IAFP 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Processors
Douglas Marshall, James Dickson, Purnendu Vasavada, Jeremy Adler, Gregory Siragusa

Characterization and Identification of Spoilage-Causing Fungi: A Hands-on Workshop
Emilia Rico-Munoz, Rob Samson, David Pincus, Frank Burns

Validating Pasteurization Processes for Low-Moisture Products
Nathan Anderson, Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley, Susanne Keller, David Anderson, Lisa Lucore, Bradley Marks, Harshavardhan Thippareddi

Saturday, July 8, 2017

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Processors
Douglas Marshall, James Dickson, Purnendu Vasavada, Jeremy Adler, Gregory Siragusa

Characterization and Identification of Spoilage-Causing Fungi: A Hands-on Workshop
Emilia Rico-Munoz, Rob Samson, David Pincus, Frank Burns

Drying Technologies: Strategies for Managing Pathogen and Allergen Risks
Rocelle Clavero, Bradley Marks, Christine Duffield, Jodi Roznowski, John Brandquist

Next Generation Sequencing – a Tutorial and Hands on Workshop to Help Understand This Emerging Technology
Jesse Miller, Zachary Geurin, Eric Stevens, Maria Hoffmann, Henk Den-bakker, Peter Cook

12:00 PM-7:00 PM

2:30 PM-5:00 PM

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Sunday, July 9, 2017

7:00 AM-10:00 AM

7:00 AM-9:00 PM

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-10:45 AM

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

3:15 PM-5:15 PM

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Opening Session - Ivan Parkin Lecture
Linda J. Harris, Vickie Lewandowski, Linda J. Harris, Jose Emilio Esteban

7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Monday, July 10, 2017

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

STEC Regulation: What is Needed in Global Food Trade?
Peter Gerner-Smidt, Peter Feng, Ian Jenson

Pathogen Contamination at Retail: What are the Next Steps?
Kristina Barlow, Glenda Lewis, Hilary Thesmar

Latin America:  Issues and Initiatives for Food Safety
Marisa Caipo, Jairo Romero, Maria Teresa Destro

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Virulence Factors and Host Susceptibility of Foodborne Pathogens
David Bean, Roy Betts, Janell Kause, , Trudy Wassenaar, Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Monica Ponder

Developments in Mycotoxin Research: From Methodology to Prevention
Rob Samson, Ludwig Niessen, Giancarlo Perrone, , Naresh Magan, Dojin Ryu, Emilia Rico-Munoz

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Antibiotics in Pre-harvest Production and Associated Risks to Food
Ashley Peterson, Heather Fowler, Paul Morley


Urban Agriculture/Farming and Food Safety
Patricia Millner, Michelle Smith, James Ratke

Strategies for Effective Hygienic Zoning
Duane Grassmann, Polly Courtney, Doug Craven

Are Culture Methods Obsolete?
Byron Brehm-Stecher, Cindy Nakatsu, Ahmed Yousef

11:45 AM-1:00 PM

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

U.S. Regulatory Update on Food Safety
Al Almanza, Stephen Ostroff,

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Starter Cultures as a Natural Antimicrobial to Improve the Safety of Ready-to-Eat Food
Alex Brandt, Kathleen Glass, David B. Schmidt, Abigail Snyder, Peter Taormina and Veronique Zuliani


Non-thermal Plasma Technology for Improving Food Safety and Quality
Alexander Fridman, Roger Ruan, Brendan Niemira


1:30 PM-5:00 PM

After 20 Years of Seafood HACCP, is Our Food Safer?
Lisa Weddig, Steven Bloodgood, Erin Burdette, , John Jacobs, Jonathan Deeds, Steve Otwell

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Hear All About It:  Managing a Crisis
Hal King, Ann Marie McNamara, Theodora Morille-Hinds, Ryan Newkirk, Jennifer Pierquet and Michael Roberson

Battling Bad Bugs:  Biological Approaches to Control Pathogens
Wojciech Janisiewicz, Mindy Brashears, Sam Alcaine

Let’s Get Active!
Cynthia Ebner, Joe Dunn, S. Balamurugan

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

5:15 PM-6:00 PM

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

5:15 PM-7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Seafood-associated Vibriosis: Turning the Trend Around
Erin Burdette, John Jacobs, Ken Moore, Salina Parveen, Chris Schillaci and William Walton

What is IARC and CA Prop 65?  What on Earth Do They Mean to Me and My Food Safety Program?
James Coughlin, Laurie Dolan, Christie Gray, Eric Mittenthal and George Pugh


Mechanisms of Hypervirulence in Selected Foodborne Pathogens
John Mauer, Qijing Zhang, Victoria Jeffers

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Predictive Microbiology and Risk Assessment Tools
Mariem Ellouze, Fanny Tenenhaus-Aziza, Yuhuan Chen, Panagiotis Skandamis, , Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, Yvan Le Marc, Mark Tamplin

Managing Risk in a Zero Tolerance World
Don Zink, Robert Buchanan, Luca Cocolin, , Roy Betts, Timothy Jackson, William Hallman

Novel and Not-so-Novel Cleaning and Sanitizing Methods
Jeffrey Kornacki, John Merenick, Robin Peterson, , TBD TBD, Nathan Mirdamadi, Evan Rosen

10:00 AM-3:15 PM

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Artisanal Food Processing and Food Safety
Joseph Corby, Barbara Ingham, Panagiotis Lekkas and Anna Porto-Fett

Can Industry and Government Take Safe Food Handling and Preparation Risks Out of the Hands of the Consumer?
Kristina Barlow, Donna Garren, Sanjay Gummalla, Lone Jespersen, Tamika Sims and Kelly Stevens

