Webinar Archive

Active IAFP Members can use our search below to find past webinars held by IAFP and IAFP’s Professional Development Groups (PDGs). Please note that all opinions and statements are those of the individual making the presentations and not necessarily the opinion or view of IAFP.

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  • Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to Improve Microbiological Safety in the Food Chain

    This webinar we will focus on the acceleration of method validation. More specifically with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) it is possible to analyze data from existing official validation of alternative methods to generate tools which can use past evidence to revise and refine the validation criteria so that alternative methods can benefit from a more efficient validation. In this webinar, we will first present the potential of AI in the data analysis to produce models able to predict behaviors and outcomes, with a specific focus on microbiological systems. A critical review will then be presented on the rapid methods available in the market for the detection of foodborne pathogens, which will also underline pros and cons of these approaches. Lastly, a food producing company will report the potential benefits of such an approach, specifically regarding the faster validation of new rapid methods, such as “a lab-on-chip” device for the detection of foodborne pathogens.

    Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation

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    Presenters

    • Luca Cocolin, Moderator University of Turin, Italy
    • Pedro Lopez, Speaker Al Talentum, Spain
    • Trevor Phister, Speaker   PepsiCo, Switzerland
    • Pietro Cattaneo, Speaker   SwissDeCode, United Kingdom
  • Food Safety Culture - Part 3 of 6: Latest Food Safety Culture Research From Four Doctoral Researchers

    This is the third in a six part series organized by the Food Safety Culture PDG.

    Get four practical insights from four passionate researchers in the field of food safety culture. From the role of regulators, application of GFSI dimensions, impact of communication, to assessments in SMEs and processing facilities.

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    Presenters

    • Lone Jespersen, Moderator Cultivate, Switzerland
    • Sophie Tongyu Wu, Presenter Purdue University, USA
    • Emma Samuel, Presenter Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
    • Rounaq Nayak, Presenter Harper Adams University, United Kingdom
    • Shingai Nyarugwe, Presenter Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • Cleaning Validation of Cleaning Tools

    The sanitary state of cleaning tools (when compared with that of food equipment or environmental surfaces) is often overlooked as a potential vector of product contamination. This may be because validation of sanitation preventive controls is still not a mandatory requirement in FSMA regulations, and that validation, monitoring and verification of cleaning tools seldom features in site sanitation programs. According to a UK Government funded study (Campden BRI), 47% of the cleaning equipment sampled in food production in facilities tested positive for L. monocytogenes. Moreover, cleaning tools and equipment of poor hygienic design may also harbor other pathogens, including viruses, and allergens and foreign material of food safety concern. This presentation focuses on the appropriate selection of hygienically designed cleaning tools, and the development of validated cleaning tool decontamination methods, and effective monitoring and verification programs.

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    Presenters

    • Jason White, Moderator National Frozen Foods, OR, USA
    • Amit Kheradia Remco Products, IN, USA