SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


All events will occur at the Graduate Hotel Minneapolis. Click on the session titles for presentation descriptions and speaker bios.

 All Times Listed in Central Time & Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 22

3:00pm- Check-In & Exhibit Session

4:30pm- Welcome & Keynote 

Welcome

Amy Kircher & Jennifer van de Ligt- Food Protection & Defense Institute

Allen Levine- Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

Keynote

Tom Vilsack- Former Secretary of Agriculture & President and CEO of the US Dairy Export Council

Intentional Adulteration Rule

Stephen Ostroff, M.D.Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Food & Drug Administration

6:00pm- Networking Reception & Exhibit Session


Wednesday, May 23

8:00am- Check-In & Exhibit Session

8:30am- Welcome & Keynote

Welcome

Amy Kircher & Jennifer van de Ligt- Food Protection & Defense Institute

Keynote: IBM Food Trust, IBM Blockchain

Azeem MalikIBM Food Trust

9:30am- Plenary Session: Food Defense Solutions

Amy Kircher- Director, Food Protection & Defense Institute

10:15am- Exhibit Session & Break

10:45am- Plenary Session: Global Efforts to Stop Food Crime

Andy MorlingHead of Food Crime, UK National Food Crime Unit

11:15am- Plenary Session: Intentional Contamination of Chicken at GNP Company

Christie Kapsner- Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Pilgrim's Pride

11:45am- Plenary Session: Critical Roles: Five People Who Can Make or Break Your Incident Response Plan

Polly L. Sullivan- President/Owner, Ready Inc. Consulting

12:15pm- Lunch Break & Exhibit Session

1:15pm- Plenary Session: Cool Logic; Solving a Norovirus Outbreak in a Commercially-Distributed Food

Alida Sorenson, MPH-Response and Recall Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Amy Saupe, MPHEpidemiologist Senior, Minnesota Department of Health

1:45pm- Plenary Session: Bio-Terrorism Regulations and Your Safety

Desmond BrownSupervisory Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Food Defense Targeting, FDA

2:15pm- Plenary Session: International Survey of Food Fraud and Related Terminology: Preliminary Results and Discussion

Brian Bedard- Executive Director, GMA Science and Education Foundation

2:45pm- Exhibit Session & Break

3:00pm- Plenary Session: Intentional Contamination Case Studies and Agency Response

Robert Simmons- Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Brad Deacon-Director, Office of Legal Affairs & Emergency Management, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Fred StephensWMD Coordinator, Minneapolis Division, FBI

4:00pm- Plenary Session: Protecting your Nachos - Implementing Food Defense in your Favorite Stadium

Amy Kircher- Director, Food Protection & Defense Institute

Daniel Huff, MPH REHS-Environmental Health Director, Minneapolis Department of Health

4:30pm- Closing Remarks

Amy Kircher & Jennifer van de Ligt- Food Protection & Defense Institute

5:00pm- Networking Reception & Exhibit Session


Thursday, May 24

8:00am- Check-In & Exhibit Session

8:30am- Opening Remarks

Amy Kircher & Jennifer van de Ligt- Food Protection & Defense Institute

8:45am- FDA Update: Part I- Intentional Adulteration Rule- Requirements, Dialogue with Stakeholders, Guidance and Training

Ryan Newkirk-Senior Advisor for Intentional Adulteration, FDA Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Caitlin Hickey-Policy Analyst, FDA Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

9:30am- Exhibit Session & Break

10:00am- Plenary Session: TBD

10:45am- Exhibit Session & Break

11:00am- FDA Update: Part II- Intentional Adulteration Rule- FDA Strategies for Inspection and Compliance


Don KautterSenior Advisor, FDA Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Colin Barthel- Policy Analyst Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

11:45am- Closing Remarks

Amy Kircher & Jennifer van de Ligt- Food Protection & Defense Institute