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.
Speakers: Glenn Black, Associate Director of Research, FDA
Dr. Alvin Lee, Director, Center for Processing Innovation and Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition. 
Alvin Lee and Glenn Black 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
Panelists: Alastair McLachlan, CEO, Preshafruit and
David Blanks, Director, Avolands
Moderated by Kurt Penn, CEO, Good Foods Group LLC

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – CBD Success in the U.S. Market
Speaker: Jacob Freepons, Co-Founder, Lumen.
Lumens developed and released a CBD elixir for the U.S. market that utilizes HPP.  Jacob will share his company’s use of HPP to deliver a product available to a national audience.

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.

The Many Facets of HPP for the FDA
Speaker: Nathan Anderson, Research Agricultural Engineer, FDA

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.

Automation and HPP – Advancing Business Metrics
Speaker: Rick Marshall, President, Gridpath
Each successful HPP operation benefits from the strong integration of machine and controls.  Recent automation advancements yield even more business results for companies using HPP.  Rick will describe the drivers and resulting business gains from an installation completed in late 2018.

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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