AFDO Educational Conference presentations

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Glendale, Arizona

Retail Sessions

8:00AM – 9:00AM

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost (Kitchens)… Or Are We?

Ghost kitchens are becoming more prevalent in the food industry but there remains a lot of questions and mystery around them. What really is a ghost kitchen? How are they being developed and managed? How are they being regulated? What should consumers be watching for to ensure they are getting safe, reliable food? This panel session will help answer some of these questions while challenging those involved in ghost kitchens to think about what we will need to ensure food safety now and in the future.

Moderator: Mandy Sedlak, Senior Manager of Food Safety and Public Health, EcoLab


  • Galen C. Baxter, REHS, District Environmental Health Director, Environmental Health Services, Fulton County Board of Health District 3-2, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jorge A. Hernandez, Vice-President of Quality Assurance, The Wendy’s Company
  • Ilana Greenblatt, Director, Office of Food Protection, Bureau of Environmental Sanitation, Nassau County Department of Health, Mineola, New York
  • Dan Santos, Director, Operations Excellence, Kitchen United

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9:00AM – 10:00AM

Challenge Studies for Retail – Why, What They Say & Initial Reviews

The Food Code indicates a PA (Product Assessment) is needed to determine if a food is non-TCS when pH and Aw alone don’t
provide the answer. This session reviews use of challenge studies for product assessments, initial review of these studies, and where to find additional support when needed.

Moderator: Kimberly Stryker, Program Manager, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation


Body Art Sessions

8:00AM – 8:30AM

Body-Art Committee Update

This presentation will discuss what the Body Art Committee has done and where it is going.


  • Laurel Arrigona, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Smith + Nephew
  • KC Stevenson, VP Regulatory Affairs, Ceutical Labs
  • Jodi Zimmerman, Registered Environmental Health Specialist II, El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, Colorado

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Tattooing Demonstration

This tattoo demonstration on a colleague by Selina Medina, who specializes in floral tattoos, and animal tattoos. With a diverse
background in art, and specialty in tattoo ink manufacturing Selina explains the generalized steps she uses in her process of tattooing to ensure she is checking in and monitoring her client.


  • Selina Medina, Education and Compliance Manager for World Famous Tattoo

10:30AM – 12:30PM

Medical Tattooing – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This presentation will be a discussion about the good, the bad, the ugly, and a solution when it comes to medical tattooing. This
presentation will also allow for discussion with industry and regulatory members.


  • Nicole Rizzuto, Medical Tattoo Artist, Surgical Technologist
    Stacie-Rae Weir, Stacie-Rae (Weir) O’Sunshine