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Breakout Sessions on January 28, 2021 (Thursday)

TIME
(HONG KONG)
 SESSIONS
 09:30 - 10:30
Breakout 1
New Detection Methods


Breakout 2
Risk Management Strategies

 

Breakout 3
EU-China-Safe: Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership
 
 

Moderator:

 

Dr. Tong-Jen Fu
Research Chemical Engineer
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Moderator:

 

Dr. Bernard Chang 
Senior Project Fellow,
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU

Moderator:

 

Prof. Yongning Wu
Chief Scientist, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Coordinator, EU-China-Safe

 

 

Development and Validation of gyrB Targeted SYBR Green Based qPCR Assay for the Specific and Rapid Detection of Vibrio vulnificus in Seafood
Dr. Krishna Kumar Ballamoole
Assistant Professor, Nitte University Centre for Science Education & Research, Nitte University

Microbial risk assessment for risk management of Staphylococcus aureus in ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked rice with pork floss (CRPF) in Taiwan
Prof. Lee-yan Sheen
Distinguished Professor, Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University

How to Improve the Quality and Efficiency of Food Safety Risk Communication in the Era of Digital Media
Dr. Si Chen
Associate Researcher, Division of Risk Communication,
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)

 

 

GenomeTrakr and Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis for Source Tracking Foodborne Pathogens during Surveillance and Outbreak Investigations
Dr. Yi Chen
Research Microbiologist
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Practical Application of Risk Assessment Outcomes in Manufacturing and Retail Settings Helps Ensure Food Safety
Dr. Ruth Petran, CFS
Principal
Ruth Petran Consulting, LLC

Effective Identification of Food Species by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Prof. Dr. Ying Chen
Vice President
Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ)

 

 

The Dramatic New Potential for Genomic Fingerprinting and Sharing of Microbiological DNA Data to Enable Global Surveillance, Source Attribution and Real-time Microbial Identification
Prof. Jørgen Schlundt
Consultant, Schlundt Consult
Former Director, WHO Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses

Current Approaches to Microbial Food Safety Control and Risk Management in Canada
Prof. Jeffrey Farber 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph
Past President, IAFP

LC-MS Tools in the Campaign against Food Fraud in
Infant Formula
Dr. Di Wu
Newton International Fellow,
The Institute for Global Food Security,
Queen’s University Belfast

 

 

Screening of Chemical Contaminants in Food Using Ultra-high Performance Liquid Chromatography / Quadruple Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry
Prof. Chia-Yang Chen
Professor and Director, Institute of Food Safety and Health, National Taiwan University

Food Safety Journey. “Are we there yet?”
Dr. Anna Starobin
Corporate Scientist, Global QSR and Food Retail
Leader of Microbiology, Food Safety and Public Health
Ecolab

 

 

  Q&A
10:30 - 11:00
 Break
11:00 - 12:00
Breakout 4
Food Safety at Food Service and Retail Settings
Breakout 5
AI, Machine Learning & Big Data in Food Safety
Breakout 6
Food Safety Training and Certification
Breakout 3a
EU-China-Safe: Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership
 

Moderator:

 

Dr. Ka-sing Leung
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU

Moderator:

 

Dr. Bernard Chang 
Senior Project Fellow,
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU

Moderator:

 

Dr. Tracie Sheehan
VP Technical Services
Merieux NutriSciences

Moderator:

 

Prof. Christopher Elliott
Professor of Food Safety 
Founder, Institute for Global Food Security,
Queen’s University Belfast

 

Food Safety & Behavior Change: What Happens When No One is Watching?
Dr. Audrey Kreske
Director
Global Food Safety
Restaurant Brands International

AI and Science – Making the World’s Food Safe
Dr. Abigail Stevenson
Vice President, Mars Advanced Research Institute at Mars

Food Safety Research and Training in Informal / Wet Markets in Southeast Asia
Dr. Hung Nguyen
Co-Leader, Animal and Human Health Program
Flagship Leader Food Safety, A4NH
International Livestock Research Institute

EU-China-safe Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership
Prof. Christopher Elliott
Professor of Food Safety
Founder, Institute for Global Food Security,
Queen’s University Belfast

 

Improving the Effectiveness of Food Handlers’ Food Hygiene Training: Application of Error Management Theory and Terror Management Theory
Dr. Maxime X. Wang
Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Microbiological Shelf Life Prediction Using AI/ML
D
r. James Yuan
Senior Director – Data Science & Analytics, Global R&D, PepsiCo

US FSMA Food Safety Preventive Controls Principles and Training Programs
Prof. Jason Wan
Associate Director – Institute for Food Safety and Health
Professor of Food Science
Illinois Institute of Technology

Can Traceability Systems and Blockchain Technology Ensure Authenticity and Detect Food Fraud?
Dr. Petter Olsen
Senior Scientist, Nofima, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Food

 

Building Trust in Organic - Hong Kong Experience
Prof. Jonathan W.C. Wong, MH, JP
Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre 
Professor and Head of Department, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

Visual Intelligence for Food Safety
Mr. Lie Chen
Staff Product Manager, AI Center, DAMO Academy, Alibaba

New Food Safety Certifications under the U.S. FSMA Regulation: A Perspective from a Certification Body and a Qualified Auditor
Dr. Tania A. Martinez 
Regulatory Director - 
Vice President
Demos Global Group, Inc.

