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1.

Recommendations for the PDG-Webinars and Symposia.
From the survey data from a month ago, only 18 responses out of a total of 400 members were recorded.
2. Several real time surveys were conducted during the
meeting to inquire what the membership was interested
in, which include topics for discussions, symposium and
webinars.
a. Topics included: (1) are you planning to submit a
symposium proposal; (2) Which topic would you
consider; (3) Topics for webinars; (4) Other topics for
webinars; (5) Interest groups
Omar mentioned that Symposium proposals are due by
Oct. 3, 2017. Keith reviewed the parameters expected for proposals as relayed to chairs and vice chairs at the committee
meeting the day before.
A call was made to have the members consider for next
year to be a mentor to travel student awardees. They are to
contact Susan Smith if interested.
An open discussion followed where participants had the
opportunity to suggest topics for sessions for IAFP 2018. The
topics suggested will be compiled by Omar and Keith and
shared with the PDG members to help submit proposals for
next year's meeting.
Numbered List of Recommendations to the Executive
Board:
1. If a full symposium is accepted as a half symposium,
please allow for the 6 speakers to talk albeit for 15 minutes. This will enable the organizers to address the subjects of the title of the symposium as designed. Selecting
only 3 speakers may not fully address the objectives of
the symposium and omit critical talks to that subject.
Next Meeting Date: July 8, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
Meeting Adjourned: 4:25 p.m.
Chairperson: Omar Oyarzabal.

Beverages and Acid/Acidified Foods PDG
Attendees: Nathan Anderson, Elizabeth Andress, Karleigh
Bacon, David Bauer, Amanda Beitler, April Bishop,
Pardeepinder Brar, Fred Breidt, Alexander Bruner, Danika
Burnett, Erdogan Ceylan, Mario Estrada, David A French,
Jose Fuentes, Alonzo Gabriel, David Gansemer, Mirijam
Garske, Alkmini Gavriil, Leon Gorris, Allen Haas, Barbara
Ingham, Keith Ito, Ken Janes, Stephen Kenney, John Larkin,
Hui Key Lee, Pushpinder Litt, Kathryn Magee, Sandra
McCurdy, Kevin Mo, Zahra Mohammad, Valerie Nettles,
Wilfredo Ocasio, Mickey Parish, David Park, Nina Parkinson,
Frederic Pastori, Phyllis Posy, Samantha Raccanello, L.
Jason Richardson, Jena Roberts, Catherine Rolfe, Paula
Safko, Katherine Satchwell, Holger Schoenenbruecher, Guy
Skinner, Aaron Uesugi, Robert Yarsulik, May Yeow, Jing
Yuan, and Edith Zambrana. Total Number of Attendees: 51.
Meeting Called to Order: 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017
by Fred Breidt.
Minutes Recording Secretary: Barbara Ingham.
Old Business: Fred Breidt introduced Wilfredo Ocasio
(Covance) as incoming PDG Chair, and Barbara Ingham
(University of Wisconsin) as Vice Chair.
Wilfredo expressed thanks to Fred, on behalf of the
group, for his years of leadership of the PDG. The Antitrust

Guidelines were read and the Minutes of the July 31, 2016
PDG meeting were unanimously approved.
Two programs were sponsored by the PDG in 2016: An
Overview of Emerging Beverage and Process Technologies;
and Small Scale Fermentation: is the Consumer at Risk. Both
programs were a success.
Two programs are sponsored by the PDG in 2017:
July 7-8: Characterization and Identification of Spoilage
Causing Fungi offered as a hands-on workshop and was said
to have been 'excellent.'
July 10: Developments in Mycotoxin Research: From
Methodology to Prevention (S04).
PDG members are encouraged to attend the Monday
session.
Mickey Parish gave the IAFP Board report to the PDG.
New Business: PDG members proceeded to work through
the lotus blossom parallel brainstorming to generate ideas
for future programs to sponsor. Four topics rose to the top, of
which three were more fully developed. The four are:
1.

The challenge of challenge studies
a. Format: symposium
b. Sponsors: Jena Roberts (Novalyze), and May Yeow.
c. Topics/speakers:
i.
Best practices (case studies) and how to practically apply NACMCF guidelines (F. Breidt,
B. Ingham).
ii.
What do I really do? An industry perspective
(Leon Gorris - Unilever).
iii.
Getting to 'yes'. Regulatory perspective on
challenge studies. (Susan Brecker, FDA)

(Brainstorming: STEC selection, how to choose cultures
for challenge studies, how to design a VALID challenge
study for cold-filled acidified foods; key considerations with
cold-filled challenge studies, food-based antimicrobials and
study design, grouping products to reduce number of studies,
scientific justification of 3-logs vs 4-logs vs 5-log reduction
of pathogens, Help! For small-scale processors, balancing
microbial inactivation and quality deterioration in processed
fruit juices, publishing guidelines; role of trade groups and
consortia; funding testing or new ways of testing)
2.

Real world validation practices and protocols - How do
I really get this done?
a. Format: symposium
b. Sponsor: Jason Richardson, Coca-Cola
c.
Topics/speakers:
i.
Requirements for studies - Yinqing Ma (FDA
regulatory & definitions), Nate Anderson -
FDA validation
ii.
Industry perspective - Jill Costellow, Malcolm
Knight
iii.
Validation framework - Alvin Lee (IFSH)

*In further discussion, it was felt that Topic 2 might be
focused on Low-Acid foods, with acid/acidified addressed
under the Challenge Studies topic (#1).
(Brainstorming: surrogate use & stability, media trials for
validation, requirements for internal studies for FDA/USDA,
comparison of pathogen inactivation rates when different acid
used for acidification (citric/lactic/etc), validation design in the
ever evolving classification boundaries of products, validation
based on product grouping acceptance, validation protocols
for low-acid juices, process validation for juices: yes or no?,
juice validation using surrogate and predictive modeling in
low-acid juices)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017

The Cleanliness of Resusable Water Bottles: How Contamination Levels are Affected by Bottle Usage and Cleaning Behaviors of Bottle Owners
Impact of Carcass Anatomical Location on the Microbiological Profile of Beef Trimmings
Thermal Processing Parameters to Ensure a 5-log Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Acidified Tomato-based Foods
Experimental Evaluation of Performance of Sampling Techniques for Microbiological Quantification on Carcass Services
Effect-based Analytics for Toxicological Screening - Concepts for Future Developments
Beyond the Bio - John Luchansky
PDF Highlight - Food Chemical Hazards and Food Allergy PDG
IAFP 2017 In Review
Industry Products
Coming Events
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Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017 - Thermal Processing Parameters to Ensure a 5-log Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Acidified Tomato-based Foods
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Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017 - IAFP 2017 In Review
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