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Dr. Lilia Ahrné

Dr. Lilia Ahrné is Professor in dairy process technology at University of Copenhagen. Prof. Lilia Ahrné has a MS in food engineering from the School of Biotechnology at the Catholic University of Portugal. She received a PhD in food engineering from the same university in collaboration with University of California Davis. In 1994, she moved to Sweden to perform a PostDoc project hosted by Tetra Pak, in collaboration with Lund University. After the PhD she worked for Tetra Pak Processing Systems R&D and then had a second PostDoc with Kraft General Food. After that, she served for 10 years as the director of the department for Process and Technology Development at SIK and adjunct professor in Food Engineering at Chalmers Technical University. She currently serves as President of EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology) and member of the National Committee for Nutrition and Food Sciences of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). She is very engaged in promoting food research and her own research interests are to understand the effect of traditional and novel processing technologies on physical, chemical and structural characteristics of foods, and use this knowledge to develop new processes and products.


Dr. V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam

Dr. V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam is Professor of Food Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), Department of Food Science and Technology, and the Department of Food Ag Bio Engineering, in Columbus, OH. His research accomplishments in advanced thermal and nonthermal processes have resulted in major advances in knowledge and practice in these fields. At OSU, Dr. Bala teaches Unit Operations in Food Process Engineering to undergraduate students pursuing Food Science and Technology & Food Engineering degree majors, and is supervising research of numerous M.S. and Ph.D. students. Dr. Bala authored over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, food processor factsheets and co-edited two books on nonthermal food processing methods. He also volunteers his time to advance the IFT mission, particularly through the Nonthermal Processing and Food Engineering divisions. Dr. Bala is one of the founding members of the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division, served as its past chair and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee. He has received many awards, including the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division Member of the Year Award, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Distinguished Faculty Research  Award, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture at Ohio State University's Research "Award of Merit", and the IFT Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Bala is a Fellow of IFT and IUFoST.


Dr. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas

Dr. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas is Professor of Food Engineering and Director of the Center for Nonthermal Processing of Food at Washington State University. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Uruguay and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He holds a Honoris Causa Doctorate at Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. Dr. Barbosa-Cánovas was editor of Food Science and Technology International, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, as well as the Food Engineering Theme in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, published by UNESCO. Dr. Barbosa-Cánovas is the Editor-in-Chief of the Food Engineering Book Series, of the Food Preservation Technology Series, and Editor-in-Chief of Food Engineering Reviews. He has edited and authored several books on Food Engineering, including Nonthermal Preservation of Foods. He is an International Consultant for the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and a consultant for several major food companies. Dr. Barbosa-Cánovas is Past-President of the International Society of Food Engineering and Chair of the Scientific Council of IUFoST. He is recipient of the IFT’s Nicholas Appert Award, International Award, and Research and Development Award. He is an IFT, IFST, and IUFoST Fellow, and Member of the Uruguayan Academy of Engineering. In 2010 he received the Sahlin Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts at Washington State University, and a Fulbright Fellowship. In 2013 he was granted a fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to lecture in several prestigious Japanese universities. He then had a sabbatical at the University of Salerno, Italy, to conduct research and teaching. He was selected as the 2016 International Food Engineer Award granted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and sponsored by Nestlé. He received a fellowship at China Agricultural University in 2016, to offer lectures and develop joint projects. In 2017, he was appointed Distinguished Professor and Distinguished International Supervisor of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, and Guest Professor at the College of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering, China Agricultural University. He is one of the founding members of IFT’s Nonthermal Processing Division and has been providing leadership to this group in different roles since its inception.


Dr. Kathryn J. Boor

Dr. Kathryn J. Boor is Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. She earned a BS in Food Science from Cornell University, an MS in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Boor served on the National Academy of Science/Institute of Medicine Committee on Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards for Safe Food, and the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. She received the 2000 USDA Honor Award as a member of the Listeria Outbreak Working Group, the 2000 Foundation Scholar Award and the 2006 DeLaval Award for Dairy Extension programming from the American Dairy Science Association, and the 2002 Samuel Cate Prescott award from IFT. Dr. Boor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, IUFFoST and IFT. Her integrated research and extension program at Cornell is dedicated to improving dairy product shelf-life, wholesomeness and safety through reduction of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria in processed products and in raw milk. The long-term objective of Dr. Boor’s program is the creation of an integrated and interactive University/regulatory agency/dairy industry network to protect dairy product safety and quality. Specifically, she works on identifying and characterizing factors that affect the presence and persistence of spoilage and pathogenic organisms in food products intended for human consumption.