Food Fraud and the EUChinaSAFE Project
Prof. Saskia van Ruth
Professor, Food Authenticity,
Wageningen University and
Research

 

Food Hygiene Standard Certification System
Dr. Ka-sing Leung
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU

Intelligence Track and Trace for Food Supply Chain using Internet-of-Things and Blockchain
Mr. Alex Lau
Solutions Architect, Cloud Platform, Oracle HK/TW

Intentional Adulteration (IA), Food Defense, and FSMA compliance
Prof. Purnendu Vasavada
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Fellow- ASM, IFT, IAFP
PCV & Associates, LLC.

Determination of Eight Bound Nitrofuran Residues, using a Rapid Microwave-assisted Sample Preparation Approach with UHPLC-MS/MS Detection
Dr. Martin Danaher
Principal Research Officer, TEAGASC Food Research Center of Ireland

  Q&A Q&A Q&A  Q&A
12:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30
Breakout 7
Consumer Communication, Expectations and Insights on Food Safety
Breakout 8
Produce Food Safety
Breakout 9
Emerging Pathogens in Foods & their Control – Global & APAC
 
 

Moderator:

 

Mr. Thanh Nguyen
Vice President – Quality, Health, Safety & Environment APMEA, 
Kerry Group



Moderator:

 

Dr. Elme Coetzer-Boersma
Managing Director, GLOBALG.A.P.

Moderator:

 

Dr. Alvin Lee
Director, Center for Processing Innovation
Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Illinois Institute of Technology

 

 

Meeting Food Risk Communication Challenges from the Asia-Pacific Perspective
Dr. Andrew Roberts
Risk Communication and Trust Consultant, Food Industry Asia

On-farm Strategies to Prevent Contamination of Produce
Dr. Tim Jackson
Vice President Food Safety, Regulatory and Social Compliance, Driscoll’s of the Americas

Enhanced Formation of Persister Variants in Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli under Conditions Relevant to Produce Production
Dr. Michelle Qiu Carter
Research Microbiologist
U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

Empowering Consumer Trust: Food Safety Driven by Data Intelligence
Mr. Julian Sin
Senior Manager
GS1 Hong Kong

Food Safety Risk Management Continuous Improvements – For Fresh Cut Operations
Mr. Taymour Shukri
QA & HSE Director MENA
Del Monte Foods (U.A.E) FZE

Regional Echoes of a Foodborne Outbreak of Invasive Sepsis with Streptococcus agalactiae ST283
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Timothy Barkham
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore and National University of Singapore

 

  Food Sustainability at a Crossroad: From Marketing to Mattering
Ms. Ruby O
Director of Environmental,
Social and Governance
Wynn Macau | Wynn Palace
Challenges & Opportunities to Implement Fresh Produce Food Safety Standards in Asia
Mr. Pham Viet Anh
Technical Key Account Manager Vietnam, GLOBALG.A.P.
Is Aquaculture the Problem or the Solution for Food Security?
Prof. Dr. Ruth Zadoks
Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Australia;
Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney; and University of Glasgow
 
  Q&A Q&A  Q&A  
15:30 - 16:00
 Break 
16:00 - 17:00
Breakout 10
DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality
Breakout 11
New Intervention Technologies
Breakout 12
Food Fraud and Authentication
 
 

Moderator:

 

Prof. Terence Lau
Interim Associate Vice President (Innovation and Technology Development), PolyU
Convener, Food Safety Consortium
Founding Chairman, DISH

Moderator:

 

Ms Karen Jiang
Assistant Director
Innovation and Technology Development Office, PolyU

Moderator:

 

Ms Nelly Lam
Senior Manager,
Food Safety Consortium
Innovation and Technology Development Office, PolyU

 

  DISH – a Strong Partnership for Current and Future Challenges
Prof. Håkan Jönsson
Associate Professor
Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University
Chairman, DISH
High Pressure Processing: Implementation for Milk
Mr. Deon Mahoney
Head of Food Safety,
Product Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ)
Food Fraud Prevention – Perception and Awareness of Food Document Fraud among Food Industry Representatives
Dr. Roy Fenoff
Assistant Professor, The Citadel and Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative
 
 

EQASIA: Improving the Quality of Bacteriology Diagnostics for AMR in the Asia Region
Prof. Rene S. Hendriksen
Head of Research Group, Division for Global Surveillance, Research Group for Global Capacity Building, 
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Nanocomposite and Natural Materials for Gas Barrier and Food Packaging
Dr. Alice Ho
Senior Technical Manager
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd

Solving the Problems for Authentication of Edible Oils and Quantitation of Blended Oils
Dr. Zhongping Yao
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology,
PolyU

 

 

Foodomics and One Health
Prof. Francesco Capozzi
Full Professor, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Head of Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Agrofood Research, University of Bologna

The Digital Transformation to Remote Auditing
Ms. Kathleen Wybourn
Director Food & Beverage,
Digital Assurance and Supply Chain Services,
DNV GL Business Assurance,
North America

Food Authenticity Testing using Next Generation Sequencing
Dr. Mario Gadanho
Senior R&D Scientist 
Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

  Q&A Q&A Q&A  
17:00
Close of Forum

Prof. Terence Lau
Interim Associate Vice President (Innovation and Technology Development), PolyU
Chairman, Organizing Committee of APFSIC 2021
Convener, Food Safety Consortium [IAFP Hong Kong Affiliate]

 

 

 Note: Plenary and breakout topics and speakers are subject to change.