Industry, Academic, and Government Responses to Emerging Food Contaminants
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
2:00 PM Room: 313

Organizers:
Randall Kevin Pegg, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Speakers:
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks -
2:05 PMThe First Food Safety Response Center, Vincent Paez
2:30 PMRapid Screening for DEHP in Food and Beverage Products, Joseph Romano
2:55 PMResponding to Widespread Food Safety Threats with Analytical and Bioanalytical Tools, Philip Wylie
3:20 PMRecess
3:35 PMAdvanced Technician Training in Response to Global Food Threats, Randall Pegg
4:00 PMPanel Discussion


Overview:
Methods development for quantitative analysis of food borne pesticides, drugs, xenobiotics and toxins is evolving in response to emerging pathogens, globalization of ingredients and new legislation meant to make the food supply chain safer. Often a methodology or analyses exists for an analyte in one application but it has yet to be adapted to complex samples in a different foodstuff or matrix, or an accepted methodology no longer is viable from changes in regulatory needs. A number of industry and academic leaders are responding to these challenges by forming laboratories concentrating on new methods and applications for food analysis. These labs often employ numerous techniques from HPLC to Mass spectrometry and Raman spectroscopy in pursuit of faster and better techniques. Speakers at this workshop will discuss their laboratories capabilities, the range of expertise at the facility, and how they choose new food method development projects.