Emerging Issues in Food Safety-Locally, Nationally, Globally

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW15C8874

  • Defining food safety
  • Risks and realities
  • Statistical reliability
  • The multiplicity of impacting factors
  • The changing landscape
  • Mitigating the risks

Overview of the webinar

This training program will focus on understanding and accepting our respective responsibilities to help ensure that our food supply is safe by pursuing a food safety culture locally, nationally and globally. The food safety landscape is changing and this presents a litany of challenges to food producers and regulatory bodies to provide consumers with safe food. Prevention is the key, but the issues are complex. We need to work cooperatively from farm to fork if we are to succeed.


Who should attend?

  • Food Production Managers/Supervisors
  • Food Plant Microbiologists
  • Microbiological Bench Analysts
  • QA Managers
  • Laboratory Managers/Supervisors
  • QC Practitioners

Why should you attend?

This webinar will address the complexity of providing safe food and examine the factors that impact on microbiological food safety. It will look at the changing nature of foodborne/food transmitted pathogens and the influence of demographics and geography on the changing landscape. Attendees will understand cooperative roles and responsibilities for mitigating food contamination in order to prevent foodborne illness.

Faculty - Mr. Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 47 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, the International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International. He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute. He is a reviewer for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and a chapter co-editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

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