Meeting Dates

Dates: January 11 – 13, 2022
Location: Atlanta, GA

Registration is free!

Agenda

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Webinar ID: 160 904 5388

8:00 am – 8:30 am ET – Welcome and Setting the Stage │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Ernest Julian, Ph.D., Cochair HP 2030 Foodborne Illness Reduction Committee

8:30 am – 9:10 am ET

Consumption of Chicken is a Major Source of Salmonellosis in the United States │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Patricia Griffin, MD, Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preliminary Estimates of Salmonella Source Attribution using Random Forest and Whole Genome Sequencing Data│ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Beau Bruce, MD, Deputy Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:10 am – 10:10 am ET – Norovirus │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Dr. Sara Mirza, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

9:30 am – 10:10 am ET Bending the Curve of Foodborne Illness – FDA Update │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10:10 am – 10:30 am ET BREAK | Location: Heritage Pre-Function

10:30 am – 11:10 am ET – USDA Plan to Reduce Pathogens of Concerns │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Sandra Eskin, Under Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

11:10 am – 11:30 am ET – Panel Discussion/Question & Answer | Location: Heritage A&B

Moderator: Steven Mandernach

  • Sandra Eskin, Under Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Patricia Griffin, MD, Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11:30 am – 11:45 am ET – Prevention Strategies │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Mark Moorman, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11:45 am – 12:30 pm ET – Committee Chair Reports and Charges | Location: Heritage A&B

  • Reduce norovirus at Retail – Erik Mettler, FDA; Beth Wittry, CDC
  • Reduce salmonellosis from poultry – Denise Eblen, USDA
  • Reduce infections caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) from Leafy Greens/Produce – Jennifer McEntyre, Jim Gorny, Ernest Julian

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET – Lunch on Your Own

1:30 pm – 4:15pm ET – Breakouts (Choose 1)

  • STEC and Leafy Greens/Produce Breakout | Location: Heritage A&B
  • Salmonella/Poultry Breakout | Location: Buckhead Ballroom A
  • Retail/Food Service/Norovirus Breakout | Location: Heritage C

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm ET – Report Out from Breakouts | Location: Heritage A&B

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET – Meet and Greet | Location: Pre-Function & Buckhead Ballroom B

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Meeting ID: 161 646 2971
Passcode: 626450

Location: Heritage A&B

Co-Chairs: Jennifer McEntyre, Jim Gorny and Ernie Julian

   Facilitator:          Brenda Morris, Produce Safety Director, AFDO & Patrick Kennelly, Program Director,                          Association of Food and Drug Officials

   Recorder:            Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of                                                  Agriculture

1:30 pm – 1:45pm ET – Produce Breakout Opening Session

  • Introductions Ground Rules / Format / Nomenclature
    • Agenda Review
      • Baseline Setting Exercise
      • Review of DRAFT Recommendations
      • Identifying Next Step/Action Items
      • Reporting

1:45 pm – 2:45pm ET – Baseline Setting Exercise

Review/catalog relevant concurrent workstreams to assure that all participants are up-to-speed on the latest developments.  Participants will be asked to give very brief updates regarding concurrent work streams and discussion will be structured on the FDA Leafy Greens Action Plan categories: Filling Knowledge Gaps, Prevention and Improved Response.  Examples include but are not limited to work conducted by: CDC, AZ LGMA & CA LGMA, Western Growers, FDA, CDFA CA Ag Neighbors Workgroup, Codex, United Fresh/PMA Romaine Task Force, Center for Produce Safety, USDA ARS, USDA NIFA, etc. All input is welcome regarding concurrent workstreams.

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm ET – BREAK

3:15pm – 4:15pm ET – Root Cause to Inform Preventive Measures Sub Workgroup

  • Review Recommendations (20 min) N. Dyenson, J. Sheehan
  • Discussion, Edit, Amend Recommendations (20 min)
  • Identify Next Steps & Action Assignments (20 min)

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Meeting ID: 161 476 8775
Passcode: 994560

Location: Buckhead Ballroom A

Co-Chairs: Denise Eblen, Isabel Walls and Sheryl Shaw

   Facilitator:          Jerry Wojtala, Executive Director, International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI)

   Recorder:            Jessica Badour, Workforce & Communications Coordinator, AFDO

1:30 pm – 1:45pm ET – Define goal and expected outcome (product) of breakout – Denise Eblen

                In the next year? next 5 years? By stakeholder?

