3M Food Safety Symposium - June 23, 2017
Ken Davenport, Ph.D., MBA
Product Development Manager
3M Food Safety Department
Title of presentation: Preventing food safety failures - a multi-pronged approach to controlling raw materials, process, and the environment
Topics to be covered:
Preventing food safety failures - a multi-pronged approach to controlling raw materials, process, and the environment in which the product is made. Over the last few years, the control of the environment has become increasingly important as evidenced by numerous foodborne illnesses linked to failures in sanitation, repairs, and control of the food manufacturing environment. Environmental monitoring has emerged as one of the most important tools in preventing foodborne illnesses, but good actionable training on how to design an effective Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) has been lacking. This seminar will reinforce the importance of EMPs and provide some practical guidelines on how to establish and maintain an effective EMP.
Currently the Product Development Manager for the 3M Food Safety division in St. Paul, Minnesota, MN, and a highly praised expert in the industry, Dr.Ken Davenport has had a vast career in Biology and Food Safety. After obtaining his B.A in Chemistry and Biology from Spring Arbor University, Dr. Ken Davenport decided to further his education and obtained a MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from Rice University. Proceeding his educational accomplishments, Ken developed a strong career throughout the years, by fulfilling major roles such as Director of R&D at Quality Bioresources as well as Former Vice President of Technical Services at Biotrace International. Upon the acquisition of Biotrace By 3M In 2006, Dr. Davenport joined the 3M Food Safety Global Technical Support team, where he was able to further develop this division with his expertise and valuable knowledge obtained throughout his career.
3MSM Health Care Academy – Food Safety Symposium
Refreshments will be provided
Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre
4331 Dominion St,
Burnaby BC V5G 1C7
June 23rd 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presentations start at 9 a.m.