On Monday, March 21 beginning at 11:30 am Cook County Farm Bureau® is hosting a legislative agricultural roundtable focused on food safety and sanitation. 

Confirmed roundtable speakers include Tamara Nelson, Illinois Farm Bureau®; Jeff Heinsohn, Walnut Grove Farms; and Robert Reinhard, Hillshire Brands; Mark Denzler, Illinois Manufacturers' Association; and Sander Robinson, Illinois Department of Public Health.

The roundtable will feature speakers on GMO testing, safety, and labeling; on-farm sanitation; and quality control at processing.  Speakers will provide a brief information and overview of their industry or farm then the discussion will be opened up to questions from policy leaders. 

This panel is designed to provide Cook County elected leaders and their staff with pertinent information about an issue that impacts their constituents.

The discussion will begin promptly at 12:00 pm with lunch beginning served at 11:30 am at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s Children’s Hospital located at 211 E. Grand Street in Chicago.  The discussion will be held in the Community Room.  Seating is extremely limited.

To register for the agricultural roundtable or for additional information, please contact Bona Heinsohn at (708) 354-3276 or via email at bona@cookcfb.