Technical Webinar

CBD & Hemp In Edibles: 2020 & Beyond
This is a two-day webinar 
Fee: $65
Date: September 23 & 24, 2020
Time: 1:15 pm – 5:00pm 
Virtual Event

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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

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

1:15 p.m.           Welcome  – Marc Meyers, Meyers Consulting, LLC – NYIFT Technical Seminar Chair

1:30 p.m.           Policy & Regulatory Update of CBD & Hemp
                               Jonathan Havens, Partner –Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
2:00 p.m.           CBD + Food: Quality & Food Safety Challenges
                                Keith Woelfel, Director of R&D – Caliper Foods

2:30 p.m.           Q&A

2:45 p.m.           CBD as a Novel Food Ingredient
Francis Boero, Ph.D., CFS – Gavenum LLC
3:15 p.m.          Consumer Insights, Health & Wellness for CBD & Hemp
Linda Gilbert – Founder & CEO EcoFocus Worldwide

3:45 p.m.           Q&A

4:00 p.m.           How to Bring an Infused Product to Market: challenges, risks, and opportunities
                                Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer, Product x Innovation – Vertosa

4:30 p.m.           Hemp: A Novel Farm Crop for the Future
                                Justin Frederico, Ph.D., President – Justben Agriculture LLC
5:00 p.m.           Q&A

Thursday, September 24, 2020

1:15 p.m.             Welcome  – Marc Meyers, Meyers Consulting, LLC – NYIFT Technical Seminar Chair

1:30 p.m.             CBD & Hemp: State of the Industry
                                Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, Editor – Cannabis Products Magazine, BNP Media
2:00 p.m.             Functional Hemp: Food Uses and Beyond
                                Alireza Abbaspourrad, Assistant Professor of
                                      Food Chemistry & Ingredient Technology – Cornell University
                                Martin Mingdi Liu, Ph.D. Student – Cornell University

2:30 p.m.             Q&A

2:45 p.m.             Sensory Considerations when Formulating with CBD
                                 Lindsay Mahon, Senior Flavorist – FONA
3:15 pm               Level Up Your Edibles
                                 Heather Farnum, Senior Applications Technologist – FONA

3:45 p.m.             Q&A

4:00 p.m.             Keys to Success in Cannabis
Ben Larson, CEO – Vertosa

4:30 p.m.             Q&A / Conclusion


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