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Keep the NIST Food Safety Workshop agenda at your fingertips during the event by downloading our app onto your mobile device!  Click here to download Attendify, then search “NIST Food Safety Workshop” to join the event.  Attendify will also allow you to network with other attendees, respond to polls, ask questions of presenters, and offers maps of the venue space.

Monday, October 28, 2019

NIST Green Auditorium

08:00 - 09:30

Continental Breakfast

09:30 - 09:45

James K. Olthoff, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote - Regulatory Perspective
Robert L. Buchanan, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Maryland

10:15 - 10:45

Keynote - Industry Perspective
Roger T. Lawrence, Lawrence & Associates, LLC (formerly of McCormick & Company)

10:45 - 11:15

Refreshment Break

11:15 - 11:45

Keynote - Laboratory Perspective
Darryl M. SullivanChief Scientific Officer, Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

11:45 - 12:00

Keynote Summary and Workshop Focus
Melissa M. Phillips, Research Chemist, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST

12:00 - 13:00

Sponsored by LGC

Microbiological Contaminants

Session Chairs:  Scott Jackson, NIST and Wendy McMahon, Merieux NutriSciences

13:00 - 13:30

Microbial Contamination:  An Industry Perspective on Risk Management
Pamela Wilger, Cargill

13:30 - 14:00
Regulatory Perspective on the Adoption and Implementation of Microbiological Methods
Thomas Hammack, US FDA

14:00 - 14:30
Approaches to the Validation of New and Emerging Microbiological Technologies
Wendy McMahon, Merieux NutriSciences
14:30 - 15:00 Challenges of Method Development in a Diverse Testing Environment
Mike Clark, Bio-Rad

15:00 - 15:30

Refreshment Break
Sponsored by R-Biopharm

15:30 - 16:00 Genomic Methods: Benefits and Challenges for Industry Adoption
Jesse Miller, NSF International

16:00 - 17:00

Panel Discussion

18:30 - 20:30 Co-Located Reception, Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center Salons 1-3
Sponsored by SCIEX, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Phenomenex

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

NIST Green Auditorium

08:00 - 08:30

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by RESTEK

Chemical Contaminants and Residues
Session Chairs:  Melissa Phillips & Laura Wood, NIST and Joe Boison, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (retired)

08:30 - 08:55

Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food
Katerina MastovskaEurofins Food Integrity & Innovation

08:55 - 09:20

Analysis of Toxic Elements in Foods
Christopher Smith, Coca-Cola

09:20 - 09:45

Analysis of Natural Toxins in Foods
Pearse McCarron, National Research Council Canada

09:45 - 10:15

Refreshment Break
Sponsored by RESTEK

10:15 - 10:40

Analysis of Pesticide and Herbicide Residues in Foods
Jon Wong, US Food and Drug Administration

10:40 - 11:05

Analysis of Veterinary Drug Residues in Foods
Joe Boison, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (retired)

11:05 - 12:00

Panel Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Food Allergens
Session Chairs:  David Bunk, NIST and Jupiter Yeung, Nestlé Nutrition

13:00 - 13:25
Protein Allergens in Food; Overview of Commodities, Chemistries, and Matrices
Eric Garber, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. FDA

13:25 - 14:10

The Clinical Perspective of Food Allergens
Stefano Luccioli, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. FDA

14:10 - 14:35

Overview of International Regulations of Protein Allergens in Food
Bert Pöpping, FOCOS GbR

14:35 - 15:10

Measurement of Protein Allergens in Food:  Immunoassay, Mass Spectrometry, and DNA
Melanie Downs, Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

15:10 - 15:35

Supply Chain Management for Protein Allergens in Food
Jupiter Yeung, Global Food Safety, Nestlé Nutrition, and Todd DeKryger, Procurement, Nestlé Nutrition

15:35 - 16:05

Refreshment Break
Sponsored by LECO and MilliporeSigma

16:05 - 16:35

Protein Allergen Management in Food Production
Scott Hegenbart, Conagra Foods

16:35 - 17:00

Questions and Discussion

17:00 - 18:45

Reception and Poster Session
(Refreshments and Cash Bar Service until 18:30)
Sponsored by MilliporeSigma
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 NIST Green Auditorium

08:00 - 08:30

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Waters Corporation

Authenticity, Fraud, and Adulteration
Session Chairs:  Kate Rimmer, NIST; Holly Johnson, American Herbal Products Association; Duffy MacKay, CV Sciences, Inc.
08:30 - 08:50 "Nitrogen Spiking" of Protein-Based Nutritional Products
Spencer CarterDyad Labs

08:50 - 09:10
Determining if an Ingredient is Derived from Synthetic, Natural, or Bioengineered Starting Material
Kara LewisNutrasource

09:10 - 09:30
The Application of Multi-Element and Multi-Isotope Analysis; A Potential Tool to Prevent Food Fraud
Simon KellyInternational Atomic Energy Agency
09:30 - 9:50 Case Studies from UK Referee Analysis and Advice
Julian Braybrook, UK Government Chemist, LGC
9:50 - 10:20 Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Waters Corporation
10:20 - 10:40 Preventing Adulteration in Botanical Dietary Supplements
Stefan GafnerAmerican Botanical Council
10:40 - 11:00 New Technologies in Botanical Authenticity Analysis
Seon-Beom Kim, Center for Natural Product Technologies at University of Illinois Chicago
11:00 - 11:20 Food Fraud and Economically Motivated Adulteration
John SzpylkaMerieux NutriSciences
11:20 - 12:00 Panel Discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Global Food Safety:  A Regional Perspective
Session Chair:  Claire Saundry, Director, International and Academic Affairs Office, NIST and President, Inter-American Metrology System (SIM)
13:00 - 13:30

Global Food Safety:  An African Perspective
Maria Fernandes-WhaleyNational Metrology Institute of South Africa

13:30 - 14:00 Global Food Safety:  An American Perspective
Valnei Cunha, INMETRO
14:00 - 14:30 Global Food Safety:  An Asia/Pacific Perspective
Hongmei LiNational Institute of Metrology
14:30 - 15:00 Global Food Safety:  A European Perspective
Piotr RobouchEuropean Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
15:00 - 15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:30 Closing Remarks and Discussion
Heather Evans, Special Programs Office, NIST
Melissa Phillips, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
Thursday, October 31, 2019 West Square
Workshop Debrief with Visiting NMIs
Discussion Leaders:  Katrice Lippa and Michael Winchester, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
08:30 - 08:35 Welcome and Introductions
Katrice Lippa, Carlos Gonzalez, and Michael Winchester, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
08:35 - 08:50 Keynote:  Global Initiatives in the Development of Mycotoxin Reference Materials
Melissa Phillips, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
08:50 - 09:05 Keynote:  Collaborative Development of a Multi-National CRM for Pea Protein
Zoltan Mester, Measurement Science and Standards, National Research Council Canada
09:05 - 09:35 Lightning Talks by Visiting NMIs (3 minutes each)
09:35 - 10:20 Prioritization of Needs
Katrice Lippa and Michael Winchester, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
10:25 - 11:25 Breakout Sessions on Prioritized Topics (up to 6)
(West Square, Lecture Room A, Lecture Room B)
     ♦  Define the problem
     ♦  Describe potential solutions
     ♦  Identify stakeholders and potential contribution to the proposed solution(s)
11:30 - 12:00 Breakout Reports
Breakout Group Leads
12:00 - 12:30 Summary and Next Steps, Group Photo
Katrice Lippa and Michael Winchester, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 15:00

Optional Tours - NIST Office of Reference Materials
Steve Choquette and Mark Cronise, NIST

15:00 - 16:00 Optional Tours - NIST Material Measurement Laboratories
     ♦  ICP-MS, ID ICP-MS, nanoparticle analysis with Karen Murphy
     ♦  GC-MS with Bruce Benner
     ♦  LC-MS with Paulina Piotrowski and Ashley Beasley Green
     ♦  PCR and NGS with Megan Cleveland
Created February 11, 2019, Updated October 24, 2019