Food processors recently gathered at Sealed Air’s Packforum Americas facility for the 2009 Foodservice Forum event. Industry experts spoke on a number of topics, including emerging trends in food safety, menu development in a down economy and retort and aseptic packaging.

About 90 people attended the event, held Sept. 16-17. It highlighted the science behind the foodservice industry, with expert speakers presenting on current and future foodservice trends and technology.

Among the speakers was Philip Nelson, a world-renowned professor of food science at Purdue University. He has been honored with the World Food Prize in 2007 for his pioneering work on large-scale aseptic packaging.