When: Sunday, 07/15/2018 through Sunday, 07/15/2018, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place – S100 Ballroom
Whistleblower Protections Under FSMA: Food Industry and Legal Perspectives
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S502AB
Many IFT members are “employees” of food “entities” and serve as representatives for their employers in decision-making processes. This symposium is designed to help all attendees understand the Ins and Outs of FSMA whistleblower protection.
Formulating With Dairy and Non-Dairy Proteins
When: Monday, 01/01/0001 through Monday, 01/01/0001, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Renew your CFS in 3 Easy Steps
When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - IFT Central Booth
Novel Application of Nanotechnology for Control of Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria: An Innovative Approach to Food Safety
When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S401D
The prevalence of diverse, potentially harmful contaminants in food requires our continual attention. Foodborne diseases are caused by ingesting bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses through contaminated food or water, or via person-to-person contact. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. The economic impact of five major foodborne bacterial pathogens was estimated to be $6.9 billion in 2000. Due to ever increasing trends in food safety, food manufacturers should take sanitary/ hygienic processes into key consideration. Minimizing the attachment of spoilage and pathogenic organisms to the surface of food processing equipment is one of the major challenges in the fields of food science and biosafety.
The effectiveness of antibiotics has been challenged by the occurrence of dangerous infections that antibiotics can no longer treat, as pathogens are developing resistance to the drugs. There is thus a compelling need to develop mitigation strategies based on the nanotechnology for antimicrobial resistant microorganism in food animals. Modern day agriculture requires extensive application of pesticides and agricultural biocides for preventing and treating microbial origin diseases, vector-borne diseases and other seasonal diseases. Specifically, yield loss in food crop production would have a significant effect on both food availability and food prices thereby directly affecting the global hunger levels. However, wide use of these biocides in the past few decades has resulted in accumulation of copper residues at alarming levels in the soil and in surrounding ecosystem. Strong motivation exists on improving efficacy of current Cu bactericide/fungicide through nanoscale engineering.
The proposed session will help build a diverse community committed to advancing work in the area of nanotechnology for agriculture and food systems, leading to novel ideas and approaches to create a sustainable and safe future. In appreciation of the above multidisciplinary nature, a diverse range of invited speakers will present a comprehensive vision of critical and emerging nanotechnology research advances across the field of agricultural sciences including animals, crops, and food processing, including: (1) development of nanotechnology based self-sanitizing surfaces for the control of human norovirus; (2) nano-engineered surfaces for prevention of microbes and biofilm; (3) copper and zinc based nanoformulations for controlling citrus canker and bacterial spot of tomatoes; and (4) engineering and in vivo evaluation of chitosan-based nanoparticles as alternative antimicrobial agents in food producing animals.
Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 02:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S504ABCD
Come see the six finalist teams present their solutions in 15-minute oral presentations. The presentations will be followed by a roundtable Question and Answer session. The winners will be announced during the IFTSA Closing Ceremony.
Establishing the Safety of Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food Related Uses
When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - N427D
*Our thanks to Naturex for their sponsorship of the Product Development & Ingredient Innovations track*
Hot Topics Session: Establishing a Regulatory Action Levels for Food Allergens--Do We Have the Data We Need?
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - N427ABC
Michigan State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition & IFLR Reception
When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Where: Hilton Chicago - Marquette (3rd Floor)
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Technical Field Trip: Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) – Moffett Campus: The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH)
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: McCormick Place - Shuttle Bus Pickup Area
At IFSH, the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) is a consortium of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology and over 60 food industry members as of December 2017. At the NCFST, FDA research scientists and IIT professors, technicians and graduate students work collaboratively on food safety research and education. The Moffett technical tour will highlight the expertise of the NCFST by showcasing the GMP pilot plant; processing and novel technology areas for high pressure, pulsed ultraviolet light, infrared thermal processing and cool plasma technologies; and laboratories for microbiological, instrumental analysis and high throughput genomic sequencing. Registration and ticket required for this event.