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Microbiome in Food Safety, Food Quality and Human Health

In collaboration with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Food Research Institute
Chicago, IL, USA
September 28, 2017
Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel

The Microbiome in Food Safety, Food Quality and Human Health – September 28th, 2017

The influence of gut microbiota on human health is now well documented. Each person carries a microbial community of several trillion cells that outnumber their own cells by 10-fold.  In conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institution for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Food Research Institute (FRI), the ILSI North America Gut Microbiome sponsored as session on “The Microbiome in Food Safety, Food Quality and Human Health” on September 28th.   Leading academic and industry practitioners discussed the relationship between the microbiota of our foods and those of our gut.  Academic and industry practitioners spoke on the current understanding of food and gut microbiomes and their interconnectedness. Over 125 food safety and nutrition professionals from industry, academia, and government attended this conference.  ILSI North America was pleased to co-sponsor this year, for the annual IFSH and FRI program “Current Perspectives for Food Safety and Health.”

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction – Bob Brackett and Chuck Czuprynski

Overview of the microbiome in health and disease
Cindy Davis, NIH [Video] [PDF]

Influence of the microbiome on food allergies
Ann Marie Singh, UW-Madison

Effect of the microbiome on cardiovascular health
Federico Rey, UW-Madison

Microbiome impact on diabetes and obesity
Andre Marette, Laval Univ.

Influence of probiotics and prebiotics on the microbiome
Maria Marco, UC-Davis

The microbiome; a key player in foodborne infections
Colin Hill, Cork Univ. [Video] [PDF]

Morning Summary and Best Practices
David Klurfeld, USDA [Video] [PDF]

Microbiome of food animal species and the effects of antibiotics
Paul Morley, Colorado State [Video] [PDF]

Microbiome of fresh produce
Andrea Ottesen, FDA/CFSAN [Video] [PDF]

Microbiome of cheese
Joelle Salazar, FDA

Microbiome in a food processing facility
Andy Benson, Metagenome Analytics

Panel Discussion – representatives from industry, government and academia
Panel leaders: Adam Borger and David Klurfeld
Panelists:

  • Andy Benson, Metagenome Analytics
  • Bob Baker, Mars
  • John O’Brien, Nestle
  • Miguel Freitas, Danone
  • Eric Brown, FDA
  • Greg Siragusa, Eurofins
  • Marge Leahy, ILSI