Tentative Agenda


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
4:00pm Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 7:00pm)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:30am Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00pm)
7:30am Morning Refreshments [Island 2 Room] (until 8:25am)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
8:30am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

- Renée Goodrich Schneider, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition, Program Organizer
- Susan Percival,
UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition
- Saqib Mukhtar,
UF/IFAS Office of Dean for Extension and Florida Cooperative Extension Service
- Elizabeth Webb,
Vincent Corporation, Program Chair

Session 1 – The Citrus Industry – US and Beyond

Moderator: Doug Van Strijp, Southern Gardens
9:00am Citrus Economics and Outlook
- Marisa Zansler, Florida Department of Citrus
9:40am Bactericides for Citrus – A Regulatory Case Study
- Mark Trimmer, Trimmer Consulting
10:20am Beverage Break [Island 2 Room] (until 10:40am)
10:40am Overview of the Mexican Citrus Industry
- Ricardo Martínez Zambrano, Citrofrut
11:20am Conversion of Citrus Peel to Valuable Fatty Acids
- Dave Austgen, Earth Energy Renewables
12:00pm Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30pm)
Session 2 – Consumer Trends, Perceptions and Marketing
Moderator: Nick Shields, The Coca-Cola Company
1:30pm North American Beverage Trends
- Marie Dobson, Minute Maid
2:05pm Low Calorie Juice Beverages – Insights from Marketing Research
- Lisa House, UF/IFAS Food Resource Economics
2:40pm Break [Island 2 Room] (until 3:00pm)
3:00pm Consumer Insights into Alcoholic Beverages
- Eric Brown, Home Grown Industries of Georgia
3:35pm Fruit and Vegetable Trends from the West Coast
- Tracy Baker, Mattson
4:10pm Juice Industry Issues and Opportunities
- Stephanie Meyering and Diane Welland, Juice Products Association (until 4:45pm)
6:00pm Networking Reception [Poolside] (until 7:00pm)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
7:30am Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00pm)
7:30am Morning Refreshments [Island 2 Room] (until 8:25am)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 3 – Food Safety: Regulatory and Consumer Perspectives
Moderator: Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS, FSHN Dept.
8:30am FSMA Standardized Curricula Update -
- Robert Brackett, Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT
9:15am Alignment of FSMA with Existing Food Safety Programs
- Donald Kautter, US Food and Drug Administration
10:00am Beverage Break [Island 2 Room] (until 10:35am)
10:30am Recalls and Food Tampering
- Douglas Archer, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition
11:10 am Consumer Attitudes towards Food Safety
- Kimberly Reed, International Food Information Council
11:45 am Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30pm)
Session 4 – Flavor and Freshness – Technical Aspects
Moderator: Kathy Oglesby, Firmenich Inc.
1:30pm Targeting Sweet Taste: The Mechanisms, Modulation and Enhancement of Sweet Detection
- Steven Munger, UF Center for Smell and Taste
2:10pm Use of Flavoromics Platform for Monitoring and Improving Citrus Flavor
- Yu Wang, UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center
2:50pm Break [Island 2 Room] (until 3:00pm)
3:20pm A Closer Look at the Effects of HLB on Citrus Flavor
- Anne Plotto, USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory
4:00pm Changes and Opportunities with Citrus Flavor Ingredients
- Robert Kryger, CitraSource
(until 4:40pm)
5:30pm Poolside Reception (until 7:00pm)
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30am Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 10:00am)
7:45am Buffet Breakfast [Grand Ballroom] (until 8:30am)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 5 – Hot Topics in the Industry
Moderator: Elizabeth Baldwin, USDA-ARS
8:30am Social Media 101 – What Food Companies Need to Know
- Benjamin Chapman, North Carolina State University
9:15am A Review of Current HLB Research Projects
- Florida Department of Citrus
10:00am Horticultural Effects of Bactericides – Preliminary Results
- Robert Shatters, USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory
10:45am Florida Citrus Crop Statistics – a Look into the Future
- Mark Hudson, USDA-NASS Florida Field Office
11:30am Adjourn
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