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Preventing Undeclared Allergens: A Strategic Approach to Reducing Recalls

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jefferson Auditorium
March 16, 2017

Links to presentations, if available, will be provided here in PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX) or PDF format.
 

Presentation Title Allotted Time Speaker(s)

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Moderator: David Goldman, MD, MPH
 
Welcome 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Alfred V. Almanza
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Assessing the Public Health Burden and Risks of Food Allergen Exposures PPT | PDF 8:15 – 8:50 a.m. Stefano Luccioli, MD
Food Allergen Program Coordinator
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Questions/Answers

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

SESSION I. DESCRIBING THE UNDECLARED ALLERGEN ISSUE
Moderator: Meryl Silverman, PhD
 
Food Safety and Inspection Service Policy and Recall Analyses PPT | PDF 9:05 – 9:25 a.m. Kis Robertson Hale, DVM, MPH
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Deputy Director, Applied Epidemiology Staff
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Scott Seys, PhD, MPH
Senior Data Analyst
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Consumer Perceptions of Allergen Labelling | PDF 9:25 – 9:45 a.m. Scott Riccio
Senior Vice President of Education and Advocacy
Food Allergy Research & Education
The Consequences of a Single Undeclared Allergen Event 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Shawn Stevens
Founding Member
Food Industry Counsel LLC

BREAK
 
Restaurant Food Allergen Knowledge and Practices PPT | PDF 10:10 – 10:25 a.m. Laura G. Brown, PhD
Behavioral Scientist
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Session Panel Questions/Answers 10:25 – 10:45 a.m. Session I Presenters

SESSION II. MOVING TO SOLUTIONS
Moderator: Kis Robertson Hale, DVM, MPH
 
A Practical Look at Allergen Prevention and Control for FSIS-regulated Products PPT | PDF 10:50 – 11:10 a.m. Abdalla Amin
Deputy District Manager, Alameda District Office
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Questions/Answers

11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
The Role of Cleaning and Sanitation at Preventing Allergen Cross-Contact PPT | PDF 11:20 – 11:40 a.m. Lauren S. Jackson, PhD
Chief, Process Engineering Branch
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Questions/Answers

11:40 – 11:50 a.m.

LUNCH
 
Testing for Food Allergens: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls | PDF 12:50 – 1:10 p.m. Eric A.E. Garber, PhD
Research Chemist
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Questions/Answers

1:10 – 1:20 p.m.
Food Safety and Inspection Service Labeling PPTX | PDF 1:20 – 1:45 p.m. Jeff Canavan
Deputy Director, Labeling and Program Delivery Staff
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Questions/Answers

1:45 – 1:55 p.m.
Getting to the Root: Making Effective Updates to Allergen Practice | PDF 1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Scott Hegenbart
Manager, Scientific Affairs
Conagra Brands, Inc.

Questions/Answers

2:15 – 2:25 p.m.
Allergen Control from a Seasoning Manufacturers Perspective 2:25 – 2:40 p.m. Erin Brathwaite
Technical Service Manager
Elite Spice Inc.

Questions/Answers

2:40 – 2:50 p.m.
Food Allergens and Sensitivities: An Overview of CFIA Experience PPT | PDF 2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Jennifer Miner
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Questions/Answers

3:10 – 3:20 p.m.

BREAK
 

SESSION III. LATEST SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Moderator: Scott Seys, PhD, MPH
 
Delayed Allergic Reactions to Mammalian Meat Induced by Tick Bites: A Brief History of “alpha-gal Syndrome” | PDF 3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Scott P. Commins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Questions/Answers

3:50 – 4:00 p.m.
Advances in Food Allergen Threshold and Quantitative Risk Assessment Research | PDF 4:00 – 4:25 p.m. Joe Baumert, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
Co-Director, Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Questions/Answers

4:25 – 4:35 p.m.

MOVING FORWARD
Moderator: Scott Seys, PhD, MPH
 
Food Safety and Inspection Service Resources PPTX | PDF 4:40 – 4:45 p.m. Scott Seys, PhD, MPH
Closing Remarks 4:45 – 4:50 p.m. David Goldman, MD, MPH
Public Comment Period 4:50 – 5:30 p.m.  

 

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