Science Forum 2014

2014 Science Forum Schedule

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Pre-Conference Sessions

 
7:00am-5:00pm  

Registration Open
(Pre-conference sessions require an additional registration fee)

9:00am-5:00pm  

Pre-conference Session 1: JIFSAN Risk Assessment: Enhanced Food Safety Through Risk Analysis
Risks exists all around us. With regard to food safety it can be chemical, microbial, toxins, allergens, or physical objects. There can be large costs associated with such food safety risks both in terms of social and medical costs, but also impacts on profitability
Clare Narrod, Ph.D., Risk Analysis Program Lead, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Robert L. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Food Safety and Security Systems

9:00am-12:00pm  

Pre-conference Session 2: Food Law: Introduction to Food Law – A Case Study Approach
This 3 hour session will provide an introduction to major topics in food regulation, including: (1) evaluating the regulatory status of ingredients and products; (2) securing supply chains and adhering to manufacturing requirements; (3) developing product labeling and advertising; (4) anticipating and responding to crises; and (5) managing relationships with regulators. The case study approach is intended to facilitate discussion among faculty and participants, and to ground that discussion in real-world situations.
Ricardo CarvajalM.S., J.D., Director, Hyman, Phelps and McNamara
Diane McColl, Attorney, Hyman, Phelps and McNamara
Devon Hill, Partner, Keller and Heckman, LLP R
Riëtte van Laack, Ph.D., J.D.., Director, Hyman, Phelps and McNamara

9:00am-12:00pm  

Pre-conference Session 3: FSMA: What you MUST Know about the FSMA Proposed Rules in 2014: A Survival Guide
This pre-conference workshop is an opportunity to get up to speed on everything FSMA and gain a better understanding about what is necessary to come into compliance. This session is specifically intended for non-FSMA experts who want to increase their understanding of FDA’s many rule making activities and understand what the new rules will mean for your companies. In particular, we will discuss how to ensure you have the necessary food safety programs in place along with how to meet changing customer expectations for food safety. With final rules due next year, now is the time to dive in and increase your understanding about what has happened so far and what is yet to come.
A group of leading industry and legal experts will present on a range of FSMA topics to ensure you are well-versed in all the proposed rules and can be proactive in preparing for the changes to come. In particular, we will discuss how to build and implement solid food safety and quality management systems that are based on scientific evidence along with sound documentation which can be readily justified to the Agency. Learn from these industry leaders and be certain your company gets a head start on FSMA compliance.
Joe LevittEsq.
Partner, Hogan Lovells and Former CFSAN Director-FSMA Holistic Overview on Historical Perspective and Future Regulatory Challenges
Tim JacksonPh.D., Director of Food Safety, Nestle USA, Inc.,Prevention of Food Safety Problems. Preventive Versus Reactionary Food Safety, Industry Speaker from Global Food Manufacturer
Steve DawsonPh.D.. Senior Director, Corporate Security, ConAgra Foods-Overview and Impact of the Intentional Adulteration Proposed Rule
Mark Overland, Director, Global Certifications, Cargill-Use of Accredited 3rd Party Auditors for Regulatory Compliance
Rosalind ZilsGlobal Manager Supplier and External Manufacturer Process Cargill Corporate Food Safety Quality and Regulatory, Cargill-Imported Food and Building along with Maintaining a Robust Supplier Verification Program
Benjamin Warren, Ph.D.
Director, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Land O’Lakes, Inc.---Animal Food Proposed Rule and the Significant Impact to Human Food Manufacturers that Divert Product to the Animal Food Supply Chain

Moderator: Warren Stone, Senior Director of Science Policy, GMA

2:00pm-5:00pm  

Pre-conference Session 4: Health/Wellbeing: Regulatory Routes for New Products and Claims 
Presentations by regulatory and legal experts will introduce the main characteristics and inform on the pros and cons of different regulatory options (Foods, Dietary Supplements, and Medical Foods) for bringing new products to the market. Presenters will also address lessons learned from enforcement actions.
Donnelly McDowell, J.D., Associate,Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Justin J. Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Karin A. Gregory, MPH, Partner, Furman Gregory Deptula
Moderator: Robert A. Burns, Ph.D.
Vice President, Health and Nutrition Policy, GMA

2:00pm-5:00pm  

Allergen Committee Meeting 

     
Monday, April 7
GMA Science Forum   
 
6:30am-5:00pm  

Registration Open

7:30am-8:45am  

Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker
Keynote Breakfast Speaker

