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Meetings & Symposia Archive

Sep 19, 2013 " Focus on Food Safety Symposium Joint IFSH/FRI Water Safety Symposium"
This one-day Joint IFSH/FRI Water Safety Symposium addressed the critical role of water quality throughout pre- and post-harvest food production and considered whether current water quality standards are sufficient to address the needs of the food industry. Given that sources of water quality vary widely from field to processors, what are the best approaches to ensure safety and quality? How can risks be reduced? [ Program ]
May 22, 2013 " FRI 2013 Annual Spring Meeting: E. M. Foster Food Safety Symposium" May 22-23, 2013.
The program included presentations on foodborne pathogen virulence, detection, and intervention strategies; applied food safety and quality; and epidemiology.
The conference was dedicated to Dr. E. Michael Foster, who passed away at the age of 96 on February 11, 2013. It was through his efforts that the Food Research Institute moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966. We were privileged to have worked under Professor Foster's guidance as Director (1966-1986) and are indebted to his service to our Institute, the UW-Madison, and the food industry.

Selected presentations for viewing:
Detection and Control of Foodborne Pathogens::
--" Investigating the Thermal Inactivation of Salmonella and STEC in Meat and Poultry Products", Jeff Sindelar, UW-Madison, FRI, Meat and Muscle Biology, Animal Sciences [ audio | pdf ].
--" Fresh Produce, the Most Likely Source of Salmonellosis; How Salmonella enterica Uses Plants as Vectors to Animal Hosts", Jeri Barak, UW-Madison, Plant Pathology [ audio | pdf ].
--" Tracking STEC Evolution", Chuck Kaspar, UW-Madison, FRI, Bacteriology [ audio | pdf ].
--" Use of a Commercial Mixture of Volatile Compounds to Inhibit Salmonella in Ground Turkey and Beef", Chuck Czuprynski, UW-Madison, FRI, Veterinary Medicine [ audio | pdf ].
--" Control of L. monocytogenes and Clostridia using Clean Label Food Antimicrobials", Kathy Glass, UW-Madison, FRI [ audio | pdf ].
--" The Nonhuman Primate Maternal-Fetal Interface in Listeria-induced Pregnancy Loss", Ted Golos, UW-Madison, Veterinary Medicine [ audio | pdf ].
Challenges / Controversies in Foodborne Microbes:
--"Combining Next Generation Sequencing with Molecular Genetics to Create a Toxoplasma Vaccine", Laura Knoll, UW-Madison, FRI, Medical Microbiology & Immunology [ audio | pdf ].
--" Foodborne Viruses", Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, FRI Affiliated Faculty [ audio | pdf ].
--"Clostridium difficile: A Foodborne Pathogen?", Eric Johnson, UW-Madison, FRI, Bacteriology [audio].
Control of Toxin-forming Bacteria:
--"Control of Clostridium botulinum in Minimally Heated Chilled Foods", Michael Peck, Institute for Food Research, Norwich, UK [ audio | pdf ].
--"FRI and A Tale of Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxins", Amy Wong, UW-Madison, FRI, Bacteriology [ audio | pdf ].
Wm. C. Frazier Memorial Award and Lecture:
--" Food Safety: Creating a Comprehensive Regulatory Framework for Prevention", Jenny Scott, FDA [ audio | pdf ].
Issues and New Concepts in Food Protection:
--" Does Exposure to Insecticides Contribute to Incidences of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes?", Yeonhwa Park, University of Massachusetts [ audio | pdf ].
--" Control of Sporulation of Molds", Jae-Hyuk Yu, UW-Madison, FRI, Bacteriology [ audio | pdf ].
--"Nano/Biosensors in Pathogen Detection", Arun Bhunia, Purdue University [ audio | pdf ].
--" Attribution of Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations, and Deaths to Food Commodities by using Outbreak Data", John Painter, CDC [ audio | pdf ].

May 21, 2013 " Memorial Tribute to Edwin Michael 'Mike' Foster" program
May 22, 2012 " FRI 2012 Annual Spring Meeting" May 22-23, 2012.
The formal program included presentations on foodborne pathogen virulence, detection, and intervention strategies, applied food safety and quality, epidemiology and health, as well as exploiting microbes to improve food safety and health presented by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other universities as well as industry and government.
Apr 12, 2012 " Focus on Food Safety Symposium Joint IFSH/FRI Mycotoxin Symposium"
This one-day Joint IFSH/FRI Mycotoxin Symposium was designed for food safety and quality assurance professionals involved in the processing and production of grain and grain-based ingredients and finished food and beverage products. [ Program ]
Nov 21, 2011 " WAGE: Public and Private Regulation in Detecting and Responding to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks"
Speakers addressed respective approaches and lessons learned from recent produce-related foodborne outbreaks in the EU and the U.S. The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Food Research Institute (FRI), and some other groups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison co-sponsored the meeting on November 21, 2011. [ Program ] [ Meeting Summary ]
May 17, 2011 " FRI 2011 Annual Spring Meeting " May 17-18, 2011.
The program included presentations on microbial tolerance to low moisture environments, safety issues related to raw, natural and sodium-reduced products, and control and detection of toxins and allergens, as well as research conducted at the Food Research Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and elsewhere in the control and detection of microbial foodborne pathogens and toxins.
Apr 27, 2011 " WAGE: Achieving Safety in the Global Food Supply Chain: Integrating Science and Policy" April 27-28, 2011.
Speakers addressed issues including communication and resource sharing, risk analysis in supply chains, global supply chains and traceability, border inspections, laboratory testing, agricultural issues, examples of public-private cooperation, private programs for improving supplier relationships, and global approaches to food protection. Cosponsors: The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), Center for International Studies, European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE), and the Food Research Institute (FRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
[ Meeting Summary ]
Nov 10, 2010 " Focus on Food Safety Symposium" Water Safety and Quality: Issues Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
Program
May 18, 2010 " FRI 2010 Annual Spring Meeting" May 18-19, 2010.
The program included presentations on the challenges and strategies in reducing sodium content of foods, water quality, and safety issues, and on research conducted at the Food Research Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and elsewhere in the control and detection of microbial foodborne pathogens and toxins. Historical perspectives on food toxicology and bioactive compounds also were presented.
Nov 30, -0001 " IAFP: International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting 2011" July 31-August 3, 2011
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Nov 30, -0001 " FRI 2011 Annual Spring Meeting (meeting day 2)" May 17-18, 2011.
Meeting second day; adjourn at noon.

