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Phoseon: Targeting Pathogens with UV LED

9/19/2019
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In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to two experts from Phoseon. Theresa Thompson is an application scientist for Phoseon's Life Science Group. Jay Pasquantonio is the strategy director for Phoseon's Life Science Group. Theresa and Jay discuss the use of ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV LED) technology to reduce pathogens in food. In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Phoseon about: Resources UV LED Disinfection for Food Safety Effectiveness...

Duration:00:27:19

Ep. 56. Oscar Garrison: Regs and Eggs

9/10/2019
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Oscar Garrison is the senior vice president of food safety regulatory affairs at United Egg Producers. Previously, he was the director of food safety with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. As a past president of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, Oscar led the national organization's efforts to promote an integrated food safety system by working with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and industry. Oscar earned his B.Sc. in Forensic Science and Technology from...

Duration:01:11:04

Ep. 55. CDC: Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

8/27/2019
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Dr. Laura Gieraltowski leads the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team in the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She leads the team that helps coordinate the national network of epidemiologists and other public health officials who investigate outbreaks of foodborne and other enteric illnesses. ​Laura is a graduate of CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service Program. She received a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the...

Duration:00:51:38

Ep. 54. Live from IAFP 2019

8/13/2019
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Theodora Morille-Hinds is the vice president of global quality food safety for The Kellogg Company. She is also the 2019 recipient of Food Safety Magazine's Distinguished Service Award. Stacey Popham is the head of food safety and quality for the Americas region of Barry Callebaut. Dr. Mindy Brashears is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. Tim Stubbs is the vice president of product research and food safety for the Innovation Center for U.S....

Duration:01:02:25

Ep. 53. Cindy Jiang: How McDonald’s Collaborates with Stakeholders Worldwide

7/23/2019
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Cindy Jiang is senior director, Global Food and Packaging Safety, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability, for McDonald’s Corporation. Her responsibilities include leading global supplier quality management systems and programs, establishing science-based food safety standards and policies, managing food-related emerging issues, and providing guidance on nutrition information, accuracy, and consistency. She has been the lead for the McDonald’s Food Safety Advisory Council since 2002, a forum...

Duration:01:00:25

Ep. 52. Joan Menke-Schaenzer: Navigating Foodborne Outbreaks and Recalls

7/9/2019
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Joan Menke-Schaenzer is the chief quality officer at Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals. There, she is responsible for the safety and quality of the company's vegetable and herb growing and processing plants—both conventional and organic—as well as their nutraceutical ingredient business. Joan's career has also included food safety and quality roles in manufacturing, foodservice, and retail. She's led McDonalds' global supply chain, safety, and compliance organization. She spearheaded...

Duration:01:08:08

Ep. 51. Bob Powitz: The Right Way to Clean and Sanitize—Part II

6/25/2019
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Dr. Robert (Bob) Powitz is the principal and technical director of R.W.Powitz & Associates. There, he specializes in forensic sanitation services to industry, law firms, insurance companies, and government agencies. Bob has dedicated his career to food safety having worked for over 54 years to study, develop, and implement the most effective sanitation practices. Bob has served as director of environmental health and safety and biological safety officer at Wayne State University where he...

Duration:01:14:53

Ep. 50. Bob Powitz: The Right Way to Clean and Sanitize—Part I

6/11/2019
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Dr. Robert (Bob) Powitz is the principal and technical director of R.W.Powitz & Associates. There, he specializes in forensic sanitation services to industry, law firms, insurance companies, and government agencies. Bob has dedicated his career to food safety having worked for over 54 years to study, develop, and implement the most effective sanitation practices. Bob has served as director of environmental health and safety and biological safety officer at Wayne State University where he...

Duration:00:49:33

IFC: Pest Management and FSMA

5/30/2019
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In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Jerry Heath (staff entomologist) and Sharon Dobush (director of technical services) from the Industrial Fumigant Company (IFC) about how to set up and utilize a pest management program that is compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and that also works well with a food processor's existing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points or Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls plan. In this BONUS episode of...

Duration:00:39:55

Ep. 49. Jeff Farber: Listeria and Emerging Food Safety Threats

5/28/2019
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Jeff Farber is the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety and head of the University of Guelph's Food Safety and Quality Assurance M.Sc. program. Farber's most well-known work is a 1991 review paper on Listeria monocytogenes. He's also authored an estimated 50 other papers on Listeria research and risk assessment. Farber worked at Health Canada for a number of years as a research scientist, research division chief, associate director, and director of microbial food...

