2019 Conference Review

The 3rd Annual Food Safety and Microbiology Conference was held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia February 24-27, 2019 with our largest attendance yet.

Highlights included

  • A Sunday evening reception at Wisteria Lanes, a private, retro-styled bowling alley with video gaming station, large screen televisions, billiard tables and shuffleboard
  • Diamond Pet Foods’ Michele Sayles’ “Understanding Your Plant’s Microbiome Using 16S Metagenomics” presentation
  • Brian Eyink from Hogan Lovells’ presentation “Department of Justice Criminal Investigations of Food Companies”
  • Wednesday afternoon tour of David J. Sencer CDC Museum at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters
  • General Mills’ Scott Hood’s account of How a Flour Recall Forever Changed Food Safety

Here are some reviews from 2019:

  • “Outstanding event! Extremely insightful, relevant, and helpful.”
  • “Great vendor tables. Great conference.”
  • “I appreciate all the engaging conversation and 1 on 1 help with my company’s process. I will be returning to work with very helpful/game changing information.”
  • “The balance of technical and general presentations was great. Bowling was fun. Overall, it was a good conference.”
  • “Overall enjoyed the conference. Would return again. Many insights and takeaways.”
  • “This is my first conference and I am new to the Food Micro World. All great topics and lots of valuable info.”