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Preliminary Symposium and Roundtable Program Topics

(Session organizers select speakers and panelists.  Final acceptance after February Program Committee Meeting)

#Foodsafety: Practical Advice for Digital Communication and Science Storytelling
2018 State and Local Foodborne Illness Investigations
A New Paradigm: Cutting Pathogens Off at the Pass By Understanding Their Evolution Dynamics
A Precarious Balancing Act: Co-Managing Preharvest Environments to Maximize Food Safety, Sustainability, and Economic Viability of Farm Operations.
A South/Latin American Perspective on Microbiological Safety and Regulatory Guidelines for Fruit Juices: Issues and Opportunities
Agricultural Water and Emerging Pathogens in the Age of FSMA: Do We Need to Worry?
Antibiotic Reduction, Alternatives, and the Relationship to Food Pathogen Outbreaks
Application of High-Throughput Sequencing By Industry: Potential, Barriers and Opportunities
Application of Principles of Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) for Effective Verification and Implementation of Food Safety Plans
Applying Lessons Learned: Keeping Stec Off Our Lettuce.
Are There Instructions Included? the Role of Regionality and Experimental Choices on the Survival of Foodborne Pathogens in Manure-Amended Soils
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What They Are and Their Potential Applications for Food Safety and Quality
Attributing Illnesses to Food Sources in the Face of Uncertainty
Beyond Slide Decks and Classrooms: Novel Approaches to Food Safety Learning
Biofilm and Low-Water Activity Foods
Biofilm Removal As a Critical Part of Spoilage and Pathogen Contamination Prevention
Breaking the Mold: Using Foods to Protect Against Food Allergy.
Building a National Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS)
Campylobacter, Health Impact, Performance Objectives and Effectiveness of Sampling Plans
Challenges and Promises of Using Quantitative Data for Controlling Salmonella in Poultry
Challenges in Campylobacter Detection and Control
Challenges in Low Moisture Food Plant Sanitation – a Dairy Perspective
Challenges of Sanitation in Dry Processing Environments: What Are the Evolving Methods?
Clostridium Difficile: A Food Safety Risk?
Communicating Benefit/Risk Analysis of Food Processing
Concisely Communicating Scientific Findings
Cottage Foods: Harmonizing Food Safety Practices for a Growing Entrepreneurial Industry
Cultural Influences on Food Safety Research and Education Programs in a Global Society
Cyclospora: It's Not Just an Imports Issue.
Determining Preventive Controls for Viruses and Parasites
Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Processors
Distribution of Foodborne Pathogens – Geographical Insight from the Use of WGS
Does Zero Risk Really Exist: How to Communicate Variability and Uncertainty to Government and Industry Managers
Emerging Foods: Seaweed; Super Food, Health & Safety, Challenges & Opportunities
Emerging Hazards Associated with Seafood
Ensuring Safety By Design: Connecting the Dots of Food Protection throughout the Farm to Fork Continuum - a Poultry Case Study
Environmental Monitoring- Friend or Foe?
Examining the Mutual Benefits of a Defined Supplier Monitoring Program: What Is the Value of a Supplier Monitoring Program to the Retailer or Food Service Company and Suppliers?
Fact or Fiction?: Combatting Consumer Perceptions of Food Safety Myths with Data
Finding the Needle in the Cheese Block: How Do We Create Robust Sampling Plans for Dairy Products?
Food Microbiome Transfer Dynamics from Farm to Processing – What Can Metagenomics Add to the Picture?
Food Safety and Trade:  Strange Bedfellows?
Food Workers - Technology Approaches and Other Interventions for Keeping Sick People out of the Operation
Foodborne Disease Outbreak Update
Fresh-Cut Processing and FSMA
Future Pains: Assessing the Long-Term Consequences of Foodborne Exposure to Microbial and Chemical Hazards
Has the Time Come for Complete Adoption of the Food Code?
Home Food Delivery: The Last Mile Is Not What It Used to be.
Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on Food Safety
Improving Post Mortem Inspection of Beef for Human Health Protection
International Food Defense Preparation for FSMA and Beyond
Introduction to FDA-iRISK® 4.0: A Comparative Risk Assessment Tool with New Features and Case Studies
Is Bacillus Cereus the Next Big Thing to Worry about in the Food Industry?
