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Two new educational sessions for this year’s Process Expo

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MCLEAN, Va. — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA ) has announced the details of two new sessions to be launched at this year’s Process Expo by the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health. These sessions will be part of the expo’s educational program that takes places during the four day trade show Sept. 15-18, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The first of these sessions is “Considerations for the validation of thermal processes used in the manufacture of low moisture foods” and is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Campus 4 located in McCormick Place’s East Hall. This session will be conducted by a panel featuring Dr. Nathan Anderson of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Elizabeth Grasso of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dr. Bradley Marks with Michigan State University and Dr. Jeyamkondan Subbiah with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The second of the sessions, “Novel processing technologies for enhancing food safety” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 1-3:20 p.m. in Campus 3 also located in East Hall. Panelists for this session include Dr. Nathan Anderson with the FDA, Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam with Ohio State University, Dr. Kathiravan Krishnamurthy of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dr. Alvin Lee with the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dr. Sudhir Sastry with Ohio State University and Dr. Jason Wan with the Illinois Institute of Technology.

“It is an honor to host such distinguished panelists and hear what they have say about these critical topics for the food and beverage industry,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “These sessions will highlight a variety of innovative processing technologies such as high pressure processing (HPP), ohmic heating, microwave heating, pulsed light and cold plasma technologies. Also, we have added time to this session to provide a roundtable session of our speakers for extensive Q&A with the audience. We expect these to be some of our most popular sessions of this year’s program.”

Attendance to all sessions is free of charge for registered attendees. Advance registration for Process Expo is $25 and $50 on-site.

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