Technical Seminar

CBD & Hemp in Edibles: 2020 & Beyond
Fee: $65
Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm 
Location: Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ

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Thank you to our Industry Sponsor:
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr llp

This program qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH).  CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 2.0 CH for their participation in this program.  For more information, please visit or email

9:30 a.m.              Registration
9:50 a.m.              Welcome

10:00 a.m.           Policy & Regulatory Update of CBD & Hemp
                               Jonathan Havens, Partner –Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
10:30 a.m.           CBD + Food: Quality & Food Safety Challenges
                                Keith Woelfel, Director of R&D – Caliper Foods
11:00 a.m.           How to Bring an Infused Product to Market: challenges, risks, and opportunities
Austin Stevenson, Vice President, Product x Innovation – Vertosa
11:30 a.m.           CBD as a Novel Food Ingredient
Francis Boero, Ph.D., CFS – Gavenum LLC
12:00 noon          Consumer Insights, Health & Wellness for CBD & Hemp
Linda Gilbert – Founder & CEO EcoFocus Worldwide
12:30 p.m.           Boxed Lunches (in Seminar room)
                           CBD & Hemp: State of the Industry
                                Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, Editor – Cannabis Products Magazine, BNP Media
1:00 p.m.             Hemp Ingredients-Delivering Nutrition and Functionality in Food
Charles Steenwyk, Ingredient Sales Director – Hemp Oil Canada
1:30 p.m.             Sensory Considerations when Formulating with CBD
                                 Bob Baron, Ph.D. – Sensory Spectrum Inc.
2:00 pm               Level Up Your Edibles
                                 Heather Farnum, Senior Applications Technologist – FONA
2:30 p.m.             Product Tasting Opportunity & Break
2:45 p.m.             Learnings from a Journey into Canna-Beverages
Eric Schnell, Co-Founder – mood33 & BeyondBrands

3:15 p.m.             Question & Answer & Wrap-Up
3:30 p.m.             Conclusion and Start of NYIFT Suppliers Day & Career Fair

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