Event Details

Event Name:

Missouri Food Safety Task force Conference

Event Type:


Event Dates:

Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017

Registration Dates:

Apr 1, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017


This conference will be a forum on emerging food safety issues in Missouri.  Speakers will provide information on new technologies and public policy in food safety. 

Scheduled speakers will include Vito Palazzolo from the National Restaurant Association, Dr. Bruce R. Hamaker, Purdue University and Drew Falkenstein from Marler/Clark Attorneys at Law, LLP., PS. 

A registration fee of $65 must be submitted to cover conference expenses.  Please submit a copy of your registration confirmation email and payment to:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 
Fee Receipts Unit 
P. O. Box 570
 Jefferson City
Missouri 65102-0570



June 7, 2017                                                                              

8:00        Registration                                            

10:00     Welcome:  Randall W. Williams, MD, FACOG, Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

10:30     Environmental Health’s Value to the Food Industry: Vito Palazzolo, National Restaurant Association

11:30     Lunch - onsite

12:30     Crisis Planning with Schnuck Markets: Cherie Alderson, Schnuck Markets

 1:30       Recall Plans Requirements under New FSMA Rule: Matt Sleeter, Food and Drug Administration

2:30        Break     

2:45        What in the World is Aquaculture?    Bart Hawcroft

 3:45       Use of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) During an Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Pattern JEGX01.0004: Is WGS the Answer to an Eggcersize in Futility?”  :Katie Garmen, Tennessee Department of Health


June 8, 2017                                                            

8:00        Foodborne Illness Litigation: R. Drew Falkenstein, Esq., Marler/Clark

9:00        Safety and Benefits of GMO Crops:  John Vicini, PhD and S. Eliza Dunn MD,    Monsanto

10:00     Break                       

10:30     Ruminations on Health Issues of GE Foods Related to the Recent National Academy of Sciences Report: Dr. Bruce Hamaker, —Purdue University

11:30     Lunch - onsite                                        

12:30     Beer 101 – An Introduction to the Brewing Process: Florian Kuplent, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

1:30        One Health: The Ties That Bind: Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl.  ACZM, St. Louis Zoo

2:30        Closing   


Venue & Lodging Details
Crown Plaza at St. Louis Airport
11228 Lone Eagle Drive
Bridgeton, MO

Venue Information:

Make reservations by calling (877) 270-1393 or through the hotel website at: https://www.crowneplaza.com . Please ask for the Missouri Food Safety Task Force room block when making reservations.

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