AFDO Educational Conference presentations


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Virtual Event

Multi-Generational Sessions

12:30 – 2:30 PM ET

 Building An Effective Multi-Generational Workplace Exercises

Join speaker Jeff Butler for this engaging workshop with strategies to implement the concepts presented in his keynote presentation Building An Effective Multi-Generational Workplace.  You’ll get guidance, support and advice to develop your approaches to managing these four generations under one roof. Butler’s workshop is backed by a decade of psychological research, insights about what motivates each generation, their differences, and communication styles. You’ll find specific actionable steps to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage. It is suggested that you attend Butler’s keynote presentation but its not required.

Presenters:

  • Jeff Butler, Author, Workplace Generation Expert and Technology Speaker, JButler International

3:00PM – 4:30PM ET

 Building An Effective Multi-Generational Workplace Exercises

Join speaker Jeff Butler for this engaging workshop with strategies to implement the concepts presented in his keynote presentation Building An Effective Multi-Generational Workplace.  You’ll get guidance, support and advice to develop your approaches to managing these four generations under one roof. Butler’s workshop is backed by a decade of psychological research, insights about what motivates each generation, their differences, and communication styles. You’ll find specific actionable steps to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage. It is suggested that you attend Butler’s keynote presentation but its not required.

Presenters:

  • Jeff Butler, Author, Workplace Generation Expert and Technology Speaker, JButler International

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Food Sessions

12:30PM – 1:15PM ET

The Time is Now

As we head into Summer 2021, it seems we have one foot still in ‘Pandemic Mode’ while the other foot wants to run full-speed into the comfort of simpler operations, which for now only exists as an idea in our minds.

Beyond the tangible challenges brought on by this last year’s events, we’re feeling the effects of the prolonged mental strain with our staff, families, and in our own minds. Gone unaddressed, it’s only a matter of time until we’re faced with a larger mental health crisis; yet while the future remains uncertain, there is a better way to feel supported in the midst of a proverbial tug-of-war between now and ‘someday when’.

Author, business consultant, and The Goal Next Door Podcast’s Amanda Ferris explores how to navigate Mental Well Being during this in-between time for yourself and team, using accessible technology and connecting with Mental Health experts from anywhere.

Drawing from her experience and passion for improved Mental Health in the workplace and twenty-plus years in the hospitality industry, Amanda shares how we can start to experience real results NOW, stop struggling so hard to get through each day, and provide the right support for our team- instead of allowing unresolved challenges to put us at risk and negatively impact our bottom line.

Presenters:

1:15PM – 2:00PM ET

Iowa DIA Severe Flooding

In the spring of 2019, extensive flooding took place in Southwest Iowa along the Missouri River, due to levee breaches stemming from heavy rains and rapid snowmelt.  In response to this event, the Iowa Rapid Response Team (RRT) activated the Incident Command Structure (ICS), collaborating with multiple agencies both on the local level, as well as on the national level.

This presentation provides a timeline of events, information on collaboration with agencies such as Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the field staff’s efforts to provide education and guidance to the communities affected by the flooding.

Presenters:

  • Thao Schlichte, Rapid Response Team (RRT) Coordinator, Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
  • Tenesha Stubblefield, Consumable Hemp Program Lead, Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals, Food and Consumer Safety Bureau

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2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Feeding People during the Pandemic

Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, jobs have been lost, schools, senior centers, and restaurants have been closed which has caused a drastic increase in the number of people facing hunger.  Nonprofits, charities, and cities had to adapt to keep feeding people during the pandemic. This panel will discuss some of the novel efforts of charitable food organizations and their hunger relief partners to address this matter during these troubling times.

Moderator:

Randy Treadwell, Manager, Rapid Response & Emergency Management Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Speakers:

3:30PM – 4:30PM ET

Global Coordination of Food Supply (General) During the Pandemic

Susan Bond, Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

  • Dr. Joleen Hadrich, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Philip Lobo, Director of Feed Utilization, SmithBucklin/United Soybean Board
  • Tom Madrecki, Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics, Consumer Brands Association
  • Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council 
  • Ruth Petran, Senior Advisor, Food Safety, The Acheson Group & Ruth Petran Consulting, LLC
  • Joe Scimeca, Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association

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Retail Sessions

12:30PM – 12:45PM ET

Welcome and Session Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Wirsing, MPH, Senior Environmental Health Program Manager, Vermont Department of Health

12:45PM – 2:00PM ET

Be Smart and be a Part(ner) of the New Era of Food Safety

WE NEED YOU!!! As a key stakeholder we want you to be a part of this cutting edge strategy to leverage resources from FDA, CDC, food industries, and the Retail Regulatory Association Collaborative (AFDO, NEHA, NACCHO, CFP) With this kind of fire power, we will be able to change the trajectory in reducing risk factors and decrease food borne illness outbreaks. But it will take all of us working in unison. This inter-active “mini workshop” will focus on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blue Print deliverables and the Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Cooperative Agreement objectives. Together we can make a difference!

Moderator:

  • Traci Michelson, Food Safety Manager, McDonald’s

Speakers:

  • Chris Smith, Retail Food Branch Director, Director, Office of State Cooperative Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Brenda Bacon, Vice Chair, The Conference for Food Protection, Harris Teeter LLC
  • Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, Director, Environmental Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials 
  • Laura Wildey, Senior Program Analyst, Food Safety, National Environmental Health Association
  • Elizabeth Nutt, Retail Food Safety Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials

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2:15PM – 3:15PM ET

Virtual Reality Retail Audits and Inspections During COVID-19

We are taking a 360 Approach to Retail Virtual Inspections (RVI)! Have you ever seen dueling banjos or dueling pianos? Well, this session has that same rhythm and excitement as some of the strongest professionals in our country share the ups and downs of RVI. They will use data to illustrate what works and what does not! Panelists will uncover public health lessons learned and celebrate best practices that can be used immediately after this session. What will the future look like after COVID? Will we continue to use RVI or get back to business as usual? Join us and be a part of this discussion!

