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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 – Seam Integrity: Decision tree around issues – John Tunstall, Bush Brothers & Company
  • 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 – Craig Reinhart, Tetra Pak Inc. and Bob Tyler, 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 – Application of a filtration system in cannery – Russell Morgan, Simmons Pet Food
  • 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.

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.

 

 

4th South East Asia Conference

 

 

FOURTH IFTPS SOUTH EAST ASIA TECHNICAL OUTREACH SEMINAR

CURRENT TOPICS IN THERMAL PROCESSING

November 28-29, 2018 – BANGKOK, THAILAND

Technical Program (09/16/18)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Session Chair:  Representative from the National Food Institute

8:30      Registration

9:00      Opening Remarks

Welcome – Ian Britt, IFTPS

Comments – National Food Institute

9:30      Safe Processing and Shelf-Life Testing of R&D Samples For Aseptic and ESL Products

John Miles and Pete Johnson, MicroThermics, Inc

10:15    The Wahl DST600 Solution: Meeting FDA Regulation (Rule?) 21 CFR 113

Victor Garza, Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group

11:00    Refreshment Break

11:30    Practical Approach to LWAF Validation

Gary Ahmed, PepsiCo

12:15    Lunch

1:15      Post-Process and Storage Measurements for Addressing Microbial Growth in Food

Allan Javier, Xylem Water Solutions Singapore PTE LTD

2:00      Clean Air: a key ingredient for the food industry: preserving product, protecting processes

Lionel Savin, Camfil Thailand

2:45      Refreshment Break

3:15      Temperature distribution study results and controlled factor in several retort systems

Thanath Ketsarin, National Food Institute of Thailand

4:00      Adjourn

5:15      Reception 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

8:25       Welcome

8:30      Heat recovery on batch retorts: possible process issues

Jo Suys, John Bean Technologies N.V.

9:15      Troubleshooting – from root cause analysis to platform development

Franz-Josef Laven, SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH

10:00     Refreshment Break

10:30    Ohmic Retort System

Pitiya Kamonpatana, Kasetsart University

11:15    Considerations in the processing of products that exhibit broken heating behavior

Jacques Bichier, JBT FoodTech

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Wireless or Cable Systems for Temperature Distribution Studies

Joseph Waldo P. Raynes, Ellab Philippines Corporation

1:45      Coconut Water Processing

Liew Mei Hin, TETRA PAK INC.

2:30      Refreshment Break

3:00      MW pasteurization of rice and pineapple in syrup

Sirichai Songsermpong, Kasetsart University

3:45      General Discussion and Q&A

4:15      Closing Remarks

 

Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukumvit 22, 1 Sukumvit 22, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.

Tel:+66 2 683 4888 Fax: +66 2 683 4777

Website: www.holidayinn.com

The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at the rate of Baht 3,200 single, Baht 3,500 double including an International buffet breakfast. Make your room reservations directly with the hotel before October 31  and please identify your attendance at the IFTPS event. Guarantee your reservations in order to be assured of the lower room rate.

Conference Dress: Business casual

Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space will be available for suppliers during the conference. For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call +1-519 824 6224.

Registration and Fees

The conference registration fee provides refreshments and lunches, 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.

$175.00 USD

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Payment by Fax or Mail.

Please download and submit registration form [registration_2018_bangkok]

 

 

 

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.

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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

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Pre-Conference Annual Symposium

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

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Post-Conference Aseptic Workshop

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

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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.

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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.

6th European Conference

November 7-8, 2017 in SEVILLA, SPAIN

Novatel Sevilla Hotel Spain

Technical Program

  • Conference Program Chair: Patricia Ruiz, CNTA

The technical program is currently being developed and will be posted soon.

Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Novotel Sevilla Marqués del Nervión
Av. Eduardo data, 71 | 41005, Sevilla | España
Tel:+34 954 55 82 00 | Fax: +34 954 53 42 33
E-mail H3210@accor.com

The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at the rate of 89 € single, 99 € double, including a breakfast and VAT. Make your room reservations directly with the hotel and please identify your attendance at the IFTPS event. Guarantee your reservations in order to be assured of the lower room rate.

  • Conference Dress: Business casual

Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space will be available for suppliers during the conference reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7. For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1 519 824 6774.

Registration and Fees

The conference registration fee provides refreshments and lunches, 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.

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

Tickets for spouses and guests attending lunches or the reception will be available at a charge of $20.00 per event.