Dr. Roman BuckowDr. Roman Buckow holds a PhD in Engineering from the Berlin University of Technology, Germany. In 2006, Roman joined Food Science Australia (now CSIRO) to complete his postdoctoral research fellowship. He has held Research Group Leader and Stream Leader positions since 2011 and currently is the Research Group Leader of the Food Transformation Group. The Group represents CSIRO's Food Process Engineering, Food Processing Pilot Plant and Chemical & Physical (Food) Characterisation capability. Roman’s research interests include sustainable food manufacture, designing new food structures and textures, and the development of safe and healthy food ingredients and products through novel food processing technologies, namely high pressure, pulsed electric field or extrusion processing. In addition, he is investigating new opportunities to increase the efficiency and sustainability of conventional and novel food processing technologies. He has actively carried out research work in these areas, and has numerous research publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.


Dr. Christopher Doona

Dr. Christopher Doona serves as Senior Research Chemist for the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center carrying out basic and applied research with colleagues in academia and industry. Since 1995, Dr. Doona has investigated chemical heating for military rations, novel technologies for food preservation, textile decontamination, and graywater recycling using High Pressure Processing, Ohmic heating, Natick’s Intrinsic Chemical Markers, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), mathematical modeling for Food Safety, and “hurdle” technology to develop a 3-year Challenge Test to ensure the safety of military sandwiches. Dr. Doona earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Ripon College and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Brandeis University. He has been a Visiting Scientist at Loránd University in Budapest, an NSF Physical Chemist at University of Würzburg (Germany), a Postdoctoral Fellow at Auburn University, and Professor at Middlebury College, teaching courses and mentoring undergraduate research. Dr. Doona has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, 3 books, and 15 patents, including novel chemical disinfectant technologies used by international public health organizations to sterilize medical equipment during the Ebola crisis in West Africa. He is a Professional member of ACS and IFT (Past-Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division). He is a recipient of the NPD Service award and of the IFT Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award.


Dr. Michael Gänzle

Dr. Michael Gänzle is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Microbiology and Probiotics in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, at the University of Alberta, Canada, which he joined in 2005. Michael has a MS from Oregon State University, and a diploma in Food Engineering and a doctoral degree in Food Microbiology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Research projects in his group include: novel thermal and non-thermal preservation methods including the safety of low moisture foods, resistance of bacterial pathogens to heat and pressure, and food preservation with pulsed electrical fields and biopreservation. He is also engaged in the functional characterization of lactic acid bacteria for use as starter cultures or probiotic cultures in food, and intestinal microbial ecology with a focus on the use of non-digestible carbohydrates to improve host health. Michael Gänzle is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Food Microbiology and serves on the editorial board for Food Microbiology, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Food Research International.


Dr. Dallas Hoover is a Professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Delaware, which he joined in 1984 following postdoctoral appointments at Drexel University and Cornell University. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Elizabethtown College (PA), a M.S. in Biology from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on food process microbiology, particularly high pressure processing. He also teaches some introductory food science classes, food fermentations, and food microbiology.  Dr. Hoover is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Institute of Food Technologists, International Association of Food Protection. He was elected as an IFT Fellow in 2004 and has served as chair of the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division and IFT Food Microbiology Division.  Dr. Hoover is an associate editor for Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies and an associate editor of food engineering and physical processes for the Journal of Food Science, and serves on editorial boards for several other journals, including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Food Biotechnology, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, International Dairy Journal, Journal of Food Protection, Journal of Food Safety, and LWT-Food Science and Technology.


Larry KeenerLarry Keener is President and Chief Executive of International Product Safety Consultants, Inc. Larry is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Larry is recognized globally as an expert in food safety, particularly in the area of process validation, as a process authority. His areas of expertise range from applied food microbiology and sanitation methods, the development and application of an array of thermal and non-thermal processing and preservation technologies. He is a food safety advisory board member for several multinational food companies and research institutes. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a Certified Food Scientist (International Food Science Certification Commission) and a 2015 member of Phi Tau Sigma, the honor society of food science and technology. He is past President of Tuskegee University’s Food and Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board, as well as past President and founding member of IFT’s Nonthermal Processing Division.  Larry is also the vice president and co-chair of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), and serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Food Safety Magazine and New Food Magazine.