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity and President of CMA
Building Consumer Trust

Joint Sponsors:
9:00am-10:15am  

Signature Session 1: GRAS: Where Are We Today?
Leaders in the field of food additive regulation will provide their opinion on opportunities for generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) regulatory modernization, what is broken, what is not, and where we go from here.
Antonia Mattia, Ph.D.Director, DIV Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review, US Food and Drug Administration
Mitch CheesemanPh.D., Managing Director, Environmental and Life Sciences, Steptoe & Johnson
Tom NeltnerJ.D., Sr. Attorney, NRDC
Leon BrunerDVM, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Science Officer, GMA
Tony PavelJ.D., Partner, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
Ricardo Carvajal, M.S., J.D., Director, Hyman, Phelps and McNamara -- "PHOs and GRAS: A Legal Perspective"
Moderator: Laurel FixPh.D., DABT, Head of Regulatory Affairs, North America Foods, Unilever

9:00am-10:15am  

Signature Session 2: Global Issues: International Reaction to FSMA and the Impact on the Supply Chain
FDA's pending implementation of a new foreign supplier verification program is prompting foreign countries' examination of their own national food control system and causing them to consider how importers and exporters are treated. Foreign countries' reaction to the US's new laws will have legal implications for the food supply chain. In light of this evolving international regulatory environment, we will discuss mitigating US customer expectations for FSMA compliance, obligations, contracts, and disputes.
Keith Mussar, Vice President Regulatory Affairs Chair, Food Committee, I.E.Canada, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters
Thea Emmerling, Minister Counselor, Head of Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs, European Union Delegation to the United States

Bill Jolly, Ph.D.Chief Assurance Strategy Officer, Standards, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

 

9:00am-10:15am  

Signature Session 3: Health and Wellbeing: Updating the Nutrition Facts Label
This session will address key aspects of FDA’s proposed rules to amend the Nutrition Facts label (just released) and will include topics such as labeling of “added sugars”; changes to serving size (RACC); required and permitted nutrients; changes to the Daily Values, including sodium; and revisions to the nutrition label format.
Jessica Leighton, M.P.H., Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, OFVM, FDA
Paula Trumbo, Ph.D. Nutrition Programs, ONLDS, CFSAN FDA
Jill Kevala, Ph.D. Nutrition Programs, ONLDS, CFSAN FDA
Sharon Natanblut, Director, Communications, OFVM
Moderator: Donna Thede, Ph.D., RD, Director, Global Scientific Affairs, Kellogg Company

10:15am-10:45am

 

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45am-12:00pm  

Signature Session 1: GRAS: Where Are We Today?
Leaders in the field of food additive regulation will provide their opinion on opportunities for generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) regulatory modernization, what is broken, what is not, and where we go from here.
Antonia Mattia, Ph.D.Director, DIV Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review, US Food and Drug Administration
Mitch CheesemanPh.D., Managing Director, Environmental and Life Sciences, Steptoe & Johnson
Tom NeltnerJ.D., Sr. Attorney, NRDC
Leon BrunerDVM, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Science Officer, GMA
Tony PavelJ.D., Partner, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
Ricardo Carvajal, M.S., J.D., Director, Hyman, Phelps and McNamara -- "PHOs and GRAS: A Legal Perspective"
Moderator: Laurel FixPh.D., DABT, Head of Regulatory Affairs, North America Foods, Unilever

10:45am-12:00pm  

Signature Session 2: Global Issues
FSMA and Foreign Suppliers: Managing New Customs Obligations and Responsibilities
Implementation of FSMA will cause increased responsibility and legal risk at the US border. In this session, we will discuss the increased customs obligations, options for mitigating those liability risks under the proposed FSVP. In light of this evolving international regulatory environment, we will discuss mitigating US customer expectations for FSMA compliance, obligations, contracts, and disputes.
John Brew, Partner, Crowell & Morning
John Fuson, Partner, Crowell & Morning

10:45am-12:00pm

 

Signature Session 3: Health & Wellbeing: 
Updating the Nutrition Facts Label
This session will address key aspects of FDA’s proposed rules to amend the Nutrition Facts label (just released) and will include topics such as labeling of “added sugars”; changes to serving size (RACC); required and permitted nutrients; changes to the Daily Values, including sodium; and revisions to the nutrition label format.
Sarah Roller, J.D., Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Moderator: Donna Thede, Ph.D., RD, Director, Global Scientific Affairs, Kellogg Company

11:25am-12:00pm

Special Presentation
David White, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, OFVM, FDA
Dr. White’s presentation will address the FDA’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine science and research strategy and the progress made. As part of the strategy, the FDA is strengthening core science and research capabilities, which includes prioritizing it’s research agenda and fostering a culture of collaboration within governments and with the public-private sector to leverage resources..

