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Regardless of the size of your business, you can protect yourself from mycotoxin risks and meet customers' demand for high quality products.
Following their presentations, the speakers will answer questions posed by the moderator and the live webinar audience.
This webinar is sponsored by Vicam and presented by WATT AgNet and Petfood Industry.
What you'll learn:
Dr. Tom WhitakerProfessor EmeritusNorth Carolina State University
Tom Whitaker is a native of North Carolina. He received his BS and MS from North Carolina State University in the Agricultural Engineering Department and his PhD from Ohio State University. Tom was a research engineer with the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture for 42 years until his retirement in Feb 2009. Currently, Tom holds the position of Professor Emeritus, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, North Carolina State University.Tom’s research has determined why it is so difficult to get an accurate estimate of the mycotoxin levels in an agricultural commodity. His research has lead to the development of industry wide mycotoxin sampling programs for commodities such as peanuts, almonds, corn, and pistachios. Internationally, the techniques he developed have been used by Codex to develop international sampling programs to detect mycotoxins in peanuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts. Tom has received the Secretary of Agricultures Group Honors Award on two separate occasions. One for efforts that resulted in China lifting its embargo of US wheat because of TCK contamination and the second for efforts resulting in the EU lifting the “Special Measures” imposed on the import of California almonds due to aflatoxin contamination.Tom is a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and of the American Peanut Research and Education Society. Tom continues his research as a Professor Emeritus in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dr. Stephen PowersDirector of R&DVICAM
Stephen Powers, Ph.D., Director of R&D, VICAM A Waters Business. Dr. Powers holds a B.S. degree from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has over 25 years of experience in academic medical research, industrial biotechnology, food safety and consulting. Dr. Powers held appointments for 8 years at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, including Director of the Radioimmunoassay Research Resource Facility. Dr. Powers has over 30 scientific publications and shares inventorship on several patents. He has worked in food safety at Vicam since 2001.
Commented on: January 18, 2012
"Thank you and the entire team of WATT. Was a very good and interesting presentation."
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