2018 Annual Meeting


Note: In 2018 the order of events will see the Annual Symposium held on Tuesday and the Aseptic Workshop on Friday


The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held February 27 - March 2, 2018 at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

Technical Program


2018 IFTPS Symposium – February 27. 2018

Symposium Chair: Glenn Black, FDA

7:45 Registration & Refreshments

8:20 Welcome

8:30 Introduction: A brief history of HPP. Will your product benefit from HPP?
Tatiana Koutchma, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

9:15 Regulatory considerations: an FDA perspective and global considerations
Glenn Black, FDA

10:00 Break

10:30 Establishment and Validation and the Role of the Process Authority. Success Criteria

11:15 GMP: Managing the process: Record keeping – critical factors
Danny Bayliss, Campden BRI

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Manufacturing Case Study
Malcolm Knight, Pressed Juiceryand Jill Costelow, FSO Institute

1:45 Traceability and responsibility from production to packaging
Gerald Ludwick, All Natural Freshness

2:30 Break

2:45 Packaging considerations
Kris Tong, NZ Food Innovation Network

3:30 Panel Discussion

2018 IFTPS Conference – February 28- March 1, 2018


Wednesday, February 28, 2018


7:30 Registration & Refreshments

8:15 Welcome & Introduction
Ian Britt, Executive Director

8:30 Institute Lecture
Thirty Years: Changing Challenges and Attitudes
Pamela Hardt-English, PhF Specialists, Inc.

9:15 TBA
Dharmendra Mishra, Purdue University

10:00 Refreshment Break

10:30 Audits: Procedures, Results and Actions
Mark Deniston, IEH

11:15 Practical Metrology for Remote Temperature Measuring Devices
David Mondiek, Abbott Nutrition

12:00 Lunch


1:00 Go with the flow- gas barriers in aseptic systems
Hanno Geissler, SIG Combibloc Systems

1:45 Information Exchange: Answers to Life’s Persistent Questions
Moderator: Terry Heyliger, Heyliger Consulting

2:30 Refreshment Break

3:00 General Method: Still Gold after a 100 Years
Kurt Wiese,

3:15 Fo Driven Retort
Roberto Gobita, TECTRONIK - Italy

3:45 Using and Validating Spreadsheets
Jacques Bichier, JBT FoodTech

4:30 Adjourn

5:00 Reception and Suppliers’ Exhibits

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:45 Technical Committee Meetings

9:00 Annual General Meeting

10:00 Technical Committee Reports

10:15 Refreshment Break

10:45 Charles R. Stumbo Student Paper Presentation

11:15 TBA

12:00 Lunch


1:00 Cold Plasma Applications in Manufacturing Food Products
Rick Falkenberg, Nestlé Nutrition

1:45 Micro Subject TBA
Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo North America Beverage

2:30 Break

3:00 TBA
Isabel Tenorio, Nestlé Purina

3:45 Current Thoughts from the FDA
Glenn Black, FDA

4:30 Adjourn

2018 IFTPS Aseptic Workshop – March 2, 2018


7:45 Welcome & Introduction
        Raghu Ramaswamy, Aseptic Symposium Chair
        Ian Britt, IFTPS Executive Director

8:00 Aseptics 101: Validation
        TBC, Covance

8:40 Micro testing techniques: best practices for aseptic systems
        Anna Nucum, WhiteWave Foods

9:20 Refreshment Break

9:50 Design of experiment in aseptic system development
        Frederik Hansen, Tetrapak

10:30 Aseptic Systems: Validation, Verification, Monitoring; and
          the Need for Comprehensive Design
          Khalid Abdelrahim, Nestle

11:10 News from the FDA
          Nate Anderson, FDA

11:50 Lunch

13:00 Sterile barrier design, operation and deviation management
          Fehran Ozadali, Mead Johnson Nutrition

13:40 Vapor PAA sterilization
           Pavel Korzinek, PeroxyChem

14:20 Adjourn


Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 S. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX78205 (210-270-7799 or Fax 800-320-8197 www.druryhotels.com) The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at the rate of $144. The cut-off date for discounted rates is Friday, February 2, 2018.

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel at:

Reservations can be made by reserving online, go to
www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2304492 or use the link:


Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2304492.


Conference Dress: Business casual

Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space for conference attendees will be available for suppliers during the conference reception from 5 to 7 PM on February 28 at a cost of $500. For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1-519-824-6774.

Registration and Fees

The conference registration fee provides lunch and refreshments both days, complimentary refreshments at the reception and all conference materials. Cost of the hotel accommodations and other meals are not included. All payments are in US dollars.

Conference - February 28 - March 1

Members $475.00

Student Members-$100.00
Student Non-members-$125.00

Pre-Conference Symposium - February 27


Student Members-$50.00
Student Non-members-$75.00

Post-Conference Aseptic Symposium- March 2


Student Members-$50.00

Student Non-members-$75.00

Retired Members are one-half the industry rate.

Annual Membership Dues

Annual membership renewals of $60 USD are due January 1 of each year. If convenient, you may include your payment with your registration to ensure that you receive the member registration rates.

Online Payment

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Payment by Fax or Mail

Please download and submit registration form