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September 15-18, 2015
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida

UF IFAS Extension

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Agenda

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:00PM  Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 7:00PM) 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7:30AM  Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM  Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom] (until 8:25AM) 
General Session Grand Ballroom
8:30AM  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Session 1 – The Global Juice and Beverage Industry 
9:00AM  Citrus Production and Processing in Spain and A New Fruit Juice Development: Persimmon 
9:40AM  HLB in Citrus – A Chinese Perspective 
10:20AM  Beverage Break [Island Ballroom] (until 10:40AM) 
10:40AM  Vision of the Citrus Industry in Brazil 
11:20AM  South Korean Grapefruit and Juice Market 
12:00PM  Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 2 – Consumer Trends and Perceptions 
1:30PM  A Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors 
2:05PM  The Craft Beer Movement 
2:40PM  Break [Island Ballroom] (until 3:00PM) 
3:00PM  Demystifying GMOs: the Real Story 
3:35PM  Consumers and GMOs: Bridging the Gap between Science and Perception 
4:10PM  Juice and Beverage Current Trends 
6:00PM  Networking Reception [Poolside] (until 7:00PM)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:30AM  Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM  Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom] (until 8:25AM)
General Session Grand Ballroom
Session 3 – Marketing and Regulatory Considerations
8:30AM  Beyond a Cup of Coffee: Insights and New Directions 
9:05AM  Bioavailability of Phytonutrients and Health Benefits of Orange Juice
9:40AM  Meeting Marketing and Regulatory Requirements in the Flavor Industry 
10:15AM  Beverage Break [Island Ballroom] (until 10:35AM) 
10:35AM  The Food Safety Modernization Act: Sanitary Transportation of Food Products 
11:10 AM  The Preventive Controls Rules and the FSPCA 
11:45 AM  Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 4 – Food Processing and Processing Sanitation 
1:30PM  High Pressure Processing – What’s New 
2:05PM  Case Study: A Greenfield Sweet Potato Juice Plant 
2:40PM  Break – [Island Ballroom] (until 3:00PM) 
3:00PM  Processing Microbiology 101 
3:35PM  Environmental and Sanitation Testing in the Plant Environment 
4:10PM  The Production of High-quality Citrus Pectin Peel 
5:30PM  Poolside Reception (until 7:00PM)
Friday, September 18, 2015
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 
8:30AM  HLB in China – a Historical Perspective 
9:15AM  A Review of Current HLB Research Projects 
10:00AM  Florida Citrus Economics 
10:45AM  A Case Study – GM Citrus Plantings in South Florida and their Management 
11:30AM  Adjourn

 

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Conference Information

Early Registration Deadline:

  - July 31, 2015

 

Hotel Deadline:

  - August 25, 2015

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