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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  • Hygienic Sampling: Practical Considerations for the Food Industry

    Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation and Food Safety Microbiology Hygiene

    When one refers to sampling, there are either guidelines providing the statistical representation of the unit sampled vs. the global batch, or consideration for the proper analytical method to be done, its validation and verification process.

    The sample itself is not considered in the process: Who takes the sample? Where along the production process (equipment) is it taken? When during the production shift? How is it done practically?

    Considering the present committee ISO TC34 / SC9 on microbiology: out of the 78 published and 25 under development standards, only one, ISO18593:2018 – “Horizontal methods for surface sampling” provides practical guidelines.

    Most of the QA/QC operations receive samples from the factory and operational teams. They base crucial decisions upon the results. How can we be sure that the putative analytical bias does not come from the sample itself?

    The present webinar will address those points and open discussion, how can we focus more on those practical considerations?

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    • François Bourdichon, Speaker & Moderator Food Safety Microbiology Hygiene, France
    • Roy Betts, Speaker Campden BRI, UK
    • Anne Bigalke, Speaker QualiTru, Norway
  • Foodborne Viruses: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Control Options in Food Processing

    Sponsored by: The IAFP Foundation

    Organized by: ILSI Europe and the IAFP Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Disease Professional Development Group

    Description: This webinar will be a presentation of the current science on epidemiology, public health burden and risk assessment for viruses in food processing environments. Current technologies for viral detection and control as well future perspectives on the application, along with suggestions on how the food industry could implement effective control strategies and management options for viruses in foods will be introduced.

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    • Elissavet Gkogka, Presenter Arla Foods, Denmark
    • Fabienne Hamon, Presenter bioMérieux, France
    • Sophie Zuber, Presenter Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland
    • Alvin Lee, Moderator Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
  • The Challenge of Conducting Challenge Tests

    It is the responsibility of food business operators to take measures to ensure that food safety criteria are applicable throughout food production processes, food storage conditions and food preparation. In the case of ready-to-eat and/or perishable food which supports microbial growth, predictive microbiology, literature data or challenge test studies are performed to prove compliance to regulation. In the case a challenge test is deemed necessary, the webinar will provide guidance on how to conduct it properly, based on the recently published standard on challenge testing and the European technical guidance document. This will lead to greater confidence in the control of Listeria monocytogenes and thus to safer food.

    Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation

    Organized by the IAFP

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    • Hélène Bergis, Presenter ANSES: French Food Safety Agency
    • Paul in 't Veld, Presenter Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority
    • Florence Postollec, Presenter ADRIA
    • Mariem Ellouze, Moderator Nestlé Research Center