Schedule of Events

 

SUNDAY EVENT LOCATION
6:00 PM Pre-Conference Mixer Guadalajara Grill
7:00 PM Live Performance by Mariachi Alma de Jalisco Guadalajara Grill
MONDAY EVENT SPEAKER
7:00 AM Registration/Breakfast  
8:00 AM Welcome Message Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D. and Kevin Lorcheim
8:15 AM How are Consumers Handling Your Products? Hint: It’s Not How You
Think.
Aaron Lavallee,
Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education,
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
9:00 AM Empowering Sanitation: Redefining a Dirty Word Angela Anandappa, Alliance for Advanced Sanitation
10:00 AM Break  
10:30 AM Managing Food Safety and Sanitation in the Digital Age April Bishop, TreeHouse Foods
11:15 AM Cleaning Validation, Verification and Monitoring Duane Grassmann, Nestlé USA
11:45 PM IzItClean: A New Technology for Cleaning Verification Yale Lary, Double R Brand Foods
12:15 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM The Use of Strain Typing in Environmental Monitoring – Will It Hurt or Help? Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Counsel
2:00 PM Resident Strains: Identification, Elimination, and Prevention  Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions
2:45 PM Break  
3:15 PM How Many Samples to Test: Finished Product and Ingredient Testing Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
4:30 PM Foreign Body Identification: Risk Factors and Best Practices Brian Schaefer, Nestle Quality Assurance Center
5:15 PM Evening Reception

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TUESDAY EVENT SPEAKER
7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM Evolution of a Food Safety Program after Contamination Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
9:00 AM Root Cause Investigation Pt. 1 Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
10:00 AM Break  
10:30 AM Root Cause Investigation Pt. 2 Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
11:30 AM Creating Effective Training Programs Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Spiral Freezers: Their Design, Cleaning, and Treatment David Vallina, Rich Products
1:45 PM Ultraviolet Light Disinfection in Food Facilities Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
2:15 PM Proactive IPM in a Food Environment Steve Romero, Industrial Fumigant Company
2:45 PM Break  
3:15 PM Microbial Monitoring for Spaceflight Operations Todd Elliott, NASA’s Johnson Space Center Microbiology Lab
4:00 PM Non-confirming Enrichments: The Dreaded False Positive Dr. Alex Brandt, Food Safety Net Services
4:45 PM Allergen Management through Hygienic Zoning and Sanitation Duane Grassmann, Nestlé USA
WEDNESDAY EVENT SPEAKER
7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM Managing Capital Projects with Food Safety in Mind April Bishop, TreeHouse Foods
8:45 AM FDA’s Regulatory Updates and Their Industry Impact Dr. Mickey Parish, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
9:45 AM Break  
10:00 AM USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Updates Dr. Philip Bronstein, Office of Field Operations, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
11:00 AM How to Ramp Up Your Recall Readiness Brian D. Eyink, Hogan Lovells
12:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D. and Kevin Lorcheim

Join us Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM for Go Rio River Cruise, an unforgettable way to experience the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. This one-hour narrated boat tour is optional. RSVP is required, as space is limited.