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm ET – Chicken industry overview – Ashley Peterson

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET – FSIS Guideline for Pre-harvest control of Salmonella – Stephanie Hretz  (invited)

2:15 pm – 2:30pm ET – Industry vaccination experiences – TBD

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET – BREAK

2:45 pm – 4:15pm ET Prevention/ intervention strategies 

  • Focus initially on vaccination as a pre-harvest strategy to reduce Salmonella in chicken, in addition to other approaches
  • Which Salmonella serotypes should be targeted by vaccination to reduce contamination?
  • Is there an estimate of what percentage of the poultry industry is using Salmonella vaccines now and for what serotypes?
  • What point(s) in the supply chain is/are most effective for using vaccination to reduce Salmonella? (Breeders, broilers vs. layers, are there geographic areas/companies associated with higher human illness or positives?)
  • What are the barriers to vaccine development and widespread use?
  • What incentives can be used to encourage development and use of vaccines?
  • What are the benefits of using vaccines versus costs?
  • Can we develop a vaccine that is effective against all Salmonella?
  • What are the next steps to widespread use of poultry vaccines? (who needs to do what by when (within 1-year, next HP meeting in 2 years, 5 years))
  • What additional strategies are effective at preventing contamination and reducing risk attributable to Salmonella in chicken? (both pre- and post-harvest)
    • How do we incentivize their use?

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Meeting ID: 161 902 9243
Passcode: 532610

Location: Heritage C

Co-Chairs: Erik Mettler and Beth Wittry

  Facilitator:         Catherine Hosman, Funding Programs Director, AFDO

                                Jennifer Hardy-Tindle, Training Director, AFDO               

Recorder:  Angela Montalbano, Assistant Director of Food Safety and Inspection, New York                                                                                Department of Ag and Markets

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm ET – Introduction: Overview & Expectations
FDA Brief: Evaluation of public health interventions

1:45 pm – 2:45pm ET – Norovirus Prevention and Control Educational Strategies

  • Panel: Overview of Educational Campaigns (CDC, FDA, & NoroCORE)
  • Repository of educational materials (AFDO website)
  • Reaction to new Social Media Video

2:45 pm – 3:15pm ET – Break & Polling questions about educational materials

3:15pm – 4:15pm ET – FDA Overview: Real Cost Campaign

Feedback about educational materials: Review poll responses Next Steps & Outcomes: Evaluation & Metrics-based

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Webinar ID: 160 904 5388

8:00 am – 8:10 am ET – Opening Remarks │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture

8:10 am – 8:40 am ET – Consumer Groups and their Impact on Food Safety│ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Sarah Sorscher, Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs, Center for Science and Public Interest

8:40 am – 9:05 am ET – Food Safety Culture │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Conrad Choiniere, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9:05 am – 10:00 am ET – Industry Led Intervention Strategies │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute
  • Patrick Guzzle, National Restaurant Association
  • Oscar Garrison, Director of Food Safety, United Egg Producers

10:30 am – 3:00 pm ET – Breakouts

  • STEC and Leafy Greens/Produce Breakout | Location: Heritage A&B
  • Salmonella/Poultry Breakout | Location: Buckhead Ballroom A
  • Retail/Food Service/Norovirus Breakout | Location: Heritage C

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch on your own

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Break | Location: Heritage Pre-Function

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET – Breakout Reports | Location: Heritage A&B

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Meeting ID: 160 312 6546
Passcode: 461424

Location: Heritage A&B

Co-Chairs: Jennifer McEntyre, Jim Gorny and Ernie Julian

   Facilitator: Brenda Morris, Produce Safety Director, AFDO & Patrick Kennelly, Program Director,                          Association of Food and Drug Officials

   Recorder: Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of                                                  Agriculture

1030 am – 12:00 pm ET – Agricultural Water Sub Workgroup

  • Review FDA Ag Water NPRM (30min) K Ravaliya
    • Ag Water NPRM Discussion / Q&A (20min)
    • DRAFT Recommendations Re: FDA Ag Water NPRM & beyond D. McDonald
      • Review, Discussion, Edit, Amend Recommendations (20 min)
      • Identify Next Steps & Action Assignments (20 min)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET – Lunch BREAK

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET – One Health Sub Workgroup

  • Review Recommendations (20 min) D. Davis, J. Gorny S. Shaw
  • Discussion, Edit, Amend Recommendations (30 min)
  • Identify Next Steps & Action Assignments (40 min)

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Meeting ID: 161 116 9421
Passcode: 461372

Location: Buckhead Ballroom A

Co-Chairs: Denise Eblen, Isabel Walls and Sheryl Shaw

   Facilitator:          Jerry Wojtala, Executive Director, International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI)

   Recorder:            Jessica Badour, Workforce & Communications Coordinator, AFDO

10:30 am – 10:45 am ET – Recap day one (Craig Hedberg)

10:45 am – 12:00pm ET – Salmonella Detection methods

  • Presentation – Dayna Harhay (ARS) (15 minutes)
    • Discussion: What Salmonella detection methods should be a priority for development for chickens at preharvest and during processing?

