Reconnecting Communities

The Pacific Southwest Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is planning a joint meeting with CalFP, the California affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). This will allow both organizations to leverage their mutual strengths to promote the common purposes of protecting the food supply, promoting consensus laboratory analytical methods, and reaching a scientifically sophisticated student audience.

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Monday, March 27

Time Speaker Topic
8:00   Registration/Breakfast
9:00 Joyce Yip, Tom Sidebottom Section Presidents Session 1 - Welcome
9:15 Natalie Krout-Greenberg, Director, Division of Inspection Services, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Keynote: A Review of CDFA Produce Safety Initiatives
10:00 Michelle Danyluk, University of Florida, President of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) IAFP – Organization and Mission
10:30   Break
11:00 Matt Lichlyter and Aaron Chapple, Whole Foods The Culture of Food Safety
11:30 Dr. Jenny Nelson, Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies; Adjunct Professor, UC Davis Department of Enology and Viticulture Characterizing the Elemental Content of Alternative Proteins
12:00   Lunch
1:00 Dr. Lisa Harrison, DVA, OARSA-CFSAN, Food & Drug Administration Keynote - An Overview of CFSAN Campylobacter Methods Development
1:30 Brian Rosen, President, Risk Limiter Technology and Food Safety
2:00 Dr. Florence Wu, President Aemtek, INC Best Practices in Microbial Challenge Studies
2:30   Break
3:00 Dr. Joello Mosso, Assoc. Chief Scientific Officer, Produce, Eurofins Microbiology Hiding in plain sight – the missed opportunities of your testing programs
3:30 Dr. Dadong Xu, California Dept. of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch Recent regulations and their potential impact on lab testing and some interesting samples analyzed by Food & Drug Laboratory Branch
4:00   Presidents’ Reception

Tuesday, March 28

Time Speaker Topic
8:00   Registration/Breakfast
9:00 Dr. Pramod Pandey, UC Davis Session 2 – Welcome
9:15 David Schmidt, CEO AOAC INTERNATIONAL & John Szpylka, Food Safety Network & President AOAC INTERNATIONAL Keynote: AOAC Growth Potential – Networking Initiatives
9:45 UC Davis Students Presentations by UC Davis Students
10:30   Break
11:00 UC Davis Students Presentations by UC Davis Students
11:30 Pacific Southwest Section & CalFP Annual Business Meetings
12:00   Lunch
1:00 Dr. Cheryl D. Stephenson, Business Unit Manager, Eurofins Central Laboratories  
1:30 Laurice Churchill, Senior Consumer Safety Officer, Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce (IATC) SIP, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce  
2:00 Jeff Seid, California Dept. of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch Food Borne Pathogens
2:30 Dillon Burns, Laboratory Manager, Infinite Chemical Analysis Laboratories Mycotoxins in tree nuts by isotope dilution; modifications to AOAC 991.31
3:00   Break
3:30 UC Davis Olive Center Olive Oil Demonstration – Separate Registration/Charge Required

Wednesday, March 29

Time Speaker Topic
8:00   Registration/Breakfast
9:00 Tom Sidebottom, US FDA Retired, President CalFP Session 3 – Welcome
9:15 Dr. Daniela Barile, Professor/Chemist, UC Davis, Department of Food Science and Technology Keynote: Measuring and recovering bioactive compounds from agri-food waste: methods and challenges
10:00 Richard E Danielson, President, Northern California Branch, American Society for Microbiology Regulation Development for Direct Potable Reuse: Pathogen Monitoring in Raw Wastewater
10:30   Break
11:00 Wendy Linck, PG, PMP, Senior Geologist, State Water Control Board Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
11:30 Dr. Barzin Moradi, Coach/Branch Chief, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture Professional Development
12:00   Lunch
1:00   Tours of the UC Davis Beer, Wine and Olive Oil Laboratories