2020 Agenda

(as of 3/17/20)

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Monday

Certificate / Certification Courses
Attendee Brochure
  • Professional Food Safety Auditor Training
  • Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)
  • Intentional Adulteration: Conducting Vulnerability Assessment
  • Converting HACCP in Preventive Controls/HARPC

Tuesday

8:00am – 12:00pm

S1: COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry

1:00pm – 5:00pm

S2: What Am I Getting Into? Suppliers & Co-Packers Linked to Food Safety
S3: Managing Allergens & Sanitation in Food Processing Facilities
S4: Practice Improves Performance - Internal Audits for Food Processors
S5: Food Fraud Prevention – Introduction, Implementation and Management

5:00pm – 7:00pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
Welcome Reception on the Exhibit Hall Floor


Wednesday

8:00am – 9:00am

S6: Community Discussion Group: Foodservice/Retail
S7: Community Discussion Group:Processors
S8: Community Discussion Group: Regulatory Challenges with Non-Traditional Food Operations
S9: Community Discussion Group: Fresh to the Industry Professionals

9:15am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation: Back to Basics: Consumer-Focused Food Safety

NSF AwardsNSF Food Safety Leadership Awards

10:30am – 2:30pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

  • Solutions Stage and Tech Tent Presentations
  • Community Round Tables and Learning Lounge
See Exhibit Hall Highlights
2:45pm – 4:00pm

S10: Food Safety Challenges of a Changing World
S11:Difficult to Detect Organisms: Management in the Face of Uncertainty
S12: How to Control Allergens – Bring Your Concerns and Leave with Solutions
S13: Hepatitis A and Food Establishments

4:15pm – 5:30pm

S14: Novel Processing Technologies – Validation, Application, Regulation
S15:Process HACCP – Active Managerial Control and the Food Code
S16: Supply Chain Traceability: Collaboration, Momentum and Food Protection
S17: Foodborne Outbreaks in the News

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Networking Reception


Thursday

8:00am – 9:00am

S18:Don't Be Labeled for Having Bad Labels
S19: Indoor Farming – Review of the Safety of Hydroponic Products
S20:Risk Communications with Consumers During Outbreaks: A Research-Based Approach
S21:Up in Smoke (CBD) and Experiential Food Trends

9:15am – 10:30am

Town Hall: 75 Minutes of Q&A with the Top Regulators

10:30am – 2:30pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

  • Solutions Stage and Tech Tent Presentations
  • Community Round Tables and Learning Lounge
See Exhibit Hall Highlights
2:45pm – 4:00pm

S22: Partners with a Common Purpose
S23: Implementation of Preventive Controls for Human Food and other FSMA Rules – Where Are We Today?
S24: Meet the Editors – Discuss Hot Topics

4:15pm – 5:30pm

S25: Closing Session: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Mock Criminal Trial – A View from the Jury Box

All courses include breakfast, lunch and breaks, books/training material and certificate. Multi-day courses also include full conference access to education sessions, Keynote and Town Hall, receptions and exhibit hall floor during non-course hours.

1-Day Course

Monday, October 19
9:00am – 5:00pm
Intentional Adulteration: Conducting Vulnerability Assessment

Lead Instructors:
Nancy Mussack, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Charlie Kalish , Food Safety Guides

FSPCA

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2-Day Courses

Monday, October 19
9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 20
9:00am – 5:00pm
Professional Food Safety Auditor Training

Lead Instructor:
Donna Schaffner, Rutgers Food Innovation Center

NEHA

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Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)

Lead Instructors:
Tara Paster, Paster Training, Inc.
Melissa Vaccaro, BSEd., MS, CP-FS, CPFM , Paster Training, Inc

NEHA

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Converting HACCP in Preventive Controls/HARPC

Lead Instructor:
Nancy Scharlach, FSMA International, LLC

NEHA

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8:00am – 12:00pm
Opening Session: S1: COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry

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Presenters:
Steve Mandernach, Association of Food & Drug Officials
Jorge Hernandez, The Wendy's Company
Craig Wilson, Costco

Sponsored by: Purell

1:00pm – 5:00pm
S2: What Am I Getting Into? - Suppliers & Co-Packers Linked to Food Safety

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Presenters:
Deb Kane, J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Eva Szewczyk, Rutgers University Food Innovation Center

S3: Managing Allergens & Sanitation in Food Processing Facilities

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Presenters:
P.C. Vasavada, PCV & Assoc. Food Safety Consulting
Jason Bolton, University of Maine Extension

Sponsored by: Alchemy
S4: Practice Improves Performance - Internal Audits for Food Processors

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Presenters:
Kara Baldus, Hydrite Chemicals
Joseph Meyer, Kerry Inc.