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET – Working lunch and discussion: Education/ communication strategies

  • Presentation – Ben Chapman or representative from UNC (invited)
    • How can we improve outreach to stakeholders?
    • Are best practices being communicated to those who need them?

1:30 pm – 2:30pm ET – Attribution methods  

  • Presentation – IFSAC – Mike Batz – Attribution – geographic, serotypes (invited)
  • Discussion: Can we improve attribution of Salmonella illness to chicken? How should attribution data be used in measuring success of intervention strategies? 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET – Review and Wrap up

  • What are some outcome and process measures of success? How frequently should these be measured?
    • Reductions in human illness from targeted serotypes and total salmonellosis?
    • Reduction in USDA and industry positive samples?
    • Increase in vaccinations?

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Meeting ID: 160 300 7134
Passcode: 344007

Location: Heritage C

Co-Chairs: Erik Mettler and Beth Wittry

  Facilitator:         Catherine Hosman, Funding Programs Director, AFDO

                                Jennifer Hardy-Tindle, Training Director, AFDO               

Recorder:  Angela Montalbano, Assistant Director of Food Safety and Inspection, New York                                                                                Department of Ag and Markets

10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET – Validated Strategies

  • Review survey results
  • Cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection
  • PVIs and contamination events
  • High-touch surfaces

Next Steps & Outcomes: Evaluation & Metrics-based

12:00 pm – 1:30pm ET – LUNCH

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET – Food Code Implementation

  • CDC Overview: Food Code Project of Noro Maps
  • Policymakers
  • Employee Health Provisions

Next Steps & Outcomes: Evaluation & Metrics-based

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Call in:

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Webinar ID: 160 904 5388

8:30 am – 8:45 am ET – Opening Remarks │ Location: Heritage A&B

  • Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture

8:45 am – 9:45 am ET – Betting on our food system: A consumer’s gamble│ Location: Heritage A&B

Moderator: Mitzi Baum, CEO, STOP Foodborne Illness

  • Amanda Craten, Food Safety Advocate, STOP Foodborne Illness

9:45 am – 10:15 am ET – Break | Location: Heritage A&B

10:15 am – 11:45 am ET – Reaction to Strategies │ Location: Heritage A&B

Moderator: Natalie Adan, AFDO President and Food Safety Division Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture

  • Dr. Misha Robyn, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute
  • Caitlin Boon, Associate Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Brian Ronholm, Director of Food Policy, Consumer Reports (Invited)
  • Denise Eblen, Ph.D. Assistant Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michael Rogers, MS, Assistant Commissioner for Human and Animal Food Operations, U.S. Food and Drug              Administration
  • Roberta Wagner, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Consumer Brands Association (Invited)
  • Martin Wiedmann, Cornell

11:45 am ET – Wrap up and Thank You │ Location: Heritage A&B

Hotel Information

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lennox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-1234
Website
Make Reservations 

Reservations must be made by December 20, 2021

Check in: 4:00PM/Check out: 11:00AM

Hotel Parking

  • Self-Parking: up to 8 hrs USD 20 / Valet parking 0-2 hrs USD 15, 2-4 hrs USD 20, 4-8 hrs USD 25, 8 or more hours USD 35
  • On-site Parking: $35 daily
  • Valet Parking: $45 daily

Travel Information

Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Approximately 17 miles from hotel)

Transportation – To/From Airport

MARTA: Travelers can board the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train within the airport. Train fare is $2.50. Train service runs from 4:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and 6:00 a.m. -1:00 a.m. on weekends. Trains depart every 10 minutes weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends.

​Car Rentals: Located on the first floor of the airport

Taxis: One-way fares for Atlanta airport transport to our hotel range from $42 plus tax, depending on traffic.

  • A Diamond’s Cab: 770-907-7476
  • Buckhead Safety Cab Company: 404-875-3777
  • Checker Cab Company: 404-351-1111
  • Airport Limousines: Ambassador Global Chauffeur, LLC (Preferred Vendor) 404-621-2544
  • Green Transportation 404-875-3866
  • Elite Limo 404-350-8511

This meeting is invitation only, please contact Krystal Reed (kreed@afdo.org) if interested in attending.

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1 R13 FD007384-01. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.

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