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Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA) Updates: Kaiping Deng,
Ph.D., IFSH/IL Institute of Technology commented that
the biggest accomplishment for the SSA in the past year
is launching the training program. In August 2016, the 1st
edition of the SSA curriculum was finalized. Right after
that, they conducted the 1st TTT pilot, obtained constructive feedback and finalized version 1.1. In November, the
1st combo course was held for growers and SSA received
plenty of comments; the discussion on a 2nd edition was
initiated. FDA draft sprout guidance was released on
January 2017. Information from FDA's sprout guidance
was incorporated throughout the SSA material for consistency with current regulatory thinking. The 2nd edition
was finalized in April this year. After a few trainings, the
SSA manual has evolved to version 2.3 and the online
module development started in May. There might be
~200 sprout operations in the US. Trainings were held
in IL, CA, TX, FL, MA, and Victoria Canada. To date, 53
sprout operations from 20 states have sent their staff
to the SSA training. Lead instructor training and Combo
course were held in Chicago and California and approved
28 SSA Lead Instructors application. Lead Instructors are
extension specialists from universities, sprout growers,
and regulators. They are located in 16 states in the US.
The SSA training is a prerequisite training of the regulator
training. Therefore, FDA inspectors and state regulators
also attended the SSA training. The SSA online modules
are being developed by the alliance and IFPTI. The 12
modules of the SSA curriculum will be available online.
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Updates: Betsy Bihn,
Ph.D., Cornell University, provided the update on the
PSA (http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/). PSA has
conducted 31 PSA Train-the-Trainer Courses. There
are 1,012 TTT Participant Trainers (28 are international)
and146 PSA Lead Trainers (42 state and 11 international). There have been 176 PSA Grower Training Courses
in the U. S. covering 36 States with 4,205 Grower
Participants. There have been 8 international grower trainings. While the PSA TTT launch was delayed, a massive
PSA TTT effort followed it. Also, initially there was a delay
on the PSA Lead Trainer Review Process, but the backlog has been resolved. There's a concern about denied
applications; collaborative solutions are being considered,
without compromising the process integrity. The PSA
Manual was released to the public. There were concerns
from PSA about quality printing, so the release is including printing specifications. As a reminder, all PSA GT participants must have a printed manual in a language they
understand. The PSA Manual translated in Spanish is
now public and translation other languages is underway.
International training collaborations are on-going.
Outbreak Update: The outbreak update was given by
Diane Gubernot, Ph.D., Coordinated Outbreak Response
and Evaluation, FDA. It included a summary of pathogen
and foods involved in multistate outbreaks that FDA was
involved. Since last year's IAFP meeting, there were
34 outbreaks, 14 of them related to produce, including
sprouts (5), leafy greens (2), pistachio (1), strawberry (1),
cucumber (1), papaya (1) and an unknown (1). Seven
outbreaks involved a food that was traced to a domestic
source and 7 involved imported food items. The pathogens included Listeria, pathogenic E. coli, Salmonella,
Cyclospora, and Hepatitis A virus. Information was shared
about several outbreaks - Hepatitis A outbreak that

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involved frozen strawberries from Egypt and FDA prevention efforts, an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to
alfalfa sprouts where seed was tested and found positive,
and the Cyclospora outbreak where the vehicle was not
identified. CORE is working toward more trend analysis
and sharing of information to aid in industry prevention
efforts.
6.

Other Topics: None.

New Business: The Chair shared information on symposium
and topics sponsored and co-sponsored by this PDG, information on joining this PDG, and the plan to hold more conference
calls and at least one webinar this year. Additionally, there
would be an email asking for nominations followed by voting
on a new Vice Chair.
Kali Kniel and Michelle Smith suggested exploring ways to
enhance students' participation and involvement in the PDG,
including incentives such as sponsorships.
Melanie Avey asked for time to discuss the proposal and
potential collaborations between the Fruit and Vegetable PDG
and the APS-FSIG (American Phytopathological Society -
Food Safety Interest Group).
PDG members expressed continued interest in webinars.
Sherri McGarry recalled the topics that were suggested on last
PDG meeting and asked for new suggestions.
PDG members brainstormed topics for symposia/roundtable and broke into smaller groups to help connect PDG members by topic areas. Plan is to have conference calls following
IAFP meeting to further this initial work and before deadline to
submit symposia/roundtable ideas in October.
Recommendations to the Executive Board: None.
Next Meeting Date: July 8, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
Meeting Adjourned: 3:00 p.m.
Chairperson: Sherri McGarry.

HACCP Utilization and Food Safety Systems PDG
Attendees: Pamela Abney, Adebayo Afuape, Deann AkinsLewenthal, Mohammed Alhejaili, Ashley Arnold, Fatemeh
Ataei, John Bassett, David Bauer, Dan Belina, Lenore Bennett,
Georg Berns, Tom Black, Audrey Boeken, Neil Bogart,
Michelle Bogda, Ann Bontempo, Tom Bruursema, Martin
Bucknavage, Dennis Burson, Jose Calzada, Loan Cao, Stoyka
Chipchakova, Ma. Rocelle Clavero, Angel Conde, Frederick
Cook, Jose Emilio Esteban, Martin Guy Ethy Ethy, Kimberly
Fisher, Mirijam Garske, Tiah Ghostlaw, Chao Gong, Karen
Gregory-Williams, Stephen Grove, Allen Haas, Mohammed
Hakeem, Dong Han, Eddy Higa, Ziyi Hu, Margaret Jacks, Tim
Jackson, Amanda Jones, Amit Kheradia, Amanda Kinchla,
Sally Klinect, Jaheon Koo, Richard Kralj, Brian Kraus, Loralyn
Ledenbach, Yanbin Li, Martha Limo, Maria Lovelace-Johnson,
Lisa Lucore, Simone Machado, Bob Martin, Lynn McMullen,
Mohammad Melebari, Karen Mertins, Ron Millar, Gabriel
Mootian, Tetsuya Mori, Chad Nelson, Katia Noll, Wendy
Ortman, Mangesh Palekar, Elizabeth Palmer, Vera Peterson,
Phyllis Posy, Damanna Rao, Luis Rodriguez, Donna Schaffner,
Anthony Shaw, William Shaw, Jr., Dorra Simmons, Katherine
Swanson, Yoko Takahashi, Peter Taormina, Januana Teixeira,
Hung King Tiong, Tomohiko Tsurumaru, Brian Walker, Jason
Wan, Benjamin Warren, Brad Webster, Pamela Wilger, Johnny
Yu, Edith Zambrana, Veronica Zavala, and Peipei Zhang.
Number of Attendees: 88.
Meeting Called to Order: 1:00 p.m., July 9, 2017.
Minutes Recording Secretary: Benjamin Warren.


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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
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