Science Forum 2015

PROGRAM AGENDA

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  • Sunday: April 12, 2015

    7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
     
    9:30 am – 11:30 am Pre-Conference Workshop:

    GRAS Modernization: 5 Part Strategy Rollout. What You Need to Know.
    The GMA Board of Directors endorsed and launched a five-part initiative to help modernize the process for making GRAS determinations of food ingredients.  This free pre-conference workshop will provide a clear understanding of the initiative, how it impacts you and your company, allow ample opportunity for robust discussion, and time for questions and answers.
    Speakers
    Leon Bruner, DVM, Ph.D., Executive Vice President Science & Regulatory Affairs, CSO, GMA
    Emilia Lonardo, Ph.D., Vice President, Consumer Product Safety & Science Policy, GMA
    Karin Moore, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GMA

    (The GRAS workshop is available for GMA members only (at no cost). Registration is required for attendance.)

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
     

    12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Pre-Conference Workshops:

    Influential Food Law Cases
    Selecting the most influential food law cases is never an easy task. Top DC regulatory attorneys have selected and will provide insight to some of the most influential cases impacting the food industry.  In addition to looking back over the cases decided over the past few years, our preconference also looks forward to include legal issues that will be “Cases to Watch” for 2015.

    • Nonprofit and Industry Actions Against Federal/State Governments
    • Government Actions Against Companies/Individuals
    • Actions Against Competitors-Lanham Act
    • Consumer Class Actions

    Speakers
    Martin Hahn, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Ricardo Carvajal, Associate, Hyman, Phelps &McNamara PC
    Karin Moore, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, GMA
    John Graubert, Partner, Convington & Burling LLP


    Economically Motivated Adulteration
    This session will provide an update on recent and emerging issues surrounding economically motivated adulteration and food fraud. Topics will include an update on FDA/FSMA proposed requirements for EMA in new pending regulations, a non-chemical toxicological approach and available tools to aid members in developing their internal EMA policies.
    Speakers
    John Hnatio, Ph.D.,
    Executive Director, Institute for Complexity Management
    Jeff Moore, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Associate, US Pharmacopeial Convention
    Robert Silver, President, Food Sentry, LLC
    John Spink, Ph.D., Director & Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University
    Joseph Scimeca, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Cargill, Inc.

    Cultivating a Food Safety Culture
    This workshop is designed to build the participants ability to understand and diagnose the strength of their food safety culture. This workshop will take place in three parts: pre-meeting work, in-person session, and post-session discussion forum.  Instructors will engage the participants to define food safety culture within their respective organizations using proven principles of organizational culture, food science, and social cognitive practices.  Participants will also learn how to apply tools for measuring and strengthening their individual food safety cultures through hands-on practice and group sharing.
    Speakers
    Lone Jespersen, Director, Food Safety Strategy, Maple Leaf Foods
    Sara Mortimore, Vice President, Product Safety, QA& Regulatory Affairs, Land O’ Lakes

    John Butts, Vice President of Research,  Land O’ Frost
    Laura Nelson, Vice President, Technical Services and Business Development, Alchemy Systems
    Dave Harlan, Senior Director Food Safety Risk Management, Cargill

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
     
    3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshops:

    FSMA Implementation Workshop
    This session will dive into how companies are preparing for FSMA implementation and activities they should be conducting within their own organizations to prepare for FSMA. Topics will include the scope of FSMA and how the law applies to them, converting a HACCP plan into a Food Safety Plan, and creation of robust Food Defense Plans.

