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Beyond the Basics - Trending Topics in Food Safety

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Edina Country Club

5100 Wooddale Ave

Edina, MN 55424

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Beyond the Basics - Trending Topics in Food Safety

Food professionals are on the front lines of ensuring a company maintains a strong reputation with its customers. As consumers become increasingly wary of the food industry and the safety of the products and services that are provided, organizations are seeking professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to gain consumer trust. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to expand your food safety knowledge so that you can become a better communicator, educator and advocate, not only for the organization you represent, but also for the consumers that you interact with each day. Hear from industry experts, engage in networking opportunities with peers, and position yourself as an informed, ethical and trustworthy leader, whether you work for or own a food company, teach food professionals or simply have an interest in a safer food supply.

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8 AM – 8:45 AM Registration (Coffee will be available)

8:45 AM Welcome

9 AM – 10 AM Keynote Address - Deadliest Enemies: The Role of Influenza and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Supply – Dr. Michael Osterholm

Outbreaks of avian influenza have raised concerns about multiple sources of infection and the risk to humans. In addition, the use of antibiotics to treat disease in both humans and animals is coming under increased scrutiny. How do both of these issues affect the safety of our food supply; and how great is the risk to human health? In Presenter Michael Osterholm will discuss these public health challenges and the actions we need to take to prevent a global crisis.

10 AM- 11 AM Brunch

Book Signing by Dr. Osterholm - Deadliest Enemy, Our War Against Killer Germs Published March 2017. Books will be available for sale.

11 AM – 12 PM Getting Clear on Clean Labels – Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, President of Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc.

For nearly 10 years food companies and restaurants have been responding to consumers’ demand for clean labels. Presenter Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND will discuss the origins of this movement, how companies are defining clean labels, regulatory considerations, results of retail registered dietitian focus groups, and efforts underway by the food industry to provide greater transparency to consumers.

12 PM – 12:15 PM Break

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Food Adulteration and Economically Motivated Hazard Justo Garrcia , Environmental Health Specialist, City of Minneapolis Health Inspector

Food fraud, or the act of defrauding buyers of food or ingredients for economic gain has vexed the food industry throughout history. Some of the earliest reported cases of food fraud, dating back thousands of years, involved olive oil, tea, wine, and spices. Although the vast majority of fraud incidents do not pose a public health risk, some cases have resulted in actual or potential public health risks. Presenter Justo Garcia will describe the implementation of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and efforts to prevent food fraud from disrupting our food supply and/or causing harm to public health.

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Hot Topics in Food Safety and Labeling Litigation – Alyssa Rebensdorf, Attorney, Faegre Baker & Daniels, LLP and Peter J. Goss, Attorney, Blackwell & Burke, P.A.

The food industry faces constant litigation and regulatory challenges. In this session presenters Alyssa Rebensdorf and Peter Goss, both attorneys who specialize in this area, will discuss nationwide developments in foodborne illness litigation and class actions over [ackage labeling claims.

Professional Development and/or Continuing Education contact hours have been requested for prior approval from the following organizations:

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • American Association of Family Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • MN Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (MAFCS)
  • MN Dept. of Health - Food Manager Certification
  • MN Environmental Health Association (MEHA)
  • MN School Nutrition Association (MSNA)
Note: It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if these contact hours comply with professional standards for continuing education or professional development units. Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the porgram content or its program sponsor. Certificates will be available at the end of the program.

For more information, including how to pay by check, visit www.fcsprofessionals.org/trending-topics-in-food-safety/ to download a copy of the conference brochure.

Tickets are not refundable after 12:00pm February 19th. Full refunds less a $10.00 processing fee will be given for any cancellation prior to noon on February 19th.

Questions? Contact the program organizers at hello@fcsprofessionals.org

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