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Tuesday, October 8

10:00 am–10:30 am

Where is Your Automation Goldilocks Zone?
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Matt Hartman, Blentech Corporation

Rate of Return for Hygienic Design with Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification Systems (LDDS)
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Pat Leach, Alfa Laval

From Field to Fork — What is your Data Telling You?
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Michael Simms, Columbus

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11:00 am–11:30 am

Industry 4.0 & Smart Data Analytics:  Increase the Potential of All Production Plants with Data
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Jagjit Singh, ProLeiT Corporation

Latest Trends in High Pressure Processing (HPP) Including Pet Food
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Kevin Kennedy, Avure Technologies

How Food Processors Should Be Working with Their Local Food & Drug Officials
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Steven Mandernach, Association of Food & Drug Officials

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12:00 pm–12:30 pm

Wastewater in a Circular Economy:  Impacts & Opportunities
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Christopher Dooley, DMP Corporation

Cannabinoids as Functional Ingredients
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Justin Singer, Stillwater Foods

Marketing & Rebranding for the Small & Mid-Sized Meat Processor
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Tia Harrison, The Butcher's Guild

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1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Profitable Food Production:  How to Unlock the Potential of Your Plant with Technology & Automation
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Jim Wilson, Matrix Control Systems and Dave Detweiler SafetyChain Software

How Valve Automation Improves Productivity – From Product to Process Time Savings
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Jim LeClair, Alfa Laval

How to Break into Legal Cannabis Edibles & Beverages Product Development
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  TBD

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2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Contracting with an Experienced Design‐Build Firm Early in an Automation Project Will Improve Your Bottom Line
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Mark Livesay and Andrew Nelson, ESI Group

The Future of USDA, FSIS Appendix A & B for Lethality and Stabilization
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin

Food Safety Tips for Produce Processors
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Will Daniels, President, Produce Division at IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group (invited)

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3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Best Practices in Compressed Air Systems
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Wayne Perry, Kaeser Compressors

The Need for New Leaders in the Food & Beverage Industry
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Jennifer van de Ligt, Director of Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program, University of Minnesota

Challenges in Improving Cleanability & Hygienic Design in Today's Food Packaging Equipment
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  TBD

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Wednesday, October 9

10:00 am–10:30 am

Evidence-based Methods for Effective Automated Wet Cleaning in Spiral Systems & Beyond
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Cari Rasmussen, Commercial Food Sanitation

How to Remove Artificial Preservatives From Your Baking Label
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Dr. Lin Carson, BAKERpedia

The Effect Smokehouse Airflow Has on Product Yields & Consistency
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Mike Maki, Fusion Tech

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11:00 am–11:30 am

How the Global Food System Must Change
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Jennifer van de Ligt, Director of Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program, University of Minnesota

Food Safety Transportation Act & the Impact for Food Processors
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Lance Roberts, Dallas Branch Manager, Becker Logistics

Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things
Theater I (1677)
Speaker: TBD

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12:00 pm–12:30 pm

FSMA, Technology & Audits:  How A Food Company Automated the Audit Process
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Bridgette Krueger, Sokol and Company and Brian Sharp, SafetyChain Software

New Technology for Cooking and Freezing = Faster, Safer, & More Efficient Food Processing
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Steve Kelley, FPSA Food Process Solutions

Meat Snacks:  Manufacture, Innovation, & Opportunity
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin

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1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Validation of Pre-production & Packaging Material Sterilization of Aseptic Filler
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Dr. Manoj Sawale, Purdue University

Improving the Supply Chain for Development of Legal Cannabis Edibles & Beverages
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  TBD

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2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Balancing Capital Investment with Sustainability Goals
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Mark Piegay, Alfa Laval

Growth & Opportunities in Alternative Protein
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Rody Hawkins, Improved Nature LLC

Microbial Intervention in Food Processing
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Alvin Lee, Center for Processing Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology

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3:00 pm–3:30 pm

The Future of Integrated End to End Extraction Technology
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Matthew Anderson, Vanguard Scientific Systems

Cargill’s Leadership Brand:  Lessons from a General Manager & Soldier
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Traci Earls, Cargill

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Thursday, October 10

10:00 am–10:30 am

Wastewater in a Circular Economy:  Impacts & Opportunities
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Christopher Dooley, DMP Corporation

Digitally Developing the Next Generation of Manufacturers with Gamification & 3D Simulation
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Samer Forzley, Simutech Multimedia

Realize the Value of Connected Services, Now!
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Jason Macellaro, Alfa Laval

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11:00 am–11:30 am

Challenges & Solutions for the US Dairy Industry
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Debra Schug

Trends and Tomorrow's Growth Opportunities in Food Processing
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Chuck Treutel, Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group

What Food Processors Need to Know to Protect Their Brand
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Counsel

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12:00 pm–12:30 pm

Automated &Continuous Sampling Technology:  Providing More Visibility in Pathogen Detection & Product Properties
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  John Powalisz, Sentry Equipment Corporation

Energy Savings in Food Production Environmental Control with Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification Systems
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Mark Piegay, Alfa Laval

Automated Bacon Processing at US Facilities
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Bill Heilshorn, Briltran

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1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Industry 4.0 & Smart Data Analytics:  Increase the Potential of All Production Plants with Data
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Jagjit Singh, ProLeiT Corporation

Hygienic Design Electrical Enclosures Help Make Food Safer While Reducing Maintenance Time & Cost
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  John Carnevale, Rittal North America

Unique QA/QC & Food Safety Considerations in Legal Cannabis Edibles & Beverages R&D
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  TBD

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2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Where is Your Automation Goldilocks Zone?
Theater I (1677)
Speaker:  Matt Hartman, Blentech Corporation

Achieving Food Safety for Dry & Semi-dry Sausages
Theater II (4568)
Speaker:  Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin

Food Fraud & Intentional Adulteration
Food Safety Summit Theater (468)
Speaker:  Dr. John Spink, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University

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