12:00pm-1:45pm  

Keynote Luncheon

Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
"An Update on Food Safety Initiatives"

Sponsor:
2:00pm-3:15pm  

Breakout 1: FSMA
FSMA: Key issues from GMA’s Preventive Controls Proposed Rule Comments
This session will address how industry currently manages and prevents hazards in a food facility and GMA comments on the Preventive Controls for Human Food Proposed Rule. The discussion will focus on the sliding scale management of preventive controls and why GMA requested that reasonably likely to occur (RLTO) not be included in final FSMA regulations. We will also discuss how industry conducts risk based environmental and product testing in addition to domestic supplier verification, as submitted in our final comments.
DeAnn Davis, Ph.D., DABT, Chief Food Safety Officer, Kraft Foods--- "Sliding Scale Management of Preventive Controls"
Ann Boeckman, RD, J.D., Chief Counsel, Food Law, Kraft Foods--- "Why Reasonably Likely To Occur Should NOT be included in ALL FSMA Final Rules"
Maile Hermida, Associate, Hogan Lovells-- "Overview of GMA comments on Risk Based Testing and Supplier Verification"
Moderator: Shannon Cooksey, Senior Director, Science Program Management, GMA

2:00pm-3:15pm  

Breakout 2: Microbiology
Listeria update and Current Research in Food Microbiology
This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the most recent microbial food safety research on various topics by leading researchers from academic and government organizations.
Richard Brouillette, Commercial Food Sanitation--- "GMA Listeria Environmental Monitoring Program Guidance"
Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science, Cornell University--- "The Seek and Destroy Process: Listeria monocytogenes Process Controls in the Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Meat and Poultry Industry"
Moderator: Joseph D. Meyer, Director of Food Safety Microbiology, Covance Laboratories

2:00pm-3:15pm  

Breakout 3: Global Issues: Can Agriculture Save the Planet Before It Destroys It?
In a hot, flat, hyper-connected world, social media may determine if agriculture will save the planet by 2050 or destroy it. Science and technology will likely hold the key to getting us where we need to go but, if our media experience with GMOs and pink slime are any indication; we may be in for a bumpy ride.
Jack Bobo, J.D., M.S., Chief, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division/ Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, US Department of State

2:00pm-3:15pm  

Breakout 4: Tox 21
New Approaches in Toxicology Assessment
Recent advances and concepts in the toxicology knowledge base are greatly influencing the methodology and outcomes of hazard assessments. The presenters will take the audience through new technologies available including Tox21, endocrine disrupting chemicals and alternative model testing and their application regarding regulatory compliance and the selection of less hazardous design strategies.
Thomas Hartung, MD, Ph.D.,Director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), Johns Hopkins University--- "Use of Alternative Models in Toxicity Testing"
David Dix, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency-Endocrine Disruption Testing-Implications for Industry
John Reichard, PharmD, Ph.D.,Toxicologist, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)--- "Vision and Reality: In vitro Toxicity Testing for Human Risk Assessment"
Nicholas AnastasPh.D., Green Chemist, Environmental Stewardship US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 1-New England--Green Toxicology-Concepts and Applications in Product Development
Daland Juberg, Ph.D., Fellow, ATS, N.A. Leader, Human Health Assessment Regulatory Sciences & Government Affairs, Dow AgroSciences LLC--- "Advancing Science and Animal Welfare Through Integrated Toxicology Testing Strategies in the Agricultural Chemical Industry"
Moderator: Thomas Hartung, MD, Ph.D., Director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

