The AME Food Testing Show discusses topics of interest to Food Safety professionals committed to providing consumers with the safest food possible.
Food Testing Market Expected to Grow to $4.63 Billion by 2018 with Shandan Nader
Shantan Maderu is a Senior Business Consultant for the Consumer Sector vertical at IndustryARC for the past 3 years. He has worked in Reliance Retail earlier and has an overall industry experience of more than 8 years. He has done his MBA in Marketing from VJIM. His work on various projects involves providing strategic insights that helped various people to establish their business in retail sector. Shantan has also worked closely with sales, operational heads and used data Analytics to significantly improve the operational and also the sales efficiencies. His work on the food testing, professional hair care and hair oils markets was highly appreciated by IndustryARC clients.
2. Who is involved in the food testing market?
3. Why is the food testing market increasing?
Business insurance requirements for food producers with Jeremy Moreno, AAI
Jeremy Moreno, Accredited Advisor of Insurance, joined Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC in 2011. He specializes in risk advisement to executives and business owners. His specialties are in agriculture, construction, manufacturing, finance, and technology.
Prior to entering the insurance industry, Jeremy has years of experience in starting an agricultural marketing division for a row crop grower on the Central Coast of California. Jeremy has experience in sales, management, food safety compliance, quality control, accounting, contract review, commodity pricing, inventory management, content management, recall procedures and finance. Jeremy attended the University of Southern California and Fresno State. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Focus in Entrepreneurship and Management.
In addition, Jeremy is active in a number of professional associations including AgSafe, Grower Shipper Association, Boys and Girls Club, Rotary International, Toastmasters International, Santa Maria Operation of Transportation Helpers, Young Professionals, and the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce.
2. The world population is projected to go over 9 billion by 2050 with production to grow by 60%.
3. This will place major challenges for the global food supply chain.
4. Product contamination and recall liability is a major risk for food producers.
5. How can the insurance industry help food growers, processors and distributors?
6. What are the business insurance requirements for food producers?
7. Are there additional risks which can be minimized with business insurance?
Jeremy Moreno, AAI
CA DOI License: 0E52073
Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria with Elis Owens
Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh Produce Industry with Elis Owens, Ph.D.
Elis is active in developing Birko’s antimicrobial product line and attendant delivery systems.
He oversees field trials at customer plants, works with university research partners and outside labs
and acts as a government liaison for antimicrobial approvals.
Elis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wales in Cardiff.
He conducted post-doctoral research at Michigan State University’s Center for Microbial Ecology.
He has published papers in Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Microbiology Ecology
and FEMS Microbiology Letters. Elis has been a presenter at the Produce Marketing Association,
the Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCo) and the North American Meat Association.
He is a member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA),
American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC).
Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh Produce Industry United Fresh Produce Association
2. What is listeria?
3. How can we minimize microbial food safety hazards of fresh cut fruits and vegetables?
4. What are some listeria control measures relevant to fresh produce?
5. How do you kill listeria and control its growth?
Elis Owens, Ph.D.
Director of Business Development and Food Safety for Produce
Resultados epidemiológicos vs. análisis de peligros (biológicos) - Hector Lousa
Profesional de la Seguridad alimentaria con desarrollo en el sector agroalimentario en toda su extensión:
de sector primario - piscifactorias, cofradías de pescadores, asociaciones de productores
-A retailers, a nivel nacional e internacional
-República Dominicana, Ecuador, Portugal
-Para distintos sectores y productos: pesqueros, lácteos, distribución, ovoproductos, comidas preparadas, envases, etc.
Gran experiencia en sector distribución en Gestión de:
• Calidad (desarrollo, implantación y mantenimiento de Sistemas de Gestión de Calidad multisede)
• Seguridad Alimentaria (Control de marcas propias, auditorías de homologación de proveedores, etc.)
• Medioambiente (Asesorías, diagnósticos, implantación de sistemas, planes de acción, minimización de residuos, etc.).
Más de trescientas auditorías de Calidad (ISO 9001) y Seguridad alimentaria (IFS, BRC, ISO 22000)
de primera y segunda parte para distribuidoras francesas y alemanas.
Orden del Día:
2. La Historia de Hector Lousa.
3. Que son auditorios de Seguria Alimentaria?
4. Que es un Industria Alimentaria y afinesh?
5. Resultado Epidemiológicos?
6. Análisis de peligros biologicos?
7. Surrencias profesional.
Información de contacto:
Director Técnico Comercial
Validated RealTime reverse transcriptase PCR methods with Manohar Furtado
Manohar Furtado, Ph.D. is currently consulting for Biology for Global Good LLC.
Lead R&D and Molecular Diagnostics teams at Applied Biosystems Inc., Celera Diagnostics and Life Technologies for 12 years.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Director, Clinical Virology and Retrovirology Laboratories at Northwestern University Medical School for 7 years.
Over 15 years’ experience working in the Life Sciences domain in academic research and clinical research as a PI at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., Poona University, Biochemistry (Area: Protein structure and evolution).
70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Over 200 oral presentations and posters at major national and international conferences.
Two issued patents and ten pending patent applications.
2. What methods are traditionally used to detect avian influenza virus infections?
3. What is Real-time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR?
4. How do RT-PCR technologies compare with culture and traditional methods?
5. What are the limitations of liquid RT-PCR assays?
6. What is lyophilization?
7. What were the findings of the recent RT-PCR lyophilized assay trials?
Manohar R. Furtado, Ph.D.
Global Good LLC.
420 Ventura Pl, San Ramon, CA 94583
Diagnosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks with Roy Costa
Roy Costa is the founder and owner of the consulting firm Environ Health Associates, Inc.
Mr. Costa is a registered professional sanitarian with more than 30 years of environmental
health practice in the academic, government and private sectors. Mr. Costa is a food safety
consultant, educator, auditor and expert, with international experience.
Mr. Costa’s dynamic practice specializes in the prevention and control of contaminates that
may be transmitted through food, environmental surfaces and water.
2. What is a foodborne illness?
3. What are contamination sources by microbes?
4. What is an outbreak?
5. How is an outbreak diagnosed or declared?
6. What is an epidemiologic investigation?
7. What are notifications the public, recalls of products, stopping of the sale of products and/or closing of affected businesses?
8. What are the tools of identifying the causes of a foodborne illness outbreak?
9. How does the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, (HACCP) analysis help reduce outbreaks?
10. Recent cases.
Roy E Costa R.S., M.S.(M.B.A.)
Public Health Sanitarian and Consultant
Environ Health Associates, Inc.
As a Pest Management Professional, I would recommend Mr. Moreno as required listening for companies involved with AIB (American Institue of Baking) Certification.
I find the information very valuable.