Schedule

2019 Food Safety and Microbiology Conference Prospectus

SUNDAY Event Location
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Registration Wisteria Lanes
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Conference Kick-off Reception Wisteria Lanes
MONDAY Event Speaker
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome Message
8:30 AM Whole Genome Sequencing in Foodborne Outbreak Detection Art Liang, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:15 AM Your First Out-of-Spec Result: Now What? Elizabeth Fawell, Hogan Lovells
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Root Cause Investigation Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
11:45 AM Starting Up After a Contamination Related Shut Down Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions
12:15 PM The Value of a Food Defense Plan Elizabeth Fawell, Hogan Lovells
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM How to Train a Diverse Group of People Dina Scott, Darden Restaurant Group
2:45 PM Tips for Establishing Cultural Change  Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions
3:15 PM Break
3:45 PM Allergen Control and Verification Duane Grassmann, Nestlé USA
4:30 PM Roundtable
5:00 PM Evening Reception
TUESDAY Event Speaker
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection: Boots on the Ground Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
9:15 AM Sanitation Verification: Best Cleaning Practices for Pathogen Control Duane Grassmann, Nestlé USA
9:45 AM Break
10:15 AM Understanding Your Plant’s Microbiome Using 16S Metagenomics Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
11:00 AM Results Right Now: Tracking Listeria in Your Facility David Blomquist, DFB Consulting, LLC
11:30 AM Benefits of Mapping Your Environmental Monitoring Data Melissa Calicchia, Food Microbiological Laboratories
12:15 PM Using Data to Drive Change within Your Sanitation Program Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Proactive Integrated Pest Management in a Food Environment Steve Romero, Industrial Fumigant Company
2:45 PM Break
3:15 PM How To Validate a Clean Break Melissa Calicchia, Food Microbiological Laboratories
4:15 PM Clean Break for Dry Sanitation Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
WEDNESDAY Event Speaker
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Cost Savings & Industry Benefits of Working with the Center for Food Safety Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, University of Georgia
8:45 AM Pathogens in Processing Water: Same Testing Standards since 1903? Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
9:30 AM How a Flour Recall Forever Changed Food Safety Scott Hood, General Mills
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Hot Topic: What’s in the News? Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.
11:00 AM How to Convince Plant Executives to Increase Environmental Monitoring Program Budgets Wendy White, Golden State Foods
12:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment