Exhibitor Showcase Theater Schedule

Attend our FREE Exhibitor Showcase Theater presentations on the exhibit hall floor to hear subject matter epxerts educate on food safety issues and technologies and provide insight into potential solutions. Open to all registered attendees, no additional cost to attend.  

Wednesday, April 29

11:30AM - 12:00PM

H-1 Food Grade Lubricants & Their Relevance With HACCP & Eco-Green Requirements
Ellen Girard, OEM Analyst & Government Agency Liaison, LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Company

While reviewing the features and benefits of H-1 food grade lubricants, we will discuss the importance and ease of converting to a 100% NSF/H-1 lubrication program in consideration of the chemical hazard requirements for lubricants in HACCP programs & eco-green requirements. This presentation will also provide information on the regulatory history of H-1 food grade lubricants.

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Advanced Hygienic Design of Food Processing Equipment
Bill Sutton, Market Development Manager, Kollmorgen

The session will cover issues and challenges of design when applying drive train components in wash-down environments. We will review industry feedback concerning machinery needs and the journey of producing products that meet those real needs in the industry. We discovered a demand for the development of electrical motors, gearboxes and actuators that are functional, reliable and cleanable for wash-down areas.

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Achieving Food Safety Through Traceability
Mike Orcutt, Nataional Sales Manager, CPG

Product traceability is quickly becoming a vital component to supply chain operations, leaving companies with many questions and options regarding track and trace software and its suppliers. Matthews Marking Systems’ session will guide you through typical traceability issues and help you to solve them through complete data collection and marking and coding solutions. Our traceability solution, MPERIA™, includes connectivity to partner serialization/track and trace modules to provide the most inclusive ability to trace a package from creation through to the consumer, resulting in uniform packaging control, efficient manufacturing operations, and reduced costs.

1:00PM - 1:30PM

An Advanced Briefing of the Newest 21st Century Innovations in Sustainable Soda Gun Sanitization and Fruit Fly Elimination
Jon Aneson, President & CEO, Sea Hawk Systems

This session focuses on the fruit fly/drain fly infestation in bars serving alcoholic beverages, targeting soda guns and bar drain systems, as well as the entire bar work area. The perspectives of this restaurant operator/designer/builder for over 45 years and the insights from a state food safety director with over 25 years of field experience and program development, are bolstered by the bio-chemical analysis of the root causes and the remedies that are newly available this year.

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Best Practices in Implementing Hygienc Plastic Pallets in Food Plants
Curt Most, Global Account Manager - Plastic Pallets, ORBIS Corporation

Cleanliness and hygiene are critical to today’s food plants. Learn how plastic pallets can be a hygienic solution for handling, storing and moving product throughout the supply chain, from the processing plant to retail distribution. We will take a look at the important characteristics of hygienic pallets and how they can support your sanitation and food safety efforts. From pallet material to design to daily usage in your facility, you will learn how hygienic plastic pallets can support your sanitation and food safety efforts.

In this session you will learn what the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) will mean for your current pallet fleet, the newest food industry trends and how plastic pallets can support your supply chain and logistics goals, while driving cleanliness in your plant.

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Modular Food Safety Laboratories – A Temporary or Permanent Solution
Dan Palmer, President, Art's Way Scientific Inc.

When time, quality, security and costs are critical, an Arts Way Scientific modular laboratory is the only Way to go. It’s a brilliantly designed, quickly built, research ready, modular laboratory for food related illnesses, public health, and biosafety requirements.

An Art’s Way Scientific modular laboratory is delivered in significantly less time than conventional design/build construction. With customer responsiveness and quality as key values, Art’s Way Scientific will custom design, manufacture, deliver and install your lab to meet your critical requirements.
It’s the food safety lab you need, the way you need it, when you need it. That is our promise.



Thursday, April 30

11:30AM -12:00PM

GFSI Certification and Sustainment : Tools That Will Take Your Company to the Next Level
Jeff Chilton, VP of Professional Services, Alchemy

Many processes and procedures are required to achieve and sustain GFSI certification. Keeping up with the requirements can be a bit overwhelming and difficult to coordinate. Developing a system that assures completion of required tasks for compliance is key to a successful operation. Experience an entirely new way to track the progress of your GFSI scheme and results of your Food safety and Quality Management system to keep your plant on the right track, continuously improving and audit ready 24/7.

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Smart Pest Management – Leveraging Cutting - Edge Technology & Geo-Spatial Mapping
Aric Schroeder, VP of Sales, Copesan – Specialists in Pest Solutions

Take it to the next level – use sophisticated reporting, interactive action plan management and geo-spatial mapping to refine your pest management program. We’ll demonstrate Copesan’s new RapidTrax eLogbook solution and show how leveraging app-based technology can enhance your user experience as a client, giving you quick and easy access to your service data alongside trending tools to put your data in action and design a program that saves you time and money – exactly what you need in pest management, no more and no less. It’s cutting-edge technology with a practical purpose - real world, everyday improvement with greater efficiency and better program design.

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Behind the Certificate of Analysis: Risk Assessment in Pathogen Testing Methods
Maureen Harte, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, HartePro Consulting

It is important to know how the results on a Certificate of Analysis are obtained. All pathogen methods are not the same and therefore the quality of the result can vary. This presentation will provide a risk assessment of different pathogen detection methods using a Failure Modes and Effect Analysis and will discuss how method risk impacts confidence in a COA. This presentation will demonstrate how Failure Modes Effect Analysis can be used as a tool to evaluate and compare methodologies, so you can have more confidence in the ingredients & products that are essential for your products.

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Effective Foreign Material Detection for the Food Processing and Packaging Industry
Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulations, Mettler Toledo

An introduction to the principles of metal detectors and X-ray systems providing an understanding of how they work. Factors affecting sensitivity and proper testing to provide an understanding of all the outside influences on MD and XR systems as well as proper testing and verification procedures to truly and completely challenge the systems to verify performance. Other items to consider that focus on system design highlighting the importance of controlling rejected product and determining root cause and corrective action.

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Linerless On Demand Printed Food Safety Labeling
John Short, Marketing Director, NAStar Inc.

Linerless On Demand Printed Food Safety Labels are the latest innovation in food safety labeling technology, allowing for twice as many labels per roll and reduced roll changes while avoiding disposal of slippery silicone liner in kitchens. On Demand printed labels remove the need for hand written labels, save time, reduce errors, and ensure consumer safety.

Featuring the Single Adhesive Label Solution, Linerless On Demand Food Safety Labels eliminate the need for multiple types of labels. The same label can be applied to virtually any surface including frozen or wet containers, remove cleanly, and be reapplied to another surface.

2:00PM - 2:30PM

RF Biocidics and the use of RF Technology as an Alternative to Chemical Processing
Brett Flora, Sales, RF Biocidics

For many years, food processing has historically relied on a broad inventory of technologies based upon the use of chemicals and on the application of mostly thermal energy. RF processing is considered today as a viable new technological approach for processing foods at commercial scale. RF thermal effects are more energy efficient when compared to surface heating techniques as RF processing applies heat volumetrically and directly on specific molecules within the commodity. In the mid-1990s at the University of California, Davis an RF process for foods was developed and patented and a commercial company began operations with the development and implementation of large-scale commercial systems for disinfection, disinfestation and stabilization of a select group of foods.