Schedule

Sunday, February 25
4:00pm-5:30pm Registration
5:30pm-6:00pm Conference Kick Off
6:00pm-8:00pm Reception
Monday, February 26
7:00am-8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am Welcome and Introductions
8:15am Food, Water and Time: The Unholy Trinity of Microbial Growth Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
9:00am Mock Outbreak Trial Cross Examination- When You’re in the Hot Seat  Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Counsel
10:00am Break
10:30am How to Have No Fear of an FDA or FSIS Inspection Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Counsel
11:45am Risk Transfer: What is Product Recall Insurance? Gweneth Luu, JGS Insurance
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm How to Battle Complacency in Your Food Safety Program Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
2:45pm Practical Applications of a One-Hour Listeria Test using Listeria Right Now® Jim Topper, Neogen
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Whole Genome Sequencing: Should it be part of your Environmental Monitoring Program? Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
5:00pm Evening Reception
Tuesday, February 27
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Continuous Finished Product Sampling Nick Willison, Hollison
9:00am Using Surrogates to Test for Food Safety Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
10:00am Break
10:30am Process Validation: Do I Have What It Takes From a USDA and FDA Prospective? Gary Acuff, Ph.D., Texas A&M
11:30am Hygienic Design: Highly Effective or Hardly Attainable? Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc.
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm A Real-World Discussion on CIP Dave Blomquist, DFB Consulting, LLC
2:00:pm Biofilms: From Formation to Elimination Diane Walker, Center for Biofilm Engineering
3:15pm Break
3:45pm Dealing with Resident Strains using Chlorine Dioxide Gas Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc.
4:30pm Decontamination as a Preventive Control Anna Jesus, Amy’s Kitchen
5:30pm Evening Reception
Wednesday, February 28
7:00:am Breakfast
8:00am Updates from the FDA  Mickey Parish, Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration
9:00am How We Went from Recall to Supplier of the Year in 18 Months Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
10:15am Break
10:30am Automating Supply Chains for FSMA and GFSI: Real-world Case Studies Gary Nowacki, TraceGains
11:30am Implementing a Top-Notch Food Safety Culture Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
12:30pm First Steps to Take When You Get Back to Work Roundtable
1:00pm Adjournment