Impact of Food Safety Principles on Mfg Processing Equipment

(Webinar length:  1h 24m)


This webinar will focus on safety issues that may potentially impact performance of processing equipment and slow down technology commercialization. Sanitary principles, process control and validation, and other equipment issues that must be considered and addressed in regards to its design, operation and distribution will be discussed to facilitate technology implementation. Many examples of successful research collaborations and consortiums of key players that resulted in facilitation of regulatory approvals of novel technologies will be provided. 

Successful commercialization of innovative food processes depends on interdisciplinary interaction of academia, private and government research organizations, regulatory agencies, food producers, including major corporations and SMEs, with manufacturers of equipment at different steps of technology development. Activities of universities and governmental organizations mainly focused on conducting basic research and proof of concept studies using bench top or pilot equipment. If these initial steps of technology and application are successful, process validation and demonstration of economical feasibility, evaluation of process efficacy and equipment validation are to be demonstrated for specific product in the pilot or full production scale. At this step, in addition to achieving required  process performance, proofs that equipment can consistently produce a product meeting its pre-determined safety specifications and quality are required. The issues of equipment scalability, validation and verification, treatment uniformity, process control and instrumentation, sanitary design have to be addressed by equipment makers in order to mitigate risks and improve safety during production and processing. The effects of variation of critical product and process parameters on process efficiency need to be established in equipment specifications along with reliable means of their control. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand critical food safety issues for technology development and implementation that can be successfully addressed by equipment manufacturers
  • Understand basic principles of validation and verification of process and equipment
  • Understand principles and issues of sanitary design to improve equipment performance
  • Learn about regulatory requirements and standards for approval of novel processes that can be addressed by equipment manufacturers

Who will benefit:

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Research & Development Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Processing Engineers
  • Operations Supervisors and Managers
  • Plant Managers

Presenter--Dr. Tatiana Koutchma

Dr. Koutchma is currently a Research Scientist in Novel Food Processing, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Government of Canada.

She is an internationally recognized expert in ultraviolet light, high hydrostatic pressure processing, and microwave heating. In 2009 she completed her first book on the application of ultraviolet technology for foods entitled “Ultraviolet Light in Food Technology: Principles and Applications”. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 10 book chapters.

She is a graduate of Moscow State University of Food Production. In 2000, she was appointed a Research Professor at the National Centre for Food Safety and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA. In 2008, she joined the AAFC with focus on research related to production of safe and healthy foods, development of risk mitigation strategies, with the transfer of her knowledge and experience to government and industrial partners.

She is an Associate Editor of “Food Science and Technology International” journal, a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Food Processing Technology” and “Food and Bioprocess Technology”, a vice-chair of the CIGR Food Safety Working Group, and a special faculty of the Food Science Department of University of Guelph.

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