What Can Complete Closed Microbial Genomes Provide to Food Safety?
James Bono, Daniel Hurley, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza


11:45 AM-1:00 PM

12:15 PM-1:00 PM

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

It's Going to Take a Village:  Grower Perspectives on FSMA Implementation
Samir Assar, Elizabeth Bihn, Chelsea Matzen, Robert Sakata, Janie Simms Hipp and Bob Ziel

Modeling Pathogens in Low-water Activity Foods:  What, How, and How to Use It
Sarah Cahill, Sofia Santillana Farakos, Linda J. Harris

Total Diet Studies: Designs for Monitoring the Food Supply
Gerald Moy, Katherine Woodward, Mark Wirtz

1:30 PM-5:00 PM

Software Fair on Predictive Microbiology and Risk Assessment Tools
Yuhuan Chen, Mark Tamplin, Panagiotis Skandamis, Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, Yvan Le Marc

Cross Pollination of Listeria Learnings across the Industry
John Allan, Matthew Ranieri, Joseph Stout, , Hilary Thesmar, Timothy Freier, Kathleen Glass

Stories from the Trenches:  FDA Inspection after Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Implementation
Lillian Hsu, Benjamin Warren, Samantha Cooper, , Travis Chapin, Kathy Gombas, Sharmi Das

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

International Strategies to Deliver Food Safety Education via the "Trusted Source":  Health Professionals
Ellen W. Evans, Yaohua Feng, Anthony Flood, Shauna Henley, Jeffrey LeJeune and Glee Van Loon

FoodOmics: Stop Using a Steamroller to Crack a Nut!
Roy Betts, Eric Brown, Douglas Marshall, Kendra Nightingale, Daniel Smieszek and Mieke Uyttendaele

Hepatitis E Virus:  An Emerging Foodborne Pathogen?
Danielle Yugo, Nicole Pavio, Barbara Wilhelm

Ranking Risks in Low-resource Settings
Juliana Ruzante, John Bassett, Sarah Cahill

Translating the Big Data to the Food Industry
Suresh D. Pillai, Ramin Khaksar, Antonios Zografos

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

A Debate: Current Perspectives in Food Safety
Sarah Cahill, Robert Tauxe, Sarah Brew, Bill Marler, Ruth Kava, Stephen Safe

National and Regional FSMA Training Centers:  Application of Lessons Learned
Elizabeth Bihn, Michelle D. Danyluk, Robert McGorrin, Elizabeth Newbold, David Read and Angela Shaw

Variations on a Theme: The Basis and Consequences of Inconsistent Listeria spp. Standards in Global Regulation
Kris de Smet, Jeffrey Farber, Marta Hugas, Mickey Parish, Tamika Sims and Jane Van Doren

Fresh Produce-Pathogen Pairs in the U.S. and Europe
Craig Hedberg, Christopher Baker, Ana Allende


Water for Food Processing Falls in the Crack Between RTCR (Revised Total Coliform Rule) and FSMA
Joel Stokdyk, Vincent Hill, Phyllis Posy, Julie Javier, William Shaw

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Foodborne Outbreak Updates
Kari Irvin, Bonne Kissler, Jenny Scott, , Alvin Crosby, Evelyn Pereira,

Challenges and Strategies in Detecting Foodborne Pathogens in Low-water Activity Foods
Joshua Gurtler, Shabarinath Srikumar, Junia Jean-Gilles Beaubrun, , Monica Ponder, Fatmeh Kobaissi, Julie Ann Kase

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

The Devil is in the Details:  Experiences with Early Implementation of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Efforts to Fill the Information Gaps
Michelle D. Danyluk, Bob Ehart, Jennifer McEntire, James Rushing, Don Stoeckel and Trevor Suslow

Hog Slaughter Modernization and Salmonella Performance Standards:  Should Pork be Treated the Same as Poultry?
Martin Appelt, Michael Bradley, Deirdre Schlunegger, William Shaw and KatieRose McCullough

Chemical and Microbial Risk Assessment: Similarities and Differences
Joseph Rodricks, Robert Buchanan, Jane Van Doren

What is the Meaning of Zero Tolerance in the Age of Food Genomics?
Matthew Ranieri, Douglas Marshall, Andrea Ottesen

11:45 AM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Preventive Controls Other Than CCP:  Choosing, Verifying, and Validating
Loralyn Ledenbach, Balasubrahmanyam Kottapalli, Richard Brouillette, Maile Hermida

The National Antimicrobial-resistance Monitoring System: Twenty Years of Vigilance
Patrick McDermott, Cindy Friedman, Shaohua Zhao, Uday Dessai

Empowering Food Laws in Emerging Economies
Gerald Moy, Atef Idriss, Maria Lovelace-Johnson, Vincent Hegarty

Microbiological Safety of Unpasteurized Fruit and Vegetable Juices Sold in Juice Bars and Small Retail Outlets
Armitra Jackson-Davis, Aubrey Mendonca, David Whitman, Lawrence Goodridge

Advancing Food Safety Internationally through the Use of Innovative Technologies:  Food Irradiation
Robert Tauxe, Martin Duplessis, Ronald Eustice, Yaohua (Betty) Feng

Social Responsibility's Influence over Food Safety and Quality
Ruth Woiwode, Larry Lichter, Bobby Krishna, Jeffrey Kornacki

Toward Risk-based Microbial Standards for Irrigation Water
Kelly Bright, Elisabetta Lambertini, Will Daniels, Kruti Ravaliya

Root Cause Analysis
Karin Hoelzer, Laura Brown, Timothy Jackson, Jenny Scott

4:00 PM-4:45 PM

John H. Silliker Lecture
Steve L. Taylor

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

7:00 PM-10:00 PM