Meeting Program

Monday, April 30

General Session

Congress Avenue

Welcome and Introductions
Patricia Faison
ADS Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs

Chair's Address
Paula Klassen, TreeHouse Foods
Executive Technical Board Chair

ADS’ Communications Update
Stan Samples
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

(Lunch Break)

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

General Session

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


Economic Adulteration
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FDA Draft Guidance – Where, When and How – Finding and Removing Listeria in a Production Area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.

(Lunch Break)

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