3:15pm-3:45 pm  

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45pm-5:00pm  

Breakout 1: FSMA: 
New FSMA Proposed Rule: Intentional Adulteration
This session will address the impact on the food manufacturers as a result of the newly released FSMA proposed rule, Intentional Adulteration. A discussion on the difference between mitigation plans and contingency plans as part of your food defense program will be included in addition to how companies are preparing food defense plans. Furthermore, a discussion of the global implications of economically motivated adulteration and the latest trends and research to deter the adulteration of food ingredients will be provided. Topics include food ingredients at risk, supply chain vulnerabilities, trends in analytical detection methods, and findings from historic events such as melamine. 
Elizabeth Fawell, Associate, Hogan Lovells--"Overview of International Adulteration Proposed Rule"
Steve Mavity, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Bumble Bee--- "How large food manufacturers are preparing their food defense plans"
Bryan Fort, CPPDirector of Corporate Security, McCormick & Company, Inc.--- "Focused Mitigation Plans versus Contingency Plans as part of Food Defense"
Joseph Scimeca, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Cargill--- "What are Global Implications of Economically Motivated Adulteration and the link to the Intentional Adulteration proposed rule?"
Amy Kircher, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Fatemeh Ataei, Manager, Science Program Management, GMA

3:45pm-5:00pm  

Breakout 2: Microbiology: 
Listeria Update and Current Research in Food Microbiology
This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the most recent microbial food safety research on various topics by leading researchers from academic and government organizations.
Padmini Ramachandran, Ph.D., ORISE Fellow, OARSA & CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration---"Metagenomic analyses of cultured food and dietary supplements: from verifying content to identifying contamination" 
Tina Lusk, MSPH.,Research Microbiologist, FDA/CFSAN, Office of Regulatory Science, Division of Microbiology---"Characterization of Microflora in Latin-Style Cheeses by Next-Generation Sequencing Technology"
Tara SmithRD, Team Leader, Food Safety Research Information Office, USDA ARS National Agricultural Library--- "Safety Research Information Office: Supporting the Research Community by Collecting, Organizing, and Disseminating Food Safety Research Information"

3:45pm-5:00pm  

Breakout 3: Global Issues: Latin America
Setting the Bar for Anti-Obesity Nutrition Regulation: Managing New Customs Obligations and Responsibilities
Due to high obesity rates in Latin America, nearly all of the countries in the region are under pressure to put in place policy measures to address non-communicable diseases (NCD). At the same time, the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization are guiding countries all around the globe to adopt extreme anti-obesity and anti-MNC policies, which threaten the food and beverage industry’s ability to market and sale processed foods.
Lisa Gable, President, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Lorena Cerdan, General Director, ConMexico
Carolina Lorduy, Director, FoodIndustry Chamber, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Columbia
Moderator: Diego Ruiz, 
Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, PepsiCo

3:45pm-5:00pm  

Breakout 4: Tox 21
New Approaches in Toxicology Assessment
Recent advances and concepts in the toxicology knowledge base are greatly influencing the methodology and outcomes of hazard assessments. The presenters will take the audience through new technologies available including Tox21, endocrine disrupting chemicals and alternative model testing and their application regarding regulatory compliance and the selection of less hazardous design strategies.
Thomas Hartung, MD, Ph.D., Director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), Johns Hopkins University--"Use of Alternative Models in Toxicity Testing"
David DixPh.D.
Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency--"Endocrine Disruption Testing- Implications for Industry"
John Reichard, PharmD, Ph.D.,Toxicologist, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)--"Vision and Reality: In vitro Toxicity Testing for Human Risk Assessment"
Nicholas AnastasPh.D.,Green Chemist, Environmental Stewardship US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 1 – New England --- "Green Toxicology-Concepts and Applications in Product Development"
Daland Juberg, Ph.D., Fellow, ATS, N.A. Leader, Human Health Assessment Regulatory Sciences & Government Affairs, Dow AgroSciences LLC --- "Advancing Science and Animal Welfare Through Integrated Toxicology Testing Strategies in the Agricultural Chemical Industry"
Moderator: Thomas Hartung, MD, Ph.D., Director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

5:30pm- 6:00pm  

Welcome Reception

6:00pm- 9:30pm  

Annual Conference Gala Dinner 
Make new friends and connect with olds ones as you enjoy an elegant dinner and evening of intelligent entertainment with the Capitol Steps, a musical political satire troupe that is a DC institution.

     
Tuesday, April 8
GMA Science Forum   
     
7:00am-5:00pm  

Registration Open

7:30am-8:30am  

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:45am-10:00am  

Strategic Issues 1
Sponsored by: GE

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Food Safety in the Age of the Industrial Internet
With disparate machines and vast amounts of operational data, food and beverage manufacturers face industrial big data challenges. Gathering the data and managing is imperative to drive better decisions that lead to improved food safety and quality, higher productivity, and a bigger bottom line. So how can you leverage this critical asset that is likely untapped?

