Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 20th Global Summit on Food Processing, Safety & Technology Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Xiang Li

Abbott Nutritional Research and Development, Singapore

Keynote: The role of milk protein and vegetable protein in nutritional supplement powders during microencapsulation processing

Time : 10:30-11:10

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Biography:

Xiang Li has more than 20-years experiences in new product development, research and innovation. Currently, he is the Director of Product Development and Research in Abbott Nutrition R&D Pacific-Asia Centre. He is leading the analytical research, product development, and rapid prototype innovation teams. His research portfolio includes nutritional product innovation, dairy processing, ingredient chemistry, consumer insight, and user experience. He is the Pioneer of Abbott Nutrition R&D in Asia and recorded many first, including led two new Green-filed nutritional plant start-ups in Singapore and China. His previous efforts resulted in the commercial launches of more than 250 Pediatric and Adult nutritional products globally. Recently, he has accepted an invitation to be a Technical Advisor to the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF), accountable to the Prime Minister Office of Singapore. He is a Senior Associate Research Fellow in Abbott Volwiler Society. He has received his EMBA degree from NUS and UCLA in 2012.

Abstract:

Nutrition supplement powder as one of the key sub-categories in functional foods has seen rapid growth in the past 20 years. Many powder formulations use a substantial amount of milk protein, both as a protein source and as a wall material for encapsulating sensitive nutrients, most commonly by spray-drying. There has been a recent trend of partially replacing milk proteins with vegetable proteins, because vegetable proteins are more sustainable and cost-effective. Among vegetable proteins, soy protein has been extensively studied and showed excellent functionality, while pea protein is also gaining increasing interest in sports nutrition due to its nutrition values, allergy free, emulsifying and anti-oxidative properties.
The first part of this research aims to review the current trends of mixed protein system in nutritional supplement powder formulation, the comparison of different protein combinations as wall materials in microencapsulation processing and discussion of their strengths and limitations, and then discussions of various strategies to improve encapsulation efficiency in nutritional powder. The latter part is to investigate six different proteins combination (Sodium caseinate and Milk protein concentrate as Casein proteins, paired with globular proteins Soy protein, Pea protein and Whey protein) as emulsifiers and wall materials. Multiple trials were conducted, and the potential correlations among formulations, liquid emulsion properties and powder microencapsulation stability were studied using coefficient correlation analysis. The research findings (powder physical attributes, nutrient retention, microencapsulation efficiency, and oxidative stability) showed great potential of mixed protein system application as wall materials in the future nutritional powder development work.

Break: Networking & Refreshment Break 11:10-11:30 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

Meera Srivastava

Govt. Dungar College, India

Keynote: Food and environment safety: Pesticides vs botanicals

Time : 11:30-12:10

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Biography:

Meera Srivastava is presently working as the Head of Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Govt. Dungar College, India. She has over 32 years of experience in Post-Graduate teaching and Research in the field of zoology, especially entomology, besides sheep, camel and elephant. She is also a Convener of Board of Studies in Zoology and Member of Academic Council, MGS University, India. She has contributed to more than 154 research publications published in journals of national and international repute and in Conferences. She is Life Member of different academic bodies and is a Member of Editorial Board of different national and international journals. She is a recipient of various distinguished awards and honors.

Abstract:

