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  • AUFSI
    providing high quality education solutions for industry professionals college students and continuing education students Research We are passionate about supporting our core faculty in their endeavors to advance food systems related research Technology We believe in using the latest technology to produce engaging meaningful and unique learning experiences Training We aim to provide food systems industry professionals with the training they need to get the job done What we re doing Courses and Training Tools to be Licensed in EU May 23 2015 Europeans will soon be able to complete the same training that AUFSI has created for inspectors of FDA regulated foods in Flavobacterium Conference 2015 April 29 2015 The 4th International Conference on members of the genus Flavobacterium will begin on Tuesday October 27th 2015 and end Thursday Better Process Control School May 27 28 2015 April 1 2015 Auburn University Better Process Control School BPCS offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice GMP requirements READ MORE What we offer E books Allow Easy On Site Reference May 23 2015 A series of interactive digital books covering various aspects of food systems and food safety training allow for easy reference FDA Training Courses Available

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  • AUFSI › What are “Food Systems”?
    a food system also includes all of the social political economic and environmental contexts that affect the food supply What do people like to eat What should they be eating How should food be deliver and stored How can food entrepreneurship be encouraged On the producing and processing end of the food systems chain Auburn already boasts one of the strongest aquaculture programs in the world including work on seafood safety Auburn also is home to the National Egg Processing Center and the Detection and Food Safety Center which is developing innovative new ways to detect foodborne pathogens and provide technological solutions to ensure food safety In the area of poultry and beef safety AU researchers are developing pathogen intervention strategies targeting microbial hazards such as Salmonella Campylobacter and Listeria and multidisciplinary teams of microbiologists and food animal veterinarians are devising pathogen reducing interventions in live cattle and chicken AUFSI has close ties to the Alabama Department of Public Health with ADPH personnel active on several working committees AUFSI virtual scholars also train inspectors for Alabama s vital seafood industry Food Defense like food safety is essential for an economical and secure food supply Any successful food defense effort depends on the ability of food professionals to accurately understand the nature of the threat environment the spectrum of potential adversaries and how actions by those adversaries could compromise the food supply chain Defensive awareness then must be translated into strategies that are integrated into commodity or company specific tactical responses and that is part of the Food System Institute s mission as well On the other end of the chain Auburn s hotel and restaurant program maintains strong ties with restaurants hotels and institutions A restaurant and hotel operated by one of the nation s premier hotel chains serves as

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  • AUFSI › Mission Statement
    circulation of reliable and credible information GOALS 1 Maintain an infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research teaching and training collaborations as well as external partnerships with academia industry government and consumers 2 Ensure the protection of public health by conducting research on pathogens and advancing food systems technology 3 Promote food safety practices to ensure high quality and sustainable food systems 4 Facilitate and make tangible contributions to national regional and state food system efforts 5 Inform and contribute to the legislative and regulatory creation of standards relating to food systems OBJECTIVES 1 Establish AUFSI internal and external advisory boards to provide feedback and quarterly and annual reviews 2 Maintain an interdisciplinary cross departmental venture for core faculty and working groups throughout the Auburn University network 3 Maintain a cadre of content experts in core science and technology focus areas 4 Facilitate and pursue collaborative funding opportunities 5 Develop advanced tools practices and interventions to reduce foodborne hazards in every part of the food chain 6 Establish an Entrepreneur Initiative to engage in research testing and training activities that promote the startup of new food system businesses 7 Develop quality credit non credit educational courses in food systems related disciplines 8 Develop quality education for K 16 learners in food safety and related environmental issues 9 Create and improve public awareness about food systems related health economic and implementation issues 10 Interact and participate with the local state national and international food system communities 11 Determine impact of attendance at regional and national expos 12 Build relationships with local state and federal government representatives that impact the food system The mission of the Auburn University Food Systems Institute AUFSI is to facilitate tangible contributions to state and national food system efforts through interdisciplinary cross departmental collaborations and external partnerships By developing

