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Complimentary Virtual Event

March 18, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Drivers in Food Safety Testing: Technologies Leading the Way

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Testing is a critical component in identifying potential issues and ensuring product safety. This webinar, first in a series, will educate food safety professionals about making the technologies that are enabling faster and more effective detection. A live Q&A with the speakers will follow the session.

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • Overview of food safety testing technologies
  • Advantages and challenges in testing
  • Innovations and emerging technologies in food safety testing

Who Should Attend:

Professionals within the following job functions should attend:

•    Quality assurance/quality control
•    Food safety compliance
•    Food lab managers
•    Contract lab managers
•    Risk managers


1:00 pm   Welcome & Introduction
Maria Fontanazza, Editor-in-Chief, Food Safety Tech

1:05 pm   Technologies Leading the Way
Angela Anandappa, Ph.D., Executive Director, Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

1:45 pm Technology Spotlight: Assurance® GDS: Pathogen Detection without Compromise - Millipore Sigma
Lyssa Sakaley, Senior Global Product Manager for Molecular Pathogen Testing, MilliporeSigma

Our Webinar Sponsor - MilliporeSigma is the U.S. life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.The company is committed to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community.

1:55 pm  Q&A Session

2:15 pm  Webinar Conclusion


Angela Anandappa, Ph.D.
Angela Anandappa, Ph.D.
Founding Director
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Angela Anandappa, Ph.D. is the founding director for the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation. Anandappa is an experienced food safety industry professional having worked in supply chain, product development and sanitation areas of the food manufacturing industry.

She has served as an assistant professor in the department of food science and technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught both graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. Prior to her current role, she was the section manager, supply chain safety assurance for the Kraft Heinz Company. She has expertise in product development, supplier gap assessments and technical consultations, risk-based supplier evaluation and verification support and manufacturing support and plant readiness evaluations. She currently serves as the co-chair for the food chemical hazard and food allergy professional development group at IAFP, serves on several boards such as the board of directors for the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative and for Food Safety Tech. Anandappa has published many journal articles, with most recent work focusing on microbiome and hygienic conditions of facilities.

Lyssa Sakaley

Lyssa Sakaley
Senior Global Product Manager
for Molecular Pathogen Testing


Lyssa Sakaley is currently the Senior Global Product Manager for Molecular Pathogen Testing at MilliporeSigma.  She has worked in the Food and Beverage market for more than 10 years, starting out as a Quality Lab Technician prior to moving into Sales and Marketing roles at 3M, Univar (ChemPoint.com), and BioControl Systems.  Lyssa has a MS in Biology from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA and a MBA from City University of Seattle.

Maria Fontanazza

Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than 15 years of experience in journalism, marketing and communications. She was previously marketing communications manager and market research manager at Secant Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of biomedical textiles and advanced biomaterials. Maria also served as an editor at MD+DI and has authored articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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