Pack Expo and TraceGains Highlight of Oct 31-Nov. 3 Event Food Safety Summit Resource Center

The debut of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO International 2010 will premier at McCormick Place, Chicago; Oct. 31–Nov. 3.  “With the 2010 show, PACK EXPO has expanded to provide processing and packaging solutions — and food safety is certainly a leading issue across both industries. BNP’s Food Safety Summit Resource Center will support attendees and exhibitors seeking total systems solutions,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.  BNP Media and PMMI will jointly promote The Food Safety Resource Center, where attendees will learn from leading experts on food safety about breakthroughs, challenges and solutions needed to ensure the safety of packaged foods before, during and after processing and packaging.


According to TraceGains’ CEO Gary Nowacki, “Our David Drake is an onsite expert on the topic of “Supplier Management” (Booth L7040). TraceGains’ “Supplier Compliance” and “Supplier Impact” solutions offer companies breakthrough capabilities to reduce risk and costs, and improve quality automatically. We illuminate risk, reduce, and predict– across your global supply chain. Actionable intelligence provides immediate feedback to suppliers for corrective actions and continuous quality improvement while illuminating risk by ingredient by suppliers. Benefits extend to your quality, food protections, strategic sourcing, and risk prevention teams. In addition, we provide systematic supplier compliance monitoring of audits, liability insurance, and certifications.”


TraceGains is a complete compliance and risk management solution that automates data from paper or electronic filing cabinets and makes it actionable.  Unlike ERP, home-grown, or manual systems, TraceGains continuously controls, illuminates, and predicts risk for each ingredient shipment and supplier certification.


“BNP Media is thrilled to expand our portfolio and bring the success of the Food Safety Summit to the attendees of PACK EXPO,” said Emily Patten, Event Director, BNP Media.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our exhibitors and speakers to participate in the leading event for the manufacturing industry.”


Show Organizer PMMI expects more than 45,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors in more than 1 million net square feet, making it 2010’s largest packaging- and processing-oriented event. PMMI is a trade association with more than 530 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to meet the needs of their customers.


The mission at TraceGains ( is to protect the brand of food and beverage clients by eliminating problems before product is shipped to the customer.  This mission is in now way mutually exclusive from identifying new profit opportunities.  TraceGains, Inc. is the SaaS (software as a service) leader in helping companies reduce costs and improve product quality-automatically. Food & Beverage, Quick Service Restaurant Chains, Life Sciences, Chemicals, and related industries can leverage the Supplier Compliance and Supplier Impact applications to eliminate manual certificate of analysis (CoA) review, automatically reject shipments that are not compliant with critical business rules, and rank-order suppliers based on yield, quality, finished-good profitability, customer feedback, or any other downstream outcome. The company is headquartered near Denver, CO, USA, with direct and partner offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.



TraceGains Inc.

Marc Simony

 Director of Marketing

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