    Speakers
    Tim Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Food Safety, Nestle USA, Inc.
    Joseph Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Warren Stone, Senior Director of Science Policy, Compliance & Inspection, GMA

    Engage: Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing
    The Engage curriculum is designed to build a core skill-set, equipping attendees with the tools to better communicate scientific information. Additionally, it will incorporate foundational Engage shared-values principles and also key learnings from Center for Food Integrity’s 2014 research, which focuses on how to communicate technical and scientific information so consumers consider it in the decision-making process.
    Speakers
    Jana McGuire, Communications Coordinator , The Center for Food Integrity
    Charlie Arnot, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Food Integrity

  • Monday: April 13, 2015

    6:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    7:15 am – 8:00 am

    Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

    8:00 am – 10:30 am

    Welcome and Introductions
    Leon Bruner, DVM, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, GMA

    Opening Plenary Panel Discussion: Strategic Communications
    Moderator
    Roger Lowe, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, GMA 

    Speakers
    Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., Food and Agricultural Economist, Oklahoma State University- “Agricultural Controversies and the Fight for the Future of Food”
    Charlie Arnot, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Food Integrity - “Building Trust and Consumer Confidence”
    Jack A. Bobo, Senior Advisor, Office of Agricultural Policy, U.S. Department of State
    - "Can Agriculture Save the Planet?"

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Networking Break with Exhibitors

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
     

    Signature Sessions:

    Application of the Sciences to Address Societal Interests in Food
    This panel discussion will provide insights on ways that multiple disciplines can work together to address all facets that need to be considered during product reformulation and new product development.  Three expert panelists will provide brief overviews on ways that the biological, regulatory and consumer sciences are engaged in the process and illustrate why a cautious approach is often advisable despite clear scientific and regulatory pathways.  Their brief overviews will be followed by opportunities for you to address questions to the panel.
    Moderator

    Mark Nelson, Ph.D., Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nestle USA, Inc.

    Speaker
    Charlie Arnot, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Food Integrity
    A.Wallace Hayes, Ph.D., DABT, FATS, FIBiol, FACFE, ERT, Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
    Dennis Keefe, Ph.D., Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration


    Assessing Food Safety Cultures
    Panel with industry and regulator participants. The panelists will discuss food safety culture anno 2020. What does it look like? Where have we gone? At what cost?

    Speakers
    Brian G. Bedard, DVM, MSc., Executive Director, GMA Science and Education Foundation
    Lone Jespersen, Director, Food Safety Strategy, Maple Leaf Foods
    Sara Mortimore, Vice President, Product Safety, QA& Regulatory Affairs, Land O’ Lakes
    Joseph Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Sherri McGarry, M.S., Senior Advisor, Office of Foods,  Food and Drug Administration

    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

    Keynote Luncheon:

    FDA & Industry Working Together to Build Consumer Confidence
    Speaker
    Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Food and Drug Administration

    1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
     

    Breakout Sessions:

    Emerging Ingredient Issues:  GRAS-Focus on the Future
    An overview of how the GRAS exclusion fits into FDA’s overall context of FDA’s authority for ensuring the safety of food ingredients will be presented with a view toward highlighting the evolution of FDA’s implementation and management of the GRAS exclusion since 1958.  Emphasis will be placed on where the program is now and the challenges FDA faces moving forward in the 21st century.
    Ensuring Safety is the number one priority of food manufacturers. The GRAS process has served FDA and industry well for more than 50 years.  These principles are demonstrated in the fact the US has one of the safest food supplies in the world.  Like all good processes, there is room for improvement and modernization.  The food industry is implementing a 5-part strategy to add rigor and transparency to the GRAS process.  Discussion will focus on modernizing GRAS into the 21st century.

    Speakers
    Anthony Pavel, Partner, Pavel, Morgan Lewis & Brockius, LLP
    Antonia Mattia, Ph.D., Director, Div, Biotechnology & GRAS Notice Review, Food and Drug Administration
    Georges Bergen, Senior Manager, DSM Nutritional Products, LLC
    Laurel Fix, Ph.D., Head of Regulatory Affairs, North America, Unilever
    Emilia Lonardo, Vice President, Consumer Product Safety and Science Policy, GMA

