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  • Managing Foreign Materials and Physical hazards Risk to Make Recalls More (Not Less) Foreign 

    Organized by: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    In a post-pandemic world, Food safety is emerging as one of the prime concerns for the industry, regulators, and consumers. While foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls due to contamination of food caused by foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli get most of the publicity, the presence of unwanted foreign materials and physical hazards in ingredients and foods is emerging as a growing problem and a leading cause of food product recalls. In many cases, these recalls can affect the entire supply chain and result in extreme financial losses for affected companies. This webinar is designed to discuss foreign material risks and trends, the leading causes of foreign material recalls, and various approaches and strategies that the food industry can employ for minimizing foreign material contamination risk through developing partnership strategies with technology suppliers and implementing programs for mitigating the threat of foreign material contamination to protect their brand from making foreign material recalls more foreign.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will learn:
    •Significance of foreign material and physical hazard in the context of food safety and quality.
    •Foreign material risks and trends
    •How to best respond when foreign material contamination is suspected
    •Strategy and approaches for working closely with solution providers and developing technology that better suits the manufacturing environment for mitigating risk in a more efficient manner and discussing proven strategies for ensuring future success.

    • Lee Reece, Presenter Kraft Heinz Company
    • Shawn Stevens, Presenter Food Industry Council, LLC
    • Purnendu Vasavada, Presenter and Moderator University of Wisconsin- River Falls/ PCV & Associates, LLC
  • Journal of Food Protection (JFP) Open Forum

    Join Michelle Danyluk, President of IAFP and Panos Skandamis, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Protection (JFP) for a conversation about JFP becoming an Open Access journal with Elsevier as its publisher.  How do you benefit whether you work in Academia, Government, or Industry?  Why is this important now?  What opportunities lie ahead?   Send us your comments, questions, and ideas.  This is your invitation to be part of JFP’s future.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:00 a.m. New York, 3:00 pm London, 5:00 Pretoria, 7:00 pm Dubai
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 8:30 am Delhi, 11:00 am Beijing, 4:00 pm Auckland

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    • Michelle Danyluk IAFP Executive Board President
    • Panos Skandamis Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Protection (JFP)
  • A Comparison Between Manual and Automated Microbial Testing Methods

    Testing food and other products for microbial safety is a critical part of any safety program. Traditionally, this testing is done using manual techniques that can be laborious and time consuming. In addition, the techniques needed to conduct manual testing require considerable skill and experience and can be subject to human error. Consequently, it would be desirable to be able to automate these processes. However, the concern with automated methods is whether they give equivalent results to more traditional manual methods. This requires validation testing to show equivalency between manual and automated methods. This seminar will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various manual and automated methods used in a microbial testing lab. In addition, a case study comparing manual and automated testing results will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:
    •The automated solutions available for microbial testing
    •The differences and similarities between manual and automated microbial plate inoculation
    •The differences and similarities between manual and automated microbial plate colony counting
    •The added value of having automation for both inoculation and colony counting

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    • Blanca Ruiz, Presenter University of Georgia
    • Brady Paul Carter, Moderator Neutec Group