38th Annual Meeting – 2019

IFTPS 2019 Conference: February 26 – 28, 2019

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

 

Drury Riverwalk San Antonio

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Please note that the 2019 conference will have a new 3 day format,
running from Tuesday through Thursday.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THERMAL PROCESSING SPECIALISTS 

Tuesday – February 26, 2019

  • 7:30 – Registration & Refreshments
  • 8:10 – Welcome & Introduction – Ian Britt, Executive Director
Session 1: Current Topics in Thermal Processing
  • Session Chair: Margo Pidgeon, PepsiCo

 

  • 8:30 – Institute Lecture – Bob Anderson, Sustainable Strategies LLC
  • 9:15 – Considerations in LACF Acidified Foods – Gaurav Ghai, FDA
  • 10:00 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 – Concerns with acidified foods – Carrie Ferstl, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation
  • 11:15 – Application of a filtration system in cannery – Russell Morgan, Simmons Pet Food
  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 2: Microbiology
  • Session Chair: Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo North America Beverage

 

  • 1:00 – Considerations When Performing Challenge Studies Using Spores Of Clostridium Botulinum – Guy Skinner, FDA/IFSH
  • 1:45 – Microbial Troubleshooting for Thermal Processes – Rick Stokes, Ecolab
  • 2:30 – Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 – A Risk Analysis to Establish the Lethality Target for a Novel Aseptic Filler – John W. Larkin, IEH
  • 3:45 – Thermophilic spoilage and their control – Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo
  • 4:30 – Adjourn
  • 5:00 – Reception and Suppliers’ Exhibits

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • 7:15 – Technical Committee Meetings
Session 3: Aseptic Processing
  • Session Moderator: Ana Soares, Jacobs Douwe Egberts

 

  • 8:30 – Aseptic design (piping/ valves/ engineering) with respect to regulations and guidance – Dharmendra Mishra, Purdue University
  • 9:15 – “New” technology hygienic design practical case – Hanno Geissler, SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH & Barry Pritchard, Advanced Food Products
  • 10:00 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 – Aseptic filtration – Joe Baaklini, Pall Corporation
  • 11:15 – Aseptic Design Round table
  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 4: In-Container Sterilization
  • Session Chair: John Tunstall, Bush Brothers & Company

 

  • 1:00 – From manual control to smart industry: how electronics improve thermal processing – Pierrick Salvy, Steriflow
  • 1:45 – Considerations for Temperature Distribution in Hydrostatic Sterilizers Processing with Overpressure – Karen Brown, JBT FoodTech and Russell Morgan, Simmons Pet Food
  • 2:30 – Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 – Critical Factors in Heat Penetration Experiments – Kurt Wiese, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation
  • 3:45 – Considerations in the processing of products that exhibit broken heating behavior – Jacques Bichier, JBT FoodTech
  • 4:30 – Adjourn

Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • 7:45 – Technical Committee Meetings
Session 5: Annual General Meeting
  • 9:00 – Annual General Meeting – Rick Kimball, IFTPS Chairman
  • 10:00 – Technical Committee Reports
  • 10:15 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 – Charles R. Stumbo Student Paper Presentation
  • 11:15 – Effective Communication Skills – Charles Wright, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 6: Thermal Processing and Beyond
  • Session Chair: Nate Anderson, FDA

 

  • 1:00 – Information Exchange: Answers to Life’s Persistent Questions – Moderator: Terry Heyliger, Heyliger Consulting
  • 1:45 – Can Seam Integrity and Food Safety – Implications for Industry – Don Zinc, IEH
  • 2:30 – Break
  • 3:00 – Canning vs. Baking: Everything you thought you knew about D and z-values – Bradley Marks, Michigan State University
  • 3:45 – How Validation Pitfalls Translate to Inspection Citations (483s) and Warning Letters – Nathan Anderson, FDA
  • 4:30 – 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 $147. The cut-off date for discounted rates is Friday, February 01, 2019. The hotel has extended the cut-off date to February 8 subject to room availability.

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel:

  • Online: www.druryhotels.com. Enter Group number2336725 when making your booking (direct link)
  • Phone: 1-800-325-0720. Refer to the Group number 2336725.

Conference Dress: Business casual

Member Registration Fee

 

The registration fee for the 3-day 2019 conference is $750 USD – Existing Student Members: $150 – must be logged in first

The conference registration fee provides lunch and refreshments, 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.

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Annual Membership Renewal

 

Annual membership renewals of $60 USD are due January 1 of each year. Memberships can be renewed at the same time you register for the conference. Membership purchases are restricted to one purchase per transaction and you should be logged in as an existing member to properly renew your account before checking out.

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Non-Member Registration Fee

 

The registration fee for the 3-day 2019 conference is $845 USD 

The conference registration fee provides lunch and refreshments, 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.

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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 26 at a cost of $500. For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1-519-824-6774.

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Payment by Fax or Mail

 

Please download the registration form to fax or mail back with payment.

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.