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Dairy Food Safety Alliance Hybrid Meeting

Dairy Food Safety Alliance Hybrid Meeting

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)

WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718-6777
United States

Event Details

Save the date to join the Dairy Food Safety Alliance on Tuesday, May 2, for a tour, updates from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP), presentations on food safety culture and electronic HTST, and a chance to reconnect with your peers in dairy processing. 

The Alliance, a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR), Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW), and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), will offer three registration options for the meeting: 

  • In-Person: Tour, Lunch & Meeting (limited to 20 people) - 10:00 a.m. 
  • In-Person: Lunch & Meeting - Registration11:00 a.m. & Lunch, 11:30 a.m.
  • Virtual - 12:00 p.m. 

Participation in Dairy Food Safety Alliance meetings is open to all dairy manufacturers, processors, and related suppliers.

All in-person registrants are asked to pay a $45 fee to attend, which includes a catered lunch. Those who wish to attend virtually can register for the meeting at a reduced rate of $30. Virtual attendees will receive an individual Zoom link and are welcome to join the programming beginning at 12:00 p.m. (CT). 

Registration for in-person attendees will close on Wednesday, April 26. 

Contact WCMA's Rebekah Sweeney with any questions. 

Register Now

Meeting Agenda in Brief: 
10:00 a.m. - Tour of DATCP Bureau of Laboratory Services (limit 20)

2601 Agriculture Drive, Suite 150, Madison, WI 53718

10:00 a.m. - Tour Begins

  • The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Bureau of Laboratory Services (BLS) is responsible for analyzing samples gathered during inspections and regulatory actions under DATCP's food safety, agrichemical management, and plant industry programs.

10:55 a.m. - Transition to WDATCP Central Office
Board Conference Room 106, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53718  

11:00 a.m. - Registration, Networking & Lunch

WDATCP Board Conference Room 106, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53718  

11:00 a.m.  - Registration & Networking

11:30 a.m. - Lunch

12:00 p.m. - Meeting and Presentations

I. DATCP Updates 

  • Laura Traas, WDATCP

II. Bridging the Gap - Effectively Communicating Risk 

  • Jen Pino-Gallagher, M3 Insurance
  • Ben DuCharme, M3 Insurance

III. Corporate Buy-In to Food Safety Culture Panel 

  • Jeff McSherry, Emmi Roth
  • Jim Natzke, Natzke Consulting
  • Jen Pino-Gallagher, M3 Insurance

IV. Electronic HTST Pilot Program

  • Bob Wills, Cedar Grove Cheese
  • Tom Slusser, Eurotherm/Watlow

V. Updates & Current Events

  • Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • Center for Dairy Research
  • Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

3:00 p.m. Adjournment