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  • AOAC's Annual Meeting & Exposition 13th Annual Meeting

    • Date September 24, 2017 – September 27, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Atlanta, Georgia USA
    • Website http://www.aoac.org/
  • Whole Genome Sequencing

    • Date September 25, 2017 – September 29, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), College Park, MD
    • Website http://ifstl.jifsan.umd.edu/catalogue/course/WGS1
  • Fresh-cut Products: The Science and Art of Quality and Safety

    • Date September 26, 2017 – September 28, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location University of California - Davis Campus
    • Website http://pastockdale@ucdavis.edu

    This workshop, held on the UC Davis campus, provides an extensive and substantive overview of fresh-cut product physiology, production, hygienic facility and equipment design, basic and commodity-specific processing, wash water management, film and packaging design principles and practical selection, sensory evaluation, and distribution.

  • Indiana Environmental Health Association Annual Fall Conference 2017

    • Date September 27, 2017 – September 29, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Lawrenceburg, IN
    • Website http://www.iehaind.org
  • Data Integrity FDA/EU Requirements and Implementation 2017

  • Colombian Association for Food Protection International Symposium of Food Safety

    • Date September 28, 2017 – September 29, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Medellin, Colombia
    • Website https://portal.acta.org.co/
  • Lebanese Association of Food Scientists and Technologists First Annual Conference

    • Date September 28, 2017 – September 29, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Beirut, Lebanon
    • Website http://lafst.org/
  • The Microbiomes: from Field to Food to Human Gut

    The influence of the gut microbiota on human health is now well documented, with exciting new relationships being identified on a regular basis. Each person carries within them a microbial community of several trillion cells that outnumber their own cells by 10-fold. Although the importance of the microbiome has long been recognized in agriculture, contemporary technologies offer the possibility of manipulating the microbiome to increase disease resistance, enhance productivity and reduce the need for chemical inputs. The microbiome of food is a new frontier that offers exiting possibilities for controlling and improving food quality and enhancing food safety. In this symposium leading academic and industry practitioners will explore the relationships among the microbiota of plants and animals, foods derived from them, and the microbial inhabitants of our gut. In this symposium, academic and industry practitioners will discuss and review the current understanding of food and gut microbiomes and their interconnectedness. This symposium is intended for food safety and nutrition professionals from industry, academia and government in food processing, food safety, quality assurance, regulatory functions, public health administration, and those involved in developing or using pathogen detection equipment and methods. The symposium hosted by IFSH, ILSI NA and U WI FRI will be held at the Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel in Burr Ridge, Illinois. For more info please see the Web: bit.ly/2p8uyRW

  • The Microbiomes: From Field to Food to Human Gut

    • Date September 28, 2017
    • Time All day
    • Location Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel, Burr Ridge, IL
    • Website http://bit.ly/2p8uyRW

    This event is hosted by IFSH, ILSI, and U WI FRI. Synopsis: The influence of gut microbiota on human health is now well documented. Each person carries a microbial community of several trillion cells that outnumber their own cells by 10-fold. In this symposium leading academic and industry practitioners will discuss the relationship between the microbiota of our foods and those of our gut. What to expect: In this symposium, academic and industry practitioners will talk about the current understanding of food and gut microbiomes and their interconnectedness. Who should attend: This symposium is intended for food safety and nutrition professionals from industry, academia, and government.

  • Universal Pasteurization's 2nd Annual HPP Summit

    This summit is designed for all levels of refrigerated food industry members by offering introductory information as well as research-backed technical topics.

  • Microbiology and Food Safety Course

    • Date October 3, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Springdale, AR
    • Website http://fsns.com/

    Sponsored by Food Safety Net Services (FSNS)

  • HACCP Plan Development for Food Processors

    Discover the basic concepts of HACCP and how to develop a plan for your company
  • INDUSTRIAL FOOD SAFETY: SANITATION OPERATOR TRAINING

    Recognized by Industry organizations, persons completing IFS: Sanitation Operator Training receive a lead instructor sanitation operator training certificate. A Sanitation Operator Training lead instructor oversees implementation of proper cleaning and sanitizing in a food manufacturing facillity to ensure safe food production. After this Course, the participant will be able to teach operators and fellow practitioners the proper methods of cleaning and sanitizing of food manufacturing production lines, equipment, or facilities for safe food production.

  • Food Safety Basics

    Does the alphabet soup of food safety have you confused? Are you unsure how the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) apply to your organization? And what about Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and prerequisite programs (PRPs)? Let us help you navigate the food safety landscape and build a food safety system that not only meets the requirements, but improves food safety, streamlines processes and sets the framework for a successful food safety culture. This course can be applied to the Food Safety Certificate. Fee: $890 if you register by Fri., Aug. 4. $990 if you register after Fri., Aug. 4.

