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2020 Technical Meeting

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Join your ADS colleagues this year for the ADS Virtual 2020 Technical Meeting, October 5-7!

If you’re making dressings, sauces or other condiment products or supplying to those who do, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

As we move this event completely online, we look forward to offering you the same innovative and timely content from presenters and keynote speakers.  This year’s information-packed agenda will provide know-how and solutions, from COVID-19 to crisis management and social media challenges to culinary topics.   All this and more when you attend this annually-celebrated industry meeting!

Note:  Meeting registration will proceed as it has in the past.  However, due to the virtual nature of this meeting, all registrants’ names will be uploaded to the virtual platform where you can manage your schedule, where links to all of the sessions (including the Information Open House virtual exhibit and networking breaks) will be housed and where you will access the live presentations on the days of the event.  Sponsors will also be listed!  The virtual platform will serve as your meeting itinerary planner and will be available approximately 1 month before the meeting starts.  As an added bonus, you will have access to this virtual platform for on-demand learning for 1 year following the meeting.

Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Note:  The virtual platform will serve as your meeting itinerary planner and will include access to the sessions noted below on the days of the event.  It will be available approximately 1 month before the meeting starts. 

 

 

Wednesday, September 16
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ESTQuality Assurance Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, September 22
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ESTPackaging Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, September 23

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Technical Committee Meeting*

Monday, October 5
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ESTGeneral Session & Technical Award Presentations
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ESTInformation Open House Virtual Exhibit
Tuesday, October 6
11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ESTGeneral Session & Awards Ceremony for ADS’ Dressing, Package and Sauce of the Year
Wednesday, October 7
11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. ESTGeneral Session

*Committee meetings open to all registered participants.

Committee Information
The following ADS Committees will meet via Zoom prior to the 2020 Virtual Technical Meeting.  All registered participants of the Technical Meeting will be invited to join the Committee meetings.

Quality Assurance Committee – Wednesday, September 16, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) reviews new instrumentation and analyses for dressings and sauces, and ensures that the ADS technical manuals – Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) Manual and the Methods and Procedures Manual (MAPMAN) – remain current and progressive.  The Committee will be evaluating “Sensory Evaluation Guidelines” (Section IX of the QAG Manual) and “Environmental Monitoring Guidance” (Section XIV of the QAG) and also will be establishing projects for the coming year, including a speaker for the May 2021 meeting of the QAC.

There are three openings on the Committee for Supplier members.  If you are interested in serving on the QAC, please contact Headquarters.

Packaging CommitteeTuesday, September 22, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST

The mission of the ADS Packaging Committee (PC) is to address the packaging/packaging system needs of ADS members and provide a forum for discussion of packaging-related topics.  The goals of the Committee are:

  • to further the interests and provide direction to ADS on all matters related to packaging and packaging systems, and
  • to support and promote interests and objectives of the members of ADS by providing guidance on technical, innovation, operational, environmental and regulatory topics pertaining to the packaging industry.

The Committee will review the status of projects, including:

  • Semi-Rigid Packaging Troubleshooting Guide
  • Guide – Packaging Considerations to Extend the Shelf Life of Clean Label Products and
  • Chapter 16 (“Appendices” of the Packaging Reference Manual)

In addition, the Committee will review updates to Chapter 18 (“Abbreviations and Symbols” of the Packaging Reference Manual).

The Committee also will be determining a topic and speaker for the May 2021 meeting of the PC.    There are a number of openings for Manufacturer member on the Committee.  If you are

Technical CommitteeWednesday, September 23, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

The Technical Committee undertakes research projects with a focus on ingredients, finished products, methods, equipment and instrumentation to advance the knowledge of the dressings and sauces industry.  An important part of this Committee meeting is  determining projects for the coming year of interest to the dressing and sauce industry.  The projects selected for 2020 will be shared during the Virtual Technical Meeting on Wednesday, October 7.

Program

Meeting Program

Monday, October 5 – 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

General Session & Technical Awards Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Remarks/Technical Awards Presentations
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
ADS’ Executive Technical Board Chair

Food Regulatory Update
Dr. Jeannie Perron, Covington & Burling
ADS Legal Counsel

(Networking Break)

 

 

 

 

 


Concurrent Session A

Predictive Food Modeling for the Food Industry

Dr. Donald Schaffner, Rutgers University

Shelf Life Testing
Dr. Dawn Chapman, The Clorox Company

Board Elections & Closing Comments
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
ADS’ Executive Technical Board Chair

Ron Emonet, Reily Foods Company
ADS Board Member

Information Open House Virtual Exhibit
ADS Members

Tuesday, October 6 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST

General Session & Awards Ceremony for Dressing, Sauce & Package of the Year

 

 

 

 

 


Opening Comments/Awards Ceremony for Dressing, Sauce and Package of the Year
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
ADS’ Executive Technical Board Chair
Brian Dick, Golden State Foods Corp.
ADS’ Chair of the Board of Directors

COVID-19 Management Practices for the Food Industry:  How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Need to Go?
Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Cornell University

(Networking Break)

Concurrent Session B
Crisis Management & Social Media Challenges
Alexandra Smith Ozerkis, Kellen

Manufacturer and Supplier Partnerships
Allen Sass, Wisconsin Spice, Inc., and Al Slingluff, Ken’s Foods, Inc.

