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Listeria Learning Lab

June 26, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Listeria Learning Lab has been developed to connect food industry professionals with the tools and techniques that will help them better manage their day-to-day food safety operations, especially when it comes to managing Listeria monocytogenes.

Engage in a unique, off-the-show-floor experience, featuring hands-on lessons and activities created to enhance your learning opportunities while in Chicago. You also will be able to network with the companies that are engaged in the fight against Listeria and developing the innovative tools and technologies to do so.

This event is open to anyone with a 2018 Trade Show Pass and is complimentary! While you aren’t allowed to eat or drink in most labs, this lab will include a full reception.


Learn more about participating in the Listeria Learning Lab by contacting Allison Nepveux.


2018 Listeria Learning Lab Exhibitors

Listeria Learning Lab

Alliance for Advanced Sanitation
Risky Business – Listeria Jeopardy
Contact: Angela Anandappa, angela.anandappa@unl.edu
The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation is a public-private partnership between industry and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Alliance develops and delivers research and educational programs for the benefit of industry, with the focus on sanitation in the food industry.

Deville Technologies
Meet Deville Equipment
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #2816
Deville is a solutions-oriented manufacturing technology company that provides high capacity shredders, dicers and slicers for cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables. We work with companies ranging from Fortune 500 members to small entrepreneurs requiring sanitary, durable, practical, and efficient food cutting equipment. With over 40 years of experience and our exclusive North American partnership with FAM, we are able to deliver complete, sanitary food cutting solutions.

Score on Listeria
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #2351
Ecolab’s leading industry scientists study food safety challenges and develop solutions to help protect people, businesses and communities from the risks of contamination. Our team has extensive experience developing solutions for the produce industry, and includes experts in wash water antimicrobial validation & verification, public health, water safety, pest elimination, regulatory issues, equipment evaluation and more.

Pretend You Are Listeria - Where Would You Hide in a Food Processing Plant?
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #2626
Eurofins Scientific is the ideal partner to protect your brand. With a portfolio of over 150,000 analytical methods, Eurofins is committed to outstanding client service, high-quality standards and scientific excellence. Our international group of laboratories provides a unique range of analytical testing services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments. Our 35,000 trained staff in 400 laboratories across 44 countries are prepared to provide local expertise wherever your business is located.

Four Seasons Produce
Listeria Kahoot!
United FreshMKT Expo Booth #1149
The Four Seasons Family of Companies provides reliable solutions for fresh produce distribution through a spectrum of services. All four companies are rooted in a tradition of excellence, a heart for service and a desire to grow mutually beneficial partnerships.

Heinzen Manufacturing International
I Spy Opportunities…How Can I Fix Them?
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #2244
Heinzen Manufacturing is a full-service engineering and fabrication company specializing in the design, production, and installation of sanitary food processing equipment.

Hygienic Design Next Team
Find the LM Sweet Spot
Contact: Joe Stout, joe.stout@cf-san.com
The Next Team is a group of processors sponsored by QSRs and Retail establishments who are passionate about improvement in equipment and facility designs. Examples of existing designs of both equipment and facility designs will be shared to illustrate the need for improvement.

Packers Sanitation Services Inc.
Seek and Find the Microbes! Swabbing and Detection Methods for Food Plant Microbiological Monitoring
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #3019
We are PSSI, the people who bring a superior service and a higher level of commitment to clean. Whether we are keeping your plants sanitized and safe or finding new ways to help you save costs and preserve resources, we proudly protect your people, your brand and keep your plant audit-ready. We are PSSI. People are at the heart of everything we do. We redefine clean.

The Quality Toss Up
FutureTEC Zone Expo Booth #2845
Integrated Food Risk Intelligence (IFRI) Software elevates your ability to enforce and improve the policies you use to protect your brand. CONTROL is a solution that modernizes food safety by automating workflows and through rich visualization & reporting tools. It enables you to see things you previously couldn’t, helping you elevate your operational performance, improve food safety, and have confidence that if there’s something there, you’ll find it.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (CFSAN)
Fact or Fiction: FDA’s Draft Guidance on L. monocytogenes
United FreshTEC Expo Booth #2439
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is one of six product-oriented centers, in addition to a nationwide field force, that carry out the mission of the Food and Drug Administration. FDA is a scientific regulatory agency
responsible for the safety of the nation’s domestically produced and imported foods, cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological products. The Center provides services to consumers, domestic and foreign industry and other outside groups regarding field programs; agency administrative tasks; scientific analysis and support; and policy, planning and handling of critical issues related to food and cosmetics.


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If your business is in any way related to the perishables industry, the Global Cold Chain Expo is a can’t-miss event.

Angelo Antoci
President, U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Inc. 

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