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Dairy Food Safety Alliance Meeting

Dairy Food Safety Alliance Meeting

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Save the date to join the Dairy Food Safety Alliance on Wednesday, October 25 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (CT) for practical presentations on the latest in food safety research and regulatory practices, 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 registrants two ways to participate: live, in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin or via a video conferencing link.

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

The registration fee to participate in person or virtually is $45. 

Registration for in-person attendees will close on Monday, October 17. 

In-person attendees will enjoy a networking lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. (CT), with the meeting continuing at 12:00 p.m. (CT) for all participants.

Virtual attendees will receive an individual Zoom link to join the programming.

Contact WCMA's Kirsten Strohmenger with any questions. 

Meeting Agenda in Brief: 

10:00 a.m. Meeting Call to Order

I. Agenda Overview & Introductions

II. Inspector Insights Presentation 

  • Insights from dairy plant inspector survey
  • Wisconsin inspection insights
    • Craig Warminski, Advanced Sanitarian, WDATCP

III. Inspector Insights Panel 

  • Inspector guidance and Q&A session
    • Matt Hauschild, Milk Plant Supervisor, Indiana State Board of Animal Health  

    • Mary Rollins, Environmental Health Services Supervisor, Bureau of Food and Recreational Businesses/Division of Food and Recreational Safety, WDATCP 

    • Eric Schaefer, District Sanitarian – Dairy Division, Ohio Department of Agriculture

IV. WI Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Protection Updates

  • Laura Traas, Dairy Services Section Manager - Division of Food and Recreational Safety, WDATCP

V. Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m.

VI.  Root Cause Analysis & Quality Tools

  • Adam Brock, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

VII. Dairy Recall Tracker & Sanitation Preventive Controls

  • Alex O'Brien, Center for Dairy Research

VIII. Spanish Training Resources

  • Tim Stubbs, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

2:00 p.m. Adjournment