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Food Labs Conference at Pittcon 2013


Pittsburgh and Washington Crossing, PA – Food Safety Tech, the organizers of Food Labs Conference, which will be held in conjunction with Pittcon 2013, March 19-20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, have released the agenda of speakers for the two-day event.

The Food Labs program will open with a presentation by Palmer A. Orlandi, Ph.D. CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Sr. Science Advisor Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food & Drug Administration on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the regulation’s impact on food laboratories. According to information from the FDA website, FSMA is the most sweeping reform of FDA’s food safety authority in more than 70 years. The morning session will continue with Carl J. Sciacchitano, Senior Advisor for Scientific International Affairs, Office of International Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discussing the FDA’s efforts on building partnerships to ensure food safety.

Other speakers include representatives from industry, government, and research covering topics such as establishing global partnerships; accreditation and certification; food laboratory design and workflow, food labs and public health, food forensics, and information management.

Tuesday will close with a presentation by Michéle Lees, Ph.D, Director Collaborative Research, Eurofins Analytics, France SAS, addressing food fraud and other subjects related to food forensics. Wednesday’s schedule incorporates ongoing presentations and a Technical Workshop presented by Thermo Scientific closing with a panel discussion, Future Demands on Food Lab Managers, led by experts in food science. Final remarks will be delivered by Mark Carter, President, MC Squared and Rick Biros, Publisher/President, Food Safety Tech.