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Wednesday, March 6 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Food Security and Safety: A Systems Approach FULL

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By the year 2050, the world will need 70% more food than it produces today to feed a global population of over 9 billion people. Maintaining the security of the food supply from contamination from both intentional and natural sources is a challenging problem. As the world’s demand for food continues to rise, this only increases the need for new solutions to maintain the quality of the food as well as its security from farm to fork.  This session will focus on the two key areas in food security: rapid detection of chemicals or pathogens in food and optimization of the supply chain. The first area is critical to identifying threats as quickly as possible. Because our food supply can be produced one day and consumed the next day, traditional 24 hour sampling techniques are not sufficient to meet the needs of the modern food system. However, the technology to perform the pre-concentration and sampling of the
high volume product streams as well as detect a single pathogen or extremely low chemical concentrations within 10 minutes does not yet exist. The supply chain itself is a source of a great deal of food waste - up to 30% of all fresh produce is lost in the supply chain in the US. How do we move away from first in, first out logistic systems and to least shelf life, first out system? To accomplish this, technology for measuring, estimating and tracking shelf life will need to be developed. In addition, the supply chain must continue to play a role in the security of the food it transports.


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avatar for Mr. Gary McMurray

Mr. Gary McMurray

Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute
Gary McMurray is a Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Division Chief for the Food Processing Technology Division. The division has experts in sensing for food quality and food safety, robotics, environmental technologies focused on waste streams from food processing plants, and water/energy sustainability. Mr. McMurray’s research has focused on the development of robotic technologies and solutions for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Arruda

Carmen Arruda

Regional Technical Director, FIS EMEA
Carmen Arruda is Regional Technical Director, FIS EMEA.  Carmen joined Cargill in 2005, initially working in the Vilvoorde R&D Centre and then taking the role of regional Food Technology Leader Latin America.  She accepted the role of Regional Technical Director, FIS EMEA in 2010.  Prior to working at Cargill, Carmen worked for ADM in their Oils & Fats Division and their Natural Health & Nutrition Division located in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ultan Mc Carthy

Dr. Ultan Mc Carthy

University of South Florida, Electrical Engineering, RFID Lab for Applied Research
Ultan Mc Carthy received his Ph.D. degree in Biosystems Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. It investigated the technological feasibility of Ultra High Frequency Radio Frequency Identification as an Automatic ID Data Carrier for Item level food supply chain traceability. He currently focuses on developing smart sustainable supply chains using a combination of smart sensor integration and decision support system development. He... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, PhD CEng

Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, PhD CEng

Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal, Postharvest Technology
Prof. Linus Opara is a Research Professor and holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His programme focuses on human capacity development and technological innovations to reduce postharvest food losses and quality maintenance. He graduated with degrees in agricultural engineering (cum laude) at the University of Nigeria and PhD from Massey University, New Zealand, and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Thomas Eidenberger

Dr. Thomas Eidenberger

University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria
Dr. Thomas Eidenberger, born on October 20th 1963, holds a doctorate in Food- and Biotechnology (University of Agriculture in Vienna). After an industrial occupation in the pharmaceutical industry (preclinical and clinical development) Dr, Eidenberger founded in 1997 the company Belan ZT-GmbH, meanwhile an accredited laboratory for food analysis and certification. Dr. Eidenberger is authorized from the Austrian Ministry of Health to certify... Read More →
avatar for Ms. Susan Evans

Ms. Susan Evans

Managing Director at Tompkins’ Global Supply Chain Services practice in Europe (EMEA)
Susan Evans is Managing Director, in Tompkins’ Global Supply Chain Services practice in Europe (EMEA). With more than 23 years of experience in transportation, logistics technology and global supply chain issues, Susan has lead her clients through supply chain analysis, market analysis in technology  and helped numerous companies achieve growth and supply chain excellence. Her first-hand expertise with business and supply chain... Read More →
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Prof. Michael Gibney

Director, Institute of Food and Health, University College Dublin, Ireland
Michael Gibney, MAgrSc, MA, PhD, is Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin and is Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health. He is a former President of the Nutrition Society.  He served on the EU Scientific Committee for Food from 1985 to 1997 and then chaired the BSE working group as a Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the EU from 1997 to 2000. Professor Gibney was awarded the British Nutrition... Read More →
avatar for Ms. Elizabeth Moran

Ms. Elizabeth Moran

Elizabeth is a Public Analyst based in the United Kingdom working for Public Analyst Scientific Services Limited. Public Analysts are statutorily appointed by enforcement authorities to ensure the safety and correct description of food by testing it for compliance with legislation.  The company is part of the multi-national Eurofins life sciences group. Eurofins provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Art Salindong

Mr. Art Salindong

Managing Director, Trabus Technologies
Mr. Art Salindong is the Managing Director of Trabus Technologies, a US Small Business headquartered in San Diego, California, USA.  Trabus Technologies specializes in research and engineering in the following areas:  Information Technology, Cyber-Security, Signal Processing, and RF Communications. Mr. Salindong previously served as a Director at Qualcomm Incorporated, also in San Diego. He managed several business portfolios for... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Samim Saner

Mr. Samim Saner

General Manager of Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group
Born in 1965 in Istanbul, Samim Saner has studied graduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. levels in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences at Istanbul Technical University, Vienna Technical University and Bosphorus University consecutively. Currently, he is the General Manager of Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group which is the largest food research&testing group in Turkey. He is also managing partner of ISACert... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jonathan West

Dr. Jonathan West

Plant pathologist and aerobiologist at Rothamsted Research
Jon West is a plant pathologist and aerobiologist at Rothamsted Research, with extensive experience in applied multi-disciplinary crop protection projects. He obtained a BSc in Biology from Royal Holloway College, London University in 1990 and a PhD in Plant Pathology at the University of Reading in 1994. At Rothamsted, since 1997, his work has investigated the biology and control of fungal diseases, measurement of plant disease... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
European Parliament A5G1

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