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2018 AGENDA

Outcomes Presentation

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Welcome to the International Wine Technical Summit

Katherine Bedard, Wine Institute

9:05 am – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Theresa McCarthy, U.S. Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

9:15 am -9:45 am Introductions

1.     Delegation Introductions

2.     Spotlight on first time IWTS Participants: Brazil, Chile (SEE VIDEO BELOW), Nigeria, and Uruguay 

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Session 1. Introduction to the World Wine Trade Group’s Tbilisi Statement & the Cape Town PrinciplesTo see the principles in action: https://www.wwtg-gmcv.org/action Password: WWTG@20

Presentation by Dr. Greg Hodson, E.&J. Gallo Winery

10:15am – 10:30 am: Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:45pm

Session 2. Managing Food Safety in the Wine Industry: A U.S. Government and Industry Perspective:

Presentations by: Yinqing Ma, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Tim Ryan, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Including a video presentation of Wine Institute's "Overview of California Winemaking" with Dr. Anita Oberholster, University of California- Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology

Reference material: WWTG Principle #1 "Governments should establish regulatory limits that are based on risk, thereby avoiding unnecessary analysis." "Microbiologically, wine is a low food safety risk consumer product." Endorsed by FIVS, World Wine Trade Group and presented at the OIV Scientific Congress.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Session 3. Threshold for Toxicological Concern Methodology:

Presentation by Anne Kraus, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Group Discussion:

  1. What is the current thinking around thresholds in your economy?
  2. What methodologies would be an appropriate approach to assess or prioritize detectable, but low level chemicals with low exposure?

  3. Does the FIVS Principle below fill the gap?

Reference material: FIVS Principle #3.6: Where appropriate, Governments are respectfully requested to consider the establishment of analytical “de minimis” values for substances or classes of substances in wine - values below which they will be deemed to all intents and purposes not to be present in the wine.

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Session 4. Guidelines for Risk-Based Limit SettingThis paper was authored by FIVS.

Presentation by John Thorngate, Constellation Brands

Group Discussion:

1.     Does your economy have procedures in place to conduct regulatory impact assessments and ensure new proposals are truly necessary and proportionate?  If so, please describe.

Reference material: WWTG Principle #1 "Governments should establish regulatory limits that are based on risk, thereby avoiding unnecessary analysis."

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Day One Wrap Up, Tim Ryan, E. & J. Gallo Winery.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Bus to Trinchero Family Estates - Westside Winery. Closed-toed shoes required for the winery tour.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Tour of Trinchero Family Estates - Westside Winery.

Led by Adolfo Alarcon-Mendez and Trinchero staff.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Reception, Wine & Roses Hotel. Keynote Remarks by Stuart Spencer, Lodi Winegrape Commission


TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018

9:00 am – 9:05 amDay 2 Welcome. Katherine Bedard, Wine Institute

9:05 am - 9:30 am: Day 1 Wrap up Introduction to the FIVS-Abridge Database and the Compendia for Methods of Analysis.  

Tim Ryan, E. & J. Gallo Winery

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 5. APEC Laboratory Ring Test. 

Presentation by Dr. Eric Wilkes, AWRI

Group Discussion.

Reference material: WWTG Tbilisi Principle #9. "Validation of analytical methods. Governments should ensure that, for wine compliance purposes, laboratories use analytical methods that are validated for wine analyses, and that the laboratories are proficient in the use of those methods."

11:00 am – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 6. Certificates of Analysis and AuthenticityPaper authored by FIVS.

Presentation by Paul Huckaba, Bronco Wine Company

Group Discussion:

1.     Which authority in your economy is responsible for mandating import testing requirements? Where are they published?

2.      What criteria are used to determine which tests to request?

Reference material: WWTG Tbilisi Principle #1 "Governments should establish regulatory limits that are based on risk, thereby avoiding unnecessary analysis."

12:30 pm –1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 7. Fit for Purpose Methods. Paper authored by AWRI.

Presentation by Dr. Eric Wilkes, AWRI

Group Discussion:

1.      

Reference material: WWTG Tbilisi Principle #9: Validation of analytical methods. Governments should ensure that, for wine compliance purposes, laboratories use analytical methods that are validated for wine analyses, and that the laboratories are proficient in the use of those methods.

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 8. Codex Alimentarius: Current Work on Wine. 

Presentation by Mari Kirrane, TTB

Group Discussion:

1.     Which agency in your economy takes the lead on Codex decisions related to wine?

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 9: Meeting Wrap Up and Solicitation of Future Discussion Topics. Tim Ryan, E. & J. Gallo Winery

 

6:00 pm Transportation available to downtown Lodi for dinner on your own. Shuttles return to Wine and Roses at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00. (RETURN TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED).