Look to the future in food safety at IAFP 2019

Are you a food safety professional? Then you don’t want to miss out on one of the most forward-looking events of 2019 – the International Association for Food Protection’s 2019 Annual Meeting, or simply IAFP 2019.

This year’s event looks at current trends including artificial intelligence, home food delivery, and emerging foods – like edible seaweed as a superfood. You can also attend sessions on international food safety issues and focused talks on segments including dairy, produce and seafood.

Offering Breakthrough Science at IAFP

“It’s the key international conference in food safety,” says John David, global scientific marketing manager, 3M Food Safety.

“Leading technical experts from around the world come together to discuss the latest topics in food safety – current and future trends and challenges, new technologies, and changes in regulations and international standards. 3M is proud to be a sponsor and we are honored to be a recipient of the prestigious IAFP Black Pearl Award.”

John says there are a few sessions that you should be sure to catch.

IAFP Event Highlights

Pre-Meeting Workshop: Principles for Establishing and Extending Shelf Life at IAFP

What can we do to prevent premature product spoilage and how do we best determine shelf life? Breakout sessions will focus on identifying the root-cause of spoilage and a standard methodology for establishing and monitoring the shelf life of a product.

U.S. Regulatory Update on Food Safety

Hear an update from Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for Food Policy and Response, FDA, and Mindy Brashears, deputy undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA.

The Use of Rapid Microbial Methods by Government Agencies for “Official” Testing

Will government agencies accept rapid test methods as official? This symposium will feature speakers from government agencies as they answer what methods are accepted in their global region.

Today’s RTE Redefined – Managing Environmental Controls and the Risk of the “Reasonably Foreseeable”

Today’s consumers are eating more raw and minimally processed foods. How is “ready to eat” defined and how can you manage risk through environmental monitoring?

Finding the Needle in the Cheese Block: How Do We Create Robust Sampling Plans for Dairy Products?

A panel of experts from government, academia and industry will look at sampling criteria, target microbes, when to test and novel rapid methods for testing. The focus of this panel will be on testing for dairy, but methods will apply to other food segments.

Want to learn more? Review this course on dairy spoilage with food safety expert Dr. Martin Wiedmann of Cornell University.

3M at IAFP

Stop by to see the latest technologies from 3M Food Safety. Visit us at booth #417.


What’s new?clean-trace-luminometer-lm1-environmental-monitoring-hygiene-3m-food-safety

  • 3M™ Molecular Detection System for testing E. coli in meat. We will be featuring the new 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – STEC Gene Screen (stx) and (stx and eae) has launched. Learn more about the 3M™ Molecular Detection System products.
  • Some of our Allergen Testing products have been certified by AOAC® International. 3M has earned AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM Certification for 3M™ Coconut Protein Rapid Test. Learn more about why certifications matter.
  • 3M™ Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System has received AOAC® Performance TestedSM Certification. Learn how data trending can help you identify a potential quality or safety issue before a real problem occurs.

Environmental Monitoring Handbook

Want to develop a preventive approach to food safety? Visit our Tech Talks on environmental monitoring. Read more in a comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Handbook for the Food and Beverage Industries developed in partnership with Cornell University and other industry experts.


Poster Sessions

Visit our poster sessions at IAFP to learn more about topics that are important to you. Click the links for more detail.

Title Poster Number Date & Time
Stability Study of Milk, Egg and Peanut Protein in Swabs Utilized for Environmental Sampling Including Stability during Shipping and Storage after Sample Collection P1-223 Monday, July 22

8:30 AM – 6:15 PM

Validation of an ELISA-Based Assay for Specific Detection and Quantification of Pecan and Macadamia Protein in Food Matrices, Clean-in-Place (CIP) Rinse Water and Environmental Samples. P1-222 Monday, July 22

8:30 AM – 6:15 PM

Use of 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays for Detection of Salmonella Spp, E. coli O157: H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in Fresh Spinach and Environmental Samples. P3-18 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Rapid Detection of stx1, stx2 and Eae from Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Meat, Produce and Raw Dairy Samples Using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and Bioluminescence Detection P3-56 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance evaluation of 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2Campylobacter for detection of Campylobacter spp. in unpasteurized milk products and poultry matrices P3-26 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

In-House Validation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)-Bioluminescent Technology for the Detection of Listeria spp. on Three Different Matrices. P3-19


Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Rapid Detection of Campylobacter in Poultry Matrices Using a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)-Bioluminescent Assay P3-54 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Comparative Evaluation of the Ready-to-Use (RTU) 3M™ Campylobacter Enrichment Broth (CEB) and the 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Campylobacter for the Detection of Campylobacter in a Variety of Poultry Matrices P3-55 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) – Bioluminescent Assay for Rapid Detection of E. coli O157 in Brazilian Raw Beef and Hamburger Patties P3-58 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) – Bioluminescent Assay for Rapid Detection of Salmonella Spp. Boot Swabs and Animal Feed from Brazil. P3-57 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance of 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count (RAC) Plates for Determining Aerobic Counts in Cocoa Products in Comparison to the Traditional Culture Method P3-66 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Evaluation of an Alternative Method for Enumeration of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Brazilian Bacon P3-69 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Evaluation of 3MTM PetrifilmTM Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate and 3MTM PetrifilmTM Rapid Aerobic Count Plate for Enumeration Microorganisms in Raw Milk samples in Thailand P3-76 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Rapid Quantitative Enumeration of E. coli/Coliform in Foods P3-74 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance of Rapid Enumeration Methods for Lactic Acid Bacteria in Cured Meat Products from Brazil P3-67 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Performance of a Rapid E. coli Enumeration Method in Brazilian Dairy Products P3-68 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of street food vendors in Chumphon Province, Thailand. P3-243 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Effect of Percent NaCl and incubation temperature on the growth of Salmonella and background flora in raw chicken samples from Thailand. P3-237 Wednesday, July 24

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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