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

UF IFAS Extension



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 II] (until 8:25AM) 

Sponsored by:  Vincent Corporation

General Session – Grand Ballroom
8:30AM  Welcome and Introductory Remarks

- Renée Goodrich Schneider, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition,
Program Organizer

- Susan Percival, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition

- Saqib Mukhtar, UF/IFAS Office of Dean for Extension and Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Associate Dean for Extenson

- Savy DiBenedetto, Consultant, Program Chair


Session 1 – The Global Juice and Beverage Industry
Moderator: Elizabeth Baldwin, USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory 
9:00AM Citrus Production and Processing in Spain and A New Fruit Juice Development: Persimmon - José Felici, Agriconsa
9:40AM HLB Control and Characteristics and Safety of Orange Juice in China - Houjiu Wu,
Citrus Research Institute
10:20AM Beverage Break [Island II] (until 10:40AM) 
10:40AM The Brazilian Perspective of the Global Orange Juice Market - Larissa Popp Abrahão, CitrusBR
11:20AM South Korean Grapefruit and Juice Market -  Lisa House, UF, IFAS, FRE
12:00PM Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 2 – Consumer Trends and Perceptions
Moderator: Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition 
1:30PM Answering the Challenge of Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life  - Kimberly Reed, IFIC Foundation
2:05PM Craft Beer: A Look at the Exciting Boom in American Craft Brewing - Earl Sutton, New Belgium Brewery
2:40PM Break [Island II] (until 3:00PM) 
3:00PM Demystifying GMOs: the Real Story - Kevin Folta, UF,IFAS, HS

Consumers and GMOs: Bridging the Gap between Science and Perception -

Joy Rumble, UF, IFAS, AEC

4:10PM Brazilian Citrus Flavor and Current Trends  - Mércia Bettini, Flavor Tec
6:00PM Networking Reception [Poolside] (until 7:00PM)

Sponsored by:

- Brown International Corporation, LLC.

- Chemical Systems
- Doehler GmbH 
- Firmenich 
- Florida Chemical Company, Inc 

- Fresh Pressed Industries
- Givaudan Flavors Corp 

- Kerry

- Prudential Agricultural Investments

- Separator Technology Solutions US
- Sun Rapt Foods, LLC
- Takasago International Corporation

- Treatt

Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom] (until 8:25AM)

Sponsored by:  Givaudan Flavors Corp

General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 3 – Marketing and Regulatory Considerations
Moderator: Dave Johnson, Peace River Citrus Products
8:30AM Beyond a Cup of Coffee: Insights and New Directions - Dulce Paredes, Takasago
9:05AM Bioavailability of Phytonutrients and Health Benefits of Orange Juice  - Thais Cesar, UNESP – Araraquara

Traversing the Flavor Regulatory Landscape in the Future - Mary Raukko, Firmenich

10:15AM Beverage Break [Island Ballroom] (until 10:35AM) 

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Sanitary Transportation of Food Products  -

C. Stewart Watson, U.S. FDA

11:10 AM  The Preventive Controls Rules and the FSPCA - Robert Brackett, IFSH/IIT
11:45 AM  Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 4 – Food Processing and Processing Sanitation
Moderator: Greg Schrader, JBT Corporation 
1:30PM High Pressure Processing – What’s New - Errol Raghubeer, Avure
2:05PM Case Study: A Greenfield Sweet Potato Juice Plant - Jim Nagy, Carolina Innovative Food
2:40PM Break – [Island Ballroom] (until 3:00PM) 
3:00PM Processing Microbiology 101 - Keith Schneider, UF, IFAS, FSHN
3:35PM Environmental and Sanitation Testing in the Plant Environment -  L. Scott Donnelly, Mérieux NutriSciences
4:10PM The Production of High-quality Citrus Pectin Peel  - Susanne Oxenbøll Sørensen, CPKelco
5:30PM Poolside Reception (until 7:00PM)

Sponsored by:

- Enerfab, Inc 
- JBT Corporation

Friday, September 18, 2015
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 10:00AM)
7:45AM Buffet Breakfast [Grand Ballroom] (until 8:30AM)

Sponsored by:

- Bell Chem Corp.
- BioSun Flavors & Food Ingredients / Colores USA 
- D L Newslow & Associates, Inc.
- Safe Chem Inc
- Winniczuk Family


General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 5 – Hot Topics in the Industry
Moderator: Richard Bogey, Florida’s Natural Growers 
8:30AM Huanglongbing in China - a Historical Perspective - Yijing Cen,
South China Agricultural University
9:15AM Communicating About Citrus in a Changing World - David Steele, Florida Department of Citrus
10:00AM Worldwide Lemon Outlook - Challenges and Opportunities - Pablo Britti Macagno,
San Miguel Global

Juice Quality Related to HLB Infection and Southern Gardens GMO Trial Update 

Mike Irey, U.S. Sugar Corp

11:30AM Adjourn


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  - August 31, 2015


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  - August 25, 2015

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