With today’s Industrial Internet, the possibilities for F&B manufacturers are unlike any before. This new paradigm offers an open global network that connects your machines, data, insights, and people, so you can gain the visibility needed to drive new levels of business performance. It’s connectivity that allows you to collect the data, analyze it, and gain critical insights—empowering decision makers across your plant to effectively use the information to make the best decisions for your business.

This is the power of connectivity at work. At GE, we understand how critical it is for F&B manufacturers to leverage their data to gain a competitive advantage. We offer a holistic, integrated approach that connects brilliant machines, helps you gather and manage your data, and arms your people with real-time operational intelligence. As a result, you can improve food safety, drive operational excellence, and boost profitability.

Find out how you can set the course to “Do No Harm” with GE’s unique approach, protecting your consumers and your brand. By leveraging connected data across your operations, you can build food safety into your processes.
Richard Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist, GE Intelligent Platforms
Jeff Bartoletti, Business Unit Leader – Manufacturing, Food Safety, GE Intelligent Platforms

10:00am-10:30am

 

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30am-11:45am   

Strategic Issues 2
Sponsored by Stericyle ExpertSOLUTIONS

Prepare for a Recall — A Mock Recall Exercise

During this interactive session, attendees have the opportunity to work in small teams to evaluate a mock recall and determine what considerations should be made when deciding to execute the recall. Participants begin by determining the root cause and creating a full-fledged recall plan that addresses the following:

• The scope, size and root-cause of the issue

• Global scale — Who needs to be involved?

• Identifying regulatory documentation requirements needed

• Communication strategy with the agencies

• Public relations considerations

• Executing a mock recall

• Evaluating and considering a market withdrawal

• Terminating the mock recall and assessing key takeaways

Ryan Gooley, Recall Consultant, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS
Brian HartyBusiness Development Manager, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS

10:30am-11:45am  

Strategic Issues Session 3
Sponsored by Roka Bioscience
Roko
Harnessing the Power of Lean Six Sigma in the Food Testing Laboratory
Attendees of this session will gain knowledge of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) including key principles and applications, as well as the positive outcomes of LSS application in food testing laboratories.
Maureen Harte, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, HartePro Consulting
Brian Van de Water, General Manager, Cherney Microbiology
Andrea McClure, Manager, Nestle Quality Assurance Center, Nestle
Scott Hood, Director, Quality & Regulatory Operations, General Mills, Inc.
Gloria Anderson, Director of Customer Relations, Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratory

11:45am-1:00pm

 

Idea Exchange Luncheon
Find out what your peers think! Led by subject matter experts serving as table hosts, select from a menu of the hottest topics for an informal peer-to-peer discussion over lunch. Seating is limited at each table so plan to arrive on time for lunch and be prepared to share and learn.

1:15pm- 2:30pm  

Breakout Session 1: Microbiology and Emerging Issues
Emerging Issues in Food Microbiology
This session will provide an update on recent and emerging food safety issues. Topics will include FDA Core and the recent multi-state Cyclospora outbreak, as well as antimicrobial resistance.
Palmer Orlandi, Ph.D, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Stelios ViazisPh.D.,Microbiologist, Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE)- U.S. Food and Drug Administration-- "CORE Network: FDA’s New Approach to Managing Foodborne Outbreak Surveillance, Response and Post-Response Efforts"
Kari IrvinM.S., LCDR,USPHS Commissioned Corps, Response Team 3 Lead, Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE) U.S. Food and Drug Administration--- "FDA Response to the 2013 Outbreaks Associated with Bagged Salad Mix and Cilantro"
Moderator: Tim Freier, Ph.D., Director, Global Food Safety Technology, Cargill

1:15pm- 2:30pm  

Breakout Session 2: Health and Wellbeing
What is a Sustainable Diet and Why Does it Matter?
The sustainability of dietary components and dietary patterns is increasingly important to consumers and policy makers, but the term is often loosely defined and applied. This session will explore global initiatives and address sustainability-related aspects of various dietary patterns and systems, including organic and local.
Robert L. Thompson, Ph.D.Visiting Scholar, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Steven B. Mirsky, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Moderator: Maha Tahiri, Ph.D.Chief Health and Wellness Officer, General Mills

