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Food science conference coming to Pittcon 2015

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittcon Organizing Committee says that the third annual Food Labs Conference – the only food conference focused on the food laboratory – will be held in conjunction with Pittcon 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The co-location of the two conferences provides that the registration fee to attend the two-day Food Lab Conference, March. 9-10, will also include unlimited week long admission to the Pittcon exposition floor and technical program.

The Food Labs Conference is not just focused on one discipline such as microbiology or chemistry, but takes a more holistic approach to best practices in managing food testing and analyses needs.

“It is a win-win for the attendee,” says Rick Biros, publisher of Food Safety Tech and Food Labs Conference organizer. “Conferees will take away practical hands-on information that will help them to not only run their food lab in compliance with new regulations, but with increased efficiency, as well.

“Included with registration, they will also have access to Pittcon’s dynamic exposition with hundreds of laboratory equipment vendors and the diverse technical program offering a wide selection of food related technical sessions,” he adds.

Palmer A. Orlandi, Ph.D., CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, senior science advisor, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, will deliver the plenary presentation, “Partnerships and Innovations.”

Other presentation topics include: pathogen testing update: Salmonella, STEC, Listeria, GMO and pesticide residue analysis, training and development of lab personnel, water testing, method validation, food fraud/economically motivated adulteration, flavour profiling, and “Ask the Experts” discussion groups.

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