September 13-16, 2011
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida


Agenda with Speaker Presentations                (updated September 21, 2011)

Program Book with Speaker Abstracts (PDF)    

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4:00 pm Registration (until 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7:30 am Registration (until 5:00 pm)
7:30 am Morning Refreshments
Sponsored by: Vincent Corporation
8:30 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
   Renée Goodrich Schneider, Program Organizer, UF, IFAS, FSHN
   Charles Sims, Interim Department Chair, UF, IFAS, FSHN
   Jack Payne,University of Florida, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and       Natural Resources
   Dave Johnson, Program Chair, Peace River Citrus

Session 1 — Global Citrus and Food Processing Industry

Moderator: Keith Schneider, UF, IFAS, FSHN
9:00 am New Spanish Citrus Feedmill Installations, Bob Johnston, Vincent Corporation [Slides]
9:40 am Lemon Processing in Argentina – an Overview of Technology and Markets, Jorge Saravia, SA San Miguel
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]
10:20 am Break
10:40 am The Citrus Industry in China, Yanxiang Gao, China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]
11:20 am State Juice Regulation in a Global Market, Kristen Gunter, Florida Citrus Processors Association [Slides]

Session 2 — Marketing Trends and Nutrition

Moderator: Alan Wyland, Coca-Cola North America
1:30 pm Consumer Trends in Food and Health, David Schmidt, International Food Information Council (IFIC) [Slides]  
2:05 pm The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: How Does Citrus Fit?, Gail Rampersaud, UF, IFAS, FSHN [Slides]
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm Worldwide Orange Juice Consumption Forecast – Balancing Supply and Demand, Robert Norberg, Florida Department of Citrus [Slides]
3:35 pm Orange Juice Decreases Oxidative Stress, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risks, Thais Cesar, UNESP [Slides]
4:10 pm Beverage Flavor Trends:  2011 & Beyond, Kim Carson, Givaudan Flavors Corp.
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]
6:00 pm Networking Reception (until 7:00 pm, poolside)
  Sponsored by:
  - Brown International Corporation, LLC.
  - Chemical Systems
  - Firmenich
  - Florida Chemical Company, Inc
  - Givaudan Flavors Corp
  - Symrise Inc

Thursday, September 15, 2011

7:30 am Registration (until 5:00 pm)
7:30 am Morning Refreshments

Session 3 — Juice and Beverage Processing Safety and Quality Control

Moderator: Jessica Brower, USDA, AMS, FV, PPB
8:30 am Use of UV Reactors for Water and Sucrose Disinfection in the Juice and Beverage Industry, Doug Yedwabnick, Atlantium Technologies Ltd [Slides]
9:05 am Access Control in the Plant and Biometrics, William Covert, Siemens
9:40 am The Food Safety Modernization Act, C. Stewart Watson, REHS, US Food and Drug Administration [Slides]
10:15 am Break
10:35 am Plant Sanitation, Quality and Profitability, Paul Winniczuk, Sun Orchard [Slides]
11:10 am In-field Debris Removal and Fruit Quantity and Quality Sensing in Citrus, Amanda Valentine, UF, IFAS, CREC
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]

Session 4 — Juice and Food Processing Equipment and Technologies

Moderator: Joe Gruber, Enerfab
1:30 pm Fuel Costs and the Effect on Consumer Prices, Michael Gunderson, UF, IFAS, FRE [Slides]
2:15 pm Optimizing Industrial Thermal Energy Management via Modular On-Demand Steam Systems, Jason Smith, Miura North America, Inc. [Slides]
2:55 pm Break
3:30 pm Using Twin Screw Pump Technology in the Citrus Processing Industry, George Doan,Process Technologies, Inc. [Slides]
4:10 pm Oxygen Sensing Systems for Processing Plant Applications, Roy Johnson, Haffmans North America, Inc. [Slides]
4:45 pm Awards Ceremony
5:30 pm Reception (until 7:00pm, poolside)
  Sponsored by:
  - Enerfab, Inc                       
  - JBT FoodTech

Friday, September 16, 2011

7:30 am Registration (until 10:00 am)
7:45 am   Breakfast
  Sponsored by:
  - Bell Chem Corp.
  - BioSun Flavors & Food Ingredients
  - D L Newslow & Associates, Inc.
  - Safe Chem Inc

Session 5 — Hot Topics in the Industry

Moderator: Richard Bogey, Florida’s Natural Growers
8:45 am An Update from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Shannon Shepp,  FDACS
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]
9:15 am  Low-cost Aerial Imaging Platform and its Applications to Citrus, Reza Ehsani, UF, IFAS, CREC
[Please contact speaker for information. Email:]
10:00 am Overview of Citrus Grower Nutritional Spray Compositions, Tim Spann, UF, IFAS, CREC [Slides]
10:45 am Effect of Nutritional Sprays on Orange Juice Flavor – Preliminary Information, Elizabeth Baldwin, USDA, ARS [Slides]
11:30 am Adjourn


September 18-21, 2012 Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida

More information will be forthcoming in 2012

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  Monday, August 22, 2011


Regular Registration Deadline:
  Monday, August 29, 2011

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