the ground at the event and can’t wait to see and do these 4 things:


1. Visit the Innovations Showcase

Suppliers from all sectors are entering the challenge to showcase their new products and services. During PROCESS EXPO 2019, attendees will watch pitch presentations and vote on a “People’s Choice” Award while several industry leaders vote on finalists and winners for each industry sector.


2. Check Out the Food Industry Technician Certification Program Announcement

The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) will announce the initiation of Food Industry Technician Certification Program (FIT) classes being launched with Lincoln Technical Institute offering instructional training and education for prospective food and beverage industry technicians. The FIT program will offer standardized training that will provide future industry technicians with the skill sets necessary for working with the increasingly complex equipment being used in the food industry with the goal of having FIT graduates gainfully employed within the industry.


3. Participate in the Defeat Hunger Program

There are three ways to participate in the campaign:

  1. Onsite:  Bring your groceries with you or include them with your booth shipment to PROCESS EXPO 2019. Send donations to:
    c/o GES
    2301 South Lakes Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616
  2. Online: Don’t have time to stop by the grocery store? Shop online using the DEFEAT HUNGERSM 2019 Virtual Food Drive!
  3. Monetary Donations: Not sure what items to purchase? Monetary donations (checks only) payable to the Greater Chicago Food Depository are also accepted!


4. Attend Dairy Processing 101

This year PROCESS EXPO will feature a dairy workshop, Dairy Processing 101. PROCESS EXPO has teamed up with EAS Consulting Group, LLC (EAS), which specializes in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory matters, to offer a comprehensive two-day course that will cover critical industry topics.

The course is being held on Monday, October 7 from 8:00 am–4:00 pm and Tuesday, October 8 from 8:00 am–3:00 pm, giving attendees the opportunity to visit the PROCESS EXPO show floor. The cost to attend is $550 and when you sign up, you’ll receive access to the show floor and all PROCESS EXPO U sessions for FREE.

Attendees will:

Learn an overview of the US dairy industry.
Understand the impact of dairy farm practices on the quality and composition of raw milk.
Take home a working knowledge of how raw milk and dairy product prices are established.
Acquire an appreciation of government requirements for dairy plants including FSMA’S PCHF regulation.
Gain exposure to milk chemistry and microbiology (including dairy cultures).
Get an in-depth overview of dairy processing technologies related to milk beverages, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and concentration including membrane processing and drying technology.
Get hands-on practical knowledge of dairy laboratory testing systems and capabilities.



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