Diet of an individual mainly comprises of cereals and pulses. Pulses are the most important source of protein not only in India but around the globe. Herbivorous insects are said to be responsible for destroying one fifth of the world's total crop production annually, may it be crop fields or store houses. The storage of pulses is more difficult than cereals; as stored grain pests pose a major threat to them. The stored grain pests are difficult to manage with the chemical insecticides because of the health hazards associated with their use. By their very nature, most insecticides create some risk of harm to humans, animals or the environment. Unfortunately, some of the highly hazardous insecticides are continually and indiscriminately used globally.
The small farmers prefer them because they are cost-effective, easily available and display a wide spectrum of bioactivity. It is
for sure that insecticides, once enter the environment will have negative impacts on air, water, soil, human beings and animals.
These include health hazards to human from direct or indirect exposure to pesticides, development of resistance and pest resurgence due to destruction of natural enemies, pesticide residues in food, water, soil and fodder, poisoning of wild-life and livestock, environmental pollution and ecological imbalance. This has forced to change the approach of pest management and dictate the need for effective and biodegradable pest control strategy as an alternative; the use of botanical insecticides seems to have a distinctive advantage over all other management approaches. Among fourteen important insect pests of stored grains, the pulse beetle Callosobruchus chinensis Linn., (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) is one which causes considerable qualitative and quantitative loss to stored pulses. A large number of plants have been screened for their activities against insects and have been reported to possess insecticidal, repellent or anti-feedant properties by various workers. Our laboratory has screened certain plant formulations and based on the observations it could be concluded that some of the formulations employed were very effective against the pest insect, suggesting that these could be used as a cheap, safe and eco-friendly alternate, especially against the pulse beetle C. chinensis.

  • Special Session
Location: Las Vegas

Session Introduction

P J Miranda

ST Equipment & Technology LLC,101 Hampton Avenue, Needham MA 02494 USA

Title: Benefication of industrial materials using a tribo-electric belt separator

Time : 12:10-12:55

Speaker
Biography:

Paul Miranda has over 15 years of experience in metallurgical, process engineering, analytical testing, and academics. Experienced and trained in hydrometallurgy, he has extensive experience in hydrometallurgy, flotation testing, gravity testing, magnetic separation, diagnostic leach testing, and other laboratory experience.
He has extensive analytical training which includes scanning electron microscopy, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, atomic adsorption microscopy, x-ray diffractometry, carbon sulfur analysis, and x-ray fluorescence. During his academic research has worked and implemented novel fundamental research in arsenic and selenium remediation, metal recoveries using ion exchange technologies. He has been responsible for lab work, pilot plant work, research, process development, engineering design, start-up, operations, management and environmental affairs for hydrometallurgical plants for managing arsenic containing solutions. He has authored or co-authored several papers, presentations, and holds multiple patents.

Abstract:

Triboelectric charging has been around for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, the triboelectric effect was observed in which small fibers of clothing material easily adhered and were difficult to remove from amber jewelry. By rubbing the fibers, it made the situation worse. Even during this age, people wondered about the effect. Next, in the 18th century, one of our
nations cofounders, Benjamin Franklin, performed several experiments utilizing the phenomenon. Triboelectric charging is based on materials becoming electrostatically charged based on contact or friction from other particles. During this process, electrons from materials will jump from one material to another and therefore become charged via the triboelectric series.
Recently, ST Equipment & Technology, LLC (STET) has developed a processing system based on tribo-electrostatic separation.
This dry technology has been successfully proven at commercial levels in both the fly ash and minerals industry such as calcite/ quartz, talc/magnesite, and barite/quartz separations. In contrast to other electrostatic separation processes that are typically limited to particles greater than 75μm in size, the triboelectric belt separator is ideally suited for separation of very fine (<1μm)
to moderately coarse (500μm) particles with very high throughput. The high efficiency multi-stage separation through internal charging/recharging and recycle results in far superior separations that can be achieved with a conventional single-stage freefall tribo-electrostatic separator. Recently, testing has indicated separation of proteins from other materials. This discussion
will show how the technology works along with data indicating protein upgrades from several sources successfully tested at the laboratory and pilot plant scale.

Break: Lunch 13:00-14:00

James B Stukes

S C State University, USA

Title: Major Foodborne Illnesses: Causes and Effects.

Time : 14:00-14:45

Speaker
Biography:

James B Stukes is an Associate Professor of Biology/Biology Program Coordinator for the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at SC State University. He has received his PhD in Microbiology from Atlanta University. He has served as the Principal Investigator for several grants, written various publications, and presented his work at numerous conferences. He was named University Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Young Man of America, served as a Member of the Governor’s Mathematics and Science Advisory Board, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Evans-Allen 1890 Food Safety Research Grant funded by the USDA.

