Program Information

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Symposium and Roundtable Preliminary Topics

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2017 Foodborne Outbreak Updates
A Debate: Current Perspectives in Food Safety
A Paradigm Shift in Understanding and Controlling Salmonella of the Future
A Risk-Based Approach to Setting Microbiological Performance Standards for Poultry
A Roadmap to Food Allergy Safety: A Consensus Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Advancing Food Safety Internationally through the Use of Innovative Technologies: Food Irradiation
After 20 Years of Seafood HACCP, Is Our Food Safer?
All You Wanted to Know about Viral Hand Sanitizers and Were Afraid to Ask 
Antibiotics in Pre-Harvest Production and Associated Risks to Food
Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Safety Context: Current Status, Future Perspectives and Available Risk Mitigation Strategies
Artisanal Food Processing and Food Safety
Battling Bad Bugs: Biological Approaches to Control Pathogens
Bees Get It Right; Cross Pollination of Listeria Learnings
Between Rtcr (Revised Total Coliform Rule) and FSMA: The Hole in the Middle
Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin and the Food Safety Modernization Act: Challenges and Opportunities Going Forward.
Breaking the Link: Fresh Produce and Pathogen-Pairs in the US and Europe
Can Old Processes Satisfy New Rules? Pathogen Reduction in Legacy Processes for Low-Moisture Foods
Challenges and Strategies in Detecting Foodborne Pathogens in Low-Water Activity Foods
Challenges in Food E-Commerce Home Delivery 
Characterization and Identification of Spoilage-Causing Fungi: A Hands-on Workshop
Chemical and Microbial Risk Assessment: Similarities and Differences
Clean Label Technologies for Safety of Processed Meat and Poultry Products: Scientific Support of Efficacy
Combatting Nefarious Thugs; How Select Agent Testing Laboratories Are Staying One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys
Complexity in Managing Risk from Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Chain: How Can Risk Assessment Help?
crisis Management: Making the Best out of a Bad Situation
Defining, Capturing, and Assessing the Vulnerability of the Food Supply to Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) and Food Fraud
Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Processors
Developing Evidence-Based Recommendations to Improve Consumer Safe Food Handling: International Approach
Development of Microbiological Criteria As Indicators of Process Control or Insanitary Conditions: A Summary of the Report Prepared for the United States Department of Defense By the Nacmcf
Developments in Mycotoxin Research: From Methodology to Prevention
Do Not Stumble over a Process Deviation - Regain Control with Predictive Microbial Modeling
Drying Technologies: Strategies for Managing Pathogen and Allergen Risks
Empowering Food Laws in Emerging Economies
Ensuring Food Safety through the Product Development Lifecycle: Successes and Pitfalls
FDA Food Import Entries and Refusals: Finding Meaning within the Data
Foodborne Parasites and Organic Agriculture: Food Safety Issues That Can Affect Your Mind
Foodborne Viruses: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Control Options in Food Processing
Foodomics: Stop Using a Steamroller to Crack a Nut!
Getting to the Reality of Implementation: Produce Safety Rule Water Quality Requirements
Global Dairy Indicators: Coliform Vs Enterobacteriaceae - their Regulation and Effect on Global Trade 
hepatitis E Virus:  what Me Worry?
Hog Slaughter Modernization and Salmonella Performance Standards:  Should Pork be Treated the Same As Poultry?
How Does GFSI Audit Criteria for Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Sampling Compare to FSMA Requirements?
How to Exploit Omics Data on Pathogen Behavior in Microbiological Risk Assessment: An Update on the Current Research
Iafp 3-Minute Thesis Competition
International Strategies to Deliver Food Safety Education Via the 'trusted Source' - Health Professionals
Is Culture Really Dead or We on the Cusp of a New Cultural Revolution?
It's Going to Take a Village: Grower Perspectives on FSMA Implementation
Knowledge Bowl - Scholar's Bowl
Latin America: Issues and Initiatives for Food Safety
Let’s Get Active!
Managing Risk in a Zero Tolerance World 
Mechanisms of Hypervirulence in Selected Foodborne Pathogens
Microbial Food Safety in Small to Medium Size Farming Systems: Risks and Mitigation Strategies
Microbiological Safety of Unpasteurized Fruit and Vegetable Juices Sold in Juice Bars and Small Retail Outlets
Modeling Pathogens in Low Water Activity Foods: What, How, and How to Use It.
Moving Toward the Safe Use of Recycled Water for Crop Irrigation: A Sustainable Solution in an Era of Climate Variability?
National and Regional FSMA Training Centers: Application of Lessons Learned
Next Generation Sequencing – a Tutorial and Hands on Workshop to Help Understand This Emerging Technology
next Generation Whole Genome Sequencing in the Regulatory Arena: Nomenclature, Pipelines, Applications, and Collaboration
Novel and Not so Novel Cleaning and Sanitizing Methods
Pathogen Contamination at Retail:  What Are the Next Steps?
Preventive Controls Other Than CCP - Choosing, Verifying, and Validating
Pro- and/or Pre-Biotics As Bio-Remedies and Foodborne Infection Preventives.
Ranking Risks in Low Resources Settings
Root Cause Analysis
Seafood-Associated Vibriosis: Turning the Trend Around
Social Responsibility's Influence over Food Safety and Quality
Software Fair on Predictive Microbiology and Risk Assessment Tools
Starter Cultures As a Natural Antimicrobial to Improve the Safety of Ready to Eat Food
Staying Ahead of the Curve:  Food Allergen Contamination and Recalls in Today's Global Food System
Stec Regulations Across the Globe: What Is the Impact on International Food Trading?
Stories from the Trenches: FDA Inspection after FSMA Implementation
Strategic Intervention Design - a Pragmatic Approach to Validation
Strategies for Effective Hygienic Zoning
Symposium on Non-Thermal Plasma Technology for Improving Food Safety and Quality
Teaching for Tomorrow - Impact of School and College Food Safety Curricula on Better Informed Consumers, Career Opportunities and Industry Succession Planning.
"Tell Me and I Forget, Teach Me and I Remember, Involve Me and I Learn" - Establishing Effective Metrics to Advance Your Food Safety Training and Education Programs
The Crossroad Between Global Trade and Food Safety: Focus on Viruses and Parasites
The Devil Is in the Details: Experiences with Early Implementation of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Efforts to Fill the Information Gaps.
The Importance of Sample Preparation for Microbiological Analysis: Anything That Begins Badly, Ends Worse.
The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System: Twenty Years of Vigilance
The Produce Safety Alliance: From Education and Training to Implementation and Beyond
Things Do Not Change, We Change: How Policymakers Must Promote Change When Consumers Refuse to
Tools to Improve Interactive Food Safety Training for Small Food Facilities
Total Diet Studies: Designs for Monitoring the Food Supply
Towards Risk-Based Microbial Standards for Irrigation Water
Translating the Big Data to the Food Industry
Urban Agriculture/Farming and Food Safety
Validating Pasteurization Processes for Low-Moisture Products
Variations on a Theme:  the Basis and Consequences of Inconsistent Listeria Standards in Gobal Regulation
Virulence Factors and Host Susceptibility of Foodborne Pathogens
Wash Water Management for Postharvest Washing of Fresh-Cut Produce
Water, Water, Everywhere: The Effects of Flooding on Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce
What Can Complete Closed Microbial Genomes Provide to Food Safety?
What Can We Do with 10,000 Genomes That Couldn't be Done with 100?
What Is Iarc and CA Prop 65?  and What on Earth Do They Mean to Me and My Food Safety Program?
What Is the Meaning of Zero-Tolerance in the Age of Food Genomics?