1:15pm- 2:30pm  

Breakout Session 3: FSMA
FSMA: Industry’s Key Concerns with the Animal Food Proposed Rule
This session will address key industry concerns and the potential impact to human food manufacturers, which divert product to the animal food supply chain, as a result of the newly released FSMA proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. This session will address key issues outlined in comments submitted by the Animal Feed Coalition, which includes NGFA, PFI, AFIA, and GMA, regarding the impact to the animal food industry along with the impact to the agricultural and meat industries. We will discuss how human food manufacturers currently control hazards and their overall role in the safety of animal food. In addition, an overview will be discussed regarding GMA’s comments addressing the economic and projected environmental impact of this proposed rule. Such an impact will be felt by numerous stakeholders, especially, if human food manufacturers, who divert product to the animal food industry through sustainability initiatives, minimize this practice as a result of increased regulatory requirements.
Maile Hermida, Associate, Hogan Lovells -–"Overview of the Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Proposed Rule Comments"
David Meeker, Ph.D., MBA,Senior Vice President, Scientific Services, National Renderers Association -– "How will the Preventive Controls for Animal Feed proposed rule impact the Meat Industry"
Randy Gordon, President, NGFA ---"How will the Preventive Controls for Animal Feed proposed rule impact Animal Food industry?"
Gail Tavill,Vice President, Sustainable Development Research, Quality & Innovation, ConAgra Foods --"Impact on Human Food Manufacturers and will there be an environmental impact associated with the new proposed rule?"
Moderator: Kristen Spotz
Senior Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, GMA

1:15pm- 2:30pm  

Breakout Session 4: Processing Technologies
The Fine Print: Need-to-Know Regulations Overshadowed by the Preventive Controls Proposed Rule 
While most food processors are focusing on the Preventive Controls (Subpart C) section of the new proposed rule (21 CFR 117), other important changes are taking place which impact food producers selling products in the US. Most companies are aware of FDA’s new mandatory Recall Authority, but they are less familiar with current records access authority or changes that FSMA has already introduced. For thermally processed food producers who file their processes under 21 CFR 113 & 114, the online forms for filing such products are undergoing changes and FDA has requested comments. Good Manufacturing Practices, while part of the new proposed rule, have undergone changes and many processors are not aware that 21 CFR 110 will be going away once the rule becomes final. These issues and others have not been the focal point for many food producers due to the current focus on “Preventive Controls”; however they represent significant changes and should also be part of the regulatory discussion in the industry.
Patty Harvey, Director, Enterprise Food Safety & Quality Administration, ConAgra Foods- Records Access: Here and Now
Warren Stone, Director, GMA- A New Look at the Good Manufacturing Practices

1:15pm- 2:30pm  

Breakout Session 5
CPG/Chemical Emerging Issues
Identification of emerging chemical issues is critical to performing effective risk assessment and management. The presenters will provide information on the latest US regulatory actions regarding chemicals in general as well as an update on nanotechnology.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.--- "California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations - Updates and Implications for Industry"
David Prestwood, Director, Federal Affairs, GMA--- Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform---"Updates and Implications for Industry"
Penelope RicePh.D., Toxicologist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)--- "Hazard Assessment of Food Contact Nanomaterials—FDA’s Viewpoint"
Treye ThomasPh.D., Toxicologist, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)---Nanomaterials in Consumer Products —CPSC’s Viewpoint
John DiLoreto
President, NanoReg News--- Regulations for Nanomaterials in Food and Consumer Products – "Update on US and International Activity"
Moderator: George PughJr., Ph.D.
Director, Food Ingredients, The Coca-Cola Company

2:30pm- 3:00pm  

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 

3:00pm- 4:15pm  

Breakout Session 1: Microbiology and Emerging Issues
Emerging Issues in Food Microbiology
This session will provide an update on recent and emerging food safety issues. Topics will include FDA Core and the recent multi-state Cyclospora outbreak, as well as antimicrobial resistance.
Patrick McDermott, M.S., Ph.D.Director, The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
Moderator: Tim Freier, Ph.D.Director, Global Food Safety Technology, Cargill

3:00pm- 4:15pm  

Breakout Session 2: Health and Wellbeing
What is a Sustainable Diet and Why Does it Matter?
David Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Food Information Council (IFIC) -- U.S. Consumer attitudes on sustainability
Robert L. Thompson, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Steven B. Mirsky, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Moderator: Maha Tahiri, Ph.D., Chief Health and Wellness Officer, General Mills