S5: Food Fraud Prevention - Introduction, Implementation, and Management

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Presenters:
John Spink, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Roy Fenoff, The Military College of South Carolina


5:00pm – 7:00pm
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

WELCOME RECEPTION
Kick off your first evening with this networking event in the Exhibit Hall. The welcome reception has become a Summit favorite as it provides the opportunity to connect with peers, chat with representatives and get a sneak peek at the variety of displays and demonstrations, while enjoying delicious food and drinks throughout the Exhibit Hall. Open to all registered attendees.

8:00am – 9:00am
S6: Foodservice/Retail Community Group

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Subject Matter Experts:
Jorge Hernandez, Wendy's
Mahipal Kunduru , Topco
Glenn Stolowski, HEB
Chirag Bhatt, CHB Food Safety Consulting

S7: Processors Community Group

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Subject Matter Experts:
Will Daniels, IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group
Oscar Garrison , United Egg Producers Association
Mary Lynn Walsh, Sysco

S8: Regulatory Challenges with Non-Traditional Food Operations

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Subject Matter Experts:
Joseph Corby, AFDO
Angela Montalbano , NYS Agriculture & Markets; Division of Food Safety & Inspection
Steven Mandernach, AFDO

S9: Fresh to the Industry Professionals

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Subject Matter Experts:
Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H, FDA
Sharon Beals , CTI Foods
Joan Menke-Schaenzer, Van Drunen Farms/ FutureCeuticals


9:15am – 10:30am
Keynote Presentation: Back to Basics: Consumer Focused Food Safety
Will Daniels, President, Produce Division, IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group

Will Daniels encourages attendees to leverage the COVID-19 crisis to refocus their food safety programs for the benefit of the consumer. Read More   Sponsored by: Purell

 

NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards

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NSF Awards

10:30am – 2:30pm
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

See Exhibit Hall Highlights


2:45pm – 4:00pm
S10: Food Safety Challenges of a Changing World

Read More

Presenter:
Jennifer van de Ligt, Ph.D., Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by: Zebra

S11: Difficult to Detect Organisms: Management in the Face of Uncertainty

Read More

Presenter:
Lee Ann Jaykus, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

S12: How to Control Allergens – Bring Your Concerns and Leave with Solutions

Read More

Presenters:
Deb Kane, J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Tracie Sheehan, Mérieux NutriSciences
Betsy Craig, MenuTrinfo.com

Sponsored by: ELISA Technologies
S13: Hepatitis A and Food Establishments

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Presenters:
Monique Foster, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Roslyn Stone, MPH, Zero Hour Health - A Corporate Wellness Company
Hal King, Ph.D., Public Health Innovations


4:15pm – 5:30pm
S14: Novel Processing Technologies – Validation, Application, Regulation

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Presenters:
Brendan Niemira, Ph.D., U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Alvin Lee, Ph.D., MASM, Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Applied Technology

S15: Process HACCP – Active Managerial Control and the Food Code

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Presenters:
Hal King, Ph.D., Public Health Innovations LLC
Steven Lyon, Ph.D. , Chick-fil-A
Kerry Bridges, Chipotle Mexican Grill
Bill Flynn, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H, FDA/CFSAN/Office of Food Safety

Sponsored by: Purell

S16: Supply Chain Traceability: Collaboration, Momentum and Food Protection

Read More

Presenters:
Sean Leighton, Cargill, Inc.
Prakash Santhana, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
Andrew Kennedy, Food and Drug Administration

S17: Foodborne Outbreaks in the News

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Presenters:
Stephanie Gretsch, Minnesota Department of Health
Jordan Mason , Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Polakshee Gogoi, MPH, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
Laura Whitlock, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


5:30pm – 7:00pm
NETWORKING RECEPTION

Join your colleagues and peers for an evening of networking and fun in a relaxed environment with good food and beverages. A perfect way to further make connections and build relationships. Open to all registered attendees.

Sponsored by: Instant Recall ELISA Technologies
8:00am – 9:00am
S18: Don't Be Labeled for Having Bad Labels

Read More

Presenter:
Jessica Stevens, Food Industry Counsel LLC

S19: Indoor Farming – Review of the Safety of Hydroponic Products

Read More

Presenters:
Gina Frontino, Little Leaf Farms
Omar Oyarzabal , University of Vermont Extension

S20: Risk Communications with Consumers During Outbreaks: A Research-Based Approach

Read More

Presenter:
Aaron Lavellee, Administrator for the FSIS Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE)

