Monday, April 30
Welcome and Introductions
ADS Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Paula Klassen, TreeHouse Foods
Executive Technical Board Chair
ADS’ Communications Update
ADS’ Communications Manager
Driving High Performance Teams
Ben Cook, Performance Instruction and Training (PIT)
Food Regulatory Update
Dr. Jeannie Perron, Covington & Burling
ADS Legal Counsel
Food Safety Culture and Blockchain
Frank Yiannas, Walmart
Clean Label Workshop
Moderator: Dorrie Francis, Litehouse, Inc.
Getting Clear on Clean Labels, Annette Maggi, Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc.
Formulating and Marketing Clean Label Products, Mark Cornthwaite, DuPont Nutrition & Health
A QA Perspective on Clean Labeling, Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
Translating Conventional Ingredients into Clean Label Products, Jeff Lowrance, Ventura Foods
Information Open House
Tuesday, May 1
Implications of Dressing Microstructure Upon Stability
Dr. Bruce Campbell, Consultant
High Pressure Processing (HPP) for Dressings & Sauces
Dwight McVey, Avure Technologies
How to Use Strategic Thinking to Navigate Consumer, Food & Flavor Trends
Suzy Badaracco, Culinary Tides
Dr. Douglas Marshall, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Inc.
FDA Draft Guidance – Where, When and How – Finding and Removing Listeria in a Production Area
Dr. Virginia Deibel, Covance Laboratories, Inc.
Packaging Workshop: Troubleshooting Rigid and Flexible Packaging
Moderator: Dave Horowitz, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Bottles 101, Paul Kelley, Ring Container Technologies
Troubleshooting Induction Sealing Applications, Ryan Schuelke, Enercon Industries Corporation
Closure Applications 101, Albert Miller, Phoenix Closures, Inc.
Flexible Packaging: Physical and Cosmetic Defects – How Did That Happen and How Do I Fix It? by Lou Belmont, Sonoco Products Company and Mark Griffin, Winpak Lane, Inc.
Packaging Design and Shelf Appeal by Jennifer Tillman, Sonoco Products Company