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  • 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


    • 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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    • 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
  • Outcomes and Future Work of the AOAC ISPAM Harmonization Project

    Sponsored by: AOAC INTERNATIONAL and Microbiologics

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

    Description: AOAC INTERNATIONAL formed the International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM) to develop harmonized, internationally accepted standard validation guidelines for alternative (rapid) chemical and microbiological methods by leveraging global networks of experts to reach consensus on an analytical validation protocol. The goal is to achieve optimal efficiency and avoid duplication of efforts in order to meet regulatory and product safety testing requirements. ISPAM as a whole is made up of 60+ member stakeholders comprised of a vetted balanced group and representative stakeholders from industry, government, academia and international organizations, demonstrate stakeholder consensus to approve or not the recommendations of the working groups.

    The global marketplace has put significant pressure on Method Developers to validate their new technologies via several different certification organizations, all of which have their own unique components to consider in a study design, there continues to be a wealth of support across the industry to harmonize across several reference methods, validation guidelines and procedures.

    This session will present the evolution of Harmonized validation guidelines through the ISPAM initiatives, where we are currently aligned and where we need to go from here. Perspectives on what potential activities can be achieved through ISPAM collaborations through global interlaboratory studies and verifications for a more globally representative set of food commodities will also be discussed.

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    • DeAnn L. Benesh, Presenter Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, 3M Food Safety
    • Erin Crowley, Presenter Chief Scientific Officer, Q Laboratories
    • Stephanie Pollard, Moderator Clear Labs