S21: Up in Smoke (CBD) and Experiencial Foods Trends

Read More

Presenters:
Betsy Craig, MenuTrinfo, LLC
Doug Davis , Marriott International


9:15am – 10:30am
Town Hall: 75 Minutes of Q&A with the Top Regulators

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Frank Yiannas, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Rob Tauxe, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
Paul Kiecker, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Steven Mandernach, Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)
Moderator:Gary Ades, Ph.D., Chair of the Food Safety Summit Educational Advisory Board; G&L Consulting


10:30am – 2:30pm
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

See Exhibit Hall Highlights


2:45pm – 4:00pm
S22: Partners with a Common Purpose

Read More

Presenters:
Joe Corby, Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)
Dionne Crawford , McDonald's Corporation
Laurie Farmer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

S23: Implementation of Preventive Controls for Human Food and other FSMA Rules - Where are we today?

Read More

Presenters:
Deb Kane, J&J Snacks
Donna Schaffner, Rutgers University Food Innovation Center
Steven Mandernach , Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
Moderator:William Lachowsky, Safe Food Canada

S24: Meet the Editors – Discuss Hot Topics

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Presenters:
Barbara VanRenterghem, Food Safety Magazine
Douglas Peckenpaugh, Food Safety Strategies
Coral Beach , Food Safety News (invited)


4:15pm – 5:30pm
Closing Session: S25: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Mock Criminal Trial – A View from the Jury Box

Read More

Presenters:
Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Counsel LLC
Joel Chappelle , Food Industry Counsel LLC

Wednesday, October 21

11:00am-11:30am
Why collecting genomes and metadata matter?

Vik Dutta, Sr. Staff Scientist, BioMerieux Inc.
Read More

Sponsored By: biomerieux


11:30am-12:00pm
NSF/H1 Food Machinery Lubricants: Understanding the Basics

Ellie Girard, OEM Marketing Analyst, LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Company
Read More

Sponsored By: lubriplate


12:00pm-12:30pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 1

Sponsored By: foodlogiq


12:30pm-1:00pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 2

Sponsored By: traQtion2


1:00pm-1:30pm
Live Demo - How to Go Paperless & Automate FSQA with a Plant Management Platform

Eric Hansen, Vice President of Technical Solutions, SafetyChain Software
Read More

Sponsored By: safetychain


1:30pm-2:00pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 2

Sponsored By: meritech


2:00pm-2:30pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 1

Sponsored By: mettler-toledo


Thursday, October 22

11:00am-11:30am
How Active Packaging Technology Can Revolutionize the Food Safety Risk in Fresh Cut Food

Angela Morgan, Ph. D., Director of Business Development, Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection
Read More

Sponsored By: aptar


11:30pm-12:00pm
Delivering Consistent Value Through the Supplier Audit Process

Kimberly Onett, Associate Director, Global Supplier Assurance Audit Programs - Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International
Read More

Sponsored By: NSF


12:00pm-12:30pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 1

Sponsored By: jbs-logistics


12:30pm-1:00pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 2

Sponsored By: millipore-sigma


1:00pm-1:30pm
Solutions Stage - Theater 1

Sponsored By: controlant


1:30pm-2:00pm
Virtual Audits – a livestreaming solution for performing assessment audits remotely

Brett Gray, Digital Transformation Manager, DNV GL – Business Assurance
Read More

Sponsored By: dnv-gl


2:00pm-2:30pm
Seed to Plate Traceability

Todd Sears, Ambassador, AGI SureTrack
Read More

Sponsored By: agi-suretrack


Learn how your company can participate, contact Kim Hanson hansenk@bnpmedia.com.

Wednesday, October 21

10:45am-11:15am

Sponsored By: Inecta


11:45am - 12:15pm
CompuClean Sanitation Management System

Michael Fabian, Manager of CompuClean, Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
Read More

Sponsored By: Spartan Chemical


12:45pm - 1:15pm

Sponsored By: foodlogiq


1:45pm - 2:15pm
Automated Cooling Logs & Behavioral Based Inspections

Brian Rosen, President, RiskLimiter by Gleason Technology
Read More

Sponsored By: Gleason Technology


Thursday, October 22

10:45am - 11:15am
My Story: the shift of trust from brands to products – how you can share your authentic product story

Brett Gray, Digital Transformation Manager, DNV GL – Business Assurance
Read More

Sponsored By: dnv-gl


11:45am - 12:15pm
Artificial intelligence and DNA-based products for maximizing microbiological Food Safety

Rodrigo Malig Fuentes, Chief Product Officer, TAAG Genetics
Read More

Sponsored By: TAAG


12:45pm - 1:15pm

TIME SLOT AVAILABLE


1:45pm - 2:15pm

TIME SLOT AVAILABLE


Learn how your company can participate, contact Kim Hanson hansenk@bnpmedia.com.