Abstract:

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  • Oral Session
Location: Las Vegas

Session Introduction

Will Polese

Markets and Markets, USA

Title: Food processing, safety and technology: Trends, drivers and market forecast

Time : 14:45-15:10

Biography:

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Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: Globally, 600 million people are prone to food poisoning and diseases caused by contaminated food, resulting in 40,000 thousand deaths, every year. Majorly caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and chemicals in food, Asia-Pacific and Africa are the widely affected regions with more than 275 million casualties and 137,000 deaths, respectively. Large proportion of this is majorly attributed to unhygienic conditions during food processing at retail and industrial level, loopholes in food safety
regulations that are exploited by food manufacturers and processors for adulteration motivated by economic purpose, complexities in supply chain, lack of investments in infrastructure and improper storage, transportation and cold chain infrastructure. However, rising consumer awareness and concerns over safety aspects of food has resulted in increasing stringency of food safety laws and monitoring activities by country-based regulatory authorities.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: The study conducted is largely based on the data and information collected from extensive range of primary and secondary sources.
Findings: The global market for food safety testing services is forecasted to grow significantly, at a CAGR of 7.4%, from 2016 to 2021,
to reach a projected market size of USD 18.4 billion. Pathogens are the majorly tested contaminant, accounting for more than 65.0%
share in 2015 with PCR being the dominantly used technology. Meat and poultry and processed foods are the largely tested food,
together accounting for more than 50.0% share in the global market. Among regions, Europe is estimated to be the largest market;
whereas Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.5% in next five years with China, India and Southeast Asian
countries driving the regional growth.
Conclusion & Significance: Market for GMO testing in food is forecasted to grow at highest CAGR; chromatography and spectroscopy
based technology is disruptive and is experiencing significant upsurge in demand.

Biography:

Ashley Knowell is investigating the role of childhood obesity as a risk factor for adult cancers. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide families with the necessary tools and information to establish healthy nutritional habits, reduce childhood obesity and ultimately reduce adult cancer risk among South Carolinian children. Her research interests also include tumor suppressors, cell death and the development, progression, and treatment of cancer in African-Americans and South Carolinians

Abstract:

In the United States, childhood obesity has been a growing epidemic with, 1/3 of US children considered overweight or obese. The increased number of overweight and obese children can be linked to several factors including nutrition and social economic status. Households that do not have access to healthy, nutritious foods are significantly more likely to be obese earlier in life than other children. Obesity in children can lead to numerous health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation
and carcinogenesis. African American minorities are more likely to be diagnosed and die from one of the various forms of cancer. Therefore, eliminating or reducing preventable risk factors such as unhealthy nutrition and childhood obesity could have important implications for reducing clinical manifestations of adult cancer outcomes. Areas of South Carolina, such as the I-95 Corridor, have a long history of being under-developed which contribute to numerous problems such as obesity, poverty and sub-par health care. We
have enrolled South Carolinian children from varying degrees of rurality to determine if obesity and/or high-fat pro-inflammatory diets contribute to increased levels of pro-inflammatory markers and obesity related genes to include: Adiponectin, leptin, SAA1/2, Interleukin 1 and 6. Subjects will be randomized into obese and non-obese groups based on BMI guidelines. The transcriptional levels of pro-inflammatory genes will be measured by quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction. Reducing childhood obesity and pro-inflammatory diets, while increasing physical activity and access to healthy foods are beneficial in the reduction of cancer risk and will serve as preventive measures for early-stage onset of adult cancers. Data analysis on the limited sample set is ongoing. Results will be presented during the conference.

