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Food Safety Conference

March 20-22, Palm Springs, CA

ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc and Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc would like to announce an exciting and informative food safety conference taking place March 20-22 in beautiful (and warm!!) Palm Springs, CA. Titled "Building World Class Microbiological Food Safety Systems for the Coming Storm," this 2.5 day conference will cover a variety of topics aimed to help food facilities improve their Environmental Monitoring, Sanitation, and Food Safety programs. This course aims to give food facilities the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to meet the challenges of the Coming Storm. With a number of world class speakers and industry leaders, this conference will definitely 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 trifold by clicking here.

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 March 20-22 at the
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Ph: 1-800-228-9290
To book your room reservations, please click here

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)

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

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

Sunday, March 19
5pm Registration for early arrivals

Monday, March 20
7:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:15 The Rising Tide: Whole Genome Sequencing in Foodborne Outbreak Detection
Art Liang, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:15 Food for Thought: A Review of Recent Warning Letters and FDA Actions
Shawn K. Stevens, FoodIndustry Counsel
10:15 Break
10:30 Back to the Basics: Factors Influencing the Growth, Survival and Death of Microorganisms
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
12:00 Lunch
1:00 How Microorganisms Evade Preventive Controls and Become Established in Factory Environments
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
2:15 Break
2:30 Designing an Effective Sanitation Program
Dave Blomquist, DFB Consulting, LLC
3:30 How Effective Microbiological Quality Assurance Adds to the Bottom Line
Melissa Calicchia, Food Microbiological Laboratories
4:30 Getting it Done in Your Organization
Group Discussion
5:00 Review and Adjournment

Tuesday, March 21
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
8:15 How Many Samples to Test: Finished Product and Ingredient Testing Principles
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
9:30 Break
9:45 Putting it Together: In-Factory Investigation
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
10:45 Assume No More: Assumptions That Prevent Finding Microbiological Problems
Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Validation and Verification of Preventive Controls in Your Food Safety Plan - New Regulatory Requirements
Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc
1:45 Be Positive: How Sampling and Detection Technology are Driving Better Environmental Control
Lauretta Johnson, Roka Bioscience, Inc
2:45 Break
3:00 Principles of Chlorine Dioxide Gas as a Decontamination Method
Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
3:45 Chlorine Dioxide Gas: Evolving from Sanitation's "Hail Mary" into its "Ounce of Prevention"
Kevin Lorcheim, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc
4:30 How Would You Spend a Blank Check on Food Safety?
Kathy Knutson, Jeffrey Kornacki, David Shelep and Shawn K. Stevens
5:10 Review and Adjournment

Wednesday, March 22
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
8:10 New Approaches to Enhancing Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
Geoff Bright, World Bioproducts
9:00 FDA Listeria Policy
Mickey Parish, Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
10:00 Break
10:15 Using Your Insurance to its Fullest - Programs and Benefits You May Not Know About
Dan Cahill, Red24Assist
11:00 Status of Department of Justice Involvement in Foodborne Outbreaks and Recalls
Shawn K. Stevens, FoodIndustry Counsel
12:00 Wrap Up and Adjournment