Moderator

Tara Paster Cammarata, President/CEO, Paster Training, Inc.

Speakers

  • Dionne Crawford, Manager of U.S. Restaurant Food Safety, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Joe Graham, Food Safety Program Manager, Washington State Department of Health
  • David Morales, RS, REHS, Environmental Health Managing Supervisor, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Arizona
  • Michelle Chester, Supervisor, Chain Food, Institutional Care and Food Production, Environmental Health Division, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Arizona
  • Michelle Roemersberger, RS, Environmental Health Specialist Supervisor, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Arizona

3:30PM – 4:30PM ET

Lace Up Your Slip Resistant Boots and Solve an Outbreak!

Please join us for this interactive session where you will have the opportunity to participate in play-by-play outbreak responses through the environmental perspective. During this session two real-life foodborne outbreak scenarios will be presented in chronological order. As the outbreak is presented, you will have the opportunity to respond to what the next action steps should be and discuss the rationale behind these steps. We will explore topics like the differences between EA’s and routine inspections, differences between EA’s initiated by consumer complaints verses EA’s initiated by pathogen surveillance, and the variance in the EA approach depending on the suspected or confirmed pathogen. So lace up your slip resistant boots and step into the mind of an environmental outbreak investigator and let’s solve some outbreaks!

Moderator:

Melissa Vaccaro, Vice President of Consulting, Paster Training, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Veronica Bryant, REHS, Emergency Preparedness and Outbreak Coordinator, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Douglas Irving (DJ), Environmentalist, Tennessee Department of Health

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Produce Sessions

12:30PM – 2:00PM ET

How States are Handling Mixed-Type Facilities

The panel will discuss the processes their state is using for determining when a CFR 112 or CFR 117 inspection is required, what an inspection looks like when it involves two food programs, how they communicate and coordinate with another food program outside their agency,  MOUs, types of education being provided to farms regarding mixed-type facilities, and more.

Moderator:

Abbey Willard, Agriculture Development Director, Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets

Panelists:

  • Valerie Gamble, Produce Safety Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Aaron Finley, Produce Safety Program Office Administrator, New York Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Karen Ullmann, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Anita MacMullan, Division Director, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Protection Division

2:00PM – 3:30PM ET

States Requiring Farm Registration

States discuss the registration process required under their produce program authority, how registration has benefited their program, challenges faced during the legislative process, considerations for other states and lessons learned.

Moderator:

Erik Bungo, Produce Safety Program Supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Panelists:

  • Michael Botelho, Produce Safety Division Director, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Molly Gillingham, Administrative Officer, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Mark Reed, Program Safety Program Manager, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • Ananda Fraser, Produce Safety Program Coordinator, Rhode Island State Department of Environmental Management

3:30PM – 4:30PM ET

State Compliance and Enforcement Strategies

States discuss the authorities they have for enforcement, the classification status system used on inspection reports, details in their Compliance and Enforcement SOPs, correspondence communication after an inspection, and more.

Moderator:

Abbey Willard, Agriculture Development Director, Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets

Panelists:

  • Erik Bungo, Produce Safety Program Supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Valerie Gamble, Produce Safety Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture 
  • Steve Schirmer, Produce Safety FieldAdministrator, New York Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Rene Nieto, Produce Safety Outreach Specialist, Texas Department of Agriculture

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Body Art Sessions

12:30PM – 12:45PM ET

Welcome and Session Moderator:

12:45PM – 1:45PM ET

FDA Microbiological Surveys of Tattoo Ink and PMU, Microbial Contamination, and Claims of Sterility

This talk will give an update of FDA microbiological surveys of tattoo ink and permanent make up (PMU), including presentation on tattoo ink’s microbiological contaminants, their prevalence and identification, and discussion of tattoo ink labeling claims of sterility. Apart from a brief presentation of FDA’s legal authority over tattoo inks and PMUs and past adverse events associated with tattooing, the talk will discuss tattoo ink recalls, FDA’s regulatory actions, and microbiological safety of tattoo inks and PMUs.

Speaker:

  • Goran Periz, Biologist, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Office of Cosmetics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1:45PM – 2:30PM ET

Medical Application of Tattoos

Although intradermal tattoos are best known in the domain of body art, they also have a variety of biomedical applications. While ordinary tattoo pigments have been used for decades in medical aesthetics and surgical procedures, a new wave of biomedical tattoo inks with specialized functions is on the rise, driven by innovations in nanotechnology. This session will provide an overview of the past, current, and future applications of tattooing in biomedicine.

Speaker:

2:45PM – 3:15PM ET

Medical Application of Tattoos

  • Jorgen Serup, MD,

3:15PM – 4:30PM ET

Body Art Inspection Tips and Things to Look For

This presentation will walk you through a typical body art facility inspection. We will focus on tips and tricks for areas of consistent difficulties that inspectors run into nationwide. We will go over piercing and tattooing inspection details, and touch on other procedures that you may run into including but not limited to: permanent makeup, suspensions, scarification, & branding.

  • Katherine MartinezREHS, Sanitarian Specialist, Kent County, Michigan
  • Jodi Zimmerman, MPH, REHS, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, El Paso County Public Health

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