Melinda Nagy

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (USAMV), Romania

Title: Utilization of brewer’s spent grain and mushrooms in fortification of smoked sausages

Time : 15:35-16:00

Biography:

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Abstract:

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Break: Networking & Refreshment Break 16:00-16:20 @ Foyer
Biography:

Lorena Espitia-Villanueva is currently a PhD student at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. She has oriented her research experiences towards natural product isolation and application. Her current research is focused on physicochemical and functional properties of whey proteins and its derivatives.

Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: Although whey proteins have been widely known for their functional properties as food ingredients, their surfactant properties such as the Critical Micellar Concentration (CMC) have not been completely characterized. β-lactoglobulin (β-lg) is the most abundant of these proteins and is responsible for the functional properties of whey. Though the use of β-lg is being proposed in new food applications, there is no sufficient information to correlate CMC and functional properties for the native and denatured state. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop an easy and inexpensive method to isolate β-lg from a commercial whey protein concentrate (WPC) and to characterize the surfactant properties of these proteins.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: β-lg was isolated by a precipitation reaction based on the selective thermal precipitation method and the calcium ion complexation method. The reaction was carried out at pH 4 with phosphoric acid, 55 °C and was followed by centrifugation and microfiltration. The surfactant properties were evaluated as foaming formation and stabilization ability and surface tension variation at different protein concentrations. UV detection and capillary electrophoresis were used to
identify and quantify protein concentration.
Findings: The foaming properties of purified proteins were significantly improved in comparison with commercial WPC. The foaming formation ability was 10 times greater for β-lg, whereas the foam stability was increased twenty-fold for native β-lg and thirty-fold for denatured β-lg. The CMC determined for β-lg was 5.43e-04 M (1%) with an IFT of 51.04±1.4 mN/m for the native and
55.90±0.2 mN/m for denatured protein, a rise caused by the increase in viscosity due to β-lg aggregation.
Conclusion & Significance: A simple method for β-lactoglobulin isolation from a commercial WPC is provided. This process
significantly ameliorates the foaming properties of β-lg in comparison with the commercial WPC.

Amegovu Kiri Andrew

University of Juba College of Applied &Industrial Sciences, South Sudan

Title: Food loss and food waste: Identification of extent, causes and prevention of food losses and waste

Time : 16:45-17:10

Biography:

Amegovu Kiri Andrew has completed his PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetic and currently pursuing a Post-doctorate in Nutrition in USA. He has over 10 years teaching experience and is heading Department of Food and Sugar Technology, University of Juba, South Sudan. He is also the Director of Andre Food International, an NGO which implements community based nutrition program for UNWFP/UNICEF/UNHCR in Uganda and South Sudan. He has authored 13 publications in the areas of human nutrition and food safety. He is also a Peer Reviewer for 4 international journals.

Abstract:

Food borne infections arise from either a host of bacteria, viruses and parasites originating in food or pathogens introduced through cross contamination. This study assessed the potential microbiological cross contamination risk posed by South Sudanese Pounds in circulation at Juba University restaurants by examining the level of microorganisms (MOs) on banknotes. Bacterial contamination on the South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) in circulation at Juba University were determined using currencies collected from five different
food serving points coded a, b, c, d and e, respectively. From each of the identified food serving points, five (5) random samples of 5 SSP, 10 SSP and 25 SSP bank notes were selected and their surface bacterial content enumerated. High and varying proportions of Total Coliforms (TC), E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus were detected. Findings revealed a significant correlation between MO levels and the denominations of the notes, with the smallest denominations having the highest levels of microorganisms per square
centimeter; however there was no specific pattern in contamination levels between banknotes obtained from the different food points. Another factor that influenced the level of contamination was period the banknotes took in circulation with older notes having higher levels of MOs. High levels of MOs on banknotes coupled with often unhygienic food handling predisposes consumers to health risks.
Strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of pathogens from the SSP are discussed with specific emphasis on awareness programs and improvement in hygiene concurrently with limiting physical contact between food and money in Juba University restaurants.