    FSMA Implementation:  Supplier Verification
    Speakers from industry and government will address the implementation strategies along with challenges associated with updating current industry practices to meet the upcoming supply chain requirements, both domestically and internationally, under FSMA. Topics will include an overview of the proposed domestic and foreign supplier requirements under FSMA, how to prepare your supply chain for FSMA implementation, and FDA’s inspectional approach for supply chain management.
    Speakers
    Maile Hermida, Associate, Hogan Lovells, US LLP
    Andrew (A.J.) Seaborn, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, Food and Drug Administration
    Joseph Scimeca, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
    Captain Domenic Veneziano, Director, Division of Import Operations, Food and Drug Administration

      
    Public Health: Hot Topics, Partnerships and Emerging Issues
    This session will examine hot topics, partnerships and emerging issues in public health.  The session will begin with expert analysis on the latest research trends of sodium and sugar in relation to health outcomes over the past 5 years.  The session will conclude with a panel discussion with public health stakeholders sharing their experience and expectations of the role of industry to affect change as well as to identifying emerging issues.  The panel discussion will include the opportunity for audience members to address questions to the panel.

    Moderator
    Sylvia Rowe, President, SR Strategy
    Speakers
    David M. Klurfeld, Ph. D., National Program Leader, Human Nutrition, USDA Agricultural Research Service
    Suzanne Oparil, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology;  Director, Vascular Biology & Hypertension Program University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Microbiology:  Listeria monocytogenes
    Listeria monocytogenes remains a significant cause of foodborne illness.  However, the incidence of listeriosis is low in the general population despite the wide distribution of the microorganism in the environment and the relatively high frequency of isolation in foods.  Recent outbreaks have occurred in unexpected vehicles and currently fruit and produce are significant causes of illness.  FDA will provide an update on its most recent L. monocytogenes research activities, including data gathered using whole genome sequencing and enumeration studies from outbreak samples. 
    Speaker
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    Kendra Nightingale, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, International Center for Food Industry Excellence, Texas Tech University
    Yi Chen, Ph.D., Research Microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN

    Régis Pouillot, DVM, Ph.D., Visiting Scientist, Food and Drug Administration  

    3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

    Networking Break

    3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

    Breakout Sessions:

    Emerging Ingredient Issues: PHOs/trans fat- Going Forward
    In November 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a tentative determination to withdraw the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs).   As FDA knows, there has been a significant voluntary reduction in the level of trans fat in products from approximately 5.8 grams per person per day in 2003 to about 1.0 gram per person per day in 2012.  And, since FDA issued the tentative determination, there has been further reductions and elimination of uses of PHOs and trans fat content of foods.  This session will discuss how we got here, why PHOs are in the diet, and why did the regulatory position change.
    Speakers
    Joseph Scimeca, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Cargill Inc.

    Dennis, Keefe, Ph.D., Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration
    Kari Ryan, Director of Scientific, Nutrition & Regulatory Affairs & Chief Nutrition & Regulatory Officer, Kraft
    Ricardo Carvajal, Associate, Hyman, Phelps &McNamara PC

    FSMA Implementation:  By-Products Directed to Animal Food
    Speakers from industry and government will address the proposed regulatory framework under FSMA for by-products sent to the animal food supply chain.  As part of this session there will be discussions on strategies for updating current industry practices and for managing these by-products to meet the upcoming FSMA requirements.  In addition, there will be relevant conversations on the responsibility of food manufacturers that send by-products to the animal food chain and the paradigm shift in how these by-products will be viewed under FSMA.

    Speakers
    Maile Hermida, Associate, Hogan Lovells, US LLP
    Dave Harlan, Senior Director, Global Food Safety Risk Management, Cargill

    Daniel McChesney, M.S., Ph.D., Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, CVM,  Food and Drug Administration

    Public Health: Hot Topics, Partnerships and Emerging Issues
    This session will examine hot topics, partnerships and emerging issues in public health.  The session will begin with expert analysis on the latest research trends of sodium and sugar in relation to health outcomes over the past 5 years.  The session will conclude with a panel discussion with public health stakeholders sharing their experience and expectations of the role of industry to affect change as well as to identifying emerging issues.  The panel discussion will include the opportunity for audience members to address questions to the panel.