(Networking Break)

Concurrent Session C
How2Recycle Labeling Initiative
Dr. Rebecca Mick, Amcor-Bemis North America

Considerations for Building an Emulsion
Wanda Jurlina, IMCD US Food and Paul Pratt, T. Marzetti Company

Closing Comments
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
ADS’ Executive Technical Board Chair

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Wednesday, October 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST

General Session  

Welcome/Announcements
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
ADS’ Executive Technical Board Chair

Can RedZones Used In Food Defense Serve a Dual Purpose for Facility Infection Control and Contact Tracing Safety?
Rod Wheeler, The Global Food Defense Institute

(Networking Break)

Concurrent Session D
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Moderator:  Suzanne Mailman, Golden State Foods Corp.
Dr. Lakshmanan Ramamoorthi, Ph.D., Food Disclosure and Labeling Division, Fair Trade Practices Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA

New Applications for Dressings & Sauces – Moderator:  Dorrie Francis, Litehouse, Inc.
Chef Fred Heurtin, Golden State Foods

(Networking Break)

Concurrent Session E
New Dressing & Sauce Formulations Using
Fermentation – Moderator:  Suzanne Mailman, Golden State Foods Corp.
Chef Robert Danhi, Flavor360 Solutions

Technical Committee Presentations – Moderator:  Eric Esterline, TreeHouse Foods
Impact of Algae Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil on Full Fat Mayonnaise
Colm Swan, Admix, Inc.

FOLLOWED BY

Abuse of Mayonnaise Emulsion During Transportation
Daryan Johnson, Kagome USA, Inc. and Alysha Kane, Ken’s Foods, Inc.

Closing Comments
Patricia Faison, ADS’ Director of Legislative & Regulatory

Registration

Registration

Registration for the ADS Virtual Technical Meeting will take place exclusively online.  Immediately following your registration, a confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail, summarizing your selections and payment.  Simply print the confirmation for convenient expense reporting.  Contact Headquarters if you have questions or are unable to register online.

Note:  Due to the virtual nature of this meeting, all registrants’ names will be uploaded to the virtual platform.   The virtual platform will serve as your meeting itinerary planner and allows you to manage your schedule and access the live sessions on the days of the event, including the Information Open House Virtual Exhibit and networking breaks.  Sponsors will also be listed!  The platform will be available approximately 1 month before the meeting starts. As an added bonus, you will have access to this virtual platform for on-demand learning for 1 year following the meeting.

 

In accordance with Association policy, the participants underwrite the entire cost of the Technical Meeting.  The registration fee covers all expenses incurred in the planning and coordination of the Meeting, and includes all recorded sessions available on-demand for one (1) year after the meeting.

Registration Fees:

On or Before September 18:After September 18:
Member Registration$550.00$650.00
Non-Member**$650.00$750.00
Cancellation Fee*$100.00Non-Refundable

* After September 18, all fees are non-refundable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the event you must cancel your registration, cancellation fees apply as outlined above.  After September 18, all fees are non-refundable.

**Non-member companies may attend one Technical or Annual Meeting to become familiar with the Association.  The difference between member and non-member registration fees for the Technical or Annual Meeting is applicable to dues if received within sixty (60) days following the Meeting attended.

ADS Awards

Join us on Tuesday, October 6 to learn who will be awarded the Dressing, Package and Sauce of the Year for 2020!

DOTY.pngThe Dressing of the Year Award is presented by the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) to recognize and celebrate truly innovative and delicious dressings. Nominations for the award are received from ADS members and are then sampled in a blind format by the attendees of the ADS Technical Meeting. Members cast their vote for the dressing they deem to have the best overall taste. The winning product is then served at the Awards Luncheon held during the ADS Annual Meeting and announced in a presentation that unveils all nominated products.

 

 

SOTY.pngThe Sauce of the Year Award is presented by the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) to recognize and celebrate truly innovative and delicious sauces. Nominations for the award are received from ADS members and are then sampled in a blind format by the attendees of the ADS Technical Meeting. Members cast their vote for the sauce they deem to have the best overall taste. The winning product is then served at the Awards Luncheon held during the ADS Annual Meeting and announced in a presentation that unveils all nominated products.

