The Food Safety KOmmunity Webinar Series is the result of a public-private partnership sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Michigan State University. The goal of the webinar series is to provide expert presentations on key food safety issues that are openly available to the food safety community. All presentation slides are available for download under Resources.
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FOOD SAFETY RISK COMMUNICATION

March, 2012

 

Dr. Maria Lapinski, Associate Dean for Research, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Michigan State University, describes the underlying principles of food safety risk communication.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM OUTBREAKS AND RECALLS

May, 2012

 

Dr. Leslie D. Bourquin, Professor of Nutrition and Extension Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University and Susan Linn, Director, Quality Assurance, Sysco Corporation, share case studies and personal experiences regarding foodborne outbreaks and recalls.

BEST LEADERSHIP PRACTICES IN FOOD SAFETY

July, 2012

 

Mike Robach, Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Incorporated, challenges food safety professionals to lead through engagement in public –private partnerships to improve global food safety systems.

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PREHARVEST FOOD SAFETY FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

Sept, 2012

 

Dr. Leslie Bourquin, Professor of Nutrition and Extension Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, shares examples of preharvest food safety challenges for fruit and vegetable production and provides current best practices for control of foodborne risks.

FOOD SAFETY AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Nov, 2012

 

Michigan State University faculty Dr. David Closs, The John H. McConnell Chaired Professor for Business Administration and Chairperson, Department of Supply Chain Management and Dr. Deepa Thiagarajan, Director, Global Food Standards and Value Chain Programs, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, discuss the evolving role of supply chain professionals in assuring safe food as well as case studies demonstrating supply chain considerations and strategies in emerging markets.

INTENTIONAL THREATS TO THE FOOD SUPPLY

Nov, 2012

 

In this seminar, Dr. Amy Kircher, Associate Director for the National Center for Food Protection and Defense at the University of Minnesota, discusses risks, complexities and interventions to decrease intentional threats to the food supply.

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND FOOD SAFETY

Sept, 2013

 

Social media is rapidly changing personal, political, economic, educational, scientific and technical landscapes linking wide ranges of groups and individuals across a vast array of venues.  Food safety is critical to support individual health, maintain consumer confidence, promote free trade, and protect financial interests across the entire food production and distribution chain.  Social media has the potential to greatly enhance food safety through a range of activities discussed in this webinar.

SAFE WATER: SAFE FOOD

Oct, 2013

 

Outbreaks of disease associated with drinking water impact health in people around the US and the world. There are major threats that influence water quality. We measure water quality using fecal indicators and new tools such as qPCR and microbial source tracking methods. This helps to determine the pollution levels and the source of the pollution. These data are needed for making good management decisions with quantitative microbial risk assessment as endorsed by USEPA and WHO.

FOODBORNE DISEASE: HAZARDS, RISKS AND VALUES

Nov, 2013

 

In this talk, Dr. Wu and Dr. Spink explain the basics of quantitative foodborne disease risk assessment and provides guidance for making the business case for food protection based on quantitative risk assessment. Case studies for quantitative risk assessment and business case development are utilized to explain the concepts.