Autumn 2021 ZOOM Webinar Symposium

September 14 & 15, 2021

Principles and Practices in the Use of Surrogates in Process Evaluation

Surrogate Selection and Calibration

Two, 3 ½ Hour On-Line Technical Sessions

Symposium Chairs:    

  • Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo
  • Rick Falkenburg, Berner Food & Beverage

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 11:00 am EDT

11:00   Introduction

11:10   FDA views on surrogate selection & calibration

            Nate Anderson, FDA

11:30   Historical background on surrogate development for low-acid aseptic filling system          validation

            Wilfredo Ocasio, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation

12:00   Surrogate calibration and ISO approach

            Guido Moruzzi, Consultant

12:30   Break

12:40   Surrogate selection and application for filler biovalidation

            Martin Lappann, Tetra Pak

13:20   Surrogate calibration for low acid aseptic processes with hydrogen peroxide as sterilant

            Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo

13:50   Break

14:00   Panel Discussion

14:30   Adjourn

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:00 am EDT

Applications in Low Moisture Foods

11:00   Introduction

11:10   Development of surrogates for low water activity biovalidation: a tree nut case study

            Linda Harris, UC Davis

11:50   Use of Surrogates in Thermal Processes: Past and Present

            Lisa Lucore, Shearer’s Snacks

12:20   Break

12:30   Baking process validation research: current status and future challenges

            Kantha Channaiah, University of Missouri

13:00   How to maintain low moisture thermal processes between validations

            Brian Farina, Deibel Labs

13:30   Break

13:40   Panel Discussion

14:20   Closing Remarks

14:30   Adjourn

Both sessions will begin at 11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (this will be 8:00 am on the US West Coast and 5 pm in most of Europe) and be scheduled to last for 3 ½  hours. The registration fee of $175 will allow you to access both sessions.

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