Schedule of Events


5:00 PMRegistration / Evening Reception
7:00 AMBreakfast 
8:00 AMWelcome MessageJeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D. and Kevin Lorcheim
8:10 AMBalancing Food Safety and Operations Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions
8:40 AMHow Do We Measure a Food Safety CultureDr. Conrad Choiniere, FDA
9:10 AMStandardization, Collection, Automation, and Analysis of Environmental Monitoring SystemsJoe Heinzelmann, Neogen
10:00 AMBreak 
10:30 AMPresumptuous Assumptions in Food Safety AssessmentsJeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMNovel Approach to Subtyping in Non-Crisis Situations Greg Siragusa, Scout Microbiology
1:35 PMTo Whole Genome Sequence or not to Whole Genome Sequence? That is the QuestionJeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
2:25 PMEstablishing Fit For Purpose Verification MethodsErin Crowley, Q Laboratories
3:00 PMBreak 
3:30 PMApproaches to Control the Microbiome with CompetitorsMichele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
4:15 PMPanel Discussion: Reviewing and Improving Your Food Safety Plan with New Techniques and New Technology
4:45 PMWrap Up
5:00 PMEvening Reception
7:00 AMBreakfast 
8:00 AMWelcomeKevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
8:10 AMFDA CVM Update: New Mycotoxin Sampling and MoreJenny Murphy, FDA CVM
9:00 AMThe Why’s and How’s of a Mycotoxin Management ProgramRandall Ford, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
9:45 AMBreak 
10:15 AMDry Environment SanitationScott Burnett, Sterilex
11:05 AMDecontamination of Product Conveyance Lines and Compressed Air PipingKevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
12:00 PMLunch 
1:00 PMHow We Survived a ContaminationMichele Sayles, Diamond Pet Food and
Leslie Hancock, JM Smuckers
1:40 PMVerification is MultifactorialYale Lary Jr, Deep East Texas Cleaning Products & Food Science Services
2:20 PMUsing Emerging Technology for Predictive MicrobiologyJohn Mills, bioMerieux
3:00 PMBreak 
3:30 PMTechniques for Controlling Salmonella within a Rendering PlantDr. David Meeker, North American Renderers Assoc. and
Dr. Ansen Pond, Pilgrim’s Pride
4:15 PMWhat Regulators Look For Before Restarting After a ContaminationBrian D. Eyink, Hogan Lovells
Closing Remarks and AdjournmentJeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D. and Kevin Lorcheim