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Steven C. Ricke, PhD, Director

Steven Ricke, PhD

Director, Center for Food Safety Institute of Food Science and Engineering University of Arkansas

Arkanas

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Steven C. Ricke, PhD, Director

Current position:

Director, University of Arkansas Center for Food Safety

Current responsibilities:

Dr. Steven C. Ricke received his B.S. degree from the Univ. of Illinois a Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Wisconsin and was a USDA-ARS postdoctorate in the Microbiology Dept. at North Carolina State Univ. He is the Wray Endowed Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas. He is also a faculty member of the Dept. of Food Science and the Cellular and Molecular Graduate program. He also served as co-founder and former President of the Arkansas Association of Food Protection. Dr. Ricke’s research program is primarily focused on virulence and pathogenic characteristics of foodborne Salmonella spp. with emphasis on the growth, survival and pathogenesis of the organism under conditions encountered during food production and processing.

Past experiences:

Prior to his current position, Dr. Ricke worked with North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University, rising to the rank of full professor in 2004. He received the Poultry Science Association National Research Award in 1999, and the title of Faculty Fellow of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 2003.

Education:

Dr. Ricke holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois, and a Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin with a co-major in animal science and bacteriology.

Maryann Sanders

Maryann Sanders

Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist / Microbiologist,
Haley and Aldrich

Haley and Aldrich

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Maryann Sanders

Maryann Sanders

Maryann Sanders (Novi, MI) has more than 25 years of experience in microbiology, toxicology, hazard communication and industrial hygiene, and has worked with the chemical, consumer good, medical device, metals and mining, packaging and pharmaceutical industries. She recently joined the firm Haley and Aldrich to develop Product Stewardship Programs for clients using a programmatic and risk based approach. Her clients entrust her with the interpretation of data, as well as the development and implementation of business strategies. The programs she develops allow her clients to manage their current product portfolio or integrate new businesses to effectively manage global product regulations, customer requirements and consumer expectations.

Trevor Suslow, PhD

Trevor Suslow, PhD

Produce Safety Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

California Davis

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Trevor Suslow, PhD

Current position:

Produce Safety Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences University of California, Davis

Current responsibilities:

Dr. Suslow focuses on preharvest and postharvest research and outreach education on fresh and fresh-cut horticultural foods with emphasis in the microbial safety and disinfection of postharvest environments. Dr. Suslow is engaged in understanding plant and human pathogen practical biology and validating control options across the supply-chain.

Past experiences:

Dr. Suslow is a peer reviewed author with numerous appointments and extension service affiliations in the produce industry that include: Center for Produce Safety Board of Directors (since 2007), Center for Produce Safety Technical Committee ( since 2008), United Fresh Produce Association Food Safety and Technology Council, and Western Growers Association Science and Technology Council. Dr. Suslow was recently named to Food Safety News list of The Best of Food Safety in Education.

Education:

Dr. Suslow holds a Bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Agricultural Sciences and a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Keith Warriner, PhD

Keith Warriner, PhD

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director, University of Guelph

California Davis

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Keith Warriner, PhD

Current Position

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director, University of Guelph Food Science Professor

Current Responsibilities

Keith Warriner, PhD, professor of food science at University of Guelph, gained a first class BSc (Hons) in Food Science specializing in food microbiology from Nottingham University, UK and Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He joined the University of Manchester in 1994 and developed reagentless sensors designed for routine monitoring on analytes outside of the laboratory environment. Dr. Warriner subsequently joined the Division of Food Sciences at Nottingham University in 1997. His work included the development and validation of UV-lasers for package sterilization, DNA-fingerprinting to identify of cross-contamination points in pork processing and the interaction of human pathogens with growing salad vegetables/sprouted seeds.

Dr. Warriner joined the Department of Food Science within the University of Guelph in 2002 as an assistant professor in food microbiology. Current projects include studying the interaction of human pathogens with growing plants, novel decontamination methods in the fresh produce industry, molecular epidemiology of enteric contamination within meat chains and development of reagentless biosensors for biohazard detection.

