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Water Quality and Food Safety Symposium September 19, 2013
The Nexus of Water Quality and Food Safety – Identifying Risks and Mitigation Strategies from Farm to Table
Co-sponsored by IIT’s Institute for Food Safety and Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Food Research Institute (FRI).
Water touches all aspects of the food chain from farm to table. Water is the most common food or beverage component ingredient and is also critical in cleaning operations. In the past water quality was not always scrutinized with the same rigor as other ingredients. This symposium will address recognition of the critical role of water quality throughout pre and post-harvest food production. Speakers will consider whether current water quality standards are sufficient to address the needs of the food industry. Given that sources of water quality vary widely from field to processors, what are the best approaches to ensure safety and quality? How can risks be reduced? Critical questions like these will be explored in this thought-provoking symposium.
This symposium will provide a forum for exchange of knowledge and developments among government, academia and the food industry on how water quality throughout the agrifood production chain impacts food safety and public health.
Sessions will include keynote speakers covering four major areas of concern: Public Health and Potable Water; Water Use in Agriculture; Water Use During Food Processing, and Water Reclamation and Reuse. Speakers will highlight issues of concern to produce, meat and poultry, dairy and beverages.
Joint IIT IFSH/UW FRI Water Symposium
September 19, 2013
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
7:30 – 8:30 Registration
8:40 - 8:40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Robert Brackett, Ph.D., IFSH
8:40-9:10 Keynote Presentation: FSMA and Water
Erick Snellman, Ph.D., FDA CFSAN
Session 1: Public Health Considerations
Session Chair: Sharon Long, Ph.D. /Vince Hill, Ph.D.
9:10 - 9:40 Model Aquatic Health Code Issues Relevant to
Wash Water Systems
Vince Hill, Ph.D., Center for Disease Control and
9:40-10:10 Beyond Bacteria: Managing Food Safety Risks
from Waterborne Viruses, Parasites, and
Sharon Long, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:10-10:40 The Water We Eat: How Water Leads to
Hannah Gould, Ph.D., Center for Disease Control and
10:40 –10:55 Coffee Break
Session 2: Agriculture Water Safety
Session Chairs: Chuck Czuprynski, Ph.D. and Mark Borchardt, Ph.D.
10:55-11:25 Water Quality and Produce Safety
Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
11:25 – 11:55 Food Safety Risks Associated with Ground Water
Contaminants in Irrigation Systems
Mark Borchardt, Ph.D., USDA ARS
11:55 - 12:25 Initiatives in Water Quality and Safety
Jeanette Thurston, Ph.D., USDA NIFA
12:25 - 1:35 Lunch and Technology Showcase
Session 3: Process/Wash Water Safety
Session Chairs: Ruth Petran, Ph.D. & Lou Tortorello, Ph.D.
1:35 - 2:05 Regulatory Considerations for Food Wash Water
Kelly Magurany, Ecolab
2:05 – 2:35 Quantifying Microorganism Transfer in Flume
Washing Systems- A Process Analysis Approach
Greg Fleischman, Ph.D., FDA/IFSH
2:35 – 3:05 Integrated Solutions for Flume Water
Kristopher Olson, Ecolab
Tracey Guddendorf, Ecolab
3:05 – 3:20 Coffee Break
Session 4: Reclamation and Reuse Water Safety
Session Chairs: Armand Paradis, Sharon Long, Ph.D., and
Jason Wan, Ph.D.
3:20 – 3:50 Water Reuse System for Aquaculture
David Garman, Ph.D., Institute for Fresh Water
3:50 – 4:20 Analytical Techniques for the Detection of
Chemical Contaminants to Ensure Water Safety
and Quality in the Food Industry
Daniel Quinn, ThermoFisher Scientific
4:20 – 4:50 Water Consumption: Challenges and
Opportunities for the Dairy and Cheese
Jean Pierre Berlan, Ph.D., TetraPak
4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
Chuck Czuprynski, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-
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Institute for Food Safety and Health
Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food research institute that provides stakeholders in government, industry and academia the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food defense and nutrition. Located at IIT's Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, IL, IFSH is also home to the FDA CFSAN Division of Food Processing Science and Technology.