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d.

Maria Teresa Destro presented on the recent "weak
flesh" meat scandal in Brazil, which was associated
with food safety concerns that were not valid as it
was due to cases of bribery and bad communication, involving some media and food professionals.

Suggestions for Symposia at IAFP 2018:
a. Ideas for the Annual Meeting of IAFP in 2018 need
to be submitted by 3 October 2017. The following
topics were suggested to be developed:
*	
Food safety education and training learnings
from tailored small group offerings to running
massive open on-line courses
*	
International experiences developing and
applying online tools for auditing food operations
*	
Food fraud on an international scale
*	
Increasing complexity of food outbreaks
*	
Raw milk - can it be safe?
*	
Food safety in extreme environments
*	
Global strategies for antimicrobial resistance
*	
Harmonized methods & management of chemical hazards internationally
*	 International recognition of national food safety
system
*	 Water use and reuse WRT waste quality and
safety along food chain
*	 Pseudoscience in food, how to face rumours
and how to respond
*	 HACCP for smaller businesses - learnings on
success of application and business needs
*	 Seafood toxins and climate change
*	 Eggs - differences in risk management U.S.
and EU
The Chairs will support the coordination of applications with
other PDGs and will help attracting support from other PDGs.
Those who proposed will need to develop more details before
October 3. Once the Program Committee has selected successful proposals, the key contact of the proposers will be
notified. Proposals not selected could be considered to develop for alternative PDG activities, such as webinars.
Upcoming Meetings of Relevance to PDG
a. China International Food Safety & Quality Meeting
and the Dubai International Food Safety Conference
in November (IAFP co-hosts)
b. Predictive modelling conference in Cordoba (http://
www.icpmf10.com/index.php)
c. VTEC 2018 March meeting in Italy (https://
www.mvma.ca/ce/continuing-educationevents/10th-vtec-symposium-florence-italymay-6-9-2018)
Recommendations to the Executive Board:
1.
2.

To approve the election of Ian Jenson to Vice Chair of the
PDG.
To provide written summaries of IAFP international meetings to be printedn in Food Protection Trends?

Meeting Adjourned: 4:15 p.m.
Next Meeting Date: July 7, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
Chairperson: Leon Gorris.

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Low Water Activity Foods PDG
Attendees: Gary Acuff, Jennifer Acuff, Nurul Hawa Ahmad,
Pablo Alvarez, Keith Amoroso, Angela Anandappa, Nathan
Anderson, Jianfa Bai, S. Balamurugan, Kannan Balan, PierreOlivier Béal, Junia Beaubrun, Tamrat Belete, Thomas Bell,
Yige Bima, Ann Bontempo, Richard Brouillette, Cigdem Caban,
Sarah Cahill, Joanna Carroll, Marion Castle, Long Chen,
Angel Conde, Frederick Cook, Sally Crowley, Carl Custer,
Xiaohong Deng, James Dickson, Andrew Do, Teri Ehlinger,
Mariem Ellouze, Martin Escamilla, Laura Ewing, Michelle
Falorio, Jeff Farber, Francisco Garces-Vega, Gopal Gopinath,
Michele Gorman, Chin Gouk, Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley, Karen
Gregory-Williams, Joshua Gurtler, Brenda Halbrook, Margaret
Hardin, Ian Hildebrandt, Sunee Himathongkham, Atef Idriss,
Keith Ito, Lauren Jackson, Sanghyup Jeong, Rhoma Johnson,
Alex Josowitz, Kent Juliot, Trey Kampeter, Julie Kase,
Susanne Keller, Karim-Franck Khinouche, Yasu Komoto,
Jeffrey Kornacki, Young Seok Kweon, Elisabetta Lambertini,
John Larkin, Soon Kiat Lau, Yingqun Lei, Gerald Lekan,
Pushpinder Litt, Siman Liu, Shaunti Luce, Lisa Lucia, Lisa
Lucore, Sahar Malekmohammadi, Patricia Marden, Bradley
Marks, Sandra McCurdy, Nooshin Moradi, Gerardo Morantes,
Nadia Narine, Amechi Okereke, Ynes Ortega, Samet Ozturk,
Mickey Parish, Vera Peterson, Monica Ponder, Laurie Post,
Gale Prince, Eric Puente, LI QIAN, David Rasmussen, Frank
Ridgley, Juliany Rivera Calo, Evan Rosen, Sarah Sanderson,
Sofia Santillana-Farakos, Michele Sayles, Renee Schwartz,
Anthony Shaw, Arlette Shazer, Tracey Sinclair, Philip
Steinbrunner, Jeyamkondan Subbiah, Quincy Suehr, Stefania
Tagliapietra, Ben Tall, Juming Tang, Aparna Tatavarthy, Dimitri
Tavernarakis, Abdullatif Tay, Hung King Tiong, Aaron Uesugi,
Tushar Verma, Isabel Walls, Can Wang, Wenqian Wang,
Xinyao Wei, Christopher Wells, Pamela Wilger, Edith Wilkin,
Tamara Wood, Jian Wu, Xingning Xiao, Zijing Zhang, Chee
Zheng, and Meijun Zhu. Number of Attendees: 123.
Meeting Called to Order: 2:04 p.m., July 9, 2017.
Minutes Recording Secretary: N/A.
Old Business: Laurie Post's election to Vice Chair was
approved by the board and communicated to the membership.
2016 PDG meeting minutes were approved by the membership. The PDG submissions for the 2017 program and
the ones that were accepted for this annual meeting were
reviewed.
New Business: An idea session was facilitated by Gary Acuff
and James Dickson focusing on factors that impact validation
of low water activity foods. Several subjects surfaced, some
of which were already previously covered or currently on the
2017 program. However, a few topics were selected and will
be presented to the PDG Chair/Vice Chair group. These are
included in the addendum to these minutes.
As a way to bring some structure to internal workings of
the PDG and to enhance membership involvement, the following changes are planned to be implemented:
1. A webinar organizing committee was proposed to provide
some structure to the PDG's developmental webinars.
The following members volunteered to work on this committee: Josh Gurtler (lead), Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley, Edith
Wilkin, and Laurie Post. If any other members would like
to volunteer, please let Edith know.
2. Leverage our 3 Student Liaisons to work on technical
facilitation of webinars and membership meetings.


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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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