CHICAGO – The 4th National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation, co-sponsored by the National Meat Association and others and produced by the American Conference Institute, is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, Ill.

Many industry experts are predicting foodborne illness will soon become the leading cause of litigation facing the food industry. This event will provide food companies and the lawyers who advise them with an update on this topic.

Program highlights include: 

  •  Identifying new pathogens infecting the US food supply — and how to trace and isolate them in the context of a food contamination incident;
  • How to maintain control of the corporate message and the media while preserving a company’s relationship and reputation with the consumer and corporate stakeholders.
  • Selecting the best scientific/medical expert for your case — what to look for in a consulting vs. testifying expert.
  • The investigative priorities of government regulators – and how they will impact litigation going forward.

Representatives of key government agencies who are directly involved in public-health investigations of food-borne illness outbreaks will be speaking.

For more information on the event, go to: or contact Wendy Tyler, at: (212) 352-3220 x242.