“TO FULFILL HUMAN NEEDS FOR A QUALITY FOOD SUPPLY THROUGH SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION.
This is the mission of the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section, and of its members. In keeping with this mission, SCIFTS is proud to bring you the latest advance in OUR journey toward its fulfillment.

FEBRUARY JOINT DINNER MEETING WITH RCA

DATE:February 21, 2024
LOCATION:Village Green Foods
1732 Kaiser Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Directions
TIME:4:30 – Executive Meeting
5:30 – Networking
6:30 – Presentation
SPEAKER:Melissa L. Calicchia, M.S.
Chief Scientist
Food Safety Solutions, Inc.
TOPIC:Update on Environmental Swab Results and How Regulators Use Data
to Associate the Findings with Food Product Contamination and Outbreaks

Effective sanitation has always been the primary determinant in controlling pathogen contamination in ready-to-eat foods and ingredients when the process may permit their post-lethality exposure. FDA and USDA regulatory rules for foods have always required cleaning and sanitization for control, and now require swabbing to monitor effectiveness. Both agencies conduct in-plant swabbing of processing facilities for routine and investigational purposes, and now perform characterization of pathogen isolates to the genomic level. We will discuss examples of how the results are handled by regulatory agencies when the data is generated, and how data from past inspections is now used to identify outbreaks and associate them with foods processed after that time. Examples on use of internal swabbing data in a feedback loop to drive sanitation activities and strategy will be reviewed, because it is more important than ever to mitigate risk.

This meeting is SCIFTS Joint Meeting with Research Chefs Association. This meeting always sells out quickly, so do not forget to make your reservation. 

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Dinner MeetingPrice
Member with Reservation:$40.00
Emeritus Member with Reservation:$25.00
Student Member with Reservation:$25.00
Non-Member with Reservation:$50.00

$5.00 Discount with Cash/Check Payment at Door


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MEMBERSHIP:

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the national organization, was founded in 1939 as a non-profit society. Today, this proactive scientific and educational organization has over 13,000 members working in food science, technology, nutrition and related professions in industry, academia and government. As the authoritative voice of food science and technology, IFT brings sound science to the public discussion of food issues.

The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists (SCIFTS) is one of the largest sections of the international society of professional food personnel involved or interested in any of the various aspects of the field of food.

Whether you are a food technologist, researcher, scientist, engineer, executive, administrator, educator, author, marketer, consultant, student, or salesperson, there is a place for you in this multi-faceted organization.

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If you are not a member of IFT, but wish to receive the SCIFTS Newsletter, purchase an annual subscription. and receive the 10 issue annual newsletter.

Subscription Costs:

  • $ 25.00 – Regular subscription
  • $ 20.00 – Senior subscription (65+ years old)
  • $ 15.00 – Student subscription

Subscribers will also receive special pricing at local SCIFTS events.

Dinner Meetings:

Non-Member Dinner Price is $50.00*

Subscribers will receive a discount on the Non-Member Dinner Meeting price as follows:

  • Regular – discount of $10.00 (Subscriber price $40.00*)
  • Senior 65+ – discount of $25.00 (Subscriber price $25.00*)
  • Student – discount of $25.00 (Subscriber price $25.00*)

*$5.00 Discount with Cash/Check Payment at Door