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Fourth Annual Food Quality, Safety & Analysis Symposium. PAT Applications in the Food Industry. January 23-25, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Fourth Annual Food Quality, Safety & Analysis Symposium. PAT Applications in the Food Industry. January 23-25, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

IFPAC 2013 BannerThere is an increased global focus on Food Quality, Safety and Analysis in the Food Industry. Regulatory agencies are placing higher standards on Quality Control & Analysis and increased monitoring needs are emerging.

The use of Process Analytical Technology…PAT Applications to monitor food quality and food safety is an important area that will be covered during this symposium including new policies, technologies, case studies, and a look to the future in the food industry.

IFPAC is the essential meeting place for the latest developments in Process Analytical Technology…PAT and Quality by Design…QbD within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries. IFPAC is known for being a collaborative forum to exchange ideas and network through panel discussions, evening sessions, poster sessions, and the exhibition. For over 25 years IFPAC has brought together practitioners from industry, academia and government to discuss new trends in technology, standards, and controls.


This premier event is being held 22-25 January in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, USA.

The Program:

IFPAC has a history of providing a high quality program with an extensive range of topics and expert speakers. A comprehensive exhibition of PAT equipment and services, poster sessions, and social events will be available throughout the event providing numerous opportunities for networking and informal meetings.

Representatives from the FDA, CFSAN, USDA, NIST, ECBC, USP, industry leaders and academia from across the globe, and more will be in attendance to review the latest advances in using Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) to achieve and maintain food quality, safety & control.

The Food Symposium also bridges with the IFPAC annual event which brings in case studies from industries using PAT for nearly 60 years; and experience from the Onsite Analysis event with field analytics, microbial detection, and the latest handheld instrumentation; providing further opportunities to hear lessons learned that can be applied in the food industry.

Topics to Include:

Emerging Technologies with Focus on Traceability and Contamination – Food safety incidents have reduced consumer confidence in the food industry and supply chain prompting increased government intervention and regulation on food safety and food defense. Rapid analysis methods – particularly in the area of microbial and chemical threat agent detection – are being developed at an ever accelerating pace. This session will focus on emerging technologies in analytical/detection methods, rapid bio-monitoring and genetic fingerprinting in a response to recent contamination issues.

Food Safety – Food pathogens create an enormous social and economic burden on communities and health systems continuing to be a source of concern for consumers, federal government, and industry. The US Government has identified a number of previously unrecognized food vehicles as causes of foodborne disease, and the development of control strategies for pathogens and contaminants need to address a wide range of foods. This session will focus on detection technologies for foodborne pathogens addressing sensitivity, specificity, speed of testing, and use under a variety of conditions to ensure safe foods.

PAT for the Dairy Industry – Application techniques, case studies, and the benefits of implementing PAT for the dairy industry and in infant formula will be presented. Traditional dairy and pharmaceutical approaches and technologies will be discussed, also taking into consideration the nutritional arena.

PAT as a Quality Control Tool – This session will include discussions on process analytical technologies capable of providing quality control during food manufacturing. The business merits and strategies of PAT adoption will be discussed. The potential of PAT to support food regulation strategies will be addressed.

And More… IFPAC-2013 will also offer comprehensive tracks for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & related industries. The extensive program will feature a high profile plenary, over 30 sessions, 200 presenters, and numerous networking opportunities. Visit for details.

Pre-Conference Short Courses

Two pre-conference short courses will be offered starting on the afternoon of January 21st on “Connecting the Dots: Understanding Process Data Analysis Becoming Data Literate”. A second short course “A Complete PAT & QbD Primer/Refresher” will be offered the morning of January 22nd.

Posters Are Still Being Accepted

Please submit by 22 December 2012. Visit for details and to submit online.

