Preliminary Program

27th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
IN THE
FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

March 9 - 13, 1997
Kiawah Island Resort and Conference Center
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Sunday, March 9, 1997

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour - Mingo Point
Hosted by
B & A Safety, Health, Marine Consultants
Food Industry Environmental Network
Herbert E. Stone, P.E., Consultant in Food Processing
Jones Environmental
N-CON
Preventive Environmental Management, Inc.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner - Mingo Point
Oyster Roast & Low Country Bar-B-Que Dinner

Welcome & Special Introductions
Stephanie Richardson, Conference Chair

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Entertainment - Mingo Point
by Georgia Sea Island Singers

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Social Hour - Brigantine Rooms
Hosted by
Radian International

Monday, March 10, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome & Housekeeping
Stephanie Richardson, Conference Chair

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Sam Sabastiani
Owner & Wine Maker, Viansa Winery

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. THE SITUATION: LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
Chairs: Jack Cooper, Food Industry Environmental Network
Anne Geisecke, American Bakers Association

"Impact of Environmental Regulations on the Food Processing Industry"
James L. Walsh
Georgia Tech Research Institute

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. THE SITUATION: PARTNERSHIPS - FRIENDS OR FOES?
Chair: Brandon Koltz, Triad Engineering Incorporated

"Tulare, California -- City Operated Food Processing Wastewater Treatment System: The Pros & Cons": A Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Carol Kenfield, Pillsbury
Robert Landine, ADI Systems
TBA. Kraft Representative

"Partnership -- Friend and/or Foes"
Directed Open Discussion

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Steering Committee Meeting for the 1998 Conference

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Association Environmental Committee Meetings

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Topic Focused Workshops
The Internet - Who, What, When, Why

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour - Pool Side
Hosted by
Coca-Cola

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. THE SITUATION: LEGAL PERSPECTIVES & CONSEQUENCES
Chair: Alan Carter, Sverdrup Civil, Inc.

"When Do You Call Your Legal Counsel?"
Theresa Lanctot, The Earthgrains Company

"Obtaining and Air Permit the Hard Way?"
Don Radentz, ConAgra Frozen Foods

"Regulatory Aspects of Water Reuse"
Carol Brophy, McKenna & Cuneo

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dessert Bar
Hosted by
Eder & Associates

Social Hour
Hosted by
M & M Mars

Tuesday, March 11, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. THE SITUATION: PROCUREMENT, DECOMMISSIONING & SITING
Chair: Edd Valentine, Environmental Treatment Systems, Inc.

"Environmental Considerations of Facility Siting"
William A. Moore, Fritolay, Inc.

"Facility Procurement - Environmental Dos & Don'ts"
Jimmy Mardis, Tyson Foods, Inc.

"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Procurement, Decommisioning & Siting"
Directed Open Discussion

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. THE SOLUTION, OPTION ONE: REDUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLING
Chair: George Wornson, Miller Brewing

"Composting: A Viable Waste Disposal Alternative for the Food Industry"
Walter W. Carey, Ph.D., Nestle USA, Inc.

"Value Added Feed Ingredients from By-Products"
Michael F. Malecha, Kraft Foods

"The Three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
Lawrence W. Long, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TECHNICAL TOURS
(Boxed lunch will be provided)

1. Coburg Dairy
(fluid milk plant & blow molding)
2. Charleston Tea Company
(tea production and curing)

4:00 p.m. - Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 12, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. THE SOLUTION, OPTION TWO: MANAGEMENT APPROACHES
Chair: Glen Osmond, Radian

"Update and Status of ISO 14000"
Jacques Besnainou, Ecobalance

"Life Cycle Analysis - A Case Study in the Food Industry
Jacques Bernainou, Ecobalance

"Dannon's Management Approach to ISO 14000 Certification"
Philippe Caradec, Dannon, Great Brands of Europe, Inc.

"Facility Audit Systems as a Management Tool"
Donald Kirk, Heinz, USA

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m THE SOLUTION, OPTION THREE: TREATMENT
Chairs: Larry Perry, Fritolay
D.L. Catton, Jones Environmental

"The Use of Biological Filters for Odor Control"
Tom Whittle, CET Engineering Services

"VOC Destruction Technique - The VOC Duct"
Fred Varani, Adolph Coors Company

"A Closed Loop Treatment System for Olive Processing Wastewater"
Mike Branck, Tri Valley Growers

"Wastewater Experiences at a Powdered Milk Production Facility"
Bill Schreiber, Holly Milk Division - Atlantic Dairy Cooperative

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1998 Conference Organizing Committee Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Topic Focused Worshops
Management Strategies - Manual, Computer Assisted and More

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour - Pool Side

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Committee Recognition

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. THE SOLUTION, OPTION FOUR: WATER TREATMENT/REUSE ISSUES
Chair: Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management, Inc.

"Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Through Mechanical Screening Technology in Food Processing"
Marcia Sherony, Hycor Corporation

"Wastewater Recycling in a Pork Slaughtering Facility"
Charles Fiero, Carolina Food Processing

"Water Reuse - Regulator & Regulator Update"
Don Schakelford, Georgia USDA

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Poster Session with Dessert Bar & Social Hour
Chair: Liz Turco, J.R. Simplot Company

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - It's Green and Profitable"
George Wornson, Miller Brewing Company

"Waste Reduction in Poultry Processing: Seaboard of Kentucky --
A Case History"
Roger Smith, Seaboard Corporation and
Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management, Inc.

"Anaerobic Treatment of Dairy Waste -- A Case History"
Edd Valentine, Environmental Treatment Systems, Inc.

"Clean Air Act Implementation"
Anne Giesecke, American Bakers Association and
Rick Jarman, National Food Processors Association

"Food Industry Environmental Network"
Jack Cooper, Food Industry Environmental Network

"Water Usage and Wastewater Management Improvements at Terry Farms"
William Lynch, Law Engineering & Environmental Services

"Technology Road Map to Zero Discharge"
Glen Osmond, Radian International

Thursday, March 13, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. THE SOLUTIONS, DID THEY WORK?
CASE STUDIES
Chairs: Richard Fish, Del Monte
Quentin Davis, Fehr-Graham & Associates

"Treatability Study Results Convince POTW to Raise FOG Discharge Limits"
Dennis Busch, Dean Foods Company

Panel Discussion:
"Boiler NOx Issues - Predictive Monitoring and Boiler Retrofitting"
Donald Kirk, Heinz, USA and
Robert Bennett, Tri Valley Growers

"Ultrafiltration of Brine Wastewater for Waste Minimization - A Learning Experience"
Gregory Appleton, Hillshire Farms & Kahn's

"Nitrogen Reduction in Wastewater for Land Application"
Henry Hamanishi, J.R. Simplot Company

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. THE SOLUTIONS: HOW WERE THEY DETERMINED? DECISION ANALYSIS
Chairs: Scott Normandin, CH2M Hill
Reginald Prime, Coca Cola
Tom Simpson, CH2M Hill

"Corporate Environmental Decision Making"
Jimmy Page, Coca Cola Company

"Decision Quality in Environmental Management"
(An interactive demonstration of the decision making processes between)
John Rogers, CH2M Hill
Coca Cola Company Representative

12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. 28th ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW
Gary McFarlane, 1998 Conference Chair
Dean Foods Vegetable Company

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Adjourn