Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference 2019


Monday, March 25

Early Arrivals Networking Reception | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Join us for networking at the Keith House, a distinct 1870s mansion, in the heart of the renowned Prairie Avenue Historic District, only three blocks from McCormick Place and 10 minutes from downtown Chicago.

Tuesday,March 26

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – HPP Continues to Create Value for the RTE Meat Industry
Speaker: Lee Johnson, Vice President, Technical Services, West Liberty Foods will discuss HPP success with Meats.

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – HPP Use for Seafood
Speaker: Robert Verge, Managing Director, Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation
Seafood is an established HPP market segment.  Robert will discuss challenges they met as they integrated HPP with a system for automatically extracting meat.  This includes process parameters, testing with crab that have different characteristics, and resulting business success.

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10:30 a.m.-11:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

My Company Journey from Idea to High Pressure Certified® Launch.
Speaker: Yanni Hufnagel, Founder and CEO, The Lemon Perfect Company
Every company starts their journey from a unique point in time.  The objective to successfully launch products using HPP into the retail market is shared by all.  Yanni will share his company’s steps to retail success including the launch of Lemon Perfect products with the High Pressure Certified® mark.

How HPP Can Play a Role in the Growth of Plant Based Protein Product Innovation
Speaker: Dr. Marcia Walker, Vice President of Research and Development & Food Safety, Tofurky Inc. 
The increasing instance of obesity and related diseases has made consumers turn to a flexitarian diet that is focused on making non-meat choices. This provides an opportunity for HPP to play a role in creating clean label and fresh like plant based food products. With changes to the food choices that consumers are making, Walker will explore the opportunity that HPP can offer in developing innovative food and beverage products.

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

Printpack will present key insights to help you navigate the packaging selection process for your HPP product.
Speaker: Dan Sanders, Product Development Manager, Printpack, Inc.

Update on the Juice Task Force – Progress for All.
Speaker: Dr. Alvin Lee, Director, Center for Processing Innovation and Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition. 
Alvin Lee  will discuss their findings on the Juice Task Force and the working foal for creating a safe harbor for HPP juice.

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – HPP Delivers the Taste; A Developing Country Perspective
Speaker: David Blanks, Director and Owner, Avolands
David Blanks will present on the breadth of High Pressure Processing usage globally plus the insights on operating a business with different business perspectives than in the U.S.A.

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – The Value of Trustmarks for Consumers in the Food and Beverage Category
Speaker: David Bloom, Principal, Factotem Inc.
David Bloom will share the value of trustmarks for consumers in the food and beverage category. And, you’ll learn how this information can be applied to the use of the Cold Pressure Council’s new High Pressure Certified® certification mark.

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – CPC Annual Meeting Session
Speaker: Joyce Longfield, VP of Product Innovation, Good Foods Group and Cold Pressure Council Chairperson
This is the official meeting for the association.  All attendees are welcome to attend.

4:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
Hosted by ProFood Tech.  All CPC Annual Conference attendees are invited to attend this reception.

Wednesday, March 27

7:30 a.m.-8:30am – Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – Executive Panel Discussion: Global HPP Growth
Moderator: Joyce Longfield, VP, Good Foods Group and CPC Chairperson
Panelists: Alastair McLachlan, CEO, Preshafruit
David Blanks, Director, Avolands
Kurt Penn, CEO, Good Foods Group LLC

9:15 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. -Packaging Takeaways for your HPP Business
Speakers: Daniel Tein, Founder of Teinnovations LLC
Prem Singh, President and Chief Technology Officer, Teinnovations LLC
Understanding and practical solutions of packaging process in relation to HPP will be presented. Emphasis will be to identify problems and outline the solutions to make the overall HPP a success without excess and costly product  failures. Several real life case study examples will be highlighted. Important aspects of packaging materials selection conducive to HPP will also be covered. It is intended that after this presentation you will be able to develop packaging process with minimum or no product failures in HPP.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

Clean Label Products – Opportunities and Challenges Using High Pressure Technologies
Speaker: Dr. V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Professor, Food Engineering, Ohio State University and Editor-in Chief, Journal of Food Process Engineering
Dr. Bala is one of the founding members of the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division and teaches courses on principles of thermal and nonthermal processing. Dr. Bala authored over 125 works on nonthermal food processing methods and will discuss how HPP can assist in promoting clean labeling on packaging.

Introducing Printable Sensors to Verify HPP on Individual Package
Speaker: Patrick Edson, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Chromatic Technologies 
Pat leads development of the BlindSpotz™ technology platform for pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food.  BlindSpotz technologies are low-cost, printable sensors that identify if products have been frozen, thawed, warmed out of range, tampered and properly pasteurized (heat or pressure).

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

HPP Success Drives Business Growth in South Africa
Speaker: Willie Brand, CEO, High Pressure Processing South Africa
Willie Brand will share insights on the growth of HPP in South Africa, working with local authorities and more. Learn about global HPP utilization and how international businesses operate under different regulations.

The Many Facets of HPP for the FDA
Speaker: Nathan Anderson, Research Agricultural Engineer, FDA
As discussed in 2018, the Juice Task Force continues to advance toward its goal of providing a safe harbor for juices utilizing High Pressure Processing (HPP) technologies. At the Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference, Nate Anderson, PhD, research agricultural engineer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Dr. Alvin Lee, director, Center for Processing Innovation and associate professor of Food Science and Nutrition, will share the latest findings from the Juice Task Force.

12:00 p.m. – Conference Concludes
Use your CPC Annual Conference badge for complementary admission to the ProFood Tech Trade Exhibition in the West Building. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

          Platinum Sponsor:     Avure       Hiperbaric     Gold Sponsor:     American Pasteurization

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