2015 Speakers and Presentations

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Welcome and Introductory Remarks

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

Susan Percival
UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition, Department Chair

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

Savy DiBenedetto
Consultant, Program Chair

The Global Juice and Beverage Industry

Moderator:  Elizabeth Baldwin, USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory

Citrus Production and Processing in Spain and A New Fruit Juice Development: Persimmon
José Felici | View Presentation PDF

HLB Control and Characteristics and Safety of Orange Juice in China
Houjiu Wu | View Presentation PDF
Citrus Research Institute

The Brazilian Perspective of the Global Orange Juice Market
Larissa Popp Abrahão | View Presentation PDF

South Korean Grapefruit and Juice Market
Lisa House | View Presentation PDF

Consumer Trends and Perceptions

Moderator:  Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition

Answering the Challenge of Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life
Kimberly Reed | View Presentation PDF
IFIC Foundation

Craft Beer: A Look at the Exciting Boom in American Craft Brewing
Earl Sutton | View Presentation PDF
New Belgium Brewery

Demystifying GMOs: the Real Story
Kevin Folta | View Presentation PDF

Consumers and GMOs: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Perception
Joy Rumble | View Presentation PDF

Brazilian Citrus Flavor and Current Trends
Mércia Bettini | View Presentation PDF
Flavor Tec

Marketing and Regulatory Considerations

Moderator:  Dave Johnson, Peace River Citrus Products

Beyond a Cup of Coffee: Insights and New Directions
Dulce Paredes
(Please contact speaker for presentation information)

Bioavailability of Phytonutrients and Health Benefits of Orange Juice
Thais Cesar | View Presentation PDF
UNESP – Araraquara

Traversing the Flavor Regulatory Landscape in the Future
Mary Raukko
(Please contact speaker for presentation information)

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Sanitary Transportation of Food Products
C. Stewart Watson
(Please contact speaker for presentation information)

The Preventive Controls Rules and the FSPCA
Robert Brackett | View Presentation PDF

Food Processing and Processing Sanitation

Moderator:  Greg Schrader, JBT Corporation

High Pressure Processing – What’s New
Errol Raghubeer | View Presentation PDF

Case Study: A Greenfield Sweet Potato Juice Plant
Jim Nagy | View Presentation PDF
Carolina Innovative Food

Basic Principles of Microbiology
Keith Schneider | View Presentation PDF

M Environmental Monitoring in Food Factories
L. Scott Donnelly
Mérieux NutriSciences
(Please contact speaker for presentation information)

Production of High-quality Citrus Pectin Peel
Susanne Oxenbøll Sørensen | View Presentation PDF

Hot Topics in the Industry

Moderator:  Richard Bogey, Florida’s Natural Growers

Huanglongbing in China - a Historical Perspective
Yijing Cen | View Presentation PDF
South China Agricultural University

Communicating About Citrus in a Changing World
David Steele | View Presentation PDF
Florida Department of Citrus

Lemon Fields: Challenges and Opportunities
Pablo Britti Macagno
Florida Department of Citrus
(Please contact speaker for presentation information)

Juice Quality Related to HLB Infection and Southern Gardens GMO Trial Update
Mike Irey| View Presentation PDF
U.S. Sugar Corp

UF/IFAS Extension

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.

UF Food Science & Human Nutrition

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN) is one of the world’s largest combined academic programs where food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are all studied within one department. FSHN has nearly 25 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate assistants, and 600 undergraduate students.


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