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The Institute for Food Safety Biotechnology Program

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  1. 1. The Institute for Food Safety Biotechnology Programat Florida State College at Jacksonville<br /> R. Kevin Pegg, Ph.D., <br /> Biotechnology and Institute for Food Safety, <br /> Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL<br />Presented at the 8th Annual Community College Day in conjunction with BIO 2011, Washington D.C., June 26, 2011<br />
  2. 2. FSCJ Institute for Food Safety <br />Developed beginning in 2008 as a collaborative between the college and local industry led by Beaverstreet Fisheries<br />Jacksonville sits at a transportation nexus and is a major site for seafood importation<br />Imported seafood growing by up to 8% per year<br />US now imports from 60 countries<br />Numerous regulations: <br />International, Three federal agencies, sometimes four<br />50 states, numerous municipalities<br />IFS<br />
  3. 3. Importation has conflicting regulations unevenly applied<br />Quarantined on arrival until testing completed<br />Up to 2 months<br />On top of up to a month at sea<br />Shelf life a year or less<br />Testing arbitrary and capricious<br />Reactive to last scare<br />Only a handful of labs for testing<br />Infrastructure problems included sample collection at the plant, shipping costs and delays, too few labs with long lead times, and finding trained personnel<br />Beaverstreet Fisheries Founder Harry Frisch’s vision:<br />An impartial institute to work on processor food safety training and technology across all industries<br />IFS<br />
  4. 4. Skill set analysis <br />Food testing lab technicians need knowledge in:<br />Basic lab bench top skills<br />Chain of custody<br />Working in regulated environment<br />Sample prep<br />Spectroscopy, HPLC, PCR, microbial techniques<br />Developed a separate track in the existing biotechnology A.S.<br />IFS<br />
  5. 5. Institute for Food Safety founded based on BSF endowment<br />Industry partners recruited<br />Curriculum developed<br />Received an NSF ATE grant for development<br />Phase One IFS launched Fall of 2010<br />Expanded beyond initial focus on seafood to include eggs, dairy, meat, beverages<br />IFS<br />
  6. 6. IFS Phase 1<br />A) Developed a Stacked Curriculum model for implementation<br />
  7. 7. B) Recruited a TPO: Eurofins<br />Developed a fee-for-service food testing laboratory within the biotechnology lab spaces<br />Separate, shared, and mirrored equipment and spaces<br />College gets rent and royalty on sales<br />Money returned to the program as tuition and paid traineeships<br />Job shadowing from day 1<br />Internships on premise<br />IFS Phase 1<br />
  8. 8. IFS Phase 1<br />Facility:<br />
  9. 9. IFS Phase 1<br />Facility:<br />
  10. 10. Facility:<br />IFS Phase 1<br />
  11. 11. First year (2010/2011) stats:<br />Recruited 17 students into the biotech testing track (five terms, cohort graduating in 2012)<br />Three were unable to progress (math and chemistry issues)<br />Five moved to the academic track (internship presentations from Mayo!)<br />Nine continued into fall, year two (fourth of the five term program)<br />Approximately 19 new students beginning in Fall 2011 (graduating in 2013)<br />On track for sustainability<br />IFS Phase 1<br />
  12. 12. FSCJ Biotechnology<br />Began as a boutique program in 2005 training lab assistants for Mayo Clinic<br />By 2011:<br />Phase 2<br />2013<br />IFS Phase 1<br />
  13. 13. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)<br />Signed into law in January<br />Most significant legislation on food safety since the 1930’s<br />Overdue, catalysts included the Macondo Blowout (“Gulf Oil Spill”) and egg recalls<br />Impacts entire food handling system:<br /> “from farm to fork” <br />FSMA<br />
  14. 14. FSMA Drivers<br />Spinach<br />Chinese imports (melamine, etc.)<br />Gulf Oil<br />Eggs<br />Etc.<br />International scope: German sprouts<br />Globalization of food supply means concerns will continue until governments act<br />15 countries represented in a single restaurant taco:<br />Your Taco Deconstructed (http://www.good.is/post/your-taco-deconstructed/) <br />Shortfall of employment candidates even before the FSMA<br />All new estimates for employment shortfalls from the FSMA are in the tens of thousands of positions<br />FSMA<br />
  15. 15. Food Safety Positions Private/Government<br />Field tester<br />Even some family farms will fall under FDA with full FSM implementation; the State of Florida has identified this area as one where job growth will occur as a result of the FSMA<br />Laboratory<br />Pre-FSMA data:<br />current testing, nearly $3 billion, is in microbial testing methodologies and this is the fastest growing sector projected at $4.2 Billion by 2015<br />Inspector<br />Inspectors check the safety or veracity of components: batches of product or ingredients, equipment lines<br />Auditor<br />Conduct top-to-bottom reviews of entire plants<br />Top of the food-chain of safety jobs<br />FSMA<br />
  16. 16. Current Education Path<br />One program emphasizing food testing (FSCJ)<br />Few food safety degree programs<br />Most graduates have a bachelors in food science or food management<br />Heavy reliance on internal training, already changing as a result of FSMA<br />Organoleptics example<br />Heavy reliance on certification programs<br />Many are poorly written, not current, and not sanctioned by trade groups. New definition of certificate training underway by a consortium of industry trade associations.<br />Job shadowing and mentoring for auditors<br />No facility existed before FSCJ, no programs<br />Can take 20+ years to produce an auditor<br />FSMA<br />
  17. 17. Proposed Institute for Food Safety Phase 2<br />New labs, curriculum and technology<br />20,000 to 30,000 square feet of dedicated space<br />$14 million dollar investment<br />Architectural rendering:<br />IFS Phase2<br />
  18. 18. Proposed Institute for Food Safety Phase 2<br />Two spaces not usually found in a biotech lab<br />Bottling plant<br />Mock training facility for training inspectors and auditors using an existing manufacturing line from a former program<br />Test kitchen<br />Expanded Analytical spaces<br />Took this opportunity to expand academic program as well<br />Vivarium, aquariums and more of everything<br />Eventually expected to expand to all three floors, about 40,000 square feet of dedicated space<br />Surge Capacity????<br />IFS Phase2<br />
  19. 19. Proposed Institute for Food Safety Phase 2<br />Floor 1<br />IFS Phase2<br />
  20. 20. IFS Phase2<br />Proposed Institute for Food Safety Phase 2<br />Floor 2<br />
  21. 21. Thanks!<br />Acknowledgments:<br />National Science Foundation<br />Eurofins<br />Beaverstreet Fisheries<br />BioFlorida<br />Thermo-Fisher, Waters Corporation, Agilent, Rich Products, Preferred Freezers<br />Mayo Clinic, Nemours, and other Advisory Board Members<br />

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