Duration:01:05:18

Ep. 48: Live from the Food Safety Summit

5/14/2019
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At the 21st annual Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, IL, editorial director Barbara VanRenterghem sat down with four food safety pros for real-time insight on the Summit sessions, topics, trends, and more. Craig Henry is a food safety consultant with Intro Inc. There, he specializes in U.S. food safety program development and review for federal regulatory compliance such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). He is a lead instructor for FSMA Preventive Control Qualified Individual...

Duration:00:59:27

Tetra Pak: Advances in Successful Dairy Separation

5/1/2019
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In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Fredrik Johansson, manager of separators at Tetra Pak. In this chat, Fredrik discusses dairy separation, its history, challenges, best practices, and how dairy industry clients can increase efficiency and find higher profits while maintaining the highest possible food safety standards. In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Fredrik about: Resources Centrifugal Separation Processing Insights - Separation...

Duration:00:19:32

Ep. 47. Craig Wilson: Costco’s Food Safety Leadership

4/23/2019
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Craig Wilson is the vice president, general merchandising manager of quality assurance/food safety, non-foods quality assurance, environmental services/HAZMAT and merchandise services for Costco Wholesale Corporation. Prior to joining Costco, Craig worked as a special projects director for Frigoscandia Equipment Food Safety Systems for over 24 years. During his time there, Craig published numerous research papers in the areas of food safety and food processing. He holds many patents, the...

Duration:01:02:38

Ep. 46. GFSI: Yiannas, Jespersen, and Robach Weigh In on the Conference

4/9/2019
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Lone Jespersen is principal of Cultivate, an organization dedicated to helping food manufacturers globally make safe, great tasting food through cultural effectiveness. Lone has significant experience with food manufacturing, having previously spent 11 years with Maple Leaf Foods. Following the tragic event in 2008 when Maple Leaf products claimed 23 Canadian lives, Lone lead the execution of the Maple Leaf Foods, food safety strategy, and its operations learning strategy. Prior to that,...

Duration:01:03:39

Ep. 45. David Acheson: The Challenges of Communicating Food Safety to Consumers

3/26/2019
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Dr. David Acheson, is the founder and CEO of The Acheson Group and brings more than 30 years of medical and food safety research and experience to provide strategic advice as well as recall and crisis management support to food companies and ancillary technology companies on a global basis on all matters relating to food safety and food defense. David graduated from the University of London Medical School and practiced internal medicine and infectious diseases in the United Kingdom until...

Duration:01:27:55

Ep. 44. Jeremy Zenlea: C-Stores—Food Safety on the Go

3/12/2019
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Jeremy Zenlea is the director of corporate food safety at Cumberland Farms, Inc. In this role, he oversees all aspects of food safety, including regulatory compliance, retail and commissary food safety operations, and supply chain integrity. Jeremy has worked with a variety of different product categories, including refrigerated, high-risk ready-to-eat foods (meat, poultry, pork, and fresh-cut produce), chocolate, and confectionaries. Due to his diverse background, Jeremy has gained a wide...

Duration:01:09:57

Ep. 43. Samuel Godefroy: Food Regulations on a Global Scale

2/26/2019
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Samuel Godefroy is a professor of risk analysis and regulatory policies in the Department of Food Science at the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada. Currently, he leads the development of a Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform, hosted by the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at the university. Samuel previously led the strategic development of the World Bank’s Global Food Safety Partnership. He's also held senior food regulatory positions at the executive level...

Duration:01:24:03

Neogen: Meet MSU’s Food Processing and Innovation Center

2/18/2019
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This BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters is all about Michigan State University's Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC). The Center, the first of its kind in the U.S., will be Michigan's leading independent commercial food development, processing, packaging, and research facility. Here, mid- to large-size food companies have access to a real-time production environment to support the creation of new food products. In this interview, Matt Birbeck (FPIC) and Gerry Broski (Neogen) go...

Duration:00:35:56

Ep. 42. Joe Stout: Sanitation and Hygienic Design in the Food Plant

2/12/2019
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Joe Stout is the founder of Commercial Food Sanitation, a consulting firm that provides food safety and sanitation solutions to food processing plants. Before that, Joe spent nearly 30 years at Kraft Foods. While there, he held a variety of positions related to operations, quality, and sanitation, ultimately leading to his role as Kraft's director of global product protection, sanitation, and hygienic design. In this role at Kraft, Joe had global responsibility for plant cleaning controls...

Duration:01:08:32

Ep. 41. Sara Mortimore: HACCP—A Practical Approach

1/22/2019
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Sara Mortimer is the vice president of product safety, quality, and regulatory affairs for Land O’Lakes. Over her 30-year career, Sara has worked to ensure the safety and quality of some of the world’s biggest brands—Haagen Daaz, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Nature Valley, and many others. Sara has co-authored a number of books on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and food safety management. In fact, she contributed to Food Safety Magazine's Food Safety Culture eBook! She's...

Duration:01:27:46