IAFP 2015 Portland Recap - Put a Bird on It

Posted by Jim Dolan on Aug 4, 2015 4:37:02 PM

First, we would like to congratulate the entire IAFP 2015 team on hosting yet another fantastic meeting. Every year IAFP continues to deliver outstanding content in both sessions and posters, as well as providing a showcase for the most recent innovations in our industry. 

Portland was also a superb venue for the meeting, offering both beautiful views and the same quirkiness often seen in the show Portlandia (see: “Put the Bird on it”). 

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by our booth and spin our prize wheel. It is inspiring to see the passion and commitment we all have to the advancement of food safety and quality, as well as how the application of new technology is fostering seismic shifts in ideas and strategies in the laboratories, fields, and processing plants.



 Congratulations to our big prize winners:
  • John Iams from Biomerieux Nutrasciences won the Go Pro Hero3+ 
  • Tracy Sinclair from Dawn Foods Products won the iRobot Roomba

For those of you who may have won one of our Hacky-Sacks (footbags), here's a late 80’s early 90’s instructional video on how to get started and how not to injure yourselves trying. 

Downloadable Posters 

Roka presented four poster sessions including one on the novel application of utilizing the Atlas System for a “Limits” based semi-quantitative approach to Salmonella Testing in poultry. If you missed any of our posters, they're now available for download.

Development of a Limits-Based Pathogen Test Application for Detecting Specified Concentrations of Salmonella enterica in Ground Poultry 
Presented By: W. Evan Chaney, Ph.D., Roka Bioscience 
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Validation of 12 Additional Food Matrices with the Atlas® Salmonella SG2 Detection Assa
Presented by: Anja Bubeck-Barrett, Ph.D., Roka Bioscience
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Validation of the Atlas EG2 Combo STEC Detection Assay for Big Six non-O157 Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Ground Beef, Beef Trim and Finely Textured Beef   
Presented By: W. Evan Chaney, Ph.D., Roka Bioscience
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Use of an Alternative Non-Proprietary Enrichment Media for the Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with the Atlas® System in 375 g Beef Samples with High Bacterial Background Flora. 
Presented By: Bettina Groschel, Ph.D., Roka Bioscience

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See you next year in St. Louis!
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Topics: Food Safety Meetings