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  • AUFSI › Strategic Plan
    submitted and when funded Target Value Submit 15 grants annually and maintain a rate of 10 funded Long range Target Value 5 million per year in continuous funding OBJECTIVE 5 Develop advanced tools practices and interventions On demand modules for consumers and FDA training purposes Deliverables completed from currently funded grants Target Value Pursue at least one advanced tool practice or intervention grant to address current events and or results obtained from Needs Assessment OBJECTIVE 6 Establish Entrepreneur Initiative Host Entrepreneur Initiative training conference in 2013 Conduct entrepreneur needs assessment Coordinate faculty and facilities needed for testing and validation of food systems and quality related technologies Develop business and market plans in collaboration with core faculty in College of Liberal Arts and School of Business Establish partnership between Auburn Business Incubator and AUFSI Establish partnerships between Food Testing Lab FDA Vibrio Lab and AUFSI Establish Flexible Food Processing Plant Follow up with industrial contacts to explore equipment placement on Auburn University s campus Maintain entrepreneur efforts as part of AUFSI s communication efforts Target Value Pursue at least one effort to address current events and or results obtained from Entrepreneur Needs Assessment OBJECTIVE 7 Develop quality credit non credit education for learners Become an IACET approved provider Conduct annual Needs Assessment among core faculty industry and government Establish procedures to interact with Auburn University s administration and colleges to participate in the maintenance and creation of appropriate educational standards in food safety related disciplines Continue support as needed for Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems ACES training such as GAP Seafood HAACP etc Explore the opportunities to offer Massive Open Online Courses MOOC with selected options for certification Continue sponsorship and facilitation of the National Egg Products School Provide support to academic programs dedicated to providing high quality education and research programs for students in food safety related disciplines Develop and deliver food safety distance education Develop Food Safety Certificate Program Develop a university student study abroad course Target Value Submit a training proposal annually OBJECTIVE 8 Develop quality education for K 16 and graduate learners in food safety and related environmental areas Develop a plan to include teacher training online modules and integration into the K 16 Alabama curriculum Pursue opportunities on environmental issues relating to food systems e g climate change Incorporate a graduate student mentoring program Develop and deliver teacher training and student course opportunities Target Value Submit at least one proposal to develop and implement teaching modules in K 16 and or graduate classrooms OBJECTIVE 9 Create and improve public awareness about food systems Document function and purpose of AUFSI s webpage Facebook and twitter efforts Use working group codes for social network efforts Distribute a newsletter Upgrade and enhance the AUFSI webpage Target Value 1 Each staff member tweet and post on Facebook weekly 2 Three articles submitted to trade magazines annually 3 Complete and maintain an interactive AUFSI webpage OBJECTIVE 10 Interact and participate with the local state national and international food system communities Request from

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  • AUFSI › Internal Advisory Board
    Atlas Training National Egg Products School VFSTC Entrepreneur Initiative Food Entrepreneur Conference 2015 Food Entrepreneur Conference Program 2014 Conference Resources AUFSI Bookshelf Video Resources Simulations Oyster PCR Videos Contact Us Home Internal Advisory Board Internal Advisory Board Dean Chris Roberts Samuel Ginn College of Engineering 1301 Shelby robercr auburn edu Dean Charles Savrda College of Science Mathematics 246 Science Center savrdce auburn edu Dr Paula Bobrowski College of Liberal Arts 331 A Tichenor Hall bobrope auburn edu Dean Bill Hardgrave College of Business bch0014 auburn edu Dean George Flowers Graduate School 106 C Hargis Hall flowegt auburn edu Dean Vini Nathan College of Architecture Design Construction 202 Dudley vzn0007 auburn edu Dean Gregg Newschwander School of Nursing 103 Miller Hall gen0002 auburn edu Dean William Batchelor College of Agriculture 107 Comer Hall wdb0007 auburn edu Dean Calvin Johnson College of Veterinary Medicine 104 Greene Hall johncal auburn edu Recent Posts Courses and Training Tools to be Licensed in EU E books Allow Easy On Site Reference FDA Training Courses Available News Archives May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013

