2019 Conference Presentations


Thank you for attending the 2019 Food Safety and Microbiology Conference. We hope you had such a stellar experience that we will see you again next year!


Whole Genome Sequencing in Foodborne Outbreak Detection – Arthur P. Liang, M.D., M.P.H.

What to Do After Getting a Positive – Brian D. Eyink

Starting Up After a Contamination – Kevin Lorcheim

FDA’s Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration – Brian D. Eyink

Diversity: Unraveling The Mystery – Dina Scott

Tips for Establishing Cultural Change – Kevin Lorcheim

Tools for Biosecurity and Microbial Control – Tyler Mattson


Understanding Your Plants Microbiome Using 16s Metagenomics – Michele M. Sayles Ph.D. and Joe Heinzelmann

Results Right Now: Tracking Listeria in Your Facility – Dave Blomquist

Benefits of Mapping Your Environmental Monitoring Data – Melissa L. Calicchia

Using Data to Drive Change Within Your Sanitation Program – Michele M. Sayles Ph.D.

Proactive Integrated Pest Management – Steve Romero

How to Validate a Clean Break – Melissa L. Calicchia

Clean Break for Dry Food Processing Environments – Kevin Lorcheim


UGA’s Center for Food Safety: Opportunities and Benefits for the Food Industry – Dr. Francisco Diez-Gonzalez

FFDCA Criminal Liability or When Things Go Really Wrong – Brian D. Eyink

How a Flour Recall changed Food Safety: Insights from the 2016 Recall – Scott Hood

Hot Topic: FDA Guidance on Recall Announcements and Enforcement Policy – Kathy Knutson Ph.D.

“FDA Responds to Failures in Recall Process” Blog

How To Convince Plant Executives To Increase EMP Budgets – Wendy White