August 9, 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021 | 8:00 AM ET – 10:00 AM ET
Moderator: Palmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL

Meeting Agenda

8:00 AM – 8:05 AMWelcome & IntroductionsPalmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL
8:05 AM – 8:20 AMWhat is a Non-Culturable Organism?Tom Hammack, US FDA
8:20 AM – 8:50 AMIndustry Challenges: Industry perspective of the analytical challenges presented by non-culturable food-borne pathogens associated with fresh produce.Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh
8:50 AM – 9:20 AM Laboratory Methods for Non-Culturable Organisms: Molecular approaches currently available, their shortcomings, and where method development must be focused to ensure confidence in testing results for non-culturable from a testing laboratory perspective.Prasant Prusty, Pathogenia
9:20 AM – 9:50 AMValidation Methods for Non-Culturable Organisms: Efforts on developing standards for the validation of methods for microbial pathogens and the unique challenges of validating methods for non-culturable organisms from sampling through confirmation and enumeration.Paul in’t Veld, Dutch Accreditation Council & ISO/TC34/SC9/WG3
9:55 AM – 10:00 AMFinal Thoughts: Summary and anticipated bottle necks faced as AIMS begins work in this area, e.g., sampling, reference materials (reference sequences and reference methods), and validation difficulties.Maria Nelson, MTFN Consulting & AOAC INTERNATIONAL