2013 IFSH Meeting Materials

2013 Midyear Meeting

March 26-27, 2013
Burr Ridge Conference Center
Burr Ridge, IL

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome Remarks and IFSH Updates
Robert Brackett, PhD, Vice President, IIT And Director, IFSH

CFSAN Update Food Safety Initiatives
Mike Landa, J.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Roundtable Panels on Proposed Rules and How IFSH Can Help the Industry Preventive Controls Proposed Rule
Robert Brackett, Ph.D., IIT/IFSH
Kurt Deibel, Ph.D., Vice President of Quality & Food Safety, Heinz North America
Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Food Safety (OFS), CFSAN/FDA

Roundtable Panels on Proposed Rules and How IFSH Can Help the Industry Produce Safety Proposed Rule
Alvin Lee, Ph.D., Director, Center for Processing Innovation, IIT/IFSH
Will Daniels, Senior Vice President, Earthbound Farm
Samir Assar, Ph.D., Director, Produce Safety Staff, OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Jim Gorny, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Produce Safety, OFS/CFSAN/FDA

FDA OFVM Science and Research Program Updates, Progress and Future Efforts
David White, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer / Research Director (Acting), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA

Impact on FSMA on FDA Inspections
Bill Weissinger, Ph.D., Deputy Director, FDA Chicago District Office

Breakout Sessions to Identify Research Needs Work Group A: Produce Safety and Wash Water Validation
Stephen Grove, Ph.D., Manager Industry Projects, IIT/IFSH
Dave Gombas, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, United Fresh Produce Association
Mary Lou Tortorello, Ph.D., Chief, Food Technology Branch, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Nega Beru, Ph.D., Director, Office of Food Safety, OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Work Group B: Preventive Control and Process Validation
Robert Brackett, Ph.D., IIT/IFSH
Elizabeth Grasso, Ph.D., Scientist, IIT/IFSH
John Larkin, Ph.D., Chief, Process Engineering Branch, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Mickey Parish, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Microbiology, OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Research, Regulatory Food Testing and FSMA: Building Partnerships to Ensure Food Safety
Palmer Orlandi, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA

Breakout Sessions to Identify Research Needs Work Group C: Chemical Hazards, Bioavailability and Toxicology
Britt Burton Freeman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nutrition Research, IIT/IFSH
Steven Hermansky, Ph.D., Vice President and Fellow, Food Protection and Regulatory Affairs, ConAgra Foods
Lauren Jackson, Ph.D., Acting Chief, Food Chemistry and Nutrition Team, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Nega Beru, Ph.D., Director, OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Work Group D: Proficiency Testing and Methods Validation Presentation: Methods Validation -
How FDA Validates Regulatory Methods: Document 1, Document 2, Document 3, Document 4
Thomas Hammack, Chief, Microbial Methods Development Branch, Office of Regulatory Science
(ORS) CFSAN/FDA
Stan Bailey, Ph.D., Director Scientific Affairs, bioMerieux
Robin Kalinowski, Director, Center for Specialty Programs, IIT/IFSH
Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D., Microbiologist, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Donald Burr, Ph.D., Food Emergency Response Network Liaison, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Models for Industry Interactions with IFSH Allergen Sanitation and Control
Jon DeVries, Ph.D., Technical Manager, General Mills/Medallion Labs
Lauren Jackson, Ph.D., Acting Chief, Food Chemistry and Nutrition Team, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Validation of Pathogen Inactivation in Low Moisture Foods
David Rasmussen, Ph.D. and Walter Penaloza, Ph.D., Nestlé Research
Jason Wan, Ph.D., Associate Director, IIT/IFSH

Extrusion Process Validation: Document 1, Document 2
Tim Hartter, Ph.D., Director of Corporate Project Services, Wenger Manufacturing
Nate Anderson, Ph.D., Research Agricultural Engineer, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Niharika Mishra, PhD, DFPST, FDA

Post Mid-Year Meeting Task Force Meetings

Low Moisture Foods Safety Task Force Meeting: Document 1, Document 2
Nate Anderson, Ph.D., Research Agricultural Engineer, DFPST/OFS/CFSAN/FDA
Mickey Parish, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for Food Microbiology, FDA/CFSAN Office of Food Safety

2013 Annual Meeting

September 17-18, 2013
Burr Ridge Conference Center
Burr Ridge, IL

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sprout Safety Taskforce Meeting
Michelle A. Smith, Ph.D, FDA/CFSAN

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

Proposed Rule On Foreign Supplier Verification Programs 
Captain Domenic Veneziano, Director, Division of Import Operations, ORA FDA

Industry Perspectives on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs 
Ricardo Carvajal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

Current Issues In Chemical Contaminates 
Lauren Robin, Ph.D., Review Chemist, Office of Food Safety / CFSAN/FDA

IFSH Member Survey
Armand Paradis, Business Development Director, IFSH

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Partnership in Food Safety Education
Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education

Clostridium Botulinium Inactivation Using High Pressure Processing 
Rukma Reddy, Ph.D, and Guy Skinner, Ph.D, Research Food Technologists, OFS/CFSAN/FDA

Chemistry Platform
Jack Cappozzo, Director of Chemistry, IFSH

Authenticating Foods and Detecting Food Adulterants
Jon DeVries, Ph.D, Technical Manager, General Mills/Medallion Labs

Methods for Authentication of Skim Milk Powder and Fruit Juice Ingredients
Jon DeVries, Ph.D, Technical Manager, General Mills/Medallion Labs
Joe Jablonski, Ph.D, Research Chemist, OFS/CFSAN/FDA