3:00pm- 4:15pm  

Breakout Session 3: FSMA: 
Economic Analyses and FDA's Impact Analysis Comments 

This session will provide an overview of how FDA approaches to conducting economic analysis know as Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) for proposed and final regulations. In addition, the George Mason University Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card and Cost Calculator will be presented and discussed. The Mercatus Center's Regulatory Report Card is an in depth evaluation of the quality of regulatory analysis agencies conduct for major executive branch regulations. The Report Card evaluates agencies' economic analyses (RIAs) which have been required for all major egulations since the early 1980s. The purpose of these RIAs is to identify the problem the agency wishes to solve, to consider alternative solutions, and to evaluate the costs and benefits of these alternatives. Furthermore, the Cost Calculator created by the Mercatus Center can be used by industry to evaluate one-time, ongoing, and future costs association with implementing new or existing regulations.
Richard Bruns, Ph.D.Staff Economist, FDA CFSAN---"FDA Approach to FSMA Regulatory Impact Analyses"
James Broughel, Ph.D., Program Manager, Regulatory Studies Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University--- "Regulatory Report Card"
Jerry Ellig, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University--- "Cost Calculator for Regulations"
Moderator: Shannon Cooksey
Senior Director, Science Program Management, GMA

3:00pm- 4:15pm  

Breakout Session 4: Processing Technologies: 
The Fine Print: Need-to-Know Regulations Overshadowed by the Preventive Controls Proposed Rule 
While most food processors are focusing on the Preventive Controls (Subpart C) section of the new proposed rule (21 CFR 117), other important changes are taking place which impact food producers selling products in the US. Most companies are aware of FDA’s new mandatory recall authority, but they are less familiar with current records access authority or changes that FSMA has already introduced. For thermally processed food producers who file their processes under 21 CFR 113 & 114, the online forms for filing such products are undergoing changes and FDA has requested comments. Good Manufacturing Practices, while part of the new proposed rule, have undergone changes and many processors are not aware that 21 CFR 110 will be going away once the rule becomes final. These issues and others have not been the focal point for many food producers due to the current focus on “Preventive Controls”; however they represent significant changes and should also be part of the regulatory discussion in the industry.
Timothy Haley, Ph.D., Director of Regulatory Affairs, Bush Brothers & Company –-Low Acid Retorted Method
Margo Pidgeon, Director of Food Safety, Process Technology, PepsiCo Chicago--- "Updates on the FDA filing forms for the Acidified Methods-form 2451e"
Abdulltif Tay, Ph.D., Principal Thermal Processing Specialist, ConAgra Foods--- "Water Activity/Formulation Control method"
Aakash Khurana, Sr. Manager, Process Safety, Aseptic Process Authority, Campbell Soup Company ---"Low Acid Aseptic"
Moderator: Layne Martin, Manager Process Authority, Research and Development, Hormel Foods Corporation---Panel Discussion & Moderator

3:00pm- 4:15pm  

Breakout Session 5: CPG/Chemical Emerging Issues

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.--- "California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations - Updates and Implications for Industry"
David Prestwood, Director, Federal Affairs, GMA--- Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform---"Updates and Implications for Industry"
Penelope RicePh.D., Toxicologist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)--- "Hazard Assessment of Food Contact Nanomaterials—FDA’s Viewpoint"
Treye ThomasPh.D., Toxicologist, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)---Nanomaterials in Consumer Products —CPSC’s Viewpoint
John DiLoreto
President, NanoReg News--- Regulations for Nanomaterials in Food and Consumer Products – "Update on US and International Activity"
Moderator: George PughJr., Ph.D.
Director, Food Ingredients, The Coca-Cola Company

4:30pm- 4:45pm  

Closing General Session

     
Wednesday, April 9
GMA Committee Meetings  
     
7:00am-12:00pm  

Registration Open

7:00am-8:00am  

Breakfast on Own

7:30am-9:30am

  SRAC EC Committee Meeting
8:00am-11:30am  

PETCO Committee Meeting

8:00am-11:30am  

Biotechnology Committee Meeting

8:00am-11:30am  

Microbiological Safety Committee Meeting

8:00am-11:30am

 

FIAC Meeting

9:30am-12:30pm  

SRAC

1:00pm- 3:30pm

  Chemical Management Committee Meeting
1:00pm- 3:30pm  

Nutrition Health and Labeling Committee

1:00pm-3:30pm  

RICC Committee Meeting 

1:00pm-3:30pm  

Food Defense Committee Meeting