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  • Selection and Use of Target "Pertinent Pathogen" for Process Validations

    Sponsored by: Low Moisture Foods Pasteurization Alliance 

    Organized by: Low Water Activity Foods PDG

    Description: The speaker will provide an overview of selection and use of target "pertinent pathogen" in process validations.

    1. Describe the important considerations in the selection of pertinent pathogen(s)
    2. Identify key aims in inoculum preparation and inoculation
    3. List variables that affect use of target pathogen(s)
    4. Describe the importance of written detailed standard operating protocols

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    Presenters

    • Dr. Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley, Presenter Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Moderator University of Georgia
  • Validation of Pathogen Control Technologies for Low-Moisture Foods: Product and Process Considerations

    Sponsored by: Low Moisture Foods Pasteurization Alliance 

    Organized by: Low Water Activity Foods PDG 

    Description: The speakers will provide an overview of product and process parameters to consider when conducting validations for antimicrobial technologies for low moisture (water activity) foods. 

    At the completion of this webinar attendees will be able to…

    • describe the essential steps for a pasteurization validation
    • describe approaches to process validation
    • outline a process validation plan
    • identify critical process and product factors that must be understood, controlled, measured, recorded and documented in a validation report

    Presenters

    • Dr. Nathan Anderson, Presenter FDA
    • Dr. Lisa Lucore, Presenter Shearer's Snacks
    • Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Moderator University of Georgia
  • What's Next Regarding Validation and Verification: Overview of ISO 16140 Series

    Sponsored by: Bruker Daltonics and Q Laboratories

    Organized by: Methods Validation & Verification Interest Group within the Applied Laboratory Methods PDG

    Description: The ISO 16140 series of standards comprise in total 6 different parts. These standards form a network of validation/verification procedures that offer a complete package for different validation needs.

    ISO 16140 consists of the following parts, under the general title Microbiology of the food chain —
    Method validation:
    — Part 1: Vocabulary
    — Part 2: Protocol for the validation of alternative (proprietary) methods against a reference method
    The following parts are under preparation:
    — Part 3: Protocol for the verification of reference and validated alternative methods implemented in a single laboratory
    — Part 4: Protocol for single-laboratory (in-house) method validation
    — Part 5: Protocol for factorial interlaboratory validation of non-proprietary methods
    — Part 6: Protocol for the validation of alternative (proprietary) methods for microbiological confirmation and typing.

    The links between the different parts are discussed as well as two of almost finalized standards on method verification and validation of confirmation methods and their impact on laboratories.

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    Presenters

    • DeAnn Benesh, Presenter 3M Food Safety, USA
    • Paul in't Veld, Presenter Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Netherlands
    • Daniele Sohier, Presenter Bruker Daltonics, Germany
    • Stephanie Pollard, Moderator Clear Labs