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Ep. 13. Darin Detwiler: "It's more than just a job"

11/14/2017
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Dr. Darin Detwiler is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic and Faculty Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He is also the Lead Academic of the MS in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industry (http://bit.ly/2zCQi00) and Professor of Food Policy. In addition to being the Founder and President of Detwiler Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Detwiler serves as the Executive Vice President for Public Health at the International Food Authenticity Assurance Organization. Dr. Detwiler...

Duration: 01:03:01


Listeria Right Now: Innovations in Food Safety

10/30/2017
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This special BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters focuses on Listeria Right Now, an environmental Listeria test offering molecular-level accuracy, with no enrichment and a total time to results of under one hour. This innovative food safety product was introduced at the annual IAFP meeting this year, with many people remarking that it was a “game changer”. Because of the pervasiveness of Listeria in the environment, the risk that Listeria can be introduced into a food processing...

Duration: 00:20:54


Ep. 12. David Acheson M.D.: "No...that's a problem"

10/24/2017
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Dr. David Acheson, M.D., 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...

Duration: 01:06:22


Ep. 11. Patricia Wester: "Preventive controls are not HACCP"

10/10/2017
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After obtaining her B.Sc. in poultry science from the University of Florida and serving in the meat and poultry industry, Trish began her career in food safety in 1997 as director of process and product development at ABC Research Corporation in Gainesville, FL. In 2004, she joined SGS, Consumer Testing Services, as the regional operations director for the Americas until 2009 when she became director of food safety systems for Eurofins Scientific. She is a Food Safety Preventive Controls...

Duration: 01:20:52


Metagenomics: A Fresh Take on Spoilage

10/2/2017
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This special BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters brings you a discussion about an application of next-generation sequencing — metagenomics. As the cost of DNA testing decreases, practical applications are increasing, with one of the most exciting applications available being the use of sequencing to identify microorganisms in samples, including unculturable organisms. The value proposition of the 16S metagenomic application is that you can identify spoilage organisms in your facility,...

Duration: 00:18:10


Ep. 10. Mike Taylor: "We're in a whole new world"

9/26/2017
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Mike Taylor is a senior fellow at the Meridian Institute and an advisor to the Food and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. His primary interests are food safety globally and food security in Africa and other developing regions. Until June 1, 2016, Mr. Taylor was Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He led the comprehensive overhaul of FDA’s food safety program Congress mandated in the Food Safety Modernization Act of...

Duration: 01:00:37


Ep. 9. Bill Sperber: "We never had these problems until you came along"

9/12/2017
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Dr. William Sperber is a renowned food microbiologist who has been appointed five times by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods and has been recognized for his pioneering work at the Pillsbury Co. in the development of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety program model. During his career, Dr. Sperber worked for three major food companies—Best Foods, Pillsbury and Cargill—and has become...

Duration: 00:45:01


Ep. 8. Ben Chapman: “We have to take a risk communication approach”

8/22/2017
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Dr. Ben Chapman is an associate professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. He received a Ph.D. in plant agriculture in 2009 from the University of Guelph. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers and...

Duration: 01:08:22


Ep. 7. Scott Brooks: "Never let a crisis go to waste"

8/8/2017
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Dr. Scott Brooks is the owner of River Run Consulting, LLC, providing food safety, quality, scientific and regulatory affairs services for food and beverage companies in manufacturing, food service and retail. He is the former senior vice president of Quality, Food Safety, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Kraft Foods. Scott joined Kraft from PepsiCo, where he held the position of vice president of Global Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Policy. He joined...

Duration: 01:20:53


Ep. 6. Joe Corby: "It's important to know who the players are"

7/25/2017
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Joseph Corby worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for 37 years, ultimately retiring in 2008 as the director of the Division of Food Safety and Inspection. He is currently the executive director of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO) (http://www.afdo.org/), and he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) (https://ifpti.org/)and the Partnership for Food Safety Education...

Duration: 00:42:31


Ep. 5. John Spink: "We'll never arrest our way to food protection"

7/11/2017
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Dr. John Spink is the director of the Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan State University (MSU) (http://foodfraud.msu.edu/). Over the years, John's research has focused on economically motivated food adulteration, including the use of adulterant substances, counterfeit products, stolen goods, smuggled goods, tampering and intentional mislabeling. His leadership positions include product fraud related activities with the International Organization for Standardization...

Duration: 01:06:03


Ep. 4: Steve Taylor: "The number one reason for food allergen recalls is…"

6/27/2017
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Steve L. Taylor, Ph.D. currently serves as a professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology and founder and co-director of the Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP) (http://farrp.unl.edu/) at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Taylor received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in food science and technology from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California - Davis. Dr. Taylor maintains an active research program in the area of food...

Duration: 00:40:50


Ep. 3: Lone Jespersen: "Culture comes first"

6/13/2017
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Lone Jespersen is a principal at Cultivate (http://www.cultivatefoodsafety.com) 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...

Duration: 00:53:46


Ep. 2. Larry Keener: "Food safety is manufactured"

5/23/2017
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Larry Keener has a long record of involvement, both nationally and internationally, with food industry issues. He is the current vice president and co-chair of the Austrian-based Global Harmonization Initiative (www.globalhormonization.net), an organization founded in 2004 to promote harmonization of food safety legislation and regulations. He is president and chief executive officer of Seattle-based International Product Safety Consultants, Inc. (www.foodsafetyprofessionals.com) — a...

Duration: 00:52:51


Ep. 1. Dave Theno: "No one cooks their salad"

5/9/2017
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David M. Theno, Ph.D., is currently CEO of Gray Dog Partners, Inc., a technical consulting business specializing in food safety, food manufacturing, restaurant operations, supply chain management and strategic planning. Theno is most widely known for the role he assumed with Jack in the Box after the fast food chain experienced a tragic and massive foodborne illness outbreak in 1993. He has also held food safety and quality management roles with Foster Farms, Kellogg’s, Armour Food Company...

Duration: 00:52:06


Introduction to Food Safety Matters

4/23/2017
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Food Safety Magazine's editorial team talks about what to expect from our new podcast — Food Safety Matters.

Duration: 00:03:50