    Moderator
    Sylvia Rowe, President, SR Strategy

    Speakers
    Ginny Ehrlich, D. Ed., MPH, MS, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Terry Huang, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, Professor, City University of New York, School of Public Health
    Linda D. Meyers, Ph. D., Senior Science Advisor, American Society for Nutrition

    Thermal Processing:  Verification and Validation
    Verification and validation are terms that have been used interchangeably in the food industry for years.  In the current food safety environment, there is clear differentiation between these terms.  This session is being offered to clear up the confusion between the two terms and provide the regulatory agencies’ perspective of what is expected of manufacturers during inspection of their facilities to address these terms.
    Moderator
    Layne Martin, Manager Process Authority, Research & Development, Hormel Food Corporation

    Speakers

    Mickey Parish, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN
    William Shaw, Ph.D., Director, Risk, Innovations, and Management Staff (OPPD), USDA, FSIS
    Wilfredo Ocasio,Ph.D.,  Chief Science Officer, Food Safety, The National Food Laboratory

    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Welcome Reception

    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Dinner & Entertainment
    Amy Robach, News Anchor, Good Morning America
  • Tuesday: April 14, 2015

    7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
      8:15 am - 9:45 am

    PHO Working Group Meeting (Closed Meeting-Working Group Members Only)

    8:45 am – 9:45 am

    Strategic Issue Sessions

    Protein, A Key Macronutrient: From Strategy to Implementation
    This session will provide insight on considerations for an effective protein strategy and the current challenges for its successful implementation in an evolving regulatory landscape. A panel discussion will follow to facilitate discussion among participants on real-world examples.
    Moderator
    John Hoffmann, Director Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, DuPont Nutrition & Health
    Speakers
    Phil Kerr, Ph.D., Senior Director Discovery R&D, DuPont Nutrition & Health
    Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims, Food & Nutrition Group, Intertek


    Food Safety in the Classroom: Better Informed Consumers of the Future
    One of the critical future challenges for the food industry and regulators will be to engage the public and wary consumers in an environment of trust, credibility and mutual understanding. This fundamental generational gap can be addressed through significant and transparent public and private investments in food safety education to ensure the students of today are well-informed, aware of basic food safety and food science and grow into better informed and discerning consumers of the future.  A few of the more innovative food safety educational programs will be introduced which have demonstrated improved retention rates, long term behavioral change and a renewed interest in STEM.  A case will also be made for the urgent need to scale up food safety and food science education and options to consider.

    Speakers
    Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education
    Phil Perkins, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Director of Research, Development and Innovation, Bush Brothers & Company
    Jennifer Richards, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Adolescent Food Safety Education, University of Tennessee
    Ann M. Taubenheim, Ph.D., MSN, Chief, Education and Outreach Branch, Office of Analytics and Outreach, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration

    9:45 am – 10:15 am

    Networking Break

    10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Idea Exchange Roundtables
    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. Click here to view Idea Exchange 2015 Content Leaders & Topics.

    •    Global Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing
    •    Emerging CPG & Ingredient Issues
    •    FSMA Implementation, Education & Training
    •    Microbiological Food Safety & Processing

    11:15 am – 12:00 pm

    Idea Exchange Roundtables
    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. Click here to view Idea Exchange 2015 Content Leaders & Topics.

