2012 IFSH Meeting Materials

2012 Midyear Meeting

April 10-11, 2012
Burr Ridge Conference Center
Burr Ridge, IL

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

IFSH Strategic Plan
Robert Brackett, PhD, Vice President, IIT and Director, IFSH

CFSAN Update
Michael Landa, JD, Director, CFSAN/FDA

IFSH Centers: Current Activities and Future

NCFST Collaborative Research Program
Richard McDonald, PhD, Director, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology, Office of Food Safety (OFS), CFSAN/FDA

Center for Nutrition Research
Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, Director Center for Nutrition Research, Research Professor, IIT/IFSH

Center for Processing Innovation
Alvin Lee, PhD, Director Center for Processing Innovation, Research Associate Professor, IIT/IFSH

Center for Specialty Programs
Jason Wan, PhD, IFSH Associate Director, Research Professor, IIT/IFSH

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Work Group A: Produce Safety Update
Facilitators: Mary Lou Tortorello, PhD, Chief, Food Technology Branch, CFSAN/FDA, Alvin Lee, PhD, IIT/IFSH, and Leafy Greens Project Team

Overview of Current Projects
Mary Lou Tortorello, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Potential Future Activities and Validation Studies
Alvin Lee, PhD, IIT/IFSH

Leafy Greens Team Objectives
Stephen Grove, PhD, IIT/IFSH

Process Analysis
Greg Fleischman, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Preventive Controls
Tong-Jen Fu, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Indicator Testing
Annemarie Buchholz, CFSAN/ FDA

Surrogate Studies
Kaiping Deng, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Work Group B: New Technologies: Opportunities at IFSH
Facilitators: Armand Paradis, IIT/IFSH and Jason Wan, PhD, IIT/IFSH

New Technology Toolbox for Processing Innovation
Jason Wan, PhD and Alvin Lee, PhD, IIT/IFSH

Proposed New Strategic Technologies Consortium
Armand Paradis, IIT/IFSH

New Technology for Seam Integrity Inspection
Yoon Song, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

New Technology for Non-Destructive Seam Inspection
Bryan Hall, CMC-KUHNKE

Work Group C: Low Moisture Foods Safety

Low Moisture Foods Safety Overview
Nate Anderson, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Task Force Funding Opportunties
Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, PhD, Research Assistant Professor & Engineer, IIT/IFSH

Work Group D: Chemical Hazards

Facilitators: Lauren Jackson, PhD, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology, Office of Food Safety (OFS), CFSAN/FDA, and Jack Cappozzo, Director of Chemistry, IIT/IFSH

Assessing the Impact of Processing on Food Allergenicity
Tong-Jen Fu, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Cleaning and Validation to Prevent Allergen Cross-Contact
Lauren Jackson, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Methods for Authenticating Foods and Detecting Food Adulterants
Joseph Jablonski, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Evaluation of Ochratoxin A Levels in Food
Jack Cappozzo, IIT/IFSH

Olive Oil Authenticity, Adulteration and Quality
Jack Cappozzo, IIT/IFSH

Detection and Control of Process Contaminants and Other Chemical Hazards
Lauren Jackson, PhD, CFSAN/FDA

Panel: FSMA Needs, IFSH Opportunities

Facilitators: Robert Brackett, PhD, IIT/IFSH, and Jenny Scott, PhD, Senior Advisor, OFS, CFSAN/FDA

FSMA Needs – IFSH Opportunities
Jenny Scott, PhD, Senior Advisor, OFS, CFSAN/FDA


David Anderson, Food Safety Manager, Del Monte Foods

David Gombas, PhD, Senior Vice President, United Fresh Produce Association

David Rasmussen, PhD,Senior Food Safety Specialist, Nestle Research and Development Center

2012 Annual Meeting

September 19-20, 2012
Burr Ridge Conference Center
Burr Ridge, IL

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Welcoming Remarks and IFSH Update
Robert Brackett, PhD, Vice President, IIT And Director, IFSH

FDA CFSAN Updates / CFSAN Strategic Plan
Michael Landa, JD, Director, CFSAN/FDA

New Processing Technologies - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
C. Patrick Dunne, Ph.D., Former Senior Advisor to US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center

IFSH and USDA ARS, Collaborations and Partnership
Paul Sebesta, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS)

Poster Presentation
IFSH Staff and Students

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Process Validation and Preventive Controls
John Larkin, Ph.D., Chief, Process Engineering Branch, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), Office of Food Safety (OFS), CFSAN/FDA

Dried Botanicals and Spices, Microbial Hazards and Controls
Susanne Keller, Ph.D., Research Microbiologist, DFPST/OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Validation of Peanut Butter Sanitation and Cleaning Processes
Elizabeth Grasso, Ph.D., Microbiologist, DFPST/OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Measuring Norovirus Cross-Contamination Risks In The Food Service Environment
Alvin Lee, Ph.D., Director, Center for Processing Innovation, IIT/IFSH
Carol Shieh, Ph.D., Virologist, DFPST/OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Continuous Transfer of the Norovirus During Preparation of Fresh Produce
Carol Shieh, Ph.D., Virologist, DFPST/OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Chemical Contaminates in Your Food - They're There But Is The Food Unsafe?
Nega Beru, Ph.D., Director, OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Weighty Issues: Gaps in Our Understanding of Food Intake Behavior
Britt Burton Freeman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nutrition Research, IIT/IFSH

IFSH FSMA Related Alliances: Meeting FDA’s Vision for a Modernized Food Safety System
Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor to the Director, OFS, CFSAN/FDA

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance
Purnendu C. Vasavada, Ph.D., Coordinator, Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, DFPST/OFS, CFSAN/FDA and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Sprout Safety Alliance
Stephen Grove, Ph.D., Coordinator, Sprout Safety Alliance and Manager, Industry Projects, IIT/IFSH

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