Nov 30, -0001 " FRI 2012 Annual Spring Meeting (meeting day 2)"
Nov 30, -0001 " WAGE: Public and Private Regulation in Detecting and Responding to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks" Nov. 21, 2011.
Speakers addressed respective approaches and lessons learned from recent produce-related foodborne outbreaks in the EU and the U.S. The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Food Research Institute (FRI), and some other groups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison co-sponsored the meeting on November 21, 2011. [ Program ] [ Meeting Summary ]
The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Food Research Institute (FRI), and some other groups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison co-sponsored a meeting on "The Role of Public and Private Regulation in Detecting and Responding to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks" November 21, 2011. Speakers addressed respective approaches and lessons learned from recent produce-related foodborne outbreaks in the EU and the U.S. [ Program ] [ Meeting Summary ]

Nov 30, -0001 " WAGE: Achieving Safety in the Global Food Supply Chain: Integrating Science and Policy" April 27-28, 2011.
Speakers addressed issues including communication and resource sharing, risk analysis in supply chains, global supply chains and traceability, border inspections, laboratory testing, agricultural issues, examples of public-private cooperation, private programs for improving supplier relationships, and global approaches to food protection. Cosponsors: The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), Center for International Studies, European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE), and the Food Research Institute (FRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Meeting Summary] [Selected presentations for viewing]


Selected presentations for viewing:
Opening Plenary Panel: Safety in the Global Food Supply Chain
--"A New Era of Food Safety", David Acheson, Managing Director, Food and Import Safety, Leavitt Partners (formerly Associate Commissioner for Foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
--"Assuring Food Safety in the Global Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities", Robert Brackett, Vice President Illinois Institute of Technology, and Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health, (formerly Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association) Assuring Food Safety in the Global Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities.
--"Cyberinfrastructure to Enhance Safety in the Global Food Supply Chain", Sangtae Kim, Executive Director, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison (member, Science Board, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
--"Achieving Safety in the Global Food Supply Chain", Craig Wilson, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Costco Wholesale Corporation.

Global Approaches to Food Protection
--"Unintended Consequences: The Role of Opportunism in Ultra-Competitive Global Markets", Mark Vandenbosch, Professor Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
--"Global Harmonization of Rapid Testing Methods", Steve Solomon, Deputy Associate Commissioner for Compliance Policy, US Food and Drug Administration.
--"Global Harmonization of Rapid Testing Methods." Bob Koeritzer, Technology Manager, 3M Food Safety Dept.
--"Regulatory Challenges of Global Food Trade", Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science, of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School.

Public-Private Partnerships for Protection in Supply Chains
--"Successful Development and Implementation of Standards for the International Shrimp Industry", Jeffrey Peterson, Director of Quality Control, Global Aquaculture Alliance, Certification Management Division.
--"Successes, Challenges, and Shortcomings of HACCP in the Meat Industry", Jeff Sindelar, Assistant Professor and Extension Meat Specialist, University of Wisconsin.
--"Mexican Efforts to Assure Safety in the Fresh Produce Supply Chain", Arturo Jessel, International Trade Advisor for Greenberg Traurig Law, (formerly Senior Trade Counselor, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C., Trade Office/NAFTA Office).

Supplier Risk Management
--"McCormick?s Approach to Supplier Risk Management", Roger Lawrence, Corporate Vice President Worldwide Quality Assurance, McCormick & Company, Inc.
--"Models of Cross-Border Cooperation and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Import Security", Justin Kastner, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.
--"Observations from OASIS Violations Data for Border Inspection", Jonathan Welburn , (Research Assistant) and Vicki Bier (Professor and Chair), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
--"Integrating supply chain data and a food defense risk assessment methodology", Ryan Newkirk , Epidemiology Doctoral Candidate, National Center for Food Protection and Defense, University of Minnesota

Consumer and Industry Perspectives
--"Food Safety Certification: Food Supplier and Consumer Perceptions", Getachew Abatekassa, Product Market Analyst, Michigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
--"Lessons Learned from Recent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks and Recalls", Shawn Stevens, National Food Safety Lawyer, Partner, Gass Weber Mullins Law Firm, Milwaukee.
--"Updates to the FDA-commissioned Report on Traceability", Jennifer Cleveland McEntire, Senior Staff Scientist, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Washington DC.