AFDO Educational Conference presentations


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Environmental Sampling as a Tool for Solving Outbreaks at the Retail Food Level (*Must Be Pre-registered)

Presenters:

  • Steven Mandernach, Executive Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • Beth Wittry, Environmental Health Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Adam Kramer, ScD, MPH, RS, Environmental Health Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Douglas (DJ) Irving, EHS-Net Food Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Danny Ripley, Environmental Health Specialist, Metro Nashville Public Health Department
  • Yvonne Salfinger, Project Manager, Laboratory Accreditation, Association of Food and Drug Officials

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Food Processing Sanitation: Principles and Practices to Reduce Food Safety Risks

Presenters:

  • Robert Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Extension Food Microbiologist, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech
  • Joell Eifert, Director Food Innovations Program, Virginia Tech

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Drugs and Biologics: Are you Gambling with your next Inspection? Improving the Odds of a Favorable Outcome

Presenters:

  • Julie Larsen, Principal, Director of Inspection Readiness, BioTeknica

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Communications Workshop – Tools You Can Use to Inspire and Influence Those Inside and Outside Your Organization

Presenters:

  • Nancy Singer, President, Compliance-Alliance
  • Brenda Morris, Division of Food Safety, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Representatives from the Alumni Committee

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Food Committee

LABORATORY FLEXIBLE FUNDING MODEL: THE FUTURE OF FDA FUNDING FOR FOOD/FEED TESTING LABS

The Laboratory Flexible Funding Model (LFFM) is finalized, but what does that mean to stakeholders? This presentation will cover which grants are involved, pertinent changes and next steps in the funding process.

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PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD PROTECTION UPDATE

Presenters:

  • Barbara Cassens, Director, Office of Partnerships, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Pat Kennelly, Program Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • Download presentation by Cassens and Kennelly
NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY DATA EXCHANGE (NFSDX) UPDATE

Presenters:

  • Matthew Colson, AFDOSS President and Bureau Chief, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

12:30PM – 3:00PM

Drug and Device Committee

WELCOME AND COMMITTEE UPDATES

Presenters:

  • Dennis Baker, Co-Chairperson, Retired, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
DDC PROGRAM AGENDA

Presenters:

  • Nancy Singer, President, Compliance-Alliance, LLC Opioid Resolution
  • Cynthia Culmo, Principal Consultant, CC Consulting
INTRODUCTION OF NEW CHAIRPERSONS AND UPCOMING YEAR’S COMMITTEE CHARGES

Presenters:

  • Dennis Baker, Co-Chairperson, Retired, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CANADA’S NEW MEDICAL DEVICE INITIATIVES

2:00PM – 3:15Pm

Lab, Science & Technology Committee

COMMITTEE UPDATES BY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Presenters:

  • Richelle Richter, Supervisory Microbiologist, Pacific Southwest Food and Feed Lab, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Sally Flowers, Laboratory Administrator, Nebraska Department of Agriculture
  • Maria Ishida, Director, Food Laboratory, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Yvonne Salfinger, Project Manager, Laboratory Accreditation, Association of Food and Drug Officials
LABORATORY FLEXIBLE FUNDING MODEL: THE FUTURE OF FDA FUNDING FOR FOOD/FEED TESTING LABS

The Laboratory Flexible Funding Model (LFFM) is finalized, but what does that mean to stakeholders? This presentation will cover which grants are involved, pertinent changes and next steps in the funding process.

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NYSDAM MUTUAL RELIANCE PILOT – LAB UPDATE

An update will be given on the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets/FDA Mutual Reliance Project

Presenters:

  • Maria Ishida, Director, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Food Laboratory Division

2:00PM – 3:15Pm

Package Labeling Ad Hoc Committee

Presenters:

  • Chairperson – Dr. Matthew Curran, Director, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

2:00PM – 3:15PM

Food Protection & Defense Committee

FOOD DEFENSE AT SUPER BOWL

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UPDATES ON INTENTIONAL ADULTERATION RULE

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COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING

3:30PM – 5:30PM

Retail Food Committee

WELCOME FROM COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Presenters:

  • Angela Montalbano, Supervising Food Inspector, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Elizabeth Nutt, Division Chief, Environmental Public Health, TulsaHealth Department
  • Adam Inman, Assistant Program Manager, Kansas Department of Agriculture
BEHAVIOR-BASED FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

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VNRFPS GRANT FUNDING TODAY AND THE FUTURE

Presenters:

  • Maribeth G. Niesen, Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Partnership, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CONFERENCE FOR FOOD PROTECTION UPDATE

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3:30PM – 5:00PM

Cannabis Committee

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EDIBLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS: AN ANALYSIS OF CURRENT BEST PRACTICES IN THE UNITED STATES

Presenters:

  • Aurash Jason Soroosh, MSPH, Cannabis Infused Product Safety Analyst, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Maryland Department of Health
UPDATE ON CANNABIS AND HEMP BILL IN 2019

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ASTM INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS STANDARD

Presenters:

  • Lezli Engelking, Founder & CEO, FOCUS: The Cannabis Health and Safety Organization

3:30PM – 4:45PM

Seafood Committee

WELCOME BY CHAIRPERSONS
  • Courtney Mickiewicz, Regional Manager, Virginia Department of  Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • Matthew Coleman, Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
AFDO GUIDANCE DOCUMENT – CURED, SALTED, AND SMOKED FISH GUIDELINES

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UTILIZING THE HAZARDS GUIDE FOR RETAIL SUSHI INSPECTIONS

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CELLULAR-GROWN SEAFOOD

Presenters:

  • Jeremiah Fasano, Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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