May 8-11, 2017

Rosemont, Illinois

Donald Stephens Convention Center

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 Solutions Stage Presentation Schedule

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Attend our FREE Solutions Stage Theater presentations, located on the Exhibit Hall floor, to hear subject matter experts educate on food safety issues and technologies and provide insight into potential solutions.  Open to all registered attendees, no additional cost to attend.

 

Wednesday • May 10, 2017

Time/Location Company Presenter Presentation Information 
11:00am-11:30am
Theater 1
aco

Mark Haydon
Strategic Manager, Building Drainage
ACO Polymer Products, Inc.

Reduce Risk of Food Contamination with Hygienically Designed Drainage Solutions
Did you know that drains can contribute to up to 30% of total bacteria contamination risk within a food preparation area? Drainage is a critical component affecting the hygienic performance of food production. Effective, hygienically designed drainage systems help mitigate hazards from the external environment and are central to safe and sanitary food production. So often, drainage can be the source of ongoing operational or maintenance issues, but easy to be ‘out of sight and out of mind’. There are easy to clean, hygienic options available on the market that require no increased up-front costs, and provide lifetime cost of ownership benefits.

11:30am-12:00pm
Theater 2
lubriplate Ellie Girard
OEM Marketing Analyst
LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Co.
NSF/H1 Food Machinery Lubricants: Understanding the Basics
Using NSF/H1 registered food machinery lubricants is the new standard at food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging facilities. During this presentation, attendees will be provided with a background on the regulatory history of food machinery lubricants and details about each of the NSF lubricant product category codes. In addition, attendees will learn about the many features and benefits that NSF/H1 food machinery lubricants offer as well as discuss the importance and ease of converting to a 100% NSF/H1 lubrication program.
12:00pm-12:30pm
Theater 1
roka

Ted Andrew
Sr. Director, Marketing
Roka Bioscience 

Why Does a Better Pathogen Test Matter?
Choosing an appropriate pathogen test method is important. In today’s regulatory environment it is important to be proactive and use a highly accurate test method. If are unsure what method you are currently using for environmental testing or know that you are using an outdated method, now is the time to evaluate your current test method’s effectiveness. You will learn how the right technology, paired with the right processes, can drive better outcomes. Roka Bioscience has partnered with other industry leaders to help you understand your environment and the effectiveness of your preventative controls.
12:30pm-1:00pm
Theater 2
ReposiTrak Shelly Stegner
Director of Food Safety
Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Your Approved Supplier Program is the Key to FSMA Compliance
1:00pm-1:30pm
Theater 1

mettler toledo

Robert Rogers
Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulation
Mettler Toledo 

Want to Validate Your Metal Detector Now What?
Validation is a requirement for any food safety program yet guidance as to how to validate is difficult to find particularly when it comes to validating metal detection systems. We will discuss different validation methods including validating detection capability and validating system reject operation with this informative presentation.

1:30pm-2:00pm
Theater 2
arts way Karl Arend
Project Manager 
Art's Way Scientific Inc.

On-Site Laboratories – Mobile and Modular Solutions

2:00pm-2:30pm
Theater 1
brother Nick D’Alessio
Senior Business Development Manager
Brother Mobile Solutions

Executing a Cost Effective Food Labeling Solution for Grocery & Convenience Stores
Fresh and made to order foods have become a much larger part of the convenience and grocery store menu offering. Correctly labeling these foods has become a critical requirement, not only because state and federal regulations require it, but health conscious customers demand it. This does not need to be another technical challenge heaped upon the IT department or store owner. This presentation discusses how Brother Mobile Solutions has uniquely developed a simple, self-contained food labeling solution that works for both a single store and large multi-store enterprises.

2:45pm-3:15pm
Conference Center
tegam  

Session information TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm
Conference Center
verse  

Session information TBA

4:15pm-4:45pm
Conference Center
airtesting  

Session information TBA


Thursday • May 11, 2017

Time Company Presenter Presentation Information 
8:15am-8:45am
Conference Center

magnifi

Christina Kelley-Astorga
Co-owner
Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC

Andrew Wolpe
President & COO
Magnifi Group, Inc.