Dr. Tatiana Koutchma is a Research Scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Guelph Food Research Centre, Canada, where she leads research in food safety engineering. Previously, she has worked as Research Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, National Center for Food Safety and Technology in Chicago, IL, and as a Research Associate in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. She received her doctoral degree in Food Process Engineering at Moscow State University of Food Production. Her areas of expertise include thermal processing and innovative processing technologies, with emphasis on ultraviolet light irradiation, microwave heating, high pressure process calculations, modeling reaction kinetics, engineering properties of foods, and process validation. Dr. Koutchma is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Processing, Food, and Bioprocess Technology and a member of the Innovative Technologies Board of PepsiCo.


Yinqing MaDr. Yinqing Ma is the Chief of the Beverages Branch in the Office of Food Safety at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.  Dr. Ma leads the development of regulations, guidances, policies, and programs related to the safety of juice, bottled water, alcoholic beverages, and other plant-based beverage products.  She serves as the U.S. Delegate to the Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters and the U.S. Alternate Delegate to the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables.  Dr. Ma has been with FDA since 2009 and has worked on a variety of issues related to the safety and labeling of food products.  Prior to FDA, she was an Associate Principal Scientist at Kraft Foods and an Assistant Professor at California State University, Los Angeles.  Dr. Ma received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University.


Nicolás MenesesDr. Nicolás Meneses is an Expert on Food & Feed Safety in the Corporate Technology Unit at Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland, where he has been in charge of developing technologies for food safety of low water activity food and feed. Nicolas also worked over 3 years in the Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin as a Research Associate involved in European and national projects. He holds a BS degree and a PhD in Food Technology from the Technische Universität Berlin, where he carried out research on non-thermal technologies. Nicolas was also Student Representative for Europe at the Non-thermal Processing Division, and has continued his involvement in the leadership of the Division in recent years.


Carmen MoraruDr. Carmen I. Moraru is a Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. She received her BS and PhD degrees in Food Engineering from the University of Galati, Romania. After a short period of working in the Dairy Industry, she served as a faculty member at the University of Galati, then became a postdoctoral associate and then a Research Assistant Professor the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University. She joined Cornell in 2003, where she conducts research and teaching in physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing and food safety engineering. Current research projects include: membrane separation and pulsed light treatment as physical methods of reducing the microbial load of food products, intermolecular interactions and structural transformations that occur in high protein systems during thermal and nonthermal processing, particularly High Pressure Processing. Dr. Moraru is a recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing, the IDFA Award in Dairy Foods Research, and of the Cornell University Institute for Food Science Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Moraru is a Past Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division of IFT, and recipient of the NPD Outstanding Service Award.


Rosana MoreiraDr. Rosana Moreira is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, and also serves as Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies. She holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Campinas State University in Brazil, and both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University. Her research interests include engineering aspects of foods and food processes; fundamental modeling: dehydration, frying, extrusion, food irradiation; process control techniques as applied to food processing systems: food extrusion processes, continuous fryers, and continuous flow grains dyers; deep-fat frying: modeling, oil absorption mechanisms, vacuum frying, acrylamide; impingement drying; food safety: food irradiation and biosensor technology. She also teaches courses in Unit Operations of Food Processing, Food Engineering, and Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems.


Brendan NiemiraDr. Brendan A. Niemira is the Research Leader of the Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit (FSIT) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, PA. He leads a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students in developing tools to kill human pathogens on produce, meats, poultry, shellfish and other foods. Dr. Niemira’s research focuses on the development and validation of cold plasma, irradiation and other nonthermal and thermal treatments for inactivation of pathogens on fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Additional research addresses pathogen attachment and biofilm formation on foods and food contact surfaces, and how this alters the efficacy of antimicrobial treatments. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University. Dr. Niemira is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association for Food Protection and the American Society for Microbiology. He serves on the editorial boards for "Applied and Environmental Microbiology" and "Journal of Food Protection".