    •    Global Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing
    •    Emerging CPG & Ingredient Issues
    •    FSMA Implementation, Education & Training
    •    Microbiological Food Safety &
    Processing

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    1:15 pm – 2:30 p

    Breakout Sessions:

    Caffeine-Is There a Safety Concern?
    Caffeine has been part of the human diet for centuries.  In addition to its natural presence in commonly consumed foods, caffeine is used as a food ingredient.  Caffeine consumption and safety has been extensively studied and more than 140 regulatory agencies throughout the world consider the appropriate use of caffeine in a broad range of products to be safe. Caffeine is one of the most researched ingredients in the food supply with a long history of use.  Why is there controversy to adding caffeine to products?  Join the experts to understand a variety of perspectives on caffeine use and safety.
    Speakers
    Richard Lane, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Susan Carlson, Ph.D., Acting Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, Food and Drug Administration
    Craig Llewellyn, Ph.D., Director, Ingredient Safety, Coca-Cola Company                             
    Brooke Tveromoes, Ph.D., Supervising Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk

    FSMA: Implementation of Preventive Controls for Human Food
    Speakers from industry and government will address the implementation strategies and challenges associated with updating current industry practices to meet the upcoming FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food requirements. Topics will help answer the questions on Preventive Controls for Human Food with a specific focus on which processes  are covered by the rule, how to implement managerial components of the rule and the differences from a HACCP plan. 
    Speakers
    Elizabeth Fawell, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    De Ann Davis, Ph.D., DABT, Chief Food Safety Officer, Kraft Foods Group Inc.
    Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, Food and Drug Administration CFSAN 

    Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities  
    This session will address the current myths and misunderstandings about modern biotechnology and provide a perspective on the contribution of biotechnology to future food security and effective prevention of major plant diseases.  Innovation is crucial in supporting continued developments in plant breeding.  As more food, feed, fiber and fuel are needed to meet our global population demands, farmers are being required to produce more on the same land area, while improving the environmental footprint of agriculture and responding to changing climatic patterns.  This session will also address some of the legislative and litigation challenges and opportunities.
    Moderator
    Paul Hoffman, Nutrition Applications & Regulatory, Kraft Foods Group
    Speakers
    Jon Entine, Executive Director, Genetic Literacy Project
    Denise Dewar, Executive Director, CropLife International

    Nutrition Policy, Labeling Trends and Projections for the Future
    During this session we will discuss U.S. government engagement in the policymaking process within global health and standards agencies, such as the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Codex.  Industry representatives will then discuss legislative and regulatory measures governments are implementing to address issues such as obesity and non-communicable diseases, along with voluntary industry initiatives in these areas.  Participants will gain insight into the ongoing global health and wellness debate, and how it will impact international markets.

    Moderator
    Mary Sophos, Executive Vice President Policy and Strategic Planning GMA
    Speaker
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    Mitch Wolfe, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Liz Buckingham, Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State
    Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Krista Dickson, Senior Trade Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture

     

    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm               

    Break with Exhibitors

    2:45 pm – 4:00 pm               

    Breakout Sessions:

    Carrageenan:  A Safe Food Ingredient
    Despite its long history of safe use and its important technical functions, carrageenan has been portrayed as unsafe and inappropriate for use in food.  Is this an inaccurate portrayal?  This session will provide various perspectives of the latest science regarding the use of
    carrageenan.
    Moderator
    Paul Hanlon, Ph.D., DABT, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
    Speakers
    James McKim, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Western  Michigan Medical School
    Bill Matakas, President, Marinalg International
    Eunice Cuirle, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, FMC Corporation
    Brinda Mahadevan Ph.D., Manager, Toxicologist, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Nutrition 

    FSMA Inspections:  How to Prepare and What to Expect
    Speakers from industry and government will concentrate on changes in FDA’s inspectional approach and process along with discussing the agency’s shift to a systems-based inspectional approach.  Experts will cover topics including record preparation, appeals and escalation as it relates to FDA inspections, and managing post inspectional activities.
    Speakers
    Courtney Bidney, Lead, Global Regulatory Affairs, International Nutrition, General Mills
    Elizabeth Fawell, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Kathy Gombas, Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN

    Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities
    This session will address the current myths and misunderstandings about modern biotechnology and provide a perspective on the contribution of biotechnology to future food security and effective prevention of major plant diseases.  Innovation is crucial in supporting continued developments in plant breeding.  As more food, feed, fiber and fuel are needed to meet our global population demands, farmers are being required to produce more on the same land area, while improving the environmental footprint of agriculture and responding to changing climatic patterns.  This session will also address some of the legislative and litigation challenges and opportunities.
    Speakers
    Paul Hoffman, Nutrition Applications & Regulatory, Kraft Foods Group
    Martin Hahn, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Kevin Folta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Florida


    Nutrition Policy, Labeling Trends and Projections for the Future
    During this session we will discuss U.S. government engagement in the policymaking process within global health and standards agencies, such as the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Codex.  Industry representatives will then discuss legislative and regulatory measures governments are implementing to address issues such as obesity and non-communicable diseases, along with voluntary industry initiatives in these areas.  Participants will gain insight into the ongoing global health and wellness debate, and how it will impact international markets.
    Moderator
    Sean Darragh, Executive Vice President Global Strategies, Grocery Manufacturers Association

    Speakers
    Laura Miranda, Senior Nutrition Advisor, ConMéxico
    Carolina Lorduy, Executive Director, Food Chamber, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia
    Joslyn Higginson, Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Food and Consumer Products Canada
    Dirk Jacobs, Deputy Director General, FoodDrinkEurope

    4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

    Closing General Session:
    Building Public Private Partnerships to Meet the Challenges Faced by Industry
    Speakers
    Palmer Orlandi, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of FDA

    Mike Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill
     

    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Biotechnology Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday: April 15, 2015

    7:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Registration Open

    7:00 am – 8:00 am

    Breakfast on Your Own

    8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    SRAC Executive Committee Meeting

    8:30 am – 11:30 am

    Chemicals Management (CMC) Committee Meeting
    Food Defense (FD) Committee Meeting
    Nutrition Health & Labeling (NHL) Committee Meeting
    Regulatory Inspections & Compliance (RICC) Committee Meeting

    11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Science and Regulatory Affairs (SRAC) Council Meeting
    Food Allergens (FAC) Committee Meeting
    Food Industry Analytical Chemists (FIAC) Committee Meeting
    Microbiological Safety (MSC) Committee Meeting
    Processing Technologies (PETCO) Committee Meeting
  • Speakers

    A. Wallace Hayes
    Amy Robach
    Andrew Seaborn
    Ann Taubenheim
    Anthony Pavel
    Antonia Mattia
    Bill Matakas
    Charlie Arnot
    Courtney Bidney
    Craig Llewellyn
    Daniel McChesney
    Dave Harlan
    David M. Klurfeld
    DeAnn P. Davis
    Denise Dewar
    Dennis Keefe
    Dirk Jacobs
    Domenic Veneziano
    Elizabeth Fawell
    Georges Bergen
    Ginny Ehrlich
    Jack Bobo
    James McKim
    Jana McGuire
    Jayson Lusk
    Jeff Moore
    Jenny Scott
    John Butts
    John Graubert
    John Hnatio
    John Spink
    Jon Entine
    Joslyn Higginson
    Joseph Levitt
    Joseph Scimeca
    Kari Hecker Ryan
    Karin Moore
    Kathy Gombas
    Kendra Nightingale
    Kevin Folta
    Laura Miranda
    Laura Nelson
    Laurel Fix
    Layne Martin
    Leon Bruner
    Linda D. Meyers
    Liz Buckingham
    Lone Jespersen
    Maile Hermida
    Mark Nelson
    Martin Hahn
    Michael Robach
    Mickey Parish
    Mike Taylor
    Mitch Wolfe
    Paul Hanlon
    Phillip Perkins
    Regis Pouillot
    Ricardo Carvajal
    Richard Lane
    Robert Silver
    Roger Lowe
    Sara Mortimore
    Shelley Feist
    Sherri McGarry
    Susan Carlson
    Suzanne Oparil
    Sylvia Rowe
    Terry Huang
    Warren Stone
    Wilfred Ocasio
    Yi Chen