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Food Safety Conference

February 26-28, Dallas, TX
Gaylord Texan Resort

ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc and Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Food Safety and Microbiology Conference taking place February 26-28 in at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX (just outside of Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Airport). This 2.5 day conference will cover a variety of topics aimed provide its attendees with the knowledge, tools, resources and solutions to manufacture safe food, meet regulations and still run a profitable business.
Topics will include: Environmental Monitoring, Advanced Sanitation Strategies, Finding the Microbial Niches in Your Facility, Tips on Setting Up a World Class Food Safety Culture and much more. With a number of world class speakers and industry leaders, this conference will provide insights not found anywhere else.

Please read the information below to learn more about the conference and check out the agenda to see the exciting topics and speakers lined up.

Download our Conference Prospectus with the full Program by clicking here.

The 1st Annual Food Safety and Microbiology Conference took place March 20-22 in Palm Springs, CA and was a success by all measures. Featuring 18 excellent presentations by a variety of dynamic speakers, the conference was full of great discussion from start to finish.

Highlights included:
Dr. Mickey Parish of the FDA presenting the FDA's Draft Listeria Guidance

Shawn Stevens of Food Industry Counsel discussing how the Deptartment of Justice is getting involved with foodborne illness investigations

Dr. Jeffrey L. Kornacki of Kornacki Microbiology Solutions discussing how microbes evade preventive controls

Melissa Calicchia of Food Microbiological Laboratories presenting how an effective microbiological quality assurance adds to the bottom line

and many more exciting talks.

2017 Program

Click here to view the 2017 Program

What did last year's attendees say?

"Extremely useful and relevant. Great content and speakers"

"This conference provided a different prospective on a number of topics"

"Great conference overall. Detailed presentations were the best part"

"Contained really good real world examples"

"Great info on biofilms and ATP"

"It's great to know where we're headed with regulations"

"Great info on cooling coils in air handling units"

"This was the first conference I've been to with all day coffee"

Curated by Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc and ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc, this two and a half day conference features a lineup of exciting and interesting topics presented by experts in their respective fields.

Where and When?

The conference will take place February 26-28 at the
Gaylord Texan Resort
1500 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Ph: 1-817-778-1000

To book your room reservations, please click here

Who Should Attend?

Plant Managers
QA Personnel
Production Supervisors
Sanitation Personnel
Laboratory Managers
Anyone responsible for designing and implementing food safety,
HACCP, or Preventive Controls programs

Registration Information

Cost to attend the conference is $995 USD per person

Payment is accepted through the PayPal link below
(which accepts all credit cards)

Name of Registrant
or you can fill out this Registration Form
and register via email, fax, or mail.

Sunday, February 25
4-6pm Registration for early arrivals
5:30-6 Conference Kick Off
6-8pm Reception

Monday, February 26
7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:30 Food, Water and Time: The Unholy Trinity of Microbial Growth
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
9:45 Break
10:15 How to Have No Fear of an FDA or FSIS Inspection
Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Counsel
11:30 How to Battle Complacency in Your Food Safety Program
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Practical Applications of a One-Hour Listeria Test using Listeria Right Now®
Jim Topper, Neogen
2:15 Whole Genome Sequencing: Should it be part of your Environmental Monitoring Program?
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
3:15 Break
3:45 Updates from the FDA
Mickey Parish
5:00 Evening Reception

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Continuous Finished Product Sampling
Nick Willison, Hollison
9:00 Using Surrogates to Test for Food Safety
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
10:00 Break
10:30 Process Validation: Do I Have What It Takes From a USDA and FDA Prospective?
Gary Acuff, Ph.D., Texas A&M
11:30 Hygienic Design: Highly Effective or Hardly Attainable?
Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
12:15 Lunch
1:15 A Real-World Discussion on CIP
Dave Blomquist, DFB Consulting, LLC
2:00 Biofilms: From Formation to Elimination
Diane Walker, Center for Biofilm Engineering
3:15 Break
3:45 Dealing with Resident Strains using Chlorine Dioxide Gas
Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
4:30 Decontamination as a Preventive Control
Anna Jesus, Amy's Kitchen
5:30 Evening Reception

Wednesday, February 28
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Risk Transfer: What is Product Recall Insurance?
Gweneth Luu, JGS Insurance
8:45 How We Went from Recall to Supplier of the Year in 18 Months
Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
10:00 Break
10:15 Automating Supply Chains for FSMA and GFSI: Real-world Case Studies
Gary Nowacki, TraceGains
11:15 Establishing a Top Notch Food Safety Culture
Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Foods
12:15 First Steps to Take When You Get Back to Work
12:30 Adjournment