Olga Padilla-ZakourDr. Olga I. Padilla-Zakour is Professor and Chair in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. She is also the Director of the Cornell Food Venture Center. She obtained her B.S. in food science from the University of Costa Rica and her doctorate in Food Science and Technology from Cornell University. Her research program focuses on solutions that add value and safety to agricultural commodities. Special emphasis is placed on developing new products and processes, improving or retaining quality in processed foods, increasing economic viability of farm-based ventures, and identifying the key the factors that affect the safety of specialty foods manufactured by small-scale processors. She is a Process Authority and has experience in validation of thermal and non-thermal processes, particularly High Pressure Processing. Dr. Padilla-Zakour is an IFT Fellow, a recipient of IFT’s Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award, of the William V. Hickey Memorial Award from the New York State Association for Food Protection, and part of the Cornell Institute of Food Science team who received the Food Safety Award from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).


Jenny ScottJenny Scott is a Senior Advisor in the Office of Food Safety with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, where she leads the FDA teams on the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and guidance.   Prior to joining FDA in August 2009, Jenny was Vice President of Science Policy, Food Protection at the Grocery Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC, where she held various positions over a 29-year tenure.  She received a B.A. degree in biology from Wellesley College, an M.S. in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.S. in food science from the University of Maryland.  She is a past-president of the International Association for Food Protection and a fellow of both IAFP and the Institute of Food Technologists.  In addition, she serves as the U.S. Delegate to the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene.


Jessie Usaga BarrierntosDr. Jessie Usaga Barrientos is an Associate Professor at the University of Costa Rica. She has a MS degree from the University of Costa Rica and a PhD from Cornell University. Her area of teaching and research is Food Processing, with a special focus on nonthermal processing methods. Between 2017-2017, Dr. Usaga served as a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University, where she worked on developing protocols for validation of High Pressure Processing and conducted several validation studies.

 


Isabella WallsDr. Isabel Walls is the National Program Leader for Food Safety at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, where she provides scientific leadership to food safety programs.  She holds a PhD in Food Microbiology from The University of Ulster. Within USDA, Dr. Walls has previously served as the Senior Advisor for Food Safety, Nutrition and Health to USDA’s Chief Scientist, where she coordinated multi-agency activities in food safety and nutrition.  She also served as a Senior Advisor at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, providing scientific advice to address international food safety and animal health policy issues, and as a Senior Scientist at the Food Safety and Inspection Service, where she provided scientific advice on both food safety and food defense issues.  Before joining USDA, Dr. Walls served as a Senior Scientist at the International Life Sciences Institute, a non-profit organization, where she directed the development of Expert Panel Scientific Reports related to food safety and environmental risk assessment. Prior to this, she was a Research Microbiologist at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, undertaking food safety and food quality laboratory research. Dr. Walls is a Past President of the International Association for Food Protection.


Jason WanDr. Jason Wan is Professor of Food Science and Associate Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He holds a B.S. in Animal Science, M.S. in Dairy Science and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Deakin University, in Australia. He also had a postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, in Australia. At IFSH, Dr. Wan's research focuses on microbiology of emerging nonthermal processing technologies, i.e. high pressure processing (HPP), pulsed electric field (PEF), ultrasound, UV and cool plasma, for microbial inactivation, shelf-life extension and food safety enhancement. Dr. Wan’s expertise also includes molecular microbiology and development of DNA-based methods for detection, differentiation and tracking of foodborne pathogens in food systems and environment; dairy processing, protein chemistry, and development and evaluation of bioactive dairy ingredients for functional food applications. He has served as Guest Editor for Trends in Food Science and Technology, and Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. He is Past Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division of IFT.


Randy WoroboDr. Randy W. Worobo is a Professor of Food Microbiology in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, and Director of the Cornell High Pressure Validation Center.  He received a B.S. in Food Science and a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from the University of Alberta, Canada.  He conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at the University of Poitiers, France, and then he joined Cornell University. Dr. Worobo’s primary program area is fruit, vegetable, and beverage microbiology.  His expertise area includes food safety, Juice HACCP, non-thermal processing, fruit and beverage safety and spoilage, antimicrobials peptides and proteins, and heat resistance molds and bacteria. Research projects include the investigation of new technologies and combinations with existing food processing technologies to enhance the safety and quality of fruit and vegetable based foods. Part of this research involves non-thermal processing treatments to enhance the safety of high risk foods that include fruit juices and produce. Dr. Worobo is a recipient of the Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Outstanding Accomplishments in Research Award, of the Cornell University Institute for Food Science Teaching Excellence Award, and the Todd M. Bozicevich Education and Collaboration Award from FDA.


