Allergen Lateral Flow Devices – How they work and when to use them
Tuesday September 28, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)
One of the most important methods to manage food allergies is to control foods containing the causative proteins. This can involve common procedures such as GMP, HACCP and SSOP which are routinely verified through laboratory testing. Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) are one of the most rapid testing methods used within the manufacturing sector for allergen management. Jasmine and Troy will discuss the inner workings of the method, the role they can play in allergen mitigation and the fit for purpose nature of these devices.
Troy Gosetti - Neogen
Troy Gosetti works in a technical role at the Australian branch of Neogen Corporation. Troy provides customer technical support for Neogen Food Safety product lines within Australia and specializes in allergen testing, implementation and troubleshooting.
Troy has completed a bachelor’s degree with honours in Biomedical Sciences and has worked in the academic, pharmaceutical and food testing space for over 15 years. Prior to working at Neogen, Troy has worked in multiple roles within an analytical food testing lab, most recently as a technical specialist within the allergen department.
Jasmine Lacis-Lee - BVAQ
Jasmine Lacis-Lee is a specialist in food safety management within the Australian food manufacturing industry. Jasmine has a Bachelor of Science, with more than 20 years’ experience as a food microbiologist and over 15 years’ experience working in the food & beverage industries. She currently holds professional memberships with the ASM (Australian Society of Microbiology), AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology), and EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group).
She is the Honorary and Company Secretary of the Allergen Bureau, appointed a Board Director in 2018. She is also proud to be the founding Co-chair and a Board Director for Australian Regional division of the EHEDG.
Jasmine joined BVAQ based in QLD in July 2015 and in her role regularly consults both Nationally and Internationally with a variety of organisations from large global food and beverage manufacturers, regulatory authorities, through to single hospital and hotel kitchens, where she provides strategies for managing microbiological and allergen risks; provides support with equipment installation and validations; as well developing customised training covering microbiology, allergens and food safety risks. Jasmine is also responsible for delivering Allergen Bureau endorsed VITAL® training.
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Webinar: Driving Improved Sustainability and Quality Through Innovative Cold Chain Technology
Wednesday September 29th, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)
Tracking the quality of shipments has been a challenge with poor infrastructure and lack of supply chain visibility and transparency. Investigate how game-changing cold chain technology has helped transform an Australian supermarket’s supply chain journey from field to store by reducing temperature fluctuation, shrinkage and food waste.
Sean Verlander, Senior BDM Australia and New Zealand
Sean Verlander – Joined Muddy Boots 18 months ago to lead the ANZ team. Prior to Muddy Boots had a 25 year career in barrier food packaging working with suppliers, processors and retailers in domestic and export markets. Originally from the UK, relocated to New Zealand in 2000 and then onto Australia in 2005
Packaging Sustainability and the Australian Packaging Covenant Background and Case Study
Thursday September 30th, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)
On this webinar, learn about the Australian Packaging Covenant, and the challenges and progress being made towards the Federal 2025 packaging targets. Real life examples will help to demonstrate how businesses need to prioritise and roadmap holistic approaches to packaging sustainability across their full portfolios not just individual projects and products. Case studies will focus on the area of plastic recycling and looking at innovations such as paper flex. We will also touch on at the global vs the domestic situation in packaging sustainability.
Sarah Rushton - Senior R&D Manager for Treating at The Arnott’s Group
AIFST Consultants - Launch of the AIFST Food Industry Consultants Guide
Thursday September 30th, 2021, 7.00 – 8.00pm (AEST)
The AIFST Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to share with our consultant community a resource which has been developed by the group. The Food Industry Consultant Guide is the outcome of the collective experience of the SIG.
In addition to the Guide, the SIG have developed several other resources.
Please join us for the official launch of the Guide and an opportunity to network with colleagues.
Fiona Fleming, CEO AIFST
VIRTUAL AIFST21 CONFERENCE
DELIVERING IN A CHANGING WORLD
All registrations include attendance at the 'live' virtual event across all 4 days and links to access to all recordings after the conference is over.
Click HERE to view the Convention Program overview
Click Here for more information and to visit our Convention webpage
The Convention will be delivered using Zoom. The links for each day will be sent closer to the event.
DAY 1 - DELIVERING FOOD SAFETY
Day one of the convention is all about DELIVERING FOOD SAFETY IN A CHANGING WORLD. We have a great line up of international and local speakers presenting on a range of food safety topics.
You have the option to attend in real time and hear the speakers live with opportunities to ask questions in each session. If you are not able to attend all or part of the day, all of the sessions will be recorded and made available to registered delegates following the event.
