CHICAGO — Issues related to the food service industry and food safety will be featured at the 2011 Long Co. annual conference Sept. 22-23 at the Peninsula hotel in Chicago. Wade Hanson of Technomic, Inc. will offer a presentation on the “Current food service environment” and Gale Prince of Sage Food Safety Consultants will offer a presentation, “Traceability: Protecting your bottom line and your brand.” The Sept. 23 general session will begin with a “State of the industry” presentation by Joshua Sosland of Milling & Baking News and a “Commodity update” by Bob Bresnahan of Trilateral Inc. The Long Co. meeting will be preceded Sept. 22 by the Independent Bakers’ Association fall meeting. The I.B.A. program will feature a presentation by Jean Terrien, a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Ms. Terrien has a particular interest in working with family businesses and is a member of The Family Institute’s Family Business Program. The Long Co. and the I.B.A. will both participate in a Mercantile Exchange tour Sept. 22.