Ahmed YousefDr. Ahmed Yousef is a Professor of Food Microbiology at the Ohio State University (OSU). He has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, served as a faculty member at the University of Zagazig, Egypt, and as a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At OSU, he works on discovery of natural effective antimicrobial peptides for food application and beyond, and on developing food and medicinal applications of these antimicrobials. He is also working on developing ozone applications for enhancing the safety of minimally processed foods, and invented an ozone-based pasteurization process for shell eggs. Dr. Yousef also developed processes to decontaminate fresh produce during vacuum cooling and transportation using gaseous ozone, and established on the OSU campus, the largest ozone research laboratory in the US. Dr. Yousef is very interested in the safety considerations of foods processed by emerging non-thermal technologies, and accomplishments in this area include discovery of the most-likely mechanism for microbial inactivation by ultra-high pressure and revealing the role of molecular chaperons in microbial resistance to pulsed electric field processing. He has received the IFT Research and Development Award, the Educator of the Year Award from the Ohio Association for Food Protection, and a number of OSU awards, including: the College’s Innovator of the Year Award, the Bazlers Designated Professorship, the Powerene Departmental Teaching Excellence Award, and the Departmental Research Award.


Howard ZhangDr. Howard Zhang is the Center Director for the USDA ARS Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, and a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service. He received his BS from Hunan Agricultural University in China, MS from the University of Guelph, and Ph.D. from Washington State University. He served as postdoctoral associate at Washington State University, and then as Assistant Professor (1994-1999), Associate Professor (1999-2003) and Full Professor (2003-2004) at the Ohio State University. In 2004 he joined USDA as Research Leader for the Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit at the USDA ARS Eastern Regional Research Center. He led research on food safety intervention technologies for produce, juices and beverages, and meat and ready-to-eat foods. He was selected as Director for WRRC in 2009, where he led research on Produce Safety, Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention, Healthy Processed Foods, Bioproducts, Crop Improvements and Genetics, and Exotic and Invasive Weeds. In January 2017 he was appointed Center Director for BARC. His areas of expertise include nonthermal processing technologies, pulsed electric fields, packaging, electronic instrumentation and process automation. He is a pioneer and inventor of PEF technology and Ultrasonic Sealing. Howard received the IFT Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research during his tenure at OSU for his work on PEF technology. He received the Research and Development Associates’ Colonel Rohland Isker Award for his team research and technology implementation of ultrasonic sealing. He is member of IFT, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Chemical Society. He also served as President of the Chinese American Food Society. He was elected IFT Fellow in 2014. He served as Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division of IFT.

 

Panelists

Dr. Kemal AganovicDr. Kemal Aganovic, Group Leader Alternative Technologies, German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL e.V.), Osnabrück, Germany

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Larry KeenerLarry Keener, President and Chief Executive of International Product Safety Consultants

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John LukerJohn Luker, Assistant Director, Food Safety and Inspection at NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

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Hido MalicHido Malic, Innovation Manager, Agrana Fruit, Brecksville, OH, USA

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Brian MayerBrian Mayer, Senior Scientist Food Safety at Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ, USA

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Dr. Olga I. Padilla-ZakourDr. Olga I. Padilla-Zakour, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science at Cornell University, Ihaca, NY, USA

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Nali PrchalNali Prchal, Senior Food Technologist, JBT-Avure Technologies, USA

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Dr. Julie StaffordDr. Julie L. Stafford, Industry Liaison for the Cornell Institute for Food Systems, Department of Food Science, Ithaca, NY

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Bill StrassburgBill Strassburg Strategic Planning, Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester NY, USA

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Dr. Carole TonelloDr. Carole Tonello, Applications & Process Development Manager, Hiperbaric, Spain

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Marcia WalkerDr. Marcia Walker, High Pressure Processing expert, Former IFT-NPD Chair

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David WhitmanDavid G. Whitman, Consumer Safety Officer, Beverages Branch, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety FDA - CFSAN

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