 

 

POTY.pngThe Package of the Year Award is presented by the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) to not only increase the awareness of new and innovative packaging but also to celebrate the accomplishments of the packaging industry for dressing, sauce and condiment-related packages. Nominations for the award are submitted by ADS members and members cast their votes during the ADS Technical Meeting. The winning package is then announced during the Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the ADS Annual Meeting in a presentation that unveils all nominated packages.

 

The Technical Service Award is presented to an individual demonstrating devoted service to ADS’ technical programs, initiatives and committees.  The recipient must be an ADS member.

The Technical Achievement Award is presented to an individual or group who have made outstanding achievements in furthering the knowledge of the dressing and sauce industry.  The recipient need not be an ADS member.  This Award is given only when it is determined by the membership that an individual’s or group’s accomplishments in the industry merit such an Award.

View Past Award Winners!

Sponsors

ADS Sponsors

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Diamond Sponsors

 

Scott Turbon

 

 


Emerald Sponsors

IMA Dairy


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Sponsorship Opportunities

New in 2020, ADS is offering sponsorships at its Technical Meeting!  Sponsorships are available to all registered member participants, Manufacturers and Suppliers, and provide a unique opportunity to create added visibility and name recognition for your company, products and services.

  1. Available sponsorships are noted below and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Sponsorships are limited to one (1) item per company until Friday, September 18.  If sponsorships are still available at that time, multiple sponsorships with then be allowed.
  3. If payment for sponsorship is not received within 15 days of commitment, the sponsored activity will be placed back in the sponsorship offerings.
  4. You can select and pay for your sponsorship online when registering for the Meeting or contact Jacque Knight for assistance.

Sponsor Levels

 Sponsor Level

Contribution

Event/Activity

Diamond – SOLD!!

$1,000

Banner

  • Your company logo is displayed on the virtual platform during the event and for one year following the event as attendees can access recorded presentations for on-demand learning.  Animated GIFs are supported and links to your company website.
  • Pre-meeting email promotions
  • Verbal recognition during daily opening welcome & closing comments
  • Logo displayed on the meeting section of the ADS website as a sponsor.
Emerald – SOLD!!

$700

Awards Page

  • Your company logo is displayed on the Awards Page on the virtual platform.  This page will list the nominees of the Dressing, Package and Sauce of the Year Nominees.  Animated GIFs are supported and links to your company website.
  • Pre-meeting email promotions.
  • Verbal recognition during daily opening welcome & closing comments.
  • Logo displayed on the meeting section of the ADS website as a sponsor
Ruby

$500

Side Banner

  • Your company logo is displayed on the home page on the virtual platform.  Animated GIFs are supported and links to your company website.  Member company to supply banner artwork.
  • Pre-meeting email promotions.
  • Verbal recognition during daily opening welcome & closing comments.
  • Logo displayed on the meeting section of the ADS website as a sponsor.
Sapphire

$200

Sponsored Presentation

  • A sponsor’s logo is displayed underneath the presentation title on the Schedule of Events. Includes a link to your company website.
  • Logo displayed on the meeting section of the ADS website as a sponsor.

Participants

Click Here for a List of Participants as of September 14, 2020.

Information Open House Virtual Exhibit

Information Open House Virtual Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Information Open House Virtual Exhibit is scheduled for Monday, October 5 from 2:30 -4:00 p.m. EST

This virtual exhibit provides the opportunity to meet new members, establish business relationships and re-connect with current clients.

Suppliers have a number of options to maximize the impact of their virtual booth with Meeting participants.

  • Company banner provides immediate recognition
  • Expanded description of products/services
  • PDF Product data sheets and other company literature are easily uploaded by attendees
  • URL’s to press releases and product web pages accessible with the click of a button
  • Attendees are able to interact using live video chat
  • Easily access valuable attendee data with lead retrieval.  And Suppliers have the option to enhance their  online presence by adding new features to their booth:
  • Attendee impression tracking (see who visited your booth)
  • Request Information button so attendees can contact you can share their information and interests
  • A Like button so you can see which attendees liked your booth the most.

For a $100 upgrade, Suppliers are able to select one of the following:

  • Add an Introduction Video (between 20 seconds and 3 minutes)
  • Offer a Giveaway.

In order to have a virtual exhibit booth, you must be an ADS member and registered for the ADS 2020 Virtual Technical Meeting.

Contact ADS

Contact ADS

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Suite 600W
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (678) 298-1181
Fax: (404) 591-6811
E-mail:  [email protected]
Website:  www.dressings-sauces.org
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The Association for Dressings & Sauces2020 Technical Meeting

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October 5-7, 2020