Key Speakers

Marc Allard, FDA, CFSAN, College Park, MD
Andrew P. Bartko, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH
Ian Benson, NDC, Maldon, Essex, UK
Mark-John Bruwer, ProSensus, ON, Canada
Jinping Dong, Global Food Research, Cargill
Erin Ehrlinger, Towson University, Towson, MD
Florian Eigenmann, Bruker Optics Inc., Houston, TX
Colette Catherine Fagan, University of Reading, UK
Simon Flanagan, Mondelez International, Reading, UK
Chris Heil, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Madison, WI
Dr. Rabih Jabbour, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Aberdeen, MD
Jeffrey C. Moore, Ph.D, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
Janet Moser, Chemical Security Analysis Center, Department of Homeland Security, Gunpowder, MD
Magdi M. Mossoba, FDA, CFSAN, College Park, MD
Nathan Olson, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Fred Payne, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Atanu Sengupta, Real-Time Analyzers, Middletown, CT
R. J. Tweedie, Industrial Tomography Systems plc, Manchester, UK
Stephen P. Walker, University of Kentucky, Dept of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY
Prof. Brent Young, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

View Food Symposium Preliminary Program

View IFPAC Preliminary Program

IFPAC Food Symposium Organizing Committee

  • Dr. P J Cullen from the Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Food Science and Environmental Health
  • Dr. Janie Dubois, Laboratory Manager at the International Food Safety Training Lab, JIFSAN (Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)
  • Rod Hudson, QuickSilver Analytics, Inc
  • Tristan Hunter, Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited, New Zealand
  • Dr. Michael McCarthy from the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Jayne Morrow, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Dr. Colm O’Donnell from University College, UCD-Dublin Institute of Food & Health
  • Dr. Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Dr. Carol Zrybko, Mondelez International, East Hanover, NJ.


IFPAC attendees come to learn more about how they can boost productivity, streamline implementation processes, enhance operational efficiency, and maximize their resources. The conference is forward thinking with leading experts from across the globe covering important research, trends, technological advances, case studies and the latest in regulatory guidance.


Register Now

Register by 22 December for the Discounted Rate The IFPAC-2013 registration fee includes three nights lodging, three day conference, program, selected published proceedings, souvenir portfolio, access to exhibition, refreshments, and meal package. Government and institutional rates are also available. If all three nights of lodging are selected, a bonus Gala Dinner will also be included with your registration.


A comprehensive exhibition showcasing the latest instrumentation and services will also be available. For more information, contact conference management.

Wednesday, January 23rd…………….2:00 – 7:00 PM
Grand Opening………………2:00 PM
Thursday, January 24th……….10:00-4:00 PM
Friday, January 25th…………..9:00-12:00 Noon

Join your fellow exhibitors at IFPAC-2013:

  • ABB
  • Aber Instruments
  • Advantest Corporation
  • American Pharmaceutical Review
  • Applied Instrument Technologies
  • ASTM • Bend Research
  • Bioresearch Online, Pharmaceutical Online, Food Online
  • Brabender Pharma, USA
  • Bruker Corporation
  • Buchi Corporation
  • CAMO Software
  • Canty
  • COSA Instrument
  • CPAC, Center for Process Analysis & Control
  • Duquesne University
  • Emerson Process Management
  • European Pharmaceutical Review
  • Excellims Corporation
  • Extrel CMS
  • FOSS NirSystems, Inc.
  • Freeman Technology, Inc.
  • 4TUNE Engineering, Ltd.
  • GEA Pharma Systems
  • ISPE
  • JDSU
  • Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.
  • New Food Magazine
  • Nova Biomedical
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Polytec GmbH
  • Precisive
  • Prozess Technologie
  • Real-Time Analyzers
  • Rigaku Raman Technologies
  • Rimbach
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech
  • Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Stratophase Ltd.
  • Swagelok
  • Thermo Scientific
  • Thermo Scientific-Scientific Instruments
  • TSI, Inc.
  • Uhlmann VisioTech GmbH
  • Umetrics
  • Waters Corporation
  • Yokogawa

It’s an opportunity to see and be seen by old and new colleagues and customers. Those companies interested in exhibiting at IFPAC-2013 are invited to contact conference management as soon as possible.

Please visit for details on registration and the most up to date information on the program.

For more information on this event contact conference management:
Tel: 847-543-6800
Email: [email protected]

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