Industry Experts

Dennis Colley, President Fibre Box Association

Dennis Colley

President,
Fibre Box Association (FBA)

Fibre Box

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Dennis Colley, President Fibre Box Association

Current position:

President Fibre Box Association

Current responsibilities:

Dennis Colley is President and CEO of the Fibre Box Association (FBA), a non-profit trade association representing North American manufacturers of corrugated packaging, and Executive Director of the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA). He currently serves on the Boards of the Children’s Museum of Memphis, International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA), and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF).

Past experiences:

Prior to his work on behalf of the industry, Colley spent 35 years at International Paper where he held management positions in mill operations, the folding carton and label business, containerboard, and supply chain. Colley ended his career at IP as Vice President of Integration for the $6 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Company’s Containerboard Packaging and Recycling Business.

Colley previously served the industry as a member of the American Forest & Paper Association’s Containerboard Executive Board and co-chair of the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA).

Education:

Mr. Colley is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

John Mullinder

John Mullinder

Executive Director, The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC)

The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC)

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John The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC)

Current Position

Executive Director, The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC)

Current Responsibilities

John Mullinder is Executive Director of PPEC (the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council), a national trade association formed specifically to focus on environmental issues for the Canadian paper packaging industry. He currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA).

Past Experiences

Prior to his work on behalf of the industry, Mullinder spent 13 years as a print and television journalist in New Zealand and Canada. Asked to head up PPEC in 1990, he has been at the forefront of environmental issues in Canada for almost 25 years, including as a member of Canada’s National Packaging Task Force, and as a director of Waste Diversion Ontario and the Recycling Council of Ontario. He served as President and CEO of Paper Packaging Canada for over three years while continuing to supervise PPEC’s work.

Education

Mr. Mullinder has an M.A (Honours) degree in English from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

David Andrews

David Andrews

President, Canadian Corrugated and
Containerboard Association

CCCA

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David Andrews

Current Position

Executive Director, Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA)

Current Responsibilities

Reporting to the board of directors of CCCA, Mr. Andrews oversees the business of Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA), which represents the trade interests of Canadian Containerboard Mills and Converters operating corrugators. The association is also supported by associate member companies who share the members’ interest in the sustainability of the industry in Canada.

Past Experiences

Prior to joining CCCA, Mr. Andrews had retired as vice president, sales and marketing, Canada from Smurfit Stone. During the 40 years he served in the Canadian corrugated industry, he worked under different banners but always of the same root company, starting with Bathurst Containers in Montreal in 1965. Mr. Andrews has worked in many different geographical regions in Canada, always within the corrugated converting business. In addition to his employment responsibilities, he has contributed as both director and chairman of Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) and has served on numerous industry committees.

Education

Mr. Andrews is a graduate of Concordia University, Montreal.

Sergio Farfán

Sergio Farfán

Executive Director, National Association of Manufacturers of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes and Packaging in Mexico (ANFEC)

ANFEC

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Sergio Farfán

Current Position

Executive Director, National Association of Manufacturers of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes and Packaging in Mexico (ANFEC)

Current Responsibilities

Sergio Farfán has held the position as Executive Director of the National Association of Manufacturers of Corrugated and Solid Fiber boxes and packaging (ANFEC) since 2005.ANFEC is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers of corrugated packaging in Mexico.

Past Experiences

Farfán has spent 30 years in the packaging business where he held management positions in credit and collection, marketing, sales and project management, as well as logistics, distribution and sales of domestic and imported recycled materials. Farfán previously served the packaging industry with Grupo Vitro (Vitro Envases), the largest glass producer in Mexico with subsidiaries worldwide including the U.S., and Grupo Zapata (Envases Universales), the global supplier of plastic, tin and aluminum containers for primarily food and pharmaceutical products. Prior to his work on behalf of the industry, Farfán began his career in financial, project investments and international credit with Banco Nacional de México S.A

Education

Mr. Farfán is an industrial engineer with degrees in packaging, foreign trade and IPADE, as well as an MBA from The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

"The ability to recover high levels of bacteria on multiple RPCs, on multiple days, in multiple lots and in multiple pallets, show there’s a significant problem that can’t be ignored."

Trevor Suslow, PHD

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