S33 Food Safety 2050: A Glimpse into the Future

Tuesday, August 2, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
227 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Katherine Satchwell
Organizers: Amit Morey , Katherine Satchwell and Wendy White
Convenors: Amit Morey , Katherine Satchwell and Wendy White
What does the future of food safety look like? This session, encompassing industry, academic, and governmental professionals, takes a multi-generational approach to explore the future of food safety.  Experienced and upcoming professionals will envisage future challenges and what must be done to prepare ourselves. The session will explore futuristic technologies, such as inventive pathogen/chemical detection and preventative methods.  Experts will provide insight on climate change, its effects on the emerging and novel pathogens, pathogenicity and how should the industry prepare itself to face these challenges. Which emerging hazards will impact us the most: super-bugs, chemical contaminants, radiological events, food fraud, or new and unforeseen allergens? Garnering advice from individuals who have spent the better part of their careers in food safety, to those who are just embarking on what will surely be a fascinating career in food safety—Food Safety 2050 will give us a glimpse of what’s in store. This session will directly address many aspects of what the future will hold: Climate change and food safety; Predicted emergence of new or unexpected hazards; Exploration of futuristic technologies; Regulatory considerations; Advice from seasoned food safety professionals for the next generation; How the future will reshape our infrastructure and ability to access resources; and Long-term strategic planning. This session will hear from experts who have already begun to think about the future and what it will look like in terms of food safety. They will present mitigation strategies for protecting the global food supply and highlight exciting breakthroughs that will give us an advantage. Attendees will garner knowledge, share best practices for innovative solutions and will discover what the future may hold for those in our industry.


9:10 AM
Sensing for Food Safety
Jie Xu, Georgia Technology Research Institute
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