37th Annual Meeting

February 27 – March 2, 2018

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

Drury Riverwalk San Antonio

Please note that at this conference, the Annual Symposium will be held on Tuesday and the Aseptic Workshop on Friday.

Technical Program

February 27, 2018 – Symposium

2018 IFTPS Annual Symposium – Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING (HPP): PRODUCT CONCEPT TO COMMERCIAL PRODUCT

Symposium Chair: Glenn Black, FDA

  • 7:45 Registration & Refreshments
  • 8:20 Welcome
  • 8:30 Introduction: A Brief History of HPP. Will Your Product Benefit from HPP?
    Tatiana Koutchma, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • 9:15 Regulatory considerations: an FDA perspective and global considerations
    Glenn Black, FDA
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:30 Establishment and Validation and the Role of the Process Authority: Success Criteria
    TBA
  • 11:15 GMP: Managing the Process: Record Keeping – Critical Factors
    Danny Baylis, Campden BRI
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Manufacturing Case Study
    Malcolm Knight, Pressed Juicery and Jill Costelow, FSO Institute
  • 1:45 Traceability and Responsibility from Production to Packaging
    Gerald Ludwick, All Natural Freshness
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 Packaging Considerations
    Kris Tong, NZ Food Innovation Network
  • 3:30 Panel Discussion

February 28 and March 1, 2018 – Conference

Responsibilities of Thermal Processing Specialists

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • 7:30 Registration & Refreshments
  • 8:15 Welcome & Introduction
    Ian Britt, Executive Director
  • 8:30 Institute Lecture
    Thirty Years: Changing Challenges and Attitudes
    Pamela Hardt-English, PhF Specialists, Inc.
  • 9:15 TBA
    Dharmendra Mishra, Purdue University
  • 10:00 Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 Audits: Procedures, Results and Actions
    Mark Deniston, IEH
  • 11:15 Practical Metrology for Remote Temperature Measuring Devices
    David Mondiek, Abbott Nutrition
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Go With the Flow – Gas Barriers in Aseptic Systems
    Hanno Geissler, SIG Combibloc Systems
  • 1:45 Information Exchange: Answers to Life’s Persistent Questions
    Moderator: Terry Heyliger, Heyliger Consulting
  • 2:30 Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 General Method: Still Gold After 100 Years
    Kurt Wiese
  • 3:15 Fo Driven Retort
    Roberto Gobita, Tectronic S.r.I
  • 3:45 Using and Validating Spreadsheets
    Jacques Bichier, JBT FoodTech
  • 4:30 Adjourn
  • 5:00 Reception and Suppliers’ Exhibits

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • 7:45 Technical Committee Meetings
  • 9:00 Annual General Meeting
  • 10:00 Technical Committee Reports
  • 10:15 Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 Charles R. Stumbo Student Paper Presentation
  • 11:15 TBA
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Cold Plasma Applications in Manufacturing Food Products
    Rick Falkenberg, Nestlé Nutrition
  • 1:45 Micro Subject TBA
    Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo North America Beverage
  • 2:30 Break
  • 3:00 TBA
    Isabel Tenorio, Nestlé Purina
  • 3:45 Current Thoughts from the FDA
    Glenn Black, FDA
  • 4:30 Adjourn

Friday March 2, 2018 – Aseptic Workshop

CURRENT TOPICS IN ASEPTIC PROCESSING
  • 7:45 Welcome & Introduction
    Raghu Ramaswamy, Aseptic Symposium Chair
    Ian Britt, IFTPS Executive Director
  • 8:00 Aseptics 101: Validation
    TBC, Covance
  • 8:40 Micro Testing Techniques: Best Practices for Aseptic Systems
    Anna Nucum, WhiteWave Foods
  • 9:20 Refreshment Break
  • 9:50 Design of Experiment in Aseptic System Development
    Frederik Hansen, Tetrapak
  • 10:30 Aseptic Systems: Validation, Verification, Monitoring; and the Need for Comprehensive Design
    Khalid Abdelrahim, Nestlé
  • 11:10 News from the FDA
    Nate Anderson, FDA
  • 11:50 Lunch
  • 13:00 Sterile Barrier Design, Operation and Deviation Management
    Fehran Ozadali, Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • 13:40 Vapor PAA Sterilization
    Pavel Korzinek, PeroxyChem
  • 14:20 Adjourn

Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 S. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX78205 (210-270-7799 or Fax 800-320-8197 www.druryhotels.com) The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at the rate of $144. The cut-off date for discounted rates is Friday, February 2, 2018.

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel:

  • Online: www.druryhotels.com. Enter Group number 2304492 when making your booking (direct link)
  • Phone: 1-800-325-0720. Refer to the Group number 2304492.

Conference Dress: Business casual

Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space for conference attendees will be available for suppliers during the conference reception from 5 to 7 PM on February 28 at a cost of $500. For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1-519-824-6774.

 

Registration and Fees

The conference registration fee provides lunch and refreshments both days, complimentary refreshments at the reception and all conference materials. Cost of the hotel accommodations and other meals are not included. All payments are in US dollars. All fees are in US Dollars.

Conference

  • Members – $475.00
  • Non-members – $525.00
  • Student Members – $100.00
  • Student Non-members – $125.00

 

Pre-Conference Annual Symposium

  • Members – $250.00
  • Non-members – $275.00
  • Student Members – $50.00
  • Student Non-members – $75.00

 

Post-Conference Aseptic Workshop

  • Members – $250.00
  • Non-members – $275.00
  • Student Members – $50.00
  • Student Non-members – $75.00

Annual Membership Dues

Annual membership renewals of $60 USD are due January 1 of each year. If convenient, you may include your payment with your registration to ensure that you receive the member registration rates.

 

Online Payment

Please use the “Choose Options” buttons under each ticket category above to purchase your passes online. To order and pay by fax or mail, see below.

Payment by Fax or Mail

Please download and submit registration form.

When paying online or offline with a credit card, please make sure the first and last name entered are the names of the CARDHOLDER and that the billing address is the same as where the statement is mailed. Not doing this will result in decline of the card.