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Save Food Initiative to Participate in PROCESS EXPO 2013

McLean, VA, The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the participation of the SAVE FOOD initiative in PROCESS EXPO, taking place November 3-6, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The goal of this initiative, sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Messe Dusseldorf (producers of the interpack trade show) and FPSA, is to fight global food loss.

“We are very pleased to have SAVE FOOD as part of PROCESS EXPO. PROCESS EXPO is the perfect venue to promote SAVE FOOD as it brings together thousands of professionals across the food industry supply chain,” said Jeff Dahl, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and Business Manager of JBT FoodTech. “When you consider that nearly one-third of food produced for human consumption is either wasted or lost, you realize that the scale of this problem will require a wide range of solutions from a variety of sources. As experts in food processing and production, PROCESS EXPO participants are eager to contribute to this cause.”

“We know from FAO studies and from the SAVE FOOD pavilion at the 2011 interpack that there is strong interest in addressing this issue among food processors and equipment suppliers,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “In fact, by improving efficiencies in the supply chain we can significantly reduce the amount of food that is wasted and which can be properly channeled to help defeat hunger worldwide. This will be a major theme at PROCESS EXPO 2013 as we explore new and innovative ways that food processors and equipment suppliers can collaborate for the greater good.”

The next PROCESS EXPO is scheduled for November 3-6, 2013 in the North and South Halls of Chicago's McCormick Place. More information on PROCESS EXPO 2013 and on future events can be found at www.myprocessexpo.com.

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