  • Epidemiology and Food Safety Risk Analysis Course

    This five-day class covers the basic principles of risk analysis, essential probability and statistics theory, stochastic processes, core risk modeling principles, and incorporates the latest innovations in modeling methods.

    Course content is available at: 
    http://www.epixanalytics.com/CoursePrograms/EpidemiologyFoodSafetyRiskAnalysis_CourseContent.pdf

    Register at: 
    http://www.epixanalytics.com/risk-analysis-in-health-epidemiology-and-food-safety/epidemiology-and-food-safety-risk-analysis-5-days.html.

  • Iowa Association for Food Protection 2017 Annual Meeting

    • Date October 10, 2017
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Ames, Iowa
    • Website

    For more information, contact Lynne Melchert at lynne.melchert@swissvalley.com.

  • Compliance for Computer Systems Regulated by FDA - 2017

    Overview: The Webinar will focus on the importance of ensuring that electronic record/electronic signature (ER/ES) capability built into FDA-regulated computer systems meets compliance with 21 CFR Part 11. This includes development of a company philosophy and approach, and incorporating it into the overall computer system validation program and plans for individual systems that have this capability. Why should you Attend: This Webinar will help you understand in detail the application of FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 guidance on electronic records/electronic signatures (ER/ES) for computer systems subject to FDA regulations. Areas Covered in the Session: Validation Strategy System Risk Assessment GAMP 5 "V" Model 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records/Electronic Signatures (ER/ES) Security, Access, Change Control and Audit Trail Who Will Benefit: Clinical Data Managers and Scientists Analytical Chemists Laboratory Managers Automation Analysts Manufacturing and Supply Chain Managers and Analysts Computer System Validation Specialists Speaker Profile: Carolyn (McKillop) Troiano Carolyn Troiano has more than 35 years of experience in the tobacco, pharmaceutical, medical device and other FDA-regulated industries. She has worked directly, or on a consulting basis, for many of the larger pharmaceutical and tobacco companies in the US and Europe, developing and executing compliance strategies and programs. Contact Detail: Compliance4All DBA NetZealous, Phone: +1-800-447-9407 Email: support@compliance4All.com

  • Laboratory Have an Instrument Calibration Program -2017

    Overview: This web seminar builds on the terminology found in 21CFR160(b)(4) and introduces terminology and concepts not found in the regulation, but necessary for an effective calibration program, such as instrument classifications. Why should you Attend: In this webinar we will discuss instrument classification, getting the instrument into the calibration program, removing the instrument from the calibration program, instrument classification, limits of accuracy and precision and remedial actions in the event that an instrument is found to be out of tolerance. Areas Covered in the Session: The Regulatory and Technical requirements for calibration What Should be Included in a Calibration Program The Importance of a data-based Calibration Interval and Limits of Accuracy and Precision The Impact of Measurement Uncertainty when Establishing Limits of Accuracy The Classification of Test Instruments Who Will Benefit: Laboratory Managers Laboratory Supervisors Laboratory Analysts Quality Assurance Managers Quality Assurance Record Reviewers Speaker Profile: John (Jerry) Lanese is an independent consultant with a focus on Quality Systems and the components of an effective Quality System. He received a BA and MS from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan and began his career teaching Analytical Chemistry in a small liberal arts college. Dr. Lanese moved from the academic environment to the pharmaceutical industry where he has managed Analytical Research, Quality Control and Quality Assurance functions. Contact Detail: Compliance4All DBA NetZealous, Phone: +1-800-447-9407 Email: support@compliance4All.com

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework For Computer Systems Validation

  • What are Standards for Medical Device Software -2017

    Overview: With various changes to standards and regulations, it is important to understand the criteria for compliance, this is your DIY guide to the changes in standards, specifically covering the IEC 62304 standard. Why should you Attend: Why do all these documents exist, and how do they affect the work your group is doing on your company's software? What does a software group need to know about them, and what changes can we expect in the near future? Areas Covered in the Session: Electrical equipment safety inevitably involves software Usability requires us to understand who were working to help Planned changes will adapt these standards to new challenges Good engineering is our goal- compliance follows Who Will Benefit: Software Developers Business Analysts Requirements Analysts Product Managers Speaker Profile: Brian Shoemaker consults for healthcare products companies on computer system validation, software quality assurance, and electronic records and signatures. He has conducted validation both on product software and on internal software, developed software quality systems, audited software quality processes (including agile methodology), and evaluated 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Contact Detail: Compliance4All DBA NetZealous, Phone: +1-800-447-9407 Email: support@compliance4All.com