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Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours. Speak directly to Cornell University food safety experts in dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages. See below for dates/times and information to join the sessions.

For other upcoming events as well as past recordings visit our Podcasts & Webinars page.


Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

During this session you can speak directly to the panel of experts (see below) to address your questions related to COVID-19. Food Industry Virtual Office Hours are free and open to anyone in the food industry from farm to fork. Registration for this event is required. Please register in advance using this URL:
cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdO-prTovHdaAvxF_ll9i3rjwNenw61XR

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the session. Submit questions when you register, submit them anonymously here, email them in advance to foodsafety@cornell.edu, or ask them live.

Cornell University:
Dr. Sam Alcaine, Assistant Professor
Dr. Elizabeth Bihn, Senior Extension Associate
Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour, Professor
Mr. Rob Ralyea, M.S., Senior Extension Associate
Dr. Aljosa Trmcic, Extension Associate
Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety
Dr. Randy Worobo, Professor

University of Delaware:
Dr. Kalmia Kniel, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences

Ecolab, Inc.:
Dr. Tatiana Lorca, RD&E Food Safety & Quality Program Leader, Global Food & Beverage

Matrix Sciences International, Inc.:
Ms. Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., Executive Vice President & General Counsel


Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT)

Joined by colleagues from Rutgers University, United Fresh Produce Association, the University of Delaware, the University of Florida and the University of Vermont, this session for the Produce Industry will be led by Cornell University produce safety professionals including members of the Produce Safety Alliance, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Department of Food Science.

During this session you can speak directly to the panel of experts (see below) to address your questions related to COVID-19. Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours are free and open to anyone in the food industry from farm to fork. Registration for this event is required. Please register in advance using this URL:
cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlfuuvrDouGdy8GGwvf4Wg5Vx5zPC0aU9J

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the session. Submit questions when you register, submit them anonymously here, email them in advance to foodsafety@cornell.edu, or ask them live.

Cornell Cooperative Extension:
Dr. Chris Watkins, Professor and Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell University:
Dr. Laura Acuna-Maldonado, Extension Associate
Dr. Sam Alcaine, Assistant Professor
Dr. Elizabeth Bihn, Senior Extension Associate
Ms. Donna Clements, M.S., Extension Associate
Dr. Connie Fisk, Extension Associate
Mr. Tommy Saunders, M.S., Extension Associate
Dr. Don Stoeckel, Extension Associate
Dr. Aljosa Trmcic, Extension Associate
Ms. Gretchen Wall, M.S., Extension Associate

Rutgers University:
Dr. Don Schaffner, Extension Specialist in Food Science and Distinguished Professor

University of Delaware:
Dr. Kalmia Kniel, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences

University of Florida:
Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Professor of Food Science

University of Vermont:
Mr. Chris Callahan, PE, MBA, Extension Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Ecolab, Inc.:
Dr. Ruth Petran, Senior Corporate Scientist in Food Safety & Public Health

United Fresh Produce Association:
Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Vice President, Food Safety & Technology


Submit an Anonymous Question

Want to ask our panel a question at one of our upcoming office hours? Submit an anonymous question here.