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Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing Conference

September 5-6, 2018 | Hilton Rosemont, Chicago O’Hare

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


10:00 am – 11:30 am
Chicago District Government Relations Meeting
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration (Lunch on your own)
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Casey Gallimore, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, NAMI
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
USDA Priorities and Food Safety Outlook
Carmen M. Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety, USDA
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Advances and Updates on Pathogen Test Methodology
Dr. Alex Brandt, Chief Science Officer, Food Safety Net Services
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Break
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm


Intervention Research Results: Heads, Cheeks, and Other Parts
Dr. Keith Belk, Professor, Meat Safety and Quality; Ken & Myra Monfort Endowed Chair in Meat Science, Colorado State University;
Dr. Kerri Gehring, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, President and CEO, International HACCP Alliance
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Electrostatic Intervention Application
Mark Swanson, Chief Executive Officer, Birko Corporation
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Advancements in Sampling Techniques: Cloth Sampling
Jennifer Williams, Vice President, Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Reception with Tabletop Exhibits

Thursday, September 6, 2018


***Thursday’s sessions are industry only and will be closed to media and government.
8:00 am – 8:45 am
FSIS Policy Update
Paul Kiecker, Acting Administrator, FSIS, USDA
8:45 am – 9:30 am
Establishing Microbiological Independence, Round Two
Dr. Barb Masters, VP Global Food Safety and Quality, Keystone Foods, and Sherri Williams, Regional Beef Technical Services, JBS USA
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Break
9:45 am – 10:15 am
Foreign Material Case Study and Lessons Learned
Jeremiah Johnson, Corporate Manager of Regulatory Compliance, Hormel Foods
10:15 am – 11:30 am


Managing Recall Situations: Interactive Session and Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Dr. Kerri Gehring, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, President and CEO, International HACCP Alliance
Panelists: Chris Bodendorfer, Johnsonville, Jeremiah Johnson, Hormel Foods, Barb Masters, Keystone Foods, Rudy Steiner, JBS
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
System Validation for Beef Processors
Brenden McCullough, VP Technical Services, National Beef Packing
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Utilizing Data for Process Improvement
Dr. Angie Siemens, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory, Cargill
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Revised Appendix A&B Update
Dr. Jeff Sindelar, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Meat Science & Muscle Biology Lab, University of Wisconsin- Madison
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Beef Modernization Update
Casey Gallimore, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, NAMI
3:00 pm
Conference concludes