Federal Compliance and Security – Mission Critical when it comes to Facility Access under the Food Safety Modernization Act
Under FSMA, your facilities are subject to mandated inspections by the FDA, including records access. Consequently, the ability to efficiently and effectively track vendors, contractors and visitors who frequent your facilities has become a vital component to operational compliance. Each non-employee who enters your facilities must also have successfully completed necessary documentation – required by the FDA or by GFSI. This presentation will discuss the FSMA and GFSI requirement and demonstrate a new technology – in the form of an APP – that meets criteria for facility access while seamlessly integrating with your company’s existing operational methodologies.

11:00am-11:30am
Theater 1
sani

Matt Schiering
GM/VP
Sani Professional

Q&A with the 2017 Sani Award Winners

11:30am-12:00pm
Theater 2
rentokil

Judy Black
VP of Technical Services
Rentokil Steritech
Bug’s Eye View: A Day in the Life of an Ingredient
The ingredients you use can play a significant role in your facility’s attractiveness to pests. In this session from one of the country’s top urban entomologists, learn how integrated pest management impacts the entire supply chain, how you can work with your provider to develop a proactive program that helps bolster your FSMA efforts, and about the coming revolution in pest control with the Internet of Things and how it will modernize your pest control program with an ultra-targeted, risk-based approach.
12:00pm-12:30pm
Theater 1
abbott

John Ginascol
VP Nutrition Supply Chain
Abbott
 

Creating a Culture of Food Safety
Food safety isn’t just the responsibility of those with quality or safety in their titles; it is every employee’s responsibility. It takes a coordinated, consistent effort to ensure employees understand that the work they do every day matters and impacts the quality and safety of the food they make for our consumers. At Abbott we’ve developed a company culture, through behavior-guiding principles and programs, that helps keep what’s most important top of mind – safe, quality products for the people who use our products. We’ll provide insights into how we’re creating our culture of food safety.
12:30pm-1:00pm
Theater 2
spirax sarco

Bernie Sapp
National Account Manager – Food & Beverage
Spirax Sarco 
How Healthy is Your Steam System?
This presentation will discuss the top five ways food and beverage companies can improve their plant’s efficiency, safety, and sustainability goals. Spirax Sarco, experts in steam system solutions, will discuss how companies in the US and across the globe are optimizing production, reducing waste and removing hazards.
1:00pm-1:30pm
Theater 1
compliance metrix

Mitch Porche
CEO
ComplianceMetrix 

The Impact of Clean Food Sourcing (organic, non-GMO, etc.) on the Supply Chain
The demand for organic and Non-GMO products is rapidly increasing.  These clean-food suppliers produce lesser quantities of products and require different policy management than standard food products. The result is an increase in suppliers and the introduction of new risk factors, mandating the collection of new data for audits, certifications, compliance, supplier management and brand quality from farm to fork. This track will address how technology can increase efficiency in supplier quality management and mitigate risk, while reducing administration per-supplier on your staff. This approach insures companies have the data transparency required to track and uniformly report supplier activity and regulatory compliance.

1:30pm-2:00pm
Theater 2
compwalk

Chad Baker
Business Development Director
CompWALK

Utilizing Tech for Hazard Analysis, Preventive Controls and Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Learn how CompWALK helps you better establish and implement a food safety structure that focuses on analyzing hazards and risk-based preventive controls through the use of advance technology and online inspections. Not only will your documentation be accurate and easily accessible, but the platform automates a pattern of continuous monitoring, corrective actions and verification across your organization's operations. See how continuous monitoring of temperature is tied directly into the platform utilizing our Internet of Things (IoT) temperature device with configurable alerts and emails.
2:00pm-2:30pm
Theater 1
siemens  Peter De Moerloose
R&D Presales Director – Consumer Products and Retail
Siemens PLM Software, Inc.

Michael Schroeder
Portfolio Development Exec. – Consumer Products and Retail
Siemens PLM Software, Inc.

Opportunities for Realizing Transparency
Transparency is driving growth. Traceability, safety and experience are new additions to the traditional drivers of price, taste and convenience. Over half of consumers say decision making is more heavily weighted in these new areas. Complexity only increases as the industry chases profitable growth. According to IRI: Fresh Categories see 50% more growth than other categories 1. The New Normal stresses people and traditional processes. The threat stands in the way of delivering the necessary innovation while increasing risks to time, cost and quality. Is your company prepared to be as connected as your consumer?

2:45pm-3:15pm
Conference Center
detectamet  

Session information TBA