2010 IFSH Meeting Materials

2010 Annual Meeting

October 25-26, 2010
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
Oak Brook, Illinois

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcoming Remarks and NCFST Update
Robert Brackett, Vice President and Director, IFSH (formerly NCFST)

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Update
Roberta Wagner, Acting Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs, CFSAN/FDA

FDA’s Reportable Food Registry
Kathy Gombas, Deputy Director, Office of Food Defense, Communications and Emergency Response, CFSAN/FDA

Produce Safety

Effects of Sanitizers and Processing on Bacterial Pathogens
Will Daniels, Senior Vice President of Quality, Food Safety and Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farm

Update on the Meeting on Produce Regulation and Policy/Industry Perspectives
David Gombas, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, Affairs, United Fresh Produce Association

Research Needs and Regulatory Perspectives
James Gorny, Senior Advisor for Produce Safety, CFSAN/FDA

Safety of Chemical Constituents: Issues and Perspectives

Adulteration
Jon DeVries, Senior Technical Manager, Medallion Labs/General Mills

Chemical Constituents and Codex Alimentarius
Nega Beru, Director, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN/FDA

Roundtable Discussion on Future Directions for NCFST (PDF not available)
Panelists: Robert Brackett, Vice President and Director, NCFST; Jon DeVries, Medallion Labs/General Mills and Member, NCFST Executive Advisory Board; William Moeller, Director, National Food Lab and Member, NCFST Executive Advisory Board; Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor to the Director, FDA CFSAN and Member, NCFST Executive Advisory Board

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What’s New at NCFST? Capabilities and Innovative Research Update

Microbiology
Alvin Lee, Director of Microbiology and Research Associate Professor, NCFST/IIT; and Mary Lou Tortorello, NCFST and Chief, Food Technology Branch, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Processing and Packaging
John Larkin, NCFST and Chief, Process Engineering Branch, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Chemical Constituents and Allergens
Lauren Jackson, NCFST and Team Leader, Food, Chemistry and Nutrition, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Health Promoting Foods
Britt Burton-Freeman, Director of Nutrition, Health Promoting Foods and Research Assistant Professor, NCFST/IIT

Proficiency Testing
Ravinder Reddy, NCFST and Microbiologist, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA; and Lacey Guillen, Scientist, NCFST/IIT

Food Processing and Consumer Expectations to Meet Health Imperatives

David Schmidt, President and CEO, International Food Information Council

Student Internship Opportunities at NCFST Member Companies
Bruce Mueller, Chief Career Officer, Career Management Center, IIT

Panel on Innovation and Research in the Food Industry

Trends in Pediatric Nutrition Innovation
Eduard Poels, Vice President, Discovery, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Innovations in the Fresh Produce Industry (PDF not available)
Will Daniels, Senior Vice President of Quality, Food Safety and Organic Integrity, Earthbound Farm

Trends in Global Food Safety Innovation
Matilda Freund, Director, Global Microbiology and Food Safety, Kraft Foods

Bush Brothers’ Need for Technology Innovation (PDF not available)
Tim Haley, Director of Research, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Bush Brothers & Co.