Is Cultured Meat Really Meat?
Is It Time for Food Safety Performance Standards Since Zero Risk Is Not an Option?
Let’s Hear from Nex Gen Food Safety Scientists on Pathogen Behavior in Ready to Eat Foods
Listeria monocytogenes and the Produce Industry: Best Practices for Sanitary Design, Control and Monitoring
Looking to the Future: What Do Decision Makers Want to Know or Need to Know about Managing Chemical Contaminants in Food?
Making Sense of Food Allergen Analysis
Managing Large Multidisciplinary/Multi-Institutional Food Safety Projects - Effectively, Impactfully, and with Integrity
May Contain Allergens- a Risk Based Approach for Determining the Use of Precautionary Allergen Labelling (PAL)
Microbiological Method Verification in Food Manufacturing: Are Your Methods “Fit Enough” for Purpose?
New Methods in Analytical and Bioanalytical Sensing for Food Safety and Quality
New Research Findings – Control of Listeria in Dairy
Novel and Emerging Technologies for Improving Sanitation
Polypropylene Permaculture? Microplastics in Terrestrial Agricultural Systems
Poultry Vaccines: What Is Working, What Are the Gaps, and What Is on the Horizon?
Predictive Microbiology and Risk Assessment Software Fair: Spotlight on Case Studies
Principles for Establishing and Extending Shelf Life
Protecting Probiotics: Detecting Hazards and Confirming Formulation Accuracy.
Pushing the Ball Forward for Agricultural Water
Resurgence of Less Recognized and Presumptive Pathogens: Food Safety Implications
Revitalizing the Future of Food Safety Extension
Revolutionary Diagnostic Changes Are Shifting the Epidemiological Landscape and Posing Challenges for Outbreak Identification
Safety of Animal-Source Foods in Low and Middle Income Countries
Science and Regulatory Guidance Update: Lethality and Stabilization of Meat and Poultry Products
Scientific Modernization of Meat Inspection - the International High Speed Train - Catch It or Get De-Railed
Seek and You Shall Find: The Intricacies of a Robust Listeria Environmental Monitoring Plan
Statistical Methods for Microbial Data and Process Validation: The P-Value Is What?
Supply Chain Verification of a Sanitation Program
The Impact of Packaging Materials on Food Safety:  Testing, Modeling, and Regulation
The Mitigation and Regulation of Heat-Formed Substances Produced in Foods during Cooking: What Are the Unintended Consequences on Microbial Safety and Public Health?
'the Other Bad E. coli': Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC)
The Use of Chemicals in Food Hygiene and Linkage to Microbial Resistance
The Use of Rapid Microbial Methods By Government Agencies for “Official” Testing
The Yellow Brick Road to Using Food Microbiomes 
Today’s RTE Redefined. Managing Environmental Controls and the Risk of the “Reasonably Foreseeable”
Tracing Produce: Where We Are and What's Next?
Tracking FSMA Quantitative and Qualitative Impacts on the Food Industry Under Full FDA Enforcement – Stats, Trends, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Updates on the Impact of Sampling Methods on Food Safety
Updates to the Conference for Food Protection and the Food Code
Using Data and Statistical Analysis to Guide Food Safety Decision Making
Utilization of Omics Technologies to Enhance Produce Safety and Quality
Validating Pasteurization Processes for Low-Moisture Products
Validation of Pathogen Preventive Controls – Is It Adequate to Assure Food Safety?
Water Management in Food Manufacturing: Be Prepared for Problems
Water Re-Use in the Food Processing Industry: Risk-Based Approaches in Practice
What Do We Know about Microplastics in Food and Their Impact on Human Health?
When the Enterobacteriaceae Hits the Fan: Wind and Particulate Associated Distribution of Foodborne Pathogens
Whole Genome Sequencing: A Tutorial and Hands-on Workshop to Understand and Implement This Breakthrough Technology
Why Are We Still Having Food Safety Failures If We All Have Food Safety Systems?
You Cannot Audit Food Safety Culture – Wrong, Here’s How!