Selected presentations (pdf and audio) are archived.
Meeting summaries are published in the FRI Newsletter.
Meetings & Symposia Archive
A diverse group of industry professionals will gather to share successes and solutions to challenges faced by food and dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. This free two-day workshop will benefit food and dietary supplement R&D and quality control professionals looking for actionable insights that can be applied to the challenges in their organization. Find out more here.
Selected presentations for viewing:Rapid Detection of Pathogens
—"Microbiological Testing in the Food Industry," Cynthia Austin, Kraft Foods Group [ audio | pdf ]
—"The Chemistry of Microbiological Screening and Detection Methods: Potential Gains and Losses," Byron Brehm-Stecher, Iowa State University [ audio | pdf ]
—"Method Validations: Are Validated Methods Valid for My Testing Needs?" Joseph D. Meyer, Covance [ audio | pdf ]
—"Subtyping Methods for Foodborne Pathogens," Charles Kaspar, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Food Research Institute, Bacteriology [ audio | pdf ]
Microbial Food Safety
—"Enhancing the Microbiological Safety of Dairy Products Using Clean-Label Antimicrobial Ingredients," Kathleen Glass, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Food Research Institute [ audio | pdf ]
—"Antimicrobial Ingredients in RTE Meat and Poultry Products," Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Food Research Institute, Animal Sciences [ audio | pdf ]
—"Biological Factors that Increase Human Pathogen Survival in Produce," Jose Pablo Soto-Arias, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Plant Pathology [ audio | pdf ]
—"Can Fungi Save the World?" Use of Fungi to Clean Up the Environmental Pollutants," Jae-Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Food Research Institute, Bacteriology [ audio | pdf ]
Wm. C. Frazier Memorial Award and Lecture
—"Food Allergy Research: Look What FRI Started," Steve L. Taylor, University of Nebraska [ audio | pdf ]
Issues in Human Health and Food Safety
—"Foodborne Parasitic Risks and Infections," Laura Knoll, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Medical Microbiology & Immunology [ audio | pdf ]
—"Detection of Clostridium botulinum and its Neurotoxins: Pitfalls and Interpretations," Kristin Marshall, U.S. Food and Drug Administration [pdf ]
Diet and Cancer
—"Cancer Prevention through Sensible Nutrition," Hasan Mukhtar, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Dermatology [ audio | pdf ]
—"Development of Potatoes for Reduced Acylamide Production During Cooking," Paul Bethke, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Horticulture; USDA-ARS [ audio | pdf ]
—"A Review of California Proposition 65," Mark Dopp, American Meat Institute [ audio | pdf ]
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 ]
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 ].
- --"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].
- " Food Safety: Creating a Comprehensive Regulatory Framework for Prevention", Jenny Scott, FDA [ audio | pdf ].
- " 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 ].
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.
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 ]
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 ]
Join FRI at the IAFP Annual Meeting 2011
Program: Final Program
FRI at IAFP Milwaukee 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.
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 ]
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.