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Grand Rapids LM Workshop
July 30-31, 2019 PMA and United Fresh Joint Listeria Workshop One and a half day Lm Intervention & Control Workshop designed for the produce industry, featuring general sessions on sanitary design, sanitation best practices and environmental monitoring with breakout sessions, panel discussions, case studies and much more.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time Event
7:30 - 8:00 am  Hot Breakfast/Registration
 8:00 - 8:20 am  Welcome & Introductions
 8:20 - 8:45 am

Kahoot Challenge: Background Information on Lm/Listeriosis
Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., Produce Marketing Association
Emily Griep, Ph.D., United Fresh

8:45 - 9:30am

Case Study: Pick 2 to Learn What Went Wrong?
Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., Produce Marketing Association

9:30 - 10:30 am  Breakout Session: You've Got a Positive, Now What? You Didn't Get a Positive, Why Not and What Might This Mean?
Peter Taormina, Ph.D., Etna Food Safety Consulting
10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 - 11:30 am Using GMPs to Manage Listeria
Martin Bucknavage, Penn State University
11:30 - Noon Sanitation Best Practices
Elis Owens, Ph.D., Birko
12:00 - 1:00 pm  LUNCH, Provided
1:00 - 1:45 pm 

Introduction to Sanitary Design
Rudi Groppe, Heinzen Manufacturing International

1:45 - 2:30 pm  Sanitary Design in Legacy Operations
Melissa Ortner, Channelized Integrated Solutions
2:30 - 3:30 pm 

Breakout Session: Sanitary Design
Breakout Leaders:

Rudi Groppe, Heinzen Manufacturing International
Melissa Ortner, Channelized Integrated Solutions
Elis Owens, Ph.D., Birko
Erin Mertz, Ecolab

3:30 - 3:45 pm BREAK
3:45 - 4:30 pm 

Panel Discussion: Whole Genome Sequencing
Moderator: Martin Bucknavage, Penn State University

Panelists: 

Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., Produce Marketing Association
Micky Parish, FDA

4:30 - 5:00 pm Q&A Session
5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Lm Workshop Reception & Networking
Heritage Hill, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

**Full open bar with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres**

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time Event 
7:30 - 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast, provided

8:00 - 8:30 am

Group Exercise: Picture the Solution

8:30 - 9:30 am   Details of Environmental Monitoring 
Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., Produce Marketing Association
9:30 - 10:00 am Case Study: Investigation Toolbox
Erin Mertz, EcoLab
10:00 - 10:15 am  BREAK
10:15 - 11:00 am Regulatory Update
Emily Griep, Ph.D., United Fresh
11:00 - Noon

Debate: Pros and Cons of Zone 1 Testing

12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH, provided
1:00 - 1:30 pm Interpretation Complications
Peter Taormina, Ph.D., Etna Food Safety Consulting
1:30 - 2:30 pm Breakout Session: Assessing "The Next Best Thing"
2:30 - 3:00 pm  Q&A Session
 3:00 pm ADJOURN

Contact

VP Produce Safety - Trevor Suslow

Dr. Trevor Suslow

VP, Produce Safety

+1 (302) 607-2157

Email Trevor

Johnna Hepner

Johnna Hepner

Director, Technology

+1 (302) 607-2193

Email Johnna

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