Annual Conference Agenda

June 18-20, 2018 | Westin Chicago Northwest

Networking reception is Monday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m. Come and meet the conference participants.

Tuesday, June 19

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
HPP Drives Business Success at Garden Fresh and Beyond with Jack Aronson, Chief Visionary Officer, Clean Planet Foods 

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
How HPP Affects Food Allergens: A Case Study on Soybeans with Dr. Mary-Grace C. Danao, Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
Use of HPP for Novel Products and Validation Considerations with  Alvin Lee, PhD, MASM, Center Director – Center for Processing Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • Is a pathogen validation study necessary for each juice product? Update on discussions with the FDA with Dr. Errol Raghubeer Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, Avure Technologies
  • Consumer Research Insights on Product Premiums with Rob Wilson, Managing Director and Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – General Session
Validation Studies Insight – Panel speakers: Andrew Sweet, Project Manager, Maxxam Analytics; Steven Mitchell, President, Certified Laboratories
Moderator: Jill Costelow, Chief Process Coach, FSO Institute

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – General Session
Reducing Food Waste Through HPP with Sarah Kolansky, Associate Director of Sustainability, Graham Partners Operating Company

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Networking Break

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. – Breakouts

  • Seeing Red? Mitigating HPP related appearance changes in whole muscle and ground red meats with George A. Cavender, PhD, CFS, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • HPP Operational Insights with Mike Durbin, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Evolution Fresh

4:50 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – General Sessions

  • Cold Pressure Council Update and All About the High Pressure Certified Logo with Joyce Longfield, VP of Product Innovation, Good Foods Group, LLC and Chairperson, Cold Pressure Council 

5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
Review the first day’s insights with other attendees. Dinner is on your own.

Wednesday, June 20

7:30 a.m.-8:30am – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
Business Insights from an HPP Leader with Kurt Penn, Founder & CEO of Good Foods Group LLC 

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
HPP for Milk and other Products in Oceania with Roman Buckow, Research Group Leader, CSIRO

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
Successful HPP packaging strategies – flexible and rigid packaging considerations with Daniel Tein, Founder of Teinnovations LLC & Prem Singh, President and Chief Technology Officer, Teinnovations LLC

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • Working with Your FDA Inspector with Jill Costelow, Chief Process Coach, FSO Institute
  • Validation of HPP Coconut Water for Clostridium botulinum with Mario Gonzalez-Angulo, Industrial PhD Student at Hiperbaric

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

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