Webinar Archive

Active IAFP Members can use our search below to find past webinars held by IAFP and IAFP’s Professional Development Groups (PDGs). Please note that all opinions and statements are those of the individual making the presentations and not necessarily the opinion or view of IAFP.

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  • Applying Behavioral Economics to Model the Threat of Food Fraud

    Sponsored by: Battelle 

    Organized by: IAFP's Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis PDG 

    Description: The food protection community is well-versed in applying mathematical modeling to estimate microbiological growth as part of assessing food safety hazards or estimating shelf life. In contrast, the application of mathematical modeling to estimate threat based on the behavioral trends is a less familiar, yet very relevant concept in food protection as food fraud incidents perpetrated by people rather than microbes impact both consumers and producers. 

    Behavioral economics' Utility theory, which has been used to predict trends ranging from consumer preference to terrorist threat, can be applied to proactively quantity the threat of food fraud to a supply chain based on a range of measurable ingredient characteristics. The concept of modeling human behavior and its application to food protection will be discussed and the specific use case of estimating food fraud will be presented in detail.

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    • Dr. Brian Hawkins, Presenter Research Leader and Program Manager, Battelle
    • Dr. Bala Kottapalli, Moderator Senior Principal Microbiologist, Conagra
  • Challenges Identified with Food Fraud Implementation - Part 2 of 5: Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Organized by: Food Fraud PDG

    This is the second in a series of webinars on implementation of food fraud control systems and best practices. This session will focus on three important areas of risk mitigation, beginning with an update on a global project by AOAC to advance the development of analytical methods specific to food fraud. This webinar will also present strategies for effectively managing supplier relationships to reduce the risk of fraud in your supply chain. Finally, new and emerging technologies for traceability and knowledge sharing will be discussed, based on the problem you are trying to solve.

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    • Jennifer Lott, Presenter Food Safety and Auditing Technical Manager, SGS North America
    • Amanda Manolis, Presenter Associate Director of Global Brand Marketing, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    • Dr. John Szpylka, Presenter Scientific Affairs Director of Chemistry North America, Merieux NutriSciences
    • Karen Everstine, Moderator Senior Manager of Scientific Affairs, Decernis
  • The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment

    Sponsored by: ILSI Europe

    Organized by: Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis PDG

    Description: Currently, with the possibilities to investigate microorganisms at molecular level, we are experiencing an exciting momentum in which we can exploit this information to better understand the ecology and physiology of foodborne pathogens. Even more intriguing is the possibility to integrate omics data into risk assessment schemes. It is expected that in the next future this will be used to better control pathogenic microorganisms in the food chain.

    After a discussion forum (IAFP Europe 2015), a workshop at IAFP Europe 2016 (co-organized by ILSI Europe, IAFP and ICFMH) a special issue resulted:
    Omics in MRA - the integration of omics in microbiological risk assessment
    International Journal of Food Microbiology 287, Pages 1-40 (20 December 2018)

    These papers have the goal to describe the state of the art and create the foundation for a constructive discussion on how to best use, integrate and exploit omics data in MRA. In this webinar the outcome of these paper will be presented.

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    • Dr. Heidy den Besten, Presenter Wageningen University
    • Prof. Luca Cocolin, Presenter University of Turin
    • Dr. Annemarie Pielaat, Presenter Unilever
    • Dr. Alejandro Amezquita, Moderator Unilever