Join us in October to grow, learn and connect.
HEALTH, NUTRITION & CONSUMER SCIENCE
Day two of the convention is all about Health, Nutrition and Consumer Science. We have a great line up of international and local speakers presenting on a range of nutrition related topics. Not to be missed!
Young Professionals & Mentoring Virtual Networking lunch
Date: Thursday October 14, 2021
Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm (AEDT)
Join AIFST and our partner Charles River Microbial Solutions for this virtual networking lunch.
Tara Cassidy, Applications Development Specialist, Microbial Solutions will share her journey and an overview of the business.
Following this, you will have the opportunity to network virtually with our AIFST mentors.
About Tara B.Sc (AS), B.Sc (Hons), MASM
Tara is an Application Development Specialist within the Microbial Solutions division at Charles River Laboratories. She is a trained microbiologist with expertise in animal science and next-generation sequencing (NGS). With a background in microbiology and parasitology, Tara has experience with a wide range of technologies including DNA sequence-based assays, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, immunoassays, and NGS. She has been actively involved in research and development studies and works closely with clients to find scientific solutions for industry.
About Charles River, Microbial Solutions
As the partner of choice for managing microbial quality control, the Charles River purposely-built Microbial Solutions portfolio of Endosafe® endotoxin testing, Accugenix® microbial identification and Celsis® microbial detection solutions provides clients with the critical, decision-driving data necessary to help bring products to market safely and efficiently. Learn more at www.criver.com/microbialsolutions.
FOCUS ON DAY 3 - INNOVATION & FUTURE FOOD PRODUCTION & PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Day three of the convention is focused on the topic of Innovation & Future Food Production & Processing Systems. We have another great line up of speakers. On day 3 we tackle food science, technology and socio-ecological change and look to future challenges.
Worried you don't have time to attend the live event - all sessions will be recorded so you can still experience the food science revolution at your own pace - register to receive access to the recorded sessions after the convention.
AIFST 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Wednesday October 20th
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm AEDT
The AIFST Annual Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our members and colleagues in the food industry and their contribution to the Institute.
Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our award winners.
Free entry for everyone!
FOCUS ON DAY 4 - Sustainability, resilience and food security in a changing world
Day four of the convention is all about Sustainability, resilience and food security in a changing world. We have another day of great speakers to round out the convention. We have bought together an interesting mix of speakers to tackle this topic. Worried you don't have time to attend the live event - all sessions will be recorded so you can still experience the food science revolution at your own pace - register to receive access to the recorded sessions after the convention.
Online Workshop: The Art of using LinkedIn – Going Deeper
Wednesday October 27th, 2021, 1.00 – 4.00pm (AEDT)
In this presentation LinkedIn expert Jo Saunders, will share some of the latest features, her frameworks and strategies to help you network, engage and build relationships more effectively using LinkedIn through the art of 'Connectfluence'.
Discover how LinkedIn can be used to;
Attend this session live to have the chance to have your LinkedIn Profile reviewed by Jo.
If you want to make a difference and you want clarity and confidence to take advantage of this free powerful tool, attend this session to have LinkedIn demystified and working effectively.
Jo Saunders - Wildfire Social Marketing
Jo Saunders is a leading independent LinkedIn expert, marketing strategist and social media educator who has been helping people connect since the early 90s. Known as the LinkedIn Demystifier, she guides specialists, experts, thought leaders and organisations through the complexities of LinkedIn and social marketing tools to energise their brand, establish credibility and earn influence through the power of ConnectfluenceTM.
She is the co-author of 'Get Good or Get Off - A guide to getting it right on social media', was named #2 LinkedIn Expert in Asia Pacific for 2018 and is a finalist in 3 categories of the 2021 Social Media Marketing Institute Awards.
AIFST Members: $65
The 16th NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium is designed to provide new inspiration and knowledge for sensory and consumer professionals.
In 2022, we are excited to announce that, for the first time, we will also invite our colleagues from the Asian Sensory Network to participate in our symposium.
The Symposium will be virtual, hosted by QAAFI, The University of Queensland on 15th, 16th, 17th February 2022.
The Symposium is an excellent platform for New Zealand, Australian and Asian sensory and consumer researchers and professionals to:
We will again enjoy a full program of speakers and poster presentations. We encourage everyone to participate, including students.
Please submit your abstract now.
The NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium organising committee are proud to announce that Dr Sara R Jaeger and A/Prof Sujinda Sriwattana will be our keynote speakers for the 2022 Symposium.
Visit the symposium webpage for more information
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