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  • AUFSI › Staff
    Jacqueline Kochak Communications Specialist Jacque Kochak handles grant writing and communications projects for AUFSI including researching and writing brochures the annual report and press releases An award winning writer and editor she holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas 334 844 7465 kochaja auburn edu Karen Hunley Communications Associate Karen Hunley assists with the grant writing editing and communications projects for AUFSI She holds a master s degree in technical and professional communication as well as a bachelor s degree in journalism Her background includes positions as a communications specialist and a newspaper journalist kam0003 auburn edu Rebecca Long Project Manager Rebecca Long is project manager for the Research Program Development Office and is responsible for project management activities for AUFSI She holds a bachelor s degree from the College of Architecture Design and Construction at Auburn University and has held numerous industry positions worldwide in design construction management and project management 334 844 6134 coxrebe auburn edu Leslie Parsons Communications and Public Relations Leslie Parsons is the liaison between Research Program Development Office and AUFSI for activity related to business operations public relations marketing and communications She holds a bachelor s degree in economics and is the former director of development for the College of Liberal Arts and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art 334 844 6147 parsola auburn edu Technology Troy Hahn IT Director Troy Hahn is an Academic Technology Manager with extensive experience in personnel and project management with a focus area on instructional technology and eLearning Troy s duties are to manage the technology staff envision develop design and manage eLearning training programs and other technology related endeavors that require unique innovative designs Additional experience includes designing coding testing and supporting next generation technology solutions in a higher education and distance education

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  • AUFSI › Core Faculty
    EDMONDSON Assistant Professor College of Veterinary Medicine Misty Edmondson is an assistant professor in the food animal section of the College of Veterinary Medicine where her duties include management of clinical hospital cases didactic teaching research and outreach Her major research interest is theriogenology of cattle small ruminants and camelids AL GIFFIN Director of Transportation Research National Center for Asphalt Technology NCAT NCAT is the only facility in the country where factors involved in the transportation of food can be studied without taking to the public highways Researchers get critical data in a short time because NCAT s fleet of trucks travels the track five days a week 16 hours a day TUNG SHI HUANG Associate Professor Food Science College of Agriculture With Dr Cheng Dr Huang focuses on food safety and the development of biosensors to detect foodborne pathogens CURTIS JOLLY Chair Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology College of Agriculture Dr Jolly is interested in economic development international trade and the economics of fisheries He has also researched the effects of the naturally occurring toxin aflatoxin on the marketing of peanuts in Ghana and Benin KEVIN KEENER Professor Department of Food Science Purdue University Kevin Keener is director of the Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center and the Food Technology Development Laboratory at Purdue University He also leads the food industry assistance response team which provides technical assistance on food safety food technology food regulations and food labeling to more than 120 food entrepreneurs each year along with many major food companies KEN MACKLIN Associate Professor Poultry Science College of Agriculture Dr Macklin s research interests include the reduction of foodborne bacteria through the use of feed additive and the safe handling and disposal of poultry litter BOB NORTON Professor Poultry Science College of Agriculture Dr Norton is an expert on data mining and database management He has recently been named Director of the University s new Open Source Intelligence Laboratory STUART PRICE Associate Professor Department of Pathology College of Veterinary Medicine Dr Price is an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine s Department of Pathobiology His lab studies the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis with a focus on pathogens that cause foodborne illness WILLIAM RAVIS Professor Department of Drug Discovery and Development Harrison School of Pharmacy William Ravis is a professor in the School of Pharmacy His research focuses on the pharmacokinetics of drugs BONNIE SANDERSON Associate Professor School of Nursing Dr Sanderson is interested in the effects of obesity on health particularly cardiovascular health She is leading an AUFSI team that hopes to identify effective early childhood obesity prevention strategies for rural Alabamians ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ Assistant Professor College of Sciences and Mathematics Elizabeth Schwartz is an assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Schwartz has a longstanding interest in the foodborne bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and in the innate immune responses elicited by this organism MANPREET SINGH Associate Professor Food Science Purdue University Dr Singh is a food microbiologist

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  • AUFSI › Research
    track on the south Auburn University also staffs the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations and Extension offices around the state Auburn has a meat processing facility as well as USDA labs and a partnership in a pilot produce processing facility in Chilton County Al and a feed mill The food system encompasses every aspect of the complicated interrelated system to feed a population including growing harvesting processing packaging transporting marketing consumption and disposal of food and food related items Research is ongoing into both food quality and food safety and a complete center is dedicated to developing efficient ways to monitor food for dangerous pathogens Auburn has engineers looking for ways to recycle poultry litter as a fuel source Auburn even has its own hotel and restaurant where students learn about the hospitality business thanks to an innovative partnership with the West Paces Hotel Group Auburn s commitment to advancing research is best exemplified by the Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce CASIC now under construction in the university s Research Park The 14 4 million dollar facility with 68 000 square feet of space and 21 labs will contain five multidisciplinary research clusters bringing scientists together from a variety

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