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Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop for the Produce Industry Agenda

 

Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop for the Produce Industry

Agenda (Eastern Time)

Day 1- Thurs Jan 7                                           

12:00 – 12:15 pm        Welcome & Introduction
 (9:00 PT)                                           

12:15 – 12:45 pm        Environmental Pathogens 101
Jennifer McEntire/Emily Griep, United Fresh

12:45 – 1:15 pm          Case Study: What Went Wrong                             
Trevor Suslow, UC Davis

1:15 – 2:00 pm            Listeria vs Salmonella Vulnerabilities and Control Measures in Growing and Packing Environment
Trevor Suslow & Emily Griep                                    

2:00 – 2:30 pm            Sanitation Best Practices                                         
Neil Bogart, Ecolab

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Open Questions

 

Day 2– Friday Jan 8

12:00 – 12:45 pm       Sanitary Design: Optimal, and in Real Life           
Rudi Groppe, Heinzen/Blue Sky Designs

12:45 – 1:45 pm          Break Out Session*: Sanitary Design
— Break for those not participating in the breakout         

1:45 – 2:45 pm            Designing an EMP that gets you Results             
Jennifer M./Emily G.              

 

Day 3 Monday Jan 11

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Break Out Session*: You’ve Got A Positive, Now What? You Didn’t Get Any Positives!, Why Not and What Might That Mean?   

1:00 – 1:30 pm            Case Study: Investigation Toolbox                       
Neil Bogart, Ecolab

1:30 – 2:00 pm            Interpretation Complications                     
Peter Taormina, Etna Consulting (to be invited)

2:00 – 2:30 pm            Open Questions

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Break Out Session*: Making the Case to Upper Management

 

Day 4 Wednesday Jan 13

12:00 – 12:45 pm        Regulatory Update                                                     
Jennifer McEntire

12:45 – 1:15 pm          Discussion: Whole Genome Sequencing             
Panel with Don Kautter & Annemarie Buchholz FDA, Trevor Suslow

1:15 – 1:45 pm            Group Discussion: Pros and Cons of Zone 1 testing

1:45 – 2:15 pm            Open Questions and Answers

2:15 – 3:00 pm            Breakout Session*: Assessing “the next best thing”     

 

*Because breakout sessions are limited to 40 people, if Driscolls desires, we will repeat each breakout within a week of the first session in order to train an additional 40 people.