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Saturday, June 9, 2018


8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Environmental Sampling as a Tool for Solving Outbreaks at the Retail Food Level

  • Steven Mandernach, Bureau Chief for Food and Consumer Safety, Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
  • Vincent Radke, Sanitarian, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Douglas Irving, EHS-Net Food Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Danny Ripley, Environmental Health Specialist, Metro Nashville Public Health Department
  • David Nicholas, MPH, Chief Epidemiologist, New York State Department of Health
  • Yvonne Salfinger, Project Manager, Laboratory Accreditation, Association of Food and Drug Official

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Getting a Seat at the Table - The Effective Regulator: A Workshop on Improving Your Communication Skills

  • Daniela Drago, PhD, RAC, Assistant Professor, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

8:00 am - 12:00 pm - HACCP System Implementation, A Guide for Inspectors

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Food Committee 


Update on Training from FDA

  • Patricia Alcock, Director, Division of Human Resource Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (via webinar)

Update of MFRPA Training Activities

  • Patrick Kennelly, Program Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials

The National Food Safety Data Exchange - Drew Polulak and Zhensen Huang

  • Andrew Polulak, Business Development Director, Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Zhensen Huang, CEO, Precise Software Solutions

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Retail Food Committee 

USDA Update

  • Carl-Martin Ruiz, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit (OIEA), Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.SDepartment of Agriculture 
  • Elaine Hite, Program Specialist, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S Department of Agriculture

Grinding Recordkeeping Requirement: Policy & Observations from Enforcement

  • William K. Shaw, Jr., PhD., Director, Risks, Innovations, and Management, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S Department of Agriculture

Regulatory Update from FSIS - Update on FSIS’s policy developments related to retail--will include Siluriformes and Catfish

related policy

  • Thomas Collaro, Senior Compliance Investigator, Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audits, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

CFP Update

  • Patrick Guzzle, Food Protection Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

FDA Food Code Update

  • Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H., Director, Retail Food Protection Staff, CFSAN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

An innovative hands-on approach to food safety training

      • Robert Mancini, Environmental Health Officer, Health Canada

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Produce Committee 

Intro of Co-Chairs and Request for Members

Vermont’s Funding Model for Farmers to meet the Requirements of FSMA, specifically the Produce Safety Rule

  • Abbey Willard, Agricultural Development Division Director, Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Development of the Michigan Food Safety Working Group for Group GAP to Regional Food Hubs and Beyond

  • Jennifer Silveri, Director of Field Operations, Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)
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