The Northeast Regional DDIFO meeting will focus broadly on food safety, the ways media react to issues and how the government will respond.  The program, to be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1, will begin with an overview by ServSafe® National Accounts Manager Kevin Scott on food safety training and certification.  We’ll then hear veteran Boston news anchor Maria Stephanos speaking on the media perspective and how it responds to safety issues, food and otherwise.  We also have two legislative professionals in lobbyists Joe Giannino (Massachusetts) and Dan Connors (Rhode Island), both representing Dunkin’ franchisees.  They’ll address issues pending in both states as well as how you can best protect your own interests.  We’ve have also invited a sitting elected official, but he has not yet been able to confirm.

Our Franchise Solutions Marketplace with our sponsoring business members and their exhibits will include lunch beginning at 11:30.  Finally, for those franchisees or their employees who have completed the course and are ready to take the exam to obtain their certification, we will offer the ServSafe® Manager Online Exam from 10 AM